When I think of October’s harvest, the things that come to mind are pumpkin and apples. For me, apples and pumpkins have become synonymous with Halloween. What child hasn’t tried bobbing for apples, or received candy apples as a treat? Everybody in the family enjoys a nice, warm glass of apple cider, especially after coming in from trick or treating. And Halloween decorations aren’t complete without a jack-o-lantern. That’s why I’d recommend apple and pumpkin picking as an activity the whole family will enjoy. It’s a fun, outdoor (healthy!) activity that’s easy on your budget. You won’t even need to travel far; you can search the internet for a local farm near your area.
Incidentally, did you know that Apple Day events take place more or less around the whole month of October? There are a lot of festivals you can visit, you can look for some of them here. Or, if learning how to make apple cider is your thing, you can check out the cider mill festivals here. The nice thing about these festivals is the variety of activities you can enjoy. Most offer hay rides, live music and great food, arts and crafts, and more. And with the focus on Halloween, some of the activities can be scary enough for teenagers and adults as well. Going to harvest festivals is definitely an activity that will let you go home with something – bushels of something! Happy harvesting!