- Alternately, forget the decorating and go and pick apples. Since many pick-your-own farms are organic, you can pick your apples without worrying about pesticides. You can check the Pick Your Own site to search to see if there is one near you.
But, if you don’t live near any farms, there are also plenty of apple festivals going on across the United States and Canada. Check out Pick Your Own’s Festival Page to find one near you.
- Attend a fall, harvest, pumpkin, or Halloween festival. Even those living in metropolitan areas can usually find a seasonal celebration. Depending on where you live, in many regions these events represent some of the last outdoor festivals before the winter starts. To find a pumpkin festival or a giant pumpkin weigh-off event near you, check out Pumpkin Nook.
- Speaking of pumpkins, visit a pumpkin patch, or, if you are lucky enough to live near one, a farm with pumpkins. Many have wagon rides, corn mazes and harvest festivals, and even their own pumpkin weigh-offs.
- Lastly, go and visit your local farmers’ market to see the changes in the seasonal produce. For those people who live in a completely urban area, this may be one of the few ways you can get those farm fresh apples and apple cider, or even a farm fresh pumpkin. Plus, finding out what’s in season will help you plan for your favorite fall casseroles, soups, or apple and pumpkin dishes.