The Gustavian Weekly

8 fun October outings

By Chelsea Johnson Features Editor | October 12, 2012 | Features

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With the incoming cold fronts and fall colors appearing on trees, it’s safe to assume that the fall season has arrived — along with many fun-filled activities. Things like pumpkin carving, apple picking and haunted houses are being brought back to attention as the month of October begins. For many college students, weekend activities are a fun way to celebrate the season and its accompanying holiday, Halloween.

“My favorite part about fall is going to the pumpkin patch and picking out a big pumpkin to carve,” Junior Janelle Derbique said.

Thousands of assortments of candy are available at Jim’s Apple Farm. Shauna Young

Of the many attractions fall has to offer, some students make it a tradition to visit Minnesota’s largest candy store, located on highway 169. Although the store is open during other seasons, they offer some fall specific items during October such as pies and apple smoked bacon.

“I love going to the big yellow barn because there are so many goodies. I especially love going in the fall to get a good bag of apples, and while I’m at it, I usually pick up a pumpkin, too,” Junior Maggie Carlson said.

Before the snow arrives, some like to take advantage of the River Valley Ranch to go horseback riding.

“If you’ve never ridden before, the pathways they take you on aren’t hard, and the horses are used to them. It’s close too, so it doesn’t make too much time out of your day to get there—I really liked it,” Jennifer Mullins said.

Prizes are awarded to the best costume during the annual halloween fun run. Creative Commons

One of the more traditionalized activities that students partake in during October is the St. Peter Halloween Fun Run &

Walk. Besides the run itself, the event consists of costume judging, a silent auction and more. Working for the fun run is one of Inter-Greek senate’s mandatory volunteer activities for Greek organizations on campus. Whether you are working or running, it’s sure to be a great October activity for all.

“The Fun Run is a great experience and a really easy way to volunteer in St. Peter. I love watching all the run- ners pass by in their creative costumes … its a wonderful way to spend a fall day,” Junior Becca Nelson said.











































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