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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.

Children watching movie while eating popcorn

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


Family dressed in costumes and making scary faces

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


Hand holding an apple

3. Pick apples at your favorite local farms.


Mother and child baking together

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


Family carving pumpkins

5. Cultivate creativity by carving pumpkins. Add some healthy competition between friends and family either with an outdoor contest or one through photo or video.


Bowl of chili

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


Woman laying in pile of fallen leaves

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


Person walking on trail during the fall

8. Ask your friends to go on a walk or hike to take in the fabulous foliage.


Couple Looking at Stars

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


Family playing football

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


Pumpkin Donuts

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


Two people sitting next to campfire roasting marshmallows

12. Roast marshmallows and tell stories around a campfire.


Family watching a movie together

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


Father and children walking through corn maze

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


Family on a bike ride on a forest trail

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


People picking vegetables from farmer's market display

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


Woman sitting next to tree reading a book

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


Person pushing spade into garden

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


Two lit up Halloween jack-'o-lanterns

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


Couple playing in fall leaves

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


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