It's the most wonderful time of year (to some of us!): the season of Fall! Okay, that might be a bit subjective, but, with the change of season comes a variety of fun, and sometimes cheap, activities that college students can take advantage of this year! Check out our list of 10 cheap activities that surround the season of Fall that won't break your bank.
#1. Football Season
With the change of season (and end of sweet summertime) lets us know that Fall must be here, and with that, football season! You can spend your weekends cheering on your alma mater, attending the game, or even watching from home. If college football isn't your thing, then you can always give the NFL a try! What better way to spend a Sunday than with friends, eating delicious appetizers!
#2. Fruit Picking
This season brings some of the best fruit ripe for picking, literally! Instead of going to the store to pick apples, peaches, or berries, do a quick Google search for the closest U-Pick farms to pick your own fruit and have to eat or snack on at home. This also makes for a great friend-outting, too!
#3. Pumpkin carving
Nothing rings in the new season better than pumpkin carving! Strike up a friendly competition with your friends to see who can carve the best pumpkin. You might have to pick some objective judges (who will judge fairly).
#4. Halloween celebrations
And after pumpkin carving, of course comes the holiday everyone looks forward to in the month of October: Halloween! Time to start thinking of a costume idea. Don't want to dress up alone? Halloween is the perfect time to create a group costume with friends as well!
#5. Themed Movie nights
As the weather might be settling and getting a bit chilly, some would argue there is nothing better than staying in on a Friday or Saturday night with a group of friends and having a themed-movie night! Whether it's binge watching all of the Saw movies, or something a little retro like Halloween Town, these can be some of the best nights (and extra cheap!).
#6. Fall-themed drinks
Time to ditch your ice cold drinks like lemonade and iced tea for something a bit warmer! Instead, replace those cold chillers with something like warm apple cider or hot chocolate. If you're really loving the Fall season, then we are sure you might be sipping on a Pumpkin Spiced Latte (duh!).
#7. Haunted houses & other amusement parks
If you are a big fan of the Halloween holiday celebrations, then check to see if there are any local haunted houses, corn mazes, hayrides, or other amusement theme parks that like to get spooky for the season! Not a scaredy-cat? It could be fun to tag along with a group of friends to watch them get spooked!
With the newly turned leaves and other fall foliage and before the weather gets too chilly, this season offers some of the best hiking conditions. Whether you enjoy hiking alone or like to tackle these adventures with friends, it's a great time to get outdoors!
#9. Food-themed parties
Do you pride yourself on your ability to cook? Do you enjoy cooking for friends? Why not invite a few friends over and have a mini-competition with a chili cook off, apple pie making, or any other type of food-themed get together! Bonus: you will most likely have a full belly and leave with leftovers.
Want to enjoy the weather outside without getting frost bite? Okay that might have been a bit over dramatic, but what better way to enjoy being outside when the sun sets than with a bonfire. Make sure to bring all the supplies needed for s'mores, too!