The Ultimate Fall Bucket List: 40 Fun Activities To Try This Autumn

The Ultimate Fall Bucket List: 40 Fun Activities To Try This Autumn
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Summer has come and gone and fall is now almost upon us.

Although I’m more of a summer type of gal, there’s something about fall from cozy sweaters, hay rides, and drinking apple cider that makes me smile like I’m a kid again.

If you need a little bit of inspiration on what to do this season, I’ve put together the ultimate fall bucket list of activities you can try this autumn in this post.

Here are 40 indoor and outdoor fall activities you need to put on your to-do list.

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The Ultimate Fall Bucket List: 40 Fun Activities To Try

Before we begin, do check out my Fall Bucket List Planner to get all of your activities organized this season without the overwhelm.

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In this 33-page planner, you’ll receive:

  • 100+ fall bucket list ideas
  • Daily agenda pages with hourly scheduling and to-do lists
  • A week at a glance & monthly calendars (September to December)
  • A blank fall bucket list, cooking list, baking list, ingredients list, fall home decor list, fall crafts list, fall book list, and recipe card
  • Plus 5 bonus Halloween pages!

Get the Fall Bucket List Planner today!

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1. Go pumpkin picking

Love pumpkins? Go pumpkin picking at a farm. This is perfect to add to your fall home decor or to carve Jack-O-Lanterns for Halloween.

2. Go on a fall hike

Taking a hike and looking at all the beautiful fall foliage is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon.

fall landscape with changing foliage

3. Make DIY Halloween costumes

Spending an afternoon making your own Halloween costumes is a great way to have fun while saving money.

4. Make pumpkin spice waffles & Lattes

Fall is all about pumpkin spice.

What better way to enjoy fall than to whip up some delicious pumpkin spice waffles and a yummy cup of homemade pumpkin spice latte.

pumpkin spice latte with candles

5. Make a Gratitude List

Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks for what you have. Make a list of things you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving with a gratitude journal.

6. Visit a fall fair

Gather your family and friends and head out to a fall fair for some afternoon fun.

7. Host a Thanksgiving Dinner

thanksgiving dinner with grateful plate

If you love having friends and family over, host a dinner during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Need some guidance to help you stay organized?  Check out my Thanksgiving Planner that was designed for busy individuals.

You’ll get 20 pages in this planner to help you reduce stress and overwhelm during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Thanksgiving Planner

8. Go on a fall picnic date

As the weather starts cooling down, a great fall date would be to go on a picnic.

It’s a great way to enjoy the beautiful changing leaves while eating delicious food with good company.

9. Make apple fritters

If you love desserts and apples, making your own apple fritters is the perfect fall activity.

apple slices with eggs and flour

10. Pumpkin carving

With the pumpkins you picked out from the farm, a great way to spend an afternoon is carving Jack-O-Lantern’s for Halloween.

11. Make pumpkin soup

Add some more pumpkin into your life this season by making tasty pumpkin soup.

pumpkin soup bowl with spoon

12. Take a family photo for Christmas

There is no time like fall to get started on preparing your family photos so they’re ready to mail out for Christmas.

13. Go apple picking

Along with pumpkin picking, another fun activity is to go apple picking.

apple picking

14. Make candy apples

Now that you have apples, dip your own candy apples and make some delicious treats at home! You can also add some nuts if that’s your jam.

favorite fall activities

15. Make apple cider

If you like cider, make your own apple cider with the apples you picked earlier.

16. Bake apple & pumpkin pie

Fall is the perfect festive time for pie. Make your own apple and pumpkin pie this season for your family and friends.

fall apples and pumpkin pie

17. Go to a drive-in movie theatre

If you love movies and want to try something different, go to a drive-in movie theatre. Don’t forget to bring some cozy blankets!

18. Shop for fall candles

Fall candles are a great way to add fall accents to your home for fall.

With so many different fragrances to choose from, you’ll be able to make your home smell like fall just the way you like it.

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pumpkin spice pure soy candlePumpkin Spice Mason Jar Soy Candle

pumpkin spice soy candlePumpkin Spice Latte Whipped Candles

Autumn pumpkin spice wax meltsPumpkin Spice Wax Melts

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Caramel Pumpkin Dream Soy Wax CandlesCaramel Pumpkin Dream Whipped Mug Candle

19. Volunteer at a food bank

A great activity to give back during the fall season is to volunteer at a food bank to help the less fortunate.

20. Go stargazing

A clear, fall night is the perfect night to go stargazing. 

>> Want a printable list of these activities? Get your fall bucket list planner now! <<

fall bucket list planner - get organized without the overwhelm

21. Visit a haunted house

In the spirit of Halloween, visit a haunted house for a fun scare.

22. Rake your leaves

Make a fun day out of raking your leaves from your lawn.

fall leaf on the grass

23. Go for a scenic drive to see the changing leaves

If you’re not a hiker, go for a scenic drive instead to see fall foliage.

24. Switch out your summer clothes to your fall wardrobe

Get your wardrobe ready for the colder seasons ahead by switching out your closet from your summer to fall clothes.

fall fashion with a fedora hat

25. Bake Halloween cookies

If you love all things Halloween, bake some cookies and decorate them with scary accents. 

26. Decorate Your Home

Fall isn’t complete without decorating your home. Take a day to take out all your old fall decor from storage and decorate your home.

autumn throw blanket over a couch with an orange fall pillow

27. Attend a football game

Attending a fall football game is always a great way to start off the season.

28. Have a scary movie marathon

Have a whole list of scary movies you want to see before Halloween? Spend a whole day at home and have a scary movie marathon with all the best movies.

velvet pumpkin plush with orange cushion

29. Make a DIY fall wreath

If you’re a DIY craft lover, make your own fall wreath and hang it on your door.

30. Roast pumpkin seeds

It’s never good to waste so what better way to use the remaining pumpkin seeds than by roasting them.

apple pie with spices

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31. Bake pumpkin bread

You can never have enough pumpkin during fall!

32. Go horseback riding

If you love horses, go on a fall horseback riding trip.

Find a day to bake delicious pumpkin bread and share it with all your family and friends for Thanksgiving weekend.

pumpkin with plates

33. Visit a corn maze

Get into the fall spirit by visiting a corn maze.

34. Host a bonfire & roast marshmallows

Chill by a bonfire and start roasting marshmallows for a fun, cozy time.

fall home decor flatlay

35. Find cheap fall home decor at a thrift store

Need cheap fall home decor? Check out your local thrift store so you can turn your home into a cozy sanctuary for the colder months.

36. Cook apple chips

Another great fun activity to do this fall is to cook apple chips at home.

leopard flats with a shirt and fall leaves

37. Knit your own scarf & sweater

Have a talent in knitting? Knit your own scarf and sweater before winter hits.

38. Go on a hay ride

Fall isn’t complete with a hay ride at your local farm.

bench in the fall season

39. Visit the zoo

Love animals? Take advantage of the cooler weather and visit a zoo.

40. Camp in your backyard

If you have a backyard, a great fall activity to add to your list is to camp out in your backyard. So fun without needing to leave your home!

>> Want a printable list of these activities? Get your fall bucket list planner now! <<

fall bucket list planner - get organized without the overwhelm

More Fun Fall Ideas

Are you ready for autumn?  What is on your bucket list of things to do this fall season?  Let me know in the comments!

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  1. These are all such amazing ideas, and a lot of these double as great dates for fall, so thank you! Craving some roasted marshmallows right about now.

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