October is officially upon us. The weather is changing, the days are getting shorter, and now is the time to get outside as much as possible before winter arrives. Wherever you live, the arrival of autumn brings with it plenty of options for fun activities. So put on your favorite sweater and get ready for hayrides, pumpkin picking, and apple cider donuts galore at your local fall festival. Here are some of our top picks from around the country.
Harvest on the Harbor, Portland Maine
Maine is known as “Vacationland,” and while this may conjure up images of summer, autumn is not to be overlooked as a prime time of year for visiting the northeast. The festival takes place at the beginning of November and focuses on local food and drinks highlighting seasonal ingredients. Tickets can be purchased in advance at harvestontheharbor.com.
National Apple Harvest Festival
It’s all-things-apples at the National Apple Harvest Festival in Biglerville, Pennsylvania. Enjoy apple cider, apple pie, and much more at this spectacular event held for two weekends in October.
Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival
Head south to Miami for this annual event throughout the month of October featuring tons of activities for every age group. Children can explore the cornstalk maze and decorate pumpkins while adults have the option of enjoying seasonal beers at the Pumpkin Beer Bar. The Fall Photo Vignettes offer the perfect opportunity for capturing memories, whatever your age!