While our favorite Fall activity will always be to put on a Florapy sheet mask, cuddle up with too many blankets and watch a good movie, sometimes we all need to get out of the house! Fall is a perfect excuse because there are so many seasonal activities to look forward to. Here’s a list of fun Fall Festivities we’re looking forward to in these five cities: LA, NYC, Chicago, Houston, and Orlando!
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Something Spooky: Movie at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery is the eternal home for many of Hollywood’s greatest stars and founders. Throughout October you can catch scary classics like Young Frankenstein and Halloween (1978) OR get all dressed up on Halloween night and attend this year’s Costume Ball and a special showing of Willy Wonka. Order your tickets.
Something Classic: Willowbrook Apple Farm, Oak Glen
(PC: Willowbrook Apple Farm)
Willowbrook Apple Farm's Barn and scenic views will make the perfect background for your next Fall photo session. Once you arrive, you’ll be able to pick your own apples as well as participate in other apple-related activities including pressing your own apple cider.
Something Unique: Alpine Village Oktoberfest, Torrance
(PC: Alpine Village Center)
LA’s Palm trees and sandy beaches don’t exactly scream German Oktoberfest, but in Torrance, California you’ll find one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in the US. Get your lederhosen ready for a night of Baravian fun including dancing, eating sausage and drinking the best German beers you’ll find. Alpine Village Oktoberfest will run until October 27, get your tickets today!
Something Sweet: S'moreology
(PC: Street Food Cinema)
If you’re lucky enough to encounter the pop-up dessert stand, make sure you take advantage of these carefully crafted renditions of a childhood favorite. Why not combine two classics and order the PB&J S'more, or get a little more adventurous and try an Elvis. Have S'moreology at your next event or follow them to find out where they’re setting up shop at next!
Something Spooky: Headless Horseman Hayride, Ulster Park
We love hayrack rides when you can cuddle up under a flannel blanket and enjoy the crisp fall breeze, but this is not that type of Hayride. This collection of “New York Nightmares” includes of 9 horrifying attractions including haunted houses, a corn maze, a circus sideshow, and a performance by illusionist Ryan Dutcher. Get your tickets not until November 3.
Something Classic: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
(PC: My Local News)
Head over to 6thAve. bright and early to claim your spot for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Grab yourself a pumpkin spice latte and button up with extra layers to watch the giant balloons pass by and enjoy the musical performances of some of your favorite artists. This is definitely an event for the bucket list and what better year than 2018 to cross it off the list at 9:00 am EST Thursday, November 22.
Something Unique: Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, Croton-on-Hudson
(PC: The Great Pumpkin Blaze)
You’ll be amazed by this one of a kind event that features different displays of over 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns. These hand-carved pumpkins come together to create larger than life scenes of castles, creatures, and even the Statue of Liberty! Things will continue to Blaze until November 24. Tickets are selling out fast, get yours now!
Something Sweet: NY Coffee Festival
(PC: New York Coffee Festival)
Your mission to find the best pumpkin spice latte starts now (or October 12 – 14) at the New York Coffee Festival. Take lessons from baristas and sign up for live workshops like Latte Art. Not a fan of caffeine and coffee? New York Coffee Festival also has a Street Food Market for your enjoyment! Get your ticket now!
Something Spooky: Nightly Spirits Ghost Tour
(PC: Nightly Spirits Ghost Tours)
You’re guaranteed to see lots of “spirits” on this tour. Nightly Spirits Chicago will take you on a tour of some of Chicago’s most historic, spooky and haunted alleys, buildings, and haunted pubs. Hear the stories of the most famous gangsters and mobsters while enjoying your favorite boo-ze. Don’t miss out, get your tickets fast!
Something Classic: Richardson Adventure Farm, Spring Grove
(PC: Richardson Adventure Farm)
When in the Midwest, you’re bound to run into corn somewhere so you might as well get lost in the World’s Largest Most Intricate and corn maze! Careful you don’t make a wrong turn or you’ll end up walking 9-10 miles over 28 acres of live corn. The activities don’t stop there. Adventure through Bunnyville, a petting zoo, zip line, take a train ride, cheer on a pig race, and so much more! Visit now through November 4.
