Your Fall Family Bucket List

1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Nothing says fall like picking out a pumpkin. Visit some of Fort Wayne’s pumpkin patches like the Kuehnert Dairy Farm or Kurtz Pumpkin Patch, and make an afternoon of picking out the perfect one!

2. Go on a Hayride

Gather up some friends and family, make some hot chocolate and take a hay ride.

3. Collect Fallen Leaves and Create a Scrapbook of Them

Take an afternoon and go to a park to collect different types of fallen leaves. Once collected, try a leaf identification game for a fun activity for the whole family.

4. Toast Pumpkin Seeds

Save the pumpkin seeds from any pumpkins you carve and toast their seeds into these yummy snacks!

5. Go to an Apple Orchard

Fort Wayne has several fun apple orchards to check out like Cook’s Apple Orchard or Advanced Tree Technology. Once you pick some delicious apples, try a few apple-inspired, fall recipes.

6. Check Out a Corn Maze

Indiana’s Largest Corn Maze is in Waterloo, Indiana, and you will want to get a visit in this fall. Head to Waterloo where you can spend an afternoon navigating through the corn maze with your family and friends!

7. Visit a Haunted Castle

Fort Wayne’s Haunted Castle is a must see each fall. The castle opens September 21st and will remain open each weekend through October!

8. Carve a Jack – O – Lantern

Carve out some time to create the perfect Jack – O – Lantern. Find some inspiration for different patterns here!

9. Try a New Pumpkin Recipe

Nothing says fall like pumpkin-flavored everything. Test your cooking skills by trying a new pumpkin recipe like these chocolate chip pumpkin bars or this pumpkin spice trail mix recipe.

10. Visit a Fall Festival

Get all of the greatness of fall in one place by visiting a fall festival this year like the 44th Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival happening September 15th & 16th.


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