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20 Ways to Celebrate Fall: A Socially Distanced Bucket List

There’s so many reasons to fall in love with autumn! Crisp air and colorful foliage, carving pumpkins with friends, cheering on your favorite football team, and passing out candy to miniature monsters. And while the COVID-19 pandemic will change many of these activities, there’s still plenty left to celebrate! With a few modifications, you can enjoy the festive fall season to its fullest. This fall bucket list will help get you started.

Horror Movie Marathon

1. Host a horror movie marathon. 1 … 2 … Freddy’s coming for you!


Costume Party

2. Plan a costume party for your household, or with friends and extended family over a video call.


Pick Apples

3. Pick apples at your favorite local farms.


Apple Pie

4. … then bake an apple pie or make caramel apples!


Carve Pumpkins

5. Cultivate creativity by carving pumpkins. Add some healthy competition between friends and family with a contest by photo or video.


Cook Chili

6. Cook a pot of stew or chili to warm your belly when the temperature starts to drop.


Play in Leaves

7. Go on, jump into that leaf pile! We’re all kids at heart.


Fall Walk

8. Ask your friends to go on a socially distanced walk to take in the fabulous foliage.


Couple Looking at Stars

9. Lay outside and stargaze. Don’t forget a cozy sweater!


Play Football

10. Throw a football with your family. Down, set … hike!


Pumpkin Donuts

11. Indulge in pumpkin spice: donuts, coffee and sweets galore!



12. Roast marshmallows and tell stories around a campfire.


Watch Charlie Brown Movies

13. Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, and A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Embrace the nostalgia!



14. Adventure through a corn maze, where there’s plenty of space to keep your distance from others.


Bike Ride

15. Go on a bike ride at a local or state park.


Farmers Market

16. Shop at a farmer’s market. Score fresh vegetables and a hand-crafted decoration. 


Read Outside

17. Read a book outside. Relish the cool breeze ruffling the pages and your hair!


Prep Garden

18. Settle your plants in for a long winter’s nap. Check out our tips for preparing your garden for winter.


Halloween Movie

19. Have a Halloween movie marathon! Tim Burton, anyone?!


Give Thanks

20. Give thanks and spread kindness. Happy autumn, everyone!


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