Make a Fall Bucket List

Without a doubt, fall is my favorite season of the year. I love watching football, hiking and biking in the cooler weather, attending festivals and eating soup…or maybe fall’s my favorite season because I celebrate my birthday in November.

Whatever the reason, I’m especially look forward to fall this year since it’s the first time in my adult life that I’ll be free to truly enjoy everything fall has to offer since I’m no longer tied to the school calendar. While I’ve enjoyed the long weekends built into the academic calendar in October and November for a teacher workday and Thanksgiving, it’s exciting to be able to take a vacation according to my schedule instead of the schedule being dictated by others.

And with today being the first day of fall, I’ve made a bucket list of activities that are perfect for fall and plan to tackle at least a couple dozen of them. I hope you’ll do the same.

Fall Bucket List

Go to a football game.
Pick apples.
Pitch a tent.
Roast marshmallows.
Go for a hayride.
Take a hike.
Visit a pumpkin patch.
Roast pumpkin seeds.
Eat candy corn.
Drink apple cider.
Host a chili night.
Get lost in a corn maze.
Collect food for a food bank.
Observe the harvest moon.
Carve or decorate a pumpkin.
Go leaf peeping.
Make a costume.
Give out candy to trick-or-treaters.
Attend a fall festival.
Go camping.
Collect pine cones.
Eat a candy apple.
Make a list of what you’re thankful for.
Make a pumpkin pie.
Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Read a ghost story.
Create a Christmas shoebox.
Make caramel apples.
Jump in a pile of leaves.
Tailgate or at least make some tailgate food.
Change the batteries in your smoke detector.
Enjoy a bonfire.
Make s’mores.
Go for a bike ride.
Observe the lunar eclipse.
Pop popcorn.
Go for a walk on a crisp morning.
Make a pot of homemade soup.
Watch a scary movie.
Start Christmas shopping – but not too early in the season.

Now it’s time to make your own Fall Bucket List. Choose a dozen things to do this fall and then have a ball.