Time to break out the apple cider and cozy quilts, because we’re going to take a tour of the cheapest autumn activities in America! Each state has its own unique way of doing the classic fall festivals, apple picking, and celebrating of the changing leaves. Use this list to save money and spend quality time with your family this fall.
Visit the Mentone area preservation Colorfest that’s full of local artists, delicious treats, and live music!
Take an educational nature tour through the Eagle River Run Nature Center.
Hit up Vertuccio Farms until November 3rd for a 5-acre corn maze, mini zip line, duck races, pumpkin bowling, and tons more.
Head to Voices from Eureka’s Silent City for guided historical walking tours.
Take a trip down the scenic Highway 395 for views of beautiful landmarks.
Boonion Station: Trick-or-Treat Parade is a free costume parade where both kids and families/groups can win prizes.
F. Clyde’s Cider Mill is open for the season! Enjoy free cider-making demonstrations and the tasting room!
Don’t miss the Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach Sea Witch Festival.
Enjoy Hunsader Farms’ annual Pumpkin Festival with historic exhibits, train rides, and more!
The Owl-O-Ween Hot Air Balloon Festival is one of a kind!
If you find yourself in Hawaii this fall, you can still check out traditional events such as the Kula Country Farms pumpkin patch and other attractions.
Join the Octoberfest tastings, or head to the Lava Community Center for different games and activities!
Curtis Orchard & Pumpkin Patch provides an array of activities both free and ticketed. Don’t forget to check out the fresh pies and apple crisp donuts!
Huber’s Orchard, Winery, and Vineyards offer more than pumpkin picking and wine tastings; it also has a homemade ice cream and cheese shop!
Enjoy the three-day Fall Fest in Sioux City with tons of activities and attractions.
Check out Neewollah, the nine-day festival in Independence, Kansas.
Make sure to check out the Annual Autumn Scarecrow Display at Arboretum State Botanical Garden of Kentucky before it gets too cold!
The annual Oak Street Po-Boy Festival is a festive experience for the whole family.
A cheap way to experience the beautiful fall foliage is through the scenic byways along the coast.
Bring out the whole family for crab picking, rowboat racing, boat docking contest, and more, at Tilghman Island Day!
What better place to spend a spooky October than at Salem’s Psychic Fair and Witches’ Market!
Try something new with Trick-or-Treat geocaching!
You can’t miss Main Street Greenville’s Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
Join Mt. Vernon in apple butter making and the largest fall festival in the area full of craft and food booths!
The Symphony Spooktacular is an orchestra concert for kids.
Check out the Fall Farm Festival at Lazy P Farm in Winnemucca!
Be a leaf peeper this fall at one of these state parks!
Head to Ralston Cider Mill for a tour and fresh pressed cider.
The Rio Grande Holiday Show is an inexpensive place to explore local art, food, and music.
Get into nature at Watkins Glen State Park. One vehicle entrance fee is only $8!
For delicious apple picking, head to Sky Top Orchard.
Take a trip down the Enchanted Highway.
The Sauerkraut Festival in Waynesville is a weekend full of delicious and experimental foods!
Bring the whole family to Pumpkinville at Myriad Botanical Gardens.
Watch competitors paddle in hollowed-out pumpkins at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.
Enjoy the Fall Colors Wagon Ride at Hollabaugh Bros. Fruit Farm & Market!
Visit Escobar’s Highland Farm for a cheap admissions corn maze!
The Habersham Harvest Festival is a yearly event with free admission.
Drive through Needles Highway for beautiful autumn landscapes.
Don’t miss Pumpkinfest in downtown Franklin for tons of cheap autumn activities for the whole family.
Enjoy Barton Hill Farms Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch!
Participate in the Witchfest Scavenger Hunt at Gardner Village.
For delicious apple picking and many other events, hit up Shelburne Orchards.
Don’t miss the peak fall colors in Shenandoah National Park!
There are tons of autumn activities throughout the Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins!
The perfect place to see the fall colors at their peak is in October on the Appalachian Trail.
Don’t miss the family activities and attractions at Shuster’s Farm!
Hit up the annual Trolley Ghost Tours in late October.
As you can see, there’s tons of fun autumn activities for you to do, no matter where you live.