Fall Activity Opinions


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Ava Dixon, Reporter

Fall is a season that really kicks off the beginning of the holiday season as well as the holiday spirit. Personally, fall is my second favorite season with winter being the first. Summer and spring are all right, but I prefer the cold weather to match my just as cold heart. During fall, there are a bunch of popular and fun activities that many people and families participate in. Whether it be as simple as staying in and watching Halloween movies or as big as continuing the tradition of going to a pumpkin patch, I’m here to share my opinions on a few favored activities and even rate them on a scale of 1-5. One being, I hate this more than anything, and five being, I’d do this a hundred times over if I could.



  1. Going to a pumpkin patch


Going out to a pumpkin patch and picking out the biggest ones we can find is something my family and I have done for pretty much my whole life. I love getting the green ones that aren’t done growing yet because I think it’s cool to have a green pumpkin when everyone else has orange ones. But one time, my brother did smash my pumpkin and I wanted to punch him, but I didn’t because I am a kind soul that would never hurt anyone. Anyway, going to a pumpkin patch is a classic fall activity that I really do enjoy. It allows me to spend more time with my family while also doing something we all enjoy. Overall, I’d give this fall activity a 4/5.


  1. Watching scary movies


I hate scary movies and refuse to watch them. I don’t know what sane person finds joy and amusement in being scared. I also hate that no one has common sense and goes towards danger even when there’s clearly a warning sign that way the problem is avoided, but hey, not everyone can have basic human instincts. If you ever ask me to go watch a horror movie, the answer will always be “no”.  If you can’t tell already, I give this fall activity a -1000/5.


  1. Baking


While baking isn’t just for the fall season, there’s a few holiday treats that my family only pulls out during this time. Baking is fun to do alone or even with a group of close friends/family. There are so many things that I would love to try and make from scratch, even if I end up burning myself or the house down in the process. Cooking is a fun hobby that I enjoy and would like to start doing more, especially with my grandma. It’s a fun way to relieve stress and I get a reward out of it so either way, I win. Baking is a 5/5 in my book.


  1. Going to a haunted house


I don’t mess with ghosts, spirits, entities, demons, or whatever else is out there even if I know they’re not the real deal. I don’t like being scared, so going to a haunted house doesn’t even exist on my list of things to do. Just like with scary movies, I don’t know nor get how people find amusement and fun in going to a place where you don’t know what’s behind the next corner you turn. My brother is definitely the bravest out of us both and I will gladly hand that title over to him. Spooky things aren’t my thing and for that reason, I give this activity a -50/5.


  1. Going to local fairs/festivals


Personally, I’ve never gone to many fairs/festivals in my life, but I’ve always wanted to go to the renaissance festival. I wouldn’t dress up, but I’d think it to be fun to walk around and see what I’ve been missing. Since I don’t have many experiences with going to fall festivals/fairs, I’ll have to give it a 2/5. But if I start going to any, that rating might change.



  1. Carving pumpkins


While I’ve been skipping these past few years of pumpkin carving, it’s fun when I’m doing it with my family. The only thing I’d have to complain about is the pumpkin guts I have to clean out. I don’t particularly enjoy the feeling of pulling out these long, wet strings with seeds attached to it. But other than that, it is pretty fun to carve faces that either turn out bad or good, there’s no in between, so we can put it on the porch until it rots and bugs start to eat it. All-in-all, I’d give this activity a 3/5.