What I Want to Do This Fall (aka Fall Bucket List)

Fall Bucket List

SO MANY FALL ADVENTURES TO BE HAD, SO LITTLE TIME. When I was putting together a local events calendar for a client’s monthly newsletter last month in anticipation of September, I found a lot of fantastic fall activities in the Lincoln area, plus a lot of bloggers’ great suggestions for creating fall fun.

Attend a Husker Game


I wouldn’t be a true Nebraskan if I didn’t put this on the list. The Huskers play at home three times in September and twice in October. No excuse not to go. GBR!

Visit An Apple Orchard


Kimmel Orchard in Nebraska City seems to be the place to go for all things apple. You can visit during the Applejack Festival Sept. 18-20 or go directly to the orchard anytime Sept. 10 through Oct. 31. Besides the adventures with U-Pick, I’m most excited about the apple barn. “…all of our apple based treats— caramel apples, apple pie, apple doughnuts, apple cider, apple wine..really anything you can make with an apple!” Yes.

S’Mores Bar Party

S'Mores Party

This s’more party how-to is totally up my alley. I stocked up on the s’mores buffet ingredients earlier in the summer and still need to share my stash with family and friends now that the evenings are crisp and perfect for cozying around the fire pit. What a fun, delicious (and admittedly messy) idea.

Fall Parade of Homes/Fall Decor Viewing

Fall Front Porch

There are so many homes in our neighborhood already decked out for the fall season, and I love going on walks and looking at all the creative decorations. Combine that activity with the Fall Parade of Homes if you’re thinking about building a home or love copying ideas for interior design.

Attend Oktoberfest


If you’re a beer enthusiast, you’ll want to check out the Oktoberfest events around town. Even if you’re not, what an awesome way to spend a cool, crisp fall day. There are several versions of Oktoberfest in the area, but this festival at The Shoppes at Piedmont on Saturday, Oct. 3 looks like a great balance of German music, kid-friendly activities, authentic food, and a genuine Oktoberfest beer selection.

Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Roca Berry Pumpkin Patch

We’re fortunate to have so many great options close to Lincoln. I remember going to Vala’s Pumpkin Patch when I was a kid so it’s obviously a place that’s stood the test of time. North of Lincoln, JK’s Pumpkin Patch is a newcomer to the pumpkin farm scene but receives high praise. And finally, Roca Berry Farm, south of Lincoln is your destination for not only pumpkins, but also a haunted house, if you’re also into the spooky Halloween stuff.

What’s on your fall bucket list this season? Gimme all the details on where I should go and what I should do!

Molly Hofker

Molly Hofker