Leaves are changing colors, pumpkin flavored everything has made its appearance, temperatures are dropping, football is back and girls are bringing out the scarves and UGG boots. All of this can only mean one thing: fall is here. As students, fall is that time of year where we officially have to say goodbye to warm weather and summer and embrace the cold and all the awful work the semester has in store for us. Fall is also a time to have some fun before it gets any colder out. In order to enjoy fall, my roommates and I created a bucket list to do this fall and for my blog post this month I’m sharing it with all of you. Enjoy! If you have any other fun fall activities that I may have missed, feel free to comment and share your ideas! All of these can be done in and around Whitewater, so take advantage because it’ll be winter before we know it!

1. Go to a pumpkin patch or apple orchard.

Busy Barns Adventure Farm in Fort Atkinson is a great place to go and pick pumpkins. They have a pumpkin patch and a corn maze! They also have a baby animal barn if that is something you’re interested in. Busy Barns is open all Weekends in October from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The last day they are open is Sunday October 25th, so get going!

For those of you who are more interested in apple picking, I have heard great things about The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago. Their orchard is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until October 25th as well. They also have a corn maze and market.

2. Carve pumpkins.

This one should be at the top of your list. Pumpkins can be bought at Walmart in town and carving them is so easy. Make sure to take pictures of your masterpiece!

3. Go to The Sweet Spot and order something with pumpkin.

Who doesn’t love The SweetSpot? And who doesn’t love pumpkin? This one is also a no brainer. There’s two locations for The SweetSpot in Whitewater you can go to, good luck making a decision! Everything they have there is delicious.

4. Head to a haunted house, haunted forest or haunted corn maze.

If you’re in for an adrenaline rush, put this on the top of your list. After doing some research it looks like the closest haunted forest is in Janesville. It is called Forest of Freaks and it is Wisconsin’s scariest and longest outdoor haunted forest.

5. Have a Halloweentown movie marathon.

Relive your childhood and cuddle up with some blankets and treat yourself to a night in. You deserve it!

6. Go hiking.

Enjoy the weather while you still can. Go hiking or on a walk on the nature trails all around Whitewater and see all of the beautiful colors of fall.

7. Bake something with pumpkin.

Because we all know fall is about pumpkins and pumpkin flavored treats. What more of an explanation do you need?

8. Go to The Triangle in downtown Whitewater.

Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. you can go to downtown and find a farmer’s market with something for everyone. There is everything from coffee, to spices, to homemade soap,s to crafts and scarves to look at and possibly buy. Go see it for yourself!

9. Go to a football game.

I don’t know if you know this but our football team happens to be pretty good. Fall weather is perfect for watching football so get out there and cheer on your Warhawks before the snow starts falling and temperatures start freezing. The next home game is October 31st at 1 p.m. which also happens to be Homecoming and Halloween.

10. Have a caramel apple.

Use the fresh apples you picked at the orchard and go to the store and buy some caramel, its easy and super yummy.