Autumn Bucket List Activities for the Family to Enjoy

Who is excited for fall? This past weekend was the first time that the weather actually felt like fall for us. Living in south problems I guess. But I am so excited to start enjoying all the fun activities that autumn has to offer whether the weather starts cooperating or not. So I decided to keep going with my seasonal bucket list activities and make one for Fall too!

Autumn Bucket List Activities for the Family

Winter is our busy time of year. I know winter doesn't technically start until the end of December, but I included all of Christmas activities on that one. This list is just fun fall activities. Each year we visit our local ecotourism farm that has many of the activities included on this list. I highly suggest finding a local farm near you. It is such a great idea to support local. This year will also be the first time in MANY years that we will also be attending the Georgia National Fair in Perry, GA with the whole family. Follow all of our family's adventures on Instagram.

1. Apple Picking
2. Visit a Fall Festival - our children's school hosts one each year
3. Go Trick-or-Treating
4. Decorate Your House or Porch
5. Find a local Trunk-or-Treating event or Participate too!
6. Plan a Family Costume - if you're feeling super creative, then make your own!
7. Host or Go to a Halloween party
8. Visit a Haunted House - or check one out at Six Flags Fright Fest
9. Get Lost in a Corn Maze
10. Enjoy a Hay Ride
11. Play Flag Football
12. Enjoy Tailgating Fun with Friends!
13. Jump in a HUGE pile of Colorful Leaves
14. Eat a delicious, homemade Candy Apple
15. Make Butternut Squash Soup
16. Drink a pumpkin spice latte (PSL)
17. Wear a sweater, a scarf, boots, and/or leggings
18. Host a chili cook out - we enjoy a neighborhood one each year
19. Carve a pumpkin
20. Watch Spooky Family Movies
21. Build a bon fire and roast marshmallows
22. Remember What You're Thankful For
23. Host a pot luck Thanksgiving dinner
24. Plan a camping trip
25. Enjoy some apple cider
26. Swap scary stories
27. Gather fun colored leaves
28. Make some candles from broken crayons
29. Learn Your Town's Spooky History - find a local ghost tour
30. Take Family Pictures
31. Toast Pumpkin Seeds

When printing, please make sure you have selected 8x10. Also check the print preview and size it to fit if necessary. I like to print mine and keep it on my fridge so I can mark them off as we complete them. If you like to get fancy, you can take it to Costco/send it to Shutterfly or the like and get a HUGE print for your fridge.

This list is a general guide of fun activities for you and your family to enjoy during the Autumn months. If you don't like something, here is a blank copy for you to print and write in your own activities. Please let me know in the comments below what your favorite fall activities include!

If you enjoyed this list, feel free to check out our Winter Bucket List and Summer Bucket List too.

What are some of your favorite fall activities?


  1. I pinned your list and downloaded the blank list. Both are helpful! I think you hit every activity and more that we have done, one time Or another �� I am sad, because there are a couple of the activities that I love have loved to have done, but don’t anymore ��. Our kids are grown so we just don’t do it anymore �� I would still like to go on a hayride and a couple of other things! Thank you for reminding me that fall can be fun as long as pretty!!

  2. I don’t know why some of the words I write, change??
    Like fall can be fun as well as pretty!
    And I couldn’t go back and correct it. I don’t like that! I sound like an idiot �� Sorry! I just had to get that off of my chest ��

  3. Fall is a fun time thank you for the list. I am dreading the colder weather!


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