Dunkin’ sponsored this post and their new fall flavors inspired me to share my family’s favorite fall activities.
As much as I love summer, there’s just no feeling like the fall. I feel like it has the gentlest shift into a new season. The smells, the colors, the flavors. All of it.
I wore a sweater for the first time in awhile this week and I AM NOT SORRY. However, this weekend’s calendar looks a lot like August, so the sweater weather was certainly short lived.
My family and I are about to check off some items on our fall fun list and I thought I’d share some with you.
Corn Mazes We Love
Escobar Farm in Porstmouth, RI
Here’s why: This farm is good old-fashioned fun. We’ve gone the past few years and there’s scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, hay bale climbing and some tasty snacks. I love getting lost in their field because it’s huge and there’s a couple of wooden bridges to cross where you can look out and see how far you’ve come.
Four Town Farm in Seekonk, Mass.
Here’s why: It’s a smaller corn maze than most, but that’s what makes it great for little kids. And once you navigate the maze, you end up in the most beautiful pumpkin patch. The best part? After you pick out your pumpkins, a tractor gives you a ride back to the parking lot. For free. We love this farm because of it’s scenery, size and produce. It’s lovely!
The Farmer’s Daughter Harvest Festival: South Kingstown, RI
Here’s why: It runs every weekend beginning September 21 until October 27. There is no shortage of things to do here. My kids enjoyed the antique tractors, straw hay bale mazes, pumpkin checkers and the barrel train ride! You could definitely spend a few hours here.
Check your town’s website to see if they do anything special for the fall season. Our town has a fall festival and they offer face painting for the kids, bobbing for apples, costume contests and more!
Some of the elementary schools in town also have a version of a fall festival. Check your local paper and spend one afternoon there.
Here’s why: It’s great to take your family for a stroll through the quaint town of North Scituate to see items local artisans have made. Plus, there’s plenty of food and some music. I went every year as a kid on Columbus Weekend and I have vivid memories of all the food I ate. That whole festival was the unofficial kickoff to fall when I was a little and I want to create the same memories for my kids.
Frerichs Farm Pumpkin Weigh-Off: Warren, RI
Here’s why: Thousands of people flock there to check out some of the biggest pumpkins you’ll ever see. Your kids will be enamored and it’s a wonderful photo op! There’s also music, farm activities and food trucks. Can’t beat that!
Other fun activities
- Apple Picking
- Plant bulbs for the spring
- Go on a short car ride and leaf peep
- Carve pumpkins
- Make homemade Halloween costumes
- Make a scarecrow
- Make homemade candy or caramel apples
- Visit a haunted house
- Bake a seasonal pie
And I can’t forget enjoying the taste of fall flavors when it comes to coffee. I’ve already had two pumpkin hot coffees from Dunkin’.
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It was a quiet few minutes standing at the end of my street waiting for the school bus. I was sipping my @dunkin pumpkin flavored coffee and next thing I know I’m juggling the dog, a library book, backpack and water bottle. 🤪 my daughter took this photo cause I had asked her to hold my phone! 😂 I will say, today was a perfect weather day to jump into fall flavors. 🍂 AD #FallIntoPVD
My littlest boy has thoroughly enjoyed eating the Pumpkin MUNCHKINS® while his siblings have been at school. They’re the perfect size for kids to eat, plus they’re yummy.
Dunkin’s full fall lineup also features a new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte, a new Apple Cider Donut and MUNCHKINS®.
What’s your favorite thing to do during the fall?