With the holiday spending season just around the corner, people are looking to pad their accounts this fall. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun on the cheap.
The key to a perfect jack-o-latern is the perfect canvas. Head out to a local farm and find your pumpkin at the source.
Nothing completes a fall meal better than apple pie. Why not work up an appetite picking the apples yourself? Prices tend to be reasonable and you get a chance to enjoy the crisp air. At Masker Orchards, www.maskers.com, in Warwick, NY, half a bushel, or about 20 pounds of apples, costs $24.95.
Fill up the tank, pile in the family and take a day road trip to enjoy the colors of autumn. There are many resources on the Web to help you plan the most colorful route in your area including the Weather Channel
Going to a football game doesn't have to break the bank. College games in the Football Championship Subdivision can be very reasonable. Tickets for the Lehigh University Mountain Hawks go for as little as $12. Check their schedule and ticket info here
Build it and they will come. Corn mazes have sprouted up across the country and can be a fun way to enjoy the outdoors and some friendly competition among family and friends. Even at one of the largest mazes, in Dixon, Calif., coming in at 45 acres, the prices are only $10 for adults, and $6 for children. Check it out here
Halloween festivities usually involve haunted houses popping up across the country. The decorations might be scary, but most carry price tags that won’t make you want to scream.
An afternoon with the family on the back of a tractor in hay ride is a great way to catch up without forking over too much dough.
Check out these fun ways to get out and enjoy the colors and cooler weather of autumn without breaking the bank.