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.