37 Creative Ideas to Add to Your Fall Bucket List

Crunchy leaves and pumpkin spice and Halloween pumpkins, oh my!

If you're anything like us, you absolutely love fall—and it might even be your favorite season of the year. Can't wait for autumn to roll around to start planning out every fun thing the season has to offer? Plan ahead by creating your own fall bucket list with some of these ideas:

Food-Related Ideas for Your Fall Bucket List

Fall food really is the best there is, whether you're a fan of Thanksgiving leftovers or just really love buying all the clearance Halloween candy on Nov. 1. With that said, here are some food-related things to add to your fall bucket list:

  • Host or attend a Friendsgiving
  • Go apple picking
  • Bake a pie from scratch (maybe even with the apples from your apple picking)
  • Cook something to bring to your family Thanksgiving gathering
  • Sit at the adults table at Thanksgiving
  • Cook and eat pumpkin seeds after carving pumpkins around Halloween
  • Drink a pumpkin spice latte
  • Drink hot apple cider
  • Eat some apple cider donuts
  • Eat candy corn, even if you can't stand it
  • Volunteer at a food drive or soup kitchen
  • Try all the Trader Joe's pumpkin goodies (sweet and savory)
  • Learn a new recipe from a family member
  • Eat a caramel apple

Woman eating candied apple at fair: Shutterstock. Close up portrait of a fashionable young woman in an amusement park arcade ground wearing sunglasses with reflections of rides and lights, holding a red caramel apple during evening night time.

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Also read about: 4 Reasons to Have a Friendsgiving This Year


Fall Bucket List Ideas for Halloween

Sure, Thanksgiving is also a major holiday that happens during fall, but something about Halloween deserves its own special category for your fall bucket list. Whether you prefer to keep things spooky or as sweet as your leftover candy, try including some of these ideas:

  • Carve pumpkins
  • Dress up for Halloween at school
  • Do a group-themed costume
  • Go trick-or-treating (offer to accompany a younger sibling if you think you're "too old")
  • Or hand out candy to trick-or-treaters
  • Go to a haunted house at a local theme park
  • Have a horror movie marathon
  • Be part of a costume contest
  • Watch the 13 Nights of Halloween on FreeForm
  • Wear Halloween-themed socks
  • Dress up your pet in a matching costume

Woman in cute matching halloween headband with dog: Shutterstock. young woman holding her cute small dog over white background. Matching pumpkin diadems. Halloween concept. Indoors

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Other Ideas for Your Fall Bucket List

Soak up the crisp air while you can before winter's chilly air kicks in by adding some of these ideas to your fall bucket list:

  • Go to a pumpkin patch
  • Find your way through a corn maze
  • Go for a hayride
  • Jump in a pile of leaves
  • Stay up late on the night of Daylight Saving Time to watch the time go back an hour
  • Go to a fall farmer's market
  • Attend a football game
  • Take photos of all your favorite fall moments
  • Have a bonfire and roast marshmallows
  • Go on a hike and crunch as many leaves as possible
  • Decorate a mug to drink all your favorite fall drinks
  • Go thrift shopping to upgrade your fall wardrobe

Woman fall thrift shopping: Shuttrestock: close up of a hand, looking on a flea market for clothes.

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Also read about: How to Make Your Summer Wardrobe Last Through the Fall


If this list is any evidence, there is so much to love about fall, and even more to do during it! If you're coupled up this autumn and looking for some extra romantic things to add to your fall bucket list, click HERE to check out 5 Fun Fall Date Ideas to Try.