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Your Fall Bucket List

October 2, 2023
8 min. read

Are you “all in” on fall? If you can’t wait for the temps to drop and the leaves to change, then this blog is for you! From apple picking and decorating to roasting marshmallows for s’mores, the autumn months have amazing things to offer. Browse through our Fall Bucket List below to discover your own can’t-miss fall activities.

Download these printable resources so you can check off items as you go throughout the season!


56 Fall Bucket List Ideas

1.      Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Pick out the perfect pumpkin to use for carving, decorating, or baking. When you’re done, celebrate with some quick and easy Pumpkin Spice French Toast using Martin’s Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread!

Pumpkin Spice French Toast

2.      Bake a Pie

Warm up your kitchen with a freshly baked pie! Or try these Mini Pumpkin Pies made with Martin’s Sweet Party Potato Rolls breadcrumbs!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

3.      Have a Bonfire

Gather friends and family for an evening of warmth, stories, and yummy toasted treats. Cook up some foil pack meals like this Swirl Bread Campfire French Toast!

Swirl Bread Campfire French Toast Loaf

4.      Go On a Nature Hike

Wander through woodsy trails adorned with golden and crimson leaves, feeling the crisp air against your face.

5.      Make Soup

Cook up a pot of warm comforting soup, whether it’s butternut squash, tomato, or chicken noodle.

Chicken Noodle Soup

6.      Take a Fall Road Trip

Drive along scenic routes, taking in the colorful tapestry of autumn foliage.

7.      Enjoy a PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)

Sip on the iconic fall drink: a blend of pumpkin, sweet spices, espresso, and cream. Whip up your own custom Pumpkin Spice Latte, then enjoy it alongside this decadent Cinnamon Roll Bread Bake.

Cinnamon Roll Bread Bake

8.      Jump in a Pile of Leaves

Relive childhood memories by diving into a soft pile of newly raked leaves. Afterwards, enjoy this crunchy Grilled Apple Tossed Salad recipe with Martin’s Swirl Bread Croutons!

Grilled Apple Tossed Salad

9.      Go Camping

Fall asleep under the stars cozied up in a sleeping bag amidst the gentle chill of autumn nights. Wake up to this Griddled Maple Breakfast Sandwich, cooked on a camp griddle.

Griddled Maple Breakfast Sandwich

10. Go On a Hay Ride

Journey to a local farm and enjoy a rustic wagon ride, amongst other fun fall festivities.

11. Adventure Through a Corn Maze

Challenge yourself to navigate through twisted paths cut out of towering cornfields.

12. Go Apple Picking

Head to your nearest orchard and spend the afternoon picking a variety of apples straight from the trees. Be sure to pick enough apples to make all your favorite recipes, like this Caramelized Onion and Apple Panini!

Caramelized Onion and Apple Grilled Cheese

13. Collect Leaves and Make Crafts

Preserve the beauty of fall by creating crafts from a colorful assortment of leaves.

14. Decorate Your House for Fall

Adorn your home with your favorite seasonal décor like colorful wreaths and ornamental gourds, or deck out your yard with eerie Halloween decorations—the choice is yours!

15. Go Trick or Treating

Dress up in costume with friends and family for a fun night of gathering (or handing out) treats among your neighbors. Life Hack: Use your leftover Halloween candy to make these Breadcrumb Monster Cookies!

Monster Cookies

16. Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Set aside the seeds when you carve your pumpkin and transform them into a savory, crispy snack! Bonus: use the toasted seeds to garnish your favorite seasonal salad or soup, like this Pumpkin Soup with Bacon and Potato Bread Croutons.

Pumpkin Soup

17. Drink Apple Cider

Warm up with a mug of Spiced Apple Cider using this homemade slow-cooker recipe. Pair it with our Ham and Cheese French Toast Casserole made with Martin’s Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Potato Bread for a complete meal!

18. Carve or Paint a Pumpkin

Decorate your pumpkin with a unique face or seasonal design. Tip: Practice on these Pumpkin Butter Grilled Cheese sandwiches made with Martin’s Swirl Bread!

Jack-o-Lantern Grilled Cheese

19. Play Flag Football

Gather a group of peers for a little friendly competition amidst the rustling leaves.

20. Watch Football

Cheer on your favorite team while wrapped in a cozy blanket. Check out our recent Homegating Blog for some delicious sliders recipes, like these French Dip Sliders!

French Dip Sliders

21. Go Tailgating

If you prefer to attend the game in person, head to the stadium for some fun pre-game snacks and festivities. Explore more Tailgating Resources here.

Beef and Cheddar Melt
(Pictured: Beef & Cheddar Melt)

22. Make Chili

Cook up a hearty pot of warm chili, perfect for cool evenings. Experiment with varieties like Texas Chili, Five-Bean Chili, or Quick Chili Bread Bowls.

Five Bean Chili

23. Wear Fuzzy Socks

Keep your feet toasty and stylish with a pair of fluffy socks.

24. Wear a Cozy Sweater

Embrace sweater weather with your favorite knitted piece. Pair your outfit with an equally cozy recipe, like this Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding.

