Top 3 Ideas for Family Fun This Fall
New Mexico is stunning at any time of year, but there’s something about those autumn colors and falling leaves that make this season our favorite. How can you make the most of autumn with your family? These are our top three ideas for family fun in fall.
1. Go to a Harvest Festival
From the end of September and throughout the month of October, there are harvest festivals going on all over the state. These festivals celebrate the harvest every year and are the perfect way to get fall started on the right foot. There are always an assortment of family-friendly activities, excellent food, arts and crafts, and shopping from local vendors.
If there’s no harvest festival in your town, plan a road trip to enjoy…
- Corrales Harvest Festival
- Cloudcroft Harvest Fest
- Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival
- Harvest Festival at El Rancho De Las Golongdrinas in Santa Fe
- La Vina Winery Fall Harvest Festival in Anthony
Share your local harvest festivals in the comments.
2. Visit a Pumpkin Patch or Corn Maze
There’s no better way to make lasting fall memories than to take your family to a pumpkin patch or a corn maze. Not only can you enjoy an exciting autumn outing, but you can get your pumpkins for jack-o-lantern carving, go on a hayride, and enjoy hot cider at most events.
Some popular options include…
- Rio Grande Community Farm Maize Maze in Albuquerque
- McCall’s Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Farm in Moriarty
- Wagner’s Farmland Experience in Corrales
- Mesilla Valley Maze in Las Cruces
- Graves Farm & Garden in Roswell
3 Go on a Fall Foliage Road Trip
Your family can take in the beauty of autumn in New Mexico with a fall foliage road trip. There are so many scenic routes to take, throughout the state, the only challenge will be to choose one. Many routes have overlooks and hiking trails, so you can plan a leisurely drive with a little exercise on the side. You’ll also find plenty of photo opportunities to preserve this fall for years to come. Find out where to find the most beautiful fall colors in New Mexico, and start planning your adventure.
What are you doing this fall? Share your favorite autumn activities in the comments!