4 Fun Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season On a Budget

When we think of Autumn we imagine beautifully crisp weather, leaves changing colors and holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving. But Fall also offers a variety of inexpensive and unique outdoor and indoor activities that you and your family should take advantage of before the Winter comes. Here are four great ways to enjoy the season:  

 Visit a Pumpkin Patch

 When Autumn comes many farms give the community a chance to pick pumpkins, attend festivals, take a haunted hayride, play games or get lost in corn mazes. Find a farm or pumpkin patch near you to see what fun activities they offer.

 Go Apple Picking

 Going to an apple orchard is a healthy and fun family activity to do in Fall. Not only does the trip give you a chance to get outdoors, once you have apples, you can make all kinds of great dishes or use them to play Fall games in your backyard, like the classic bobbing for apples.

  Cook Fall Dishes

 Apples and pumpkins are delicious ingredients for some of your favorite Fall dinners and desserts. The internet is full of great food sites with recipes you might not have thought of that capture the spirit and color of the season. Here are 47 from Bon Appetit to try out: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/fall-recipes

  Craft with Your Kids

 Fall is the perfect time to have arts and crafts sessions based on the season. You can find all kinds of creative items in dollar stores and other inexpensive shops for making spooky decorations and costumes before Halloween arrives. You can also find some paints and markers to do pumpkin painting, which is a great alternative to carving pumpkins for little kids. Or try some leaf crafts, like these 25 ideas from CountryLiving.com

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