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Picking pumpkins, Fields of Screams and other fun fall ideas

This little cutie is picking pumpkins at Butlers Orchard.

This little cutie is picking pumpkins at Butlers Orchard.

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This little cutie is picking pumpkins at Butlers Orchard.

Taylor Dawson, Lauren Flandrau, and Annie Riley

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It’s time to bring the pumpkins out, hang up decorations, and rake leaves. That’s right, it’s fall. If you’ re bored and can’t figure out what to do, we are here to help.

Fall is the perfect time to go out and bond with those you love. We have some perfect date ideas or even things to do with a group of friends. Here are our top 15 things to do in the fall:

  • Go hiking
  • Make caramel apples
  • Go to a pumpkin patch and carve pumpkins (try Butler’s Orchard or Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch)
  • Go to the Field of Screams (located at 4501 Olney Laytonsville Rd, Olney, MD 20832) 

    Courtesy of Casper Star Tribune
    Cornfield at the Field of Screams

  • Horror movie fest (Netflix and chills?)
    Families outside together watching a movie

  • Buy Halloween socks ($1 at Target!)
  • Go to D.C.
  • Go to or host costume parties
  • 6 Flags Fright Fest, or Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt
  • Bonfires (make s’mores)
  • Decorate your room for fall
  • Perform an exorcism just for fun
  • Go to a corn maze (Sunrise Farm or Summers Farm)
  • Play powder puff or just go to the game (November 5 @ 6:30)
  • Try new fall recipes

Fall can be such an exciting and eventful time of the year. Perfect weather, fall-themed activities, and friends will complete your fall bucket list!

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About the Contributors
Taylor Dawson, Features Editor and Social Media Director

Taylor Dawson is a senior at Watkins Mill High School and is one of the two Social Media Directors and a Features Editor For The Current. Taylor loves being is active within Watkins Mill and loves playing on the soccer team. She spends a lot of time working at a local ice cream shop but besides that, you can find her enjoying life somewhere with her friends.

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Lauren Flandrau, Sports Editor

Lauren Flandrau is a senior at Watkins Mill High School and is a sports writer for The Current. Flandrau has been swimming on the Varsity Swim Team since freshman year and is a senior captain. She is interested in pursuing her love for children at Towson University in their Nursing Program.

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Annie Riley, News Editor

Annie is a senior at Watkins Mill and a News Editor for The Current. Annie has played soccer since she was 6 and continues to work towards playing in college. She plans to study communications in college or study in the medical field.

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