Fall Fun

A bushel of timeless traditions to enjoy the East Bay’s most colorful season

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Leaves are changing. Temperatures are dropping. Swimsuits have been traded for sweaters, and summer shandys for autumnal brews. It’s officially fall, the season for carving pumpkins, picking apples, getting lost in corn mazes, and seeking the “good” kind of scares. Whether you’re looking to carry on timeless traditions, or try something new, we’ve got a cornucopia of fun fall activities for you to choose from.

Pumpkins Galore
Whether you like ‘em tall and skinny or squat and wide, painted, carved, or left as-is, no fall is complete without that perfect pumpkin. Find yours at DeCastro Farms, Quonset View Farm, or Escobar’s Farm in Portsmouth; Old Stone Orchard or Young Family Farm in Little Compton; Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown; or Frerichs Farm in Warren, where you can also witness gigantic gourds during their annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 12!

Pick Apples
Apple picking is a timeless, treasured fall tradition, and lucky for us, rural Rhode Island is ripe with farms full of McIntosh, Macouns, and more! Fill your basket or bag with fruit from Old Stone Orchard in Little Compton or Rocky Brook Orchard and Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown.

Fun Frights
Beware – this Rhody haunt is not for the faint of heart. If you’re a thrill-seeker, check out the real-life haunted Fort Adams in Newport that transforms into Fortress of Nightmares the last two weekends of this month.

Get Lost
There’s nothing quite like the corn maze at Escobar’s Farm in Portsmouth. It’s eight acres of themed fun, this year celebrating the wizarding world. Once you find your way out of the maze, enjoy other attractions like concessions and hayrides.