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8 Fun Fall Traditions for Families

Fall means cooler temperatures, changing and falling leaves, and many fun activities to enjoy. Traditions create closeness in a family and make memories that last a lifetime. Fall is a perfect time to start some new traditions that your family will look forward to each year. Try some of these ideas.



Pumpkins are a symbol of fall. You can easily incorporate them into your family’s fall traditions. Take the kids to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect one as a family. While you carve it, try different pumpkin recipes like pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, or roasted pumpkin seeds. Have each family member choose a small pumpkin or gourd and paint silly faces on them for another fun idea.


As the nights get cooler, find time to sit around the campfire as a family, either in the backyard or at a local park. Start a fun tradition as you roast hot dogs, make S’mores, and tell ghost stories.


Apple Picking

As fall approaches, the apples are ready to be harvested. Head to a nearby orchard as a family to pick apples and have a picnic. If available, pick up some apple cider and try some cider donuts. Back at home, try making homemade applesauce, apple pies, or apple pancakes.  Don’t forget to add some fresh picked apples to the lunch boxes.

Something Spooky

For the older kids, try braving a haunted house together. Nothing says family bonding more than exploring a haunted house and experiencing thrills around every corner. Not ready for something so scary? Let the kids test their navigation skills as you work your way through a corn maze.

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