Something Unique: Mac & Cheese Festival
(PC: Chicago Mac N Cheese Fest)
As the weather cools off, what better than comfort food to keep us cozy. Local restaurants and Chicago chefs reinvent your childhood favorite mac & cheese. With recipes like truffle braised duck mac & cheese and chorizo macaron con queso. What more could you ask for? Drinks? Oh those are included too.
Something Sweet: Do-Rite Donuts
(PC: Forbes Travel Guide)
Do-Rite Donuts is definitely doing Fall flavors right! With flavors like candied maple bacon, cinnamon crunch, spiced maple chai, and of course apple fritter! Pair with the perfect coffee and you’re ready to take on the Windy City.
Something Spooky: Houston Ghost Tour, Old Town Springs
(PC: Houston Ghost Tour)
Venture to the Wild West and experience one of three Historic Ghost tours near Houston this Halloween. If you’re not easily scared, travel just a half an hour and visit Old Town Spring, the 6thmost haunted town in the Old West! Stories about axe murderers, doll hospitals, ghost trains and more… this town and tour won’t disappoint. Sign up for one of Houston’s historic ghost tours today!
Something Classic: Turkey Trot
(PC: 365 Things to do in Houston)
What better way to not feel guilty about that second serving of pumpkin pie than to work it all off before the meal? Participate in a local tradition—the Houston Turkey Trot. Proceeds from the race go to improving the surrounding neighborhoods and maintaining the city after Hurricane Harvey. #HOUareStronger Register now!
Something Unique: Texas Renaissance Festival, Todd Mission
(PC: Steven David Photography, Houston Press)
Dressing up isn’t only for Halloween and in Todd Mission, you can have plenty of excuses to dress up all month long. Attend themed parties, sign up for workshops about swords or dance lessons, and watch shows like Birds of Prey and Fire Whips. Going on now through November 25.
Something Sweet: The Flying Saucer Pie Company
(PC: The CW 39, Houston)
For 50 years, The Flying Saucer Pie Company has been serving homemade pies to all of Houston. They stick to what they’re good at and have perfected all your fall favorites including, apple, pecan, pumpkin and even a pumpkin with cream. Make sure you stop by The Flying Saucer Pie Company, but beware you might not be the only one!
Something Spooky: Universal Halloween Horror Nights & Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
(PC: Universal Halloween Horror Nights & Fantasy World Resort)
No one does Halloween quite like Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. Although the event is far from being Netflix and Chill, this year’s main attractions include Stranger Things, Halloween 4, and Poltergeist haunted houses. Not a fan of scary? Then maybe Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World is more your thing. Meet and greet the Sanderson Sisters from Hocus Pocus and dress up as your favorite Disney Characters to do a little Trick-or-Treating.
Something Classic: Horsepower Ranch Pumpkin Festival
(PC: Horsepower Ranch Pumpkin Festival)
This annual celebration has all the Fall Festivities: a petting zoo, hay rides, Clydesdale Wagon rides and so much more. As well as some not-so-traditional events including special appearances by a real-life unicorn and other VIP guests. Pick out the perfect pumpkin and show it off all season long.
Something Unique: EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
(PC: Attractions Magazine)
Cheese Seminars, Food & Beverage Pairings, Celebrity Chefs—Oh My! Travel the world with your taste buds at the EPCOT food and wine festival now through November 12. Figure out your favorite dishes from a country you’ve never been, sip from the Mimosa Bar, or discover what’s in the Chocolate Studio!
Something Sweet: Jeremiahs Italian Ice
(PC: Jeremiah's Italian Ice)
Swirled to perfection, Jeremiah’s blend of creamy soft Ice with pumpkin pie flavored Italian Ice is the fall treat you need when soaking up the sun in Florida! An Italian Ice tradition for over 20 years with multiple locations in the surrounding areas. If pumpkin pie isn’t your thing, choose from over 36 other flavors including pistachio (an Italian favorite) root beer, and horchata.