Fall Festivities

The outside of the Edinburgh Manor Mansion.

The outside of the Edinburgh Manor Mansion.

As summer transitions into fall, a few things change. Days are shorter and weather is colder, but there is still a surplus of activities you can do to get outside.

Here are a few ideas to get you started this fall:

  • Carve or paint a pumpkin “My favorite part about fall is carving pumpkins with my friends because I get to make it anything i want,” Alexis Mcquistion so., said.

-Visit one of these pumpkin patches and spend time with family and friends making your pumpkin look super spooky!

  • Visit a pumpkin patch. “Going to apple orchards and pumpkin patches with my friends because you can take artsy pictures,” Hannah Weiland, so., said.

-Barts Farm and Pumpkin Patch (Marion)

-Colony Pumpkin Patch (North Liberty)

-Our Pumpkin Paradise (Ankeny)

  • Go to a haunted house. “I like going to haunted houses because they are fun to go to with a group of friends because you find out who gets scared easily and who doesn’t and they put you in the Halloween mood,” Maddie Meis jr., said.

-Circle of Ash $20 for general admission and $35 for fast pass, opens September 29. (Central City)

-Edinburgh Manor $10 day tour, opens September 30.$40 overnight paranormal investigation opens October 1. (Monticello)

-Panic Park Haunted House $3 Thursdays and $2 Fridays opens September 29. (Cedar Falls)

-Scream Acres $20 for two attractions and $30 for four attractions, opens October 6. (Atkins)

  • Visit an apple orchard and pick some apples. “I went to Allen’s Orchard last year and took some really cute pictures with my friends,” Kai Johnson jr., said.

-Allen’s Orchard (Marion)

-The Big Apple Orchard (Mount Vernon)

-Storybook Orchard (Story City)