Fall Fest

Our family hosts an annual Fall Fest at the end of October or the beginning of November every year.

We always have a hay ride - Tim uses our truck to pull a big landscaping trailer loaded with hay bales and people!  Our neighboring farmer is kind to allow us to use his fallow fields to do our hay rides in.

We always have a bonfire and cook hot dogs and s'mores.  Everyone also brings, side dishes, desserts, and drinks.  This is a fun gathering every year and we always get a big turn out.

We always do a candy toss!  We break the kids into age groups and I get to toss candy!  What could be more fun than that?!

Last year I had a popcorn bar, that didn't seem to get much attention.  It could have been the location, but this year we are doing a hot cocoa bar.  It will be down near the bonfire with all the food, ensuring it gets attention.

We bought caramels, starlight mints, and red hots to add to the cocoa for different flavors, and we'll also have cinnamon and cayenne pepper, too!  Oh and I bought two bags of micro marshmallows - the teeny tiny ones - to put in the cocoa!  Rachel and I are going to make a sign with ideas for making different kinds of cocoa with the add ins!

Also returning this year is the outdoor movie.  This was a huge hit with the kids and some of the parents!  We showed 'A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving' last year, since we held the Fall Fest on November 1st.  This year it is going to be October 30th, so do I show 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown' or the Thanksgiving one again.  We shall see!

Our family looks forward to hosting this every year, it's so fun!

Do you have any annual traditions?


  1. This sounds really fun! What a fantastic family tradition to host such a great event.

  2. Our church does something similar and it's this weekend!
    This is the time for the church directory pictures, also. (They make great Christmas gifts too)

  3. No. We are a bunch of duds. Ha! Looks like great fun!


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