Where to Find Local Fall Fun

Fall means the changing of leaves, adorable outfits, and the ever-lasting search for the best Instagram to sum up all the activities that autumn brings. While following summer can be tough, autumn and the fun that comes along with it does a pretty good job. From apple picking to pumpkin carving and visiting scenic spots, there are tons of opportunities to take advantage of everything fall has to offer.  

Way Fruit Farms

Way Fruit farms will be hosting their annual Fall Festival this Saturday October 21st from 9am to 4pm at their farm in Port Matilda, which is about a 20 minute drive from campus. There will be a petting zoo, arts and crafts, and fresh fruit. The main attraction of the fall festival is the pumpkin patch—the perfect spot to pick out the best subject for a Jack-O-Lantern.

Harner Farms

Warner Farms, which is located in State College, is the perfect spot for picking pumpkins and apples after finding your way through their corn maze.

Haunted House

For those who enjoy the ~spookier~ side of fall, the Forensic Science Club will be transforming the Spruce and Pine Cottages located on campus into the ultimate haunted crime scene. This years theme for the haunted cottages is “haunted prison.” Tickets are $5 and the event runs October 24, 25, and 27.  

State College Farmers Market

The State College Farmers Market is a great place to pick up local fruits, vegetables, and flowers grown very close to campus. Every Tuesday and Friday from 11:30am to 5:30pm some the best and proudest farmers assemble on Locust Lane to sell their harvest. From apples and pepper to squash and freshly baked desserts there is something there for everyone. 

Winter is coming way faster than you think so be sure to soak up all the fall has to offer!