Our Favorite Fall Bucket List + a FREE Printable!

Sep 8, 2020 | Holidays, Lifestyle

It's that time of year! There's a crisp in the air and the leaves are starting to change colors. This fall bucket list will help you make the most of the season with your loved ones!

Woman holding a pumpkin out with trees in the background, from Fun Cheap or Free

Hey, Freebs Nation! Did your summer fly by, or is it just me? We had so much fun with the summer activities that I was sad to see it end once school started. But now I'm fully enjoying the weather getting cooler and I can't wait to see all of the leaves changing colors!

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With this wonderful change in the seasons, I thought it would be a great time to share our fall bucket list. These fall bucket list ideas are perfect for the whole family! You can also invite some friends to join, grab a babysitter, and enjoy some one-on-one time with your spouse (whatever works best for you). Keep on reading to get some great ideas to add to your adventures this fall!


Fall bucket list printable on a counter with soup, from Fun Cheap or Free

Alright! Before we get to all the fall ideas you should start doing right now… you know I had to hook you up with a great fall bucket list printable to help you and your family check off some of your favorite activities this fall! I even left a few blank spots to fill in your own ideas.

I've covered everything from food to sports to pumpkin patches! And you'd better believe I have the classic fall holiday activities on our list.

Check 'em out!


Hands holding s'mores in front of campfire as part of fall bucket list, from Fun Cheap or Free

These tasty treats are at the top of my fall bucket list, and for good reason! Gather your loved ones and make memories while you try out new recipes together. It doesn't hurt that they're all delicious!


Various carved pumpkins outside lit up at night, from Fun Cheap or Free

Fall is the perfect weather for pretty much everyone! It's not too cold yet, so it's great weather to get outside and do things together as a family. Find these fun activities near you and have a blast!

  • Have a bonfire.
  • Go on a hayride.
  • Find a corn maze to go through.
  • Visit a pumpkin patch.
  • Carve a pumpkin.
  • Paint a pumpkin.
  • Go to a football game.
  • Play in leaf pile – This is a bonus for you if the kids help to rake the leaves first!
  • Go to an outdoor or drive-in movie.
  • Play outdoor games using these Pinterest ideas.
  • Pick apples.
  • Go horseback riding.
  • Take a day trip to a small town you've never been to.
  • Go on a walking tour of your city.
  • Take fall family pictures.
  • Go canoeing or kayaking.
  • Plant a fall garden.
  • Go to a fall festival.
  • Build a scarecrow.
  • Go on a hike.
  • Camp in your backyard.
  • Go on a picnic.
  • Attend an outdoor concert.
  • Go to a barn dance.
  • Find fun things to do near you using these tips.


Fall centerpiece with pumpkins and pine cone on a wooden tray, from Fun Cheap or Free

These fun fall-inspired activities are great additions to your fall bucket list. Bonus points if you're able to do these fun things for cheap!


Little girl holding trick or treat bucket ready for Halloween as part of fall bucket list, from Fun Cheap or Free

Halloween and Thanksgiving are some of my FAVORITE holidays! So it's a no brainer that these activities made the fall bucket list. Have fun and happy haunting and eating!

  • Go to a haunted house.
  • Make or buy Halloween costumes.
  • Throw a Halloween party.
  • Make fun Halloween crafts.
  • Go trick-or-treating.
  • Donate food to the local food pantry for Thanksgiving.
  • Volunteer at the soup kitchen for Thanksgiving.
  • Have a potluck Friendsgiving.
  • Make a gratitude list for Thanksgiving.
  • Host Thanksgiving at your house – Use these Thanksgiving budgeting tips to save money!

All of those fall bucket list ideas sound PERFECT and like so much fun, right?! I can't wait to check them off the list with my friends and family.

Let me know which ones are you favorites in the comments! Do you have any others that your family does that we should try?

Fall bucket list printable on countertop with soup from Fun Cheap or Free

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Happy fall, Freebs!

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