Fall Favorites: Activities for spooky season

(Benjamin Voller | Collegian Media Group)

Autumn is upon us, and fall festivities are around every corner. Here are some activity ideas to set the autumn mood. 

Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin patches are an excellent activity during the fall season for all ages to enjoy. Browsing for the perfect pumpkin to carve into a jack-o’-lantern or make pumpkin seeds out of never gets old. A&H Farm and Britt’s Garden Acres are two local patches worthy of checking out before the season is over.


Pumpkin spice season is back, and Radina’s Coffee at the K-State Student Union now serves “October Specials” an assortment of distinct fall beverages. Flavors include pumpkin spice, white mocha, gingerbread cookie latte, toasted marshmallow mocha and mulled apple cider. Stop in during October, as drinks are available for a limited time only.

Fall Flicks

As coarse winds force Manhattan locals indoors, there are a few film necessities to check out when adding a hint of fall flair to the TV. “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is a warm and autumnal Wes Anderson film that will pair perfectly with a bowl of popcorn and a hot beverage. If looking for something a little more fear-inducing, the short cartoon series “Over the Garden Wall” will surely satisfy. Horror films are perfect for spooky season as well — some honorable mentions include “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Midsommar,” “Hereditary” and “The Conjuring.”


Nothing encapsulates the energy of this harvest season more than a bonfire. The smoky air, freshly-made s’mores and vibrant fireside allow for a truly welcoming atmosphere. Spend some quality time with your favorite people and celebrate the fall season.

Fall Fashion

Sweaters are certainly going to make a comeback over the next few months as temperatures continue to drop, empowering those to make the most of their outfits. One thing to remember is you can never go wrong with flannel — a flannel overshirt or jacket is a perfect, subtle addition to any outfit this fall. Boots are another fashionable trend this fall. Whether picking Uggs or Doc Martens, both will certainly satisfy any fall fashionista.

Haunted Houses

Spooky season is coming on strong and no activity is better than going to a haunted house. Zombie Toxin Haunted House in Junction City is open every Friday from 7-10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 7-11 p.m in October. Not only is a haunted house a festive way to spend the Halloween season, but Zombie Toxin Haunted House is also operating four unique horror-themed escape rooms for the brave and unafraid.