Fall is the time when the air turns crisp and the foliage changes from green to brilliant reds, oranges and yellows. Or so I’ve heard.
Living in Houston, Texas, I don’t get to experience this transformation. Houston has two seasons: summer and hurricane season. Neither is good for a leisurely stroll in the woods.
However, our temperate climate makes fall a perfect time for outdoor family activities. We enjoy bike riding, visiting pumpkin patches and spending time on our patio. But our favorite activity is attending fall festivals.
Several churches, schools and non-profit organizations hold these festivals to help raise money. They have classic games such as pin the tail on the donkey, cake walks, bag/ring toss and dunking booths. Some of the more elaborate festivals have concerts, demonstrations, hay rides, auctions and carnival attractions.
Not only do we enjoy all of these activities, but we are also big fans of fair food. The fall festivals never disappoint. There is always an abundance of fresh baked goods, funnel cakes, sausage-on-a-stick, giant turkey legs and frozen lemonade.
When October rolls around, my sons seem to sense that it’s festival time…(read the rest of the article on my blog at Goldfish Smiles)
Question: What is your family’s favorite fall activity?