There really is a huge excitement around fall here in Franklin, Tennessee. It would appear though, that anywhere the weather changes and leaves turn vibrant shades of yellow, red and orange, Fall is a highly anticipated and celebrated time of the year.
So just for fun…I’ve compiled my list of Fall To-Dos that cost little or nothing. So we won’t be taking a family trip to Disney World in this post!
Here in no particular order of importance are my top picks for celebrating fall!
There’s more to do but this ought to keep you busy.
Get outside and breathe in the sweetness of the cooler air.
Take a drive to the Amish country and attend the Plowboy Produce Auction. Buy a peck of apples.
Come home and bake a pie or if you’re pie challenged…apple crisp will do just fine.
Indulge in some Honey Crisp apples – my favorite. Cut them into slices and dip into caramel…yummm!
Exercise by raking leaves. I could do this all day and never pick up all the leaves.
Invest in a composter and use some of those leaves you just raked. Great soil in the spring.
Before bagging the leaves jump in them just because. Be advised you have to re-rake them, but just think of the fun!
Wear your favorite coziest sweaters.
Add cinnamon to your morning coffee.
Get your chimney swept and build a fire. Drink a glass of wine in front of the fire.
Now’s the time to use your fire pit…get it going and cook S’mores.
Take a drive along the Natchez Trace. Pack a picnic and see where the day takes you.
Take in Friday Night Lights and root for your local football team.
Break out all your flannel. Need more flannel. Go to Yarrow Acres in Downtown Franklin and get a vintage flannel shirt. They’re my favorites.
Take your dog for a walk at Carnton Plantation.
Take a walk at Radnor Lake. It’s good to spend time in the peace of nature.
Head over to Stones River Greenway and explore.
Pick your own pumpkins at Gentry Farms.
Go to the Haunted Woods in Leiper’s Fork – it’s scary!
Test your skill at a corn maze. Don’t go to a corn maze alone if you get claustrophobic like I do. Here’s a great list.
Pick your own pumpkins.
Decorate your house for fall. Keep it simple.
Don’t miss City Farmhouse Pop-up Fair – October 16 & 17.
Make apple cider.
Go to Pumpkinfest in Historic Downtown Franklin on October 24 -25.
Prepare your lawn for winter. (I have never ever had to do this until I moved.)
Place mulch around your plants to keep them nice and warm.
Break out throw blankets and place them artfully around the house.
Eat chili at the Leiper’s Fork chili cook-off.
Did I mention play in the leaves?
There’s much more to do, but this ought to keep you busy. I’m taking a road trip with my husband to Lexington, Kentucky. Horses…fall and more horses. This girl will be in Heaven. And if you don’t live where autumn is a big deal, make plans to come visit Franklin next year because you’ll love it.
Let’s hang out here too!
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