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Fall Bucket List

Fall Bucket List

Fall into the Elgin area this year! Cooler air, the opening of apple orchards and find all things pumpkin spice, means one thing. It’s almost fall. We’ve gathered a list of fun fall-inspired activities to keep you entertained this season! And we’ve included some ideas on where to go as well. We hope you have a great fall!

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Go Apple Picking

Take a Flannel Shirt Selfie

Go on a Hayride

Make a Fall Inspired Dessert

If it doesn’t pan out- here are a few bakeries.

Eat an Apple Cider Donut

Go on a Hike

Carve or Paint a Pumpkin

Make a Fall Inspired Meal

Enjoy a Pumpkin Spice Latte


Viator Coffee Co

Enjoy a Campfire

Go on a Picnic

Eat a Caramel Apple

Celebrate Oktoberfest with Brats or Beer

Black and Gray Brewing Co.

Light a Fall Scented Candle

Watch a Football Game

Tell or Read a Scary Story

Make Chili or Soup

And if it doesn’t work out here are a few places that have great soups and chili.

Go Kayaking

The Fox River

Listen to Halloween Music

Get Candy

Craft Spooky Decorations

Watch a Scary Movie

Take a Haunted Car Ride

Go Trunk or Treating

Lords Park Zoo

Go See the Bison (11/1 National Bison Day)

Visit a Farmers Market

Make a Scarf

Make Decorations for Thanksgiving

Eat Turkey

Start Your Holiday Shopping

Shopping can be overwhelming to start. The list is big and you can’t get it all in one place. And worse, some people just aren’t easy to shop for. Here is a list of local favorite shopping spots for gifts.

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