25. Make Hot Chocolate

Indulge in a rich cup of cocoa topped with whipped cream and marshmallows. Pro Tip: Turn your cocoa into mocha with a touch of espresso! Follow this Classic Mocha recipe for the details.

Mocha and Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Whoopie Pies
(Pictured: Classic Mocha beside Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Whoopie Pies)

26. Light Scented Candles

Fill your home with the fragrances of cinnamon, apple, and pumpkin.

27. Camp in Your Backyard

Enjoy all the fun of camping without leaving the comforts of home. Try making a series of unique recipes like these Campfire Sandwiches. Bonus: Visit our Campfire Cooking or our Staycation Blog for more ideas.

Campfire Sandwiches

28. Roast Marshmallows

Get nice and toasty around the fire pit while enjoying gooey s’mores or one of these s’mores flavored treats!

S'mores French Toast Tower

Bonus: Watch how to make this recipe below!

29. Make Mountain Pies

Speaking of mountain pies, there are countless options when it comes to toasted sandwiches made over an open flame. Try your hand at a Pie Iron Pizza or these classic Fruit Mountain Pies.

30. Cook Comfort Food

Warm your home and your heart by cooking up some comforting fall dishes. Check out this list of 25 Cozy Casseroles, including selections like Cannoli Baked French Toast!

Cannoli Baked French Toast

31. Knit a Cozy Scarf

Craft your own warm accessory for the chilly months ahead.

32. Solve a Jigsaw Puzzle

Challenge your mind with a sprawling puzzle on a rainy day.

33. Use Your Slow Cooker

Let your meal simmer all day, filling your home with flavorful aromas. Find an assortment of slow cooker recipes on our website, like these Apple Cider Braised Pot Roast Bowls made with Martin’s Sweet Dinner Potato Rolls.

Apple Cider Braised Pot Roast

34. Attend a Fall Festival

Experience the local culture, from food to crafts to entertainment.

35. Attend a Live Performance

Whether it’s a play, a concert, or a ballet, enjoy a night of live action.

36. Eat a Caramel Apple

Savor the sticky sweetness of a juicy apple dipped in caramel and all your favorite toppings. You may also enjoy these other sweet treats:

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Swirl French Toast

37. Build a Scarecrow

Craft a festive guardian for your garden or front yard.

38. Take a Bike Ride

Take a cruise around the neighborhood or through your favorite wooded path and feel the fresh autumn breeze. Be sure to utilize these Biking Snacks & Hacks if you’re planning a longer ride.

39. Have a Fall Picnic

Enjoy a meal outdoors, surrounded by the beauty of the season. Bring along these Mini Harvest Breakfast Strata for easy snacking!

Apple Cheddar Ham Stratas

40. Celebrate Friendsgiving

Gather friends for a feast, celebrating the bonds of friendship and thankfulness. Make it as casual or elegant as you like. Browse through our Thanksgiving recipes archive to find options like this Slow Cooker Chicken & Stuffing.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing

41. Practice Gratitude

Get into a daily habit of reflecting on the things you’re thankful for, whether big or small.

42. Watch a Parade

Enjoy the floats, music, and festivities at a local parade event, or watch the action on live TV.

43. Make Apple Sauce or Apple Butter

Transform your orchard harvest into some delicious jams, jellies, sauces, and spreads. Use the occasion to cook up some delicious Apple Butter Bread Pudding using Martin’s Potato Bread.

Apple Butter Bread Pudding

44. Do Arts And Crafts

Get inspired by the changing of the seasons and dive into a new creative project.

45. Make French Toast

Start your morning off with a cozy plate of syrupy, cinnamon-spiced goodness. Double the delight by using Martin’s Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Bread! (Get the recipe here.)

Decadent Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl French Toast

46. Bake Cookies

Fill your home with the scent of freshly baked cookies, be it pumpkin, oatmeal, or chocolate chip.

47. Shop for Fall Clothing

Update your wardrobe with warm tones and layered pieces.

48. Go Hunting

Engage in this seasonal outdoor tradition, being careful to follow all safety guidelines and local policies.

49. Watch a Movie

Snuggle up for a movie marathon featuring fall classics or Halloween frights. Whichever theme you choose, prepare a Fall Charcuterie Board to snack on throughout the night.

Fall Charcuterie Board

50. Visit a Sunflower Garden

Wander amidst towering sunflowers, capturing all those picture-perfect moments.

51. Get a New Haircut

Refresh your look for the new season.

52. Bob for Apples

Participate in this playful, seasonal game at a neighborhood party or gathering. Continue the apple theme by baking up these Bacon Apple “Stuffins”.

Bacon Apple Stuffing Muffins

53. Travel Somewhere Warm

Escape the chill for a bit with a tropical getaway.

54. Take a Boat Ride

Take advantage of the off-season to explore the serene waterways adorned with the colors of fall.

55. Ride ATVs in Mountains

Experience the rugged adventure and thrill against a backdrop of autumn foliage.

56. Wrap Up In a Blanket

Relax your mind and body in the coziness of a soft blanket.



Don’t forget to download our free printable resources below!

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