8 reasons why Fall is THE BEST season!

It’s August. The sun is shining and hopefully, you have had a chance to spend a lot of time with your family and friends, eating ice cream, BBQing, and enjoying the starry skies. You may be starting to get tired of sweating all the time, and constantly swatting mosquitoes too. Temperatures are going to start to drop and, before we know it, fall is here in all its glory.

Here are 8 reasons why fall is THE BEST season of all!

Reason Number ONE -The colors! 🍁💛🧡

Green, red, orange, gold, yellow…Fall is a kaleidoscope of colors and a photographer’s dream. Everywhere you look, trees are in different stages of change, making for some truly breathtaking sights. In Vermont, they call Fall “Leaf peeper” season, and people travel from all over the world to take in the truly spectacular sights.

Reason Number TWO -The clothes. 🧥

Summertime is all about wearing light, simple clothes to stay cool. But fall opens up your entire closet for unlimited possibilities. Want to still wear that dress? Just add leggings! Add a sweater to that tank top and shorts combo. Break out those boots because boots go with everything. Those clothes that have been sitting in the back of your closet get to make their appearance once again so you can truly express your unique Autumn style.

Reason Number THREE -Apple picking. 🍎

Apple picking can feel like the perfect start to the fall season. It has become a family tradition for many, and what’s not to love about it?! You get to be outside in the cool, fresh air. You can walk in nature, and learn about how the apples are grown, supporting your local farmers. And you can use those apples to spend time in the kitchen together as a family making so many apple recipes! Fair Oaks Farms apple orchard has new varieties of apples for picking every week through November 1, and is a perfect place to start your fall adventures!

Reason Number FOUR -Carving Pumpkins. 🎃

Did you know that every single part of a pumpkin is edible? Yep, it’s true! You can eat the skin, leaves, flowers, pulp, seeds, and even the stem! Many of us don’t use all parts of the pumpkin, but one of the most loved traditions in the fall is carving pumpkins. Silly faces, scary faces, happy pumpkin faces, whatever you like…you can be as creative as you want with this. And the bonus is you get to scoop out all those pumpkin seeds for roasting. YUM!  If you are a pumpkin fanatic, be sure to get to Cowtoberfest where everything pumpkin comes to life – from pumpkin picking to pumpkin ice cream and pumpkin spice martinis!  Yum!

Reason Number FIVE -Halloween! 👻

There is nothing better than dressing up and getting or giving a good scare. Halloween allows you to be whoever you want for one day of the year. Want to be a pop star? Want to be a ninja warrior? Want to be a scary ghoul? Halloween lets your personality shine so you can fully express yourself. And don’t forget about the trick or treating and candy!

Reason Number SIX -Football and baseball! 🏈⚾️

For many sports fans, professional sports in the fall are incredible. You have the start of the NFL season, and tailgating, fantasy football, and so much chatter about predictions and stats and who will make the Superbowl. You also have the baseball playoffs! You get to watch teams battle it out usually until the very last out. Both sports offer plenty of excitement and intrigue for a sports fan.

Reason Number SEVEN -Delicious seasonal food and drinks. 🥧☕️

Pumpkin spice lattes, anyone?  Is there a more perfect fall drink?! Maybe spiced apple cider? The fall spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger abound and make everything taste better. And the fall brings forth some truly incredible harvest fruits and vegetables like apples, cranberries, eggplant, figs, grapes, pears, peppers, potatoes, pumpkins, squash, and zucchini. There are so many cooking possibilities!

Reason Number EIGHT -Fires to warm your soul! 🔥

Sure, there is a chill in the air. But this means you can finally be outside and not sweat! You can enjoy a walk and layer to keep warm and don’t need to worry about overheating or freezing. On the nights that get a bit too chilly, you can cozy up to a fire outside or inside. There is nothing like watching the fire burn on a cooler fall evening, embers floating up into the night sky.

Harvest Season at Fair Oaks Farms! 🤗🍂🍁

At Fair Oaks Farms, you can experience all the beauty of fall during Harvest Season, which includes activities like apple picking, family games and relaxation in the Orchard, an incredible nature trail, pumpkins, picnics, and the harvest market which features all kinds of seasonal goodies! This runs every weekend from August 22, 2020 – November 1, 2020. During the full month of October, there are special events almost every single weekend! Check fofarms.com regularly for updates on these exciting events!