Each month, our homeschool group gets together for a fun event somewhere within the county. I was placed on the October Event Planning Team… When you own a farm, the only logical choice for an October event is a Fall Farm Fest so that is what we went with!
I put together a list of food, activities, and decorations for you just in case you are considering throwing your own Fall Fest on the Farm!
Fall Farm Fest Food, Activities, and Decorations
- Apple Chips
- Slice 3+ pounds of apples into thin circles. I like to use an apple corer & slicer for this to make the job a little less painful. Lay the slices in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet and sprinkle with a little cinnamon and sugar. Heat oven to 200 F and bake for 2-3 hours.
- Hot Dogs
- Cook these on the grill before hand or, if it is raining, you can broil them in the oven. We served buns & ketchup with the hot dogs. You can get a little more extravagant with
- Potato Chips
- I bought a couple big packs of single serve bags and that served our entire crowd.
- Goat Milk Caramel Brownie Bites
- I had every intention to make these for our Fall Farm Fest, but time didn’t allow. I still want to add it into my list because it’s awesome 🙂 Just sub the milk in the recipe for goat milk.
- When serving a large crowd, it is very difficult (and expensive) to provide drinks that will please everyone’s taste buds. If your guests are pitching in on the costs, then that is wonderful and you can provide more options (ours did by bringing some additional drinks)…BUT if you are footing the bill on your own, I suggest purchasing some bottled water packs.
- Flag Football
- I bought a Flag Football Set at a local consignment sale and my kids LOVE it! They really wanted to play it at the Fall Farm Fest, but it was pouring rain. If you have better weather at your event, I highly suggest this one 🙂
- Corn Hole
- Can you even have an event in the South with corn hole? I didn’t think so. You can purchase a set or make your own! We were actually able to borrow these from a local business so you could check around your town for “community boards” before spending any money.
- Pumpkin Decorating
- Ring Toss
- This is a great game to play inside or outside. Kids of all ages flock to it (almost as much as corn hole). We used a small wooden ring toss set and it held up great!
- Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe
- Paint a Tic-Tac-Toe board on a surface like a box, a piece of wood, or the ground. Use a paint marker to draw an “x” on three mini pumpkins and an “o” on the other three mini pumpkins. This game was a hit all-around!
- Farm Fresh Photos
- Use your tractor or a pasture with animals in it for a backdrop. Offer printed masks and farm animal noise cards as props.
- Goat Milking Simulator
- Fill a disposable glove with water and poke a hole in the tip of the index finger. Let kids “milk” the glove.
- Feed Animals
- Scavenger Hunt
- Print out some fun Fall Nature Scavenger Hunt cards and give the kids paper bags to collect their findings.
- Extra Activities
- Depending on your bravery level, you could tackle additional activities such as bobbing for apples, corn husking contest, candy corn relay, or making apple pie play dough.
Decorations & Printables
- Activity Cards & Food Labels
- Hot glue craft sticks to the back of the activity cards to help display the names of each activity. Fold the food labels in half to create a tent.
- Fall on the Farm Banner
- Photo Booth Props
- These are so cute! Just cut them out and hot glue a craft sticks to the back of each one.
What are your favorite fall fest activities?