Budget-Friendly Fall Activities
With fall nearing around many parts of the United States, thoughts have shifted to crisp nights and the beginning of the Halloween season. Bringing with it, the desires to experience all the season has to offer. However, for people on a budget, it can be difficult to find enjoyable adventures to go on that are easy on the pocket. Have no fear! There are plenty of options out there to enjoy all aspects of fall while staying on track with your budget.
The first and most cost effective are local and state parks. There are thousands of parks and this time of year they are very beautiful places. Leaves changing colors and the damp fall air can provide you with a memorable experience. Enjoying this task comes at the cost of the gas to get there and possibly an entry fee, depending on the park. Options for food include packing a picnic, enjoying an outdoor lunch one last time before winter takes hold. This is a super budget friendly way to embrace nature and soak in the surroundings provided by the changing season.
Fall provides many festivals around the country, celebrating unique aspects of the individual towns. Many on a budget typically skip this, but you can certainly enjoy festivals while maintaining your financial health. Depending on the fest, there may be a cost of entry. Beyond that, budget $10-$15 for eating the delicious food items or purchasing a homemade item for home. People watching is always a fun activity and just walking around taking in the sights and sounds can provide you with an enjoyable afternoon out on the town.
A popular one and certainly the best, in my opinion, is the pumpkin patch. Many places provide more than a pumpkin picking experience. Regardless, going out to pick a pumpkin is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family. For a small amount of money, you can go out and pick your pumpkin, take it home, and decorate it. Not only that, you can save the pumpkin seeds to bake and enjoy! Pumpkin patches are very budget friendly and can make for a day of fun.
Enjoying the seasons doesn’t need to be a budget-busting event, but it also doesn’t have to be boring and lackluster. There is that happy medium and as the budget masters you are, can find that little allocation to have a good time this fall.