Maybe this year more than ever I’m glad we live in a world with Octobers (thanks Anne); I think we can all agree we deserve an extra special fall. While fall and all the festivities that go along with it are great for kids, the adults deserve some fun too! Check out some of these essentials to make the most of Fall 2020.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Are they basic? Yes. Are they delicious? Yes. We don’t judge! Findlay has so many wonderful coffee shops that have great recipes for Pumpkin Spice Lattes and other fall-themed beverages that will have you tasting the season with every sip!
FBC’s Pumpkin Beer
PSLs not for you? You can still enjoy a delicious pumpkin drink – just make it beer! Findlay Brewing Company has great seasonal brews and Pumpkin Butt Beer has to be one of the best. Order it in-house, to-go, in a growler, or a crowler, with a bowl of Roasted Pumpkin soup or on its own – just be sure to have a glass (or three!).
One of our favorite things about our local restaurants is their affinity to locally sourced ingredients and seasonal menus – fall is no exception! Logan’s Irish Pub’s Fall Cork Board is especially amazing in October with Curried Pumpkin Chili and Maple Glazed Salmon Risotto on the menu. The Gathering, Gathering Wine, and The Anvil have amazing fall cocktails planned, and one of The Gathering’s seasonal specials is Fall Fettuccini. And, of course, The Bistro’s Butternut Squash Soup is something to look forward to every fall. Make plans to embrace autumn and enjoy a dinner out (or takeout!).
Beautiful Fall Décor
There is something about the autumnal air that gets you in the mood to decorate your home. Decorate the outside of your home with beautiful mums, pumpkins of all size, corn stalks, and straw bales. These can easily be found at pumpkin patches around the county! Don’t forget the inside of your house by visiting places like Thistle Exchange, Homestead Collection, and our local businesses who are in fall spirit.
Did you know that Hancock Leadership Alumni Association is putting on a home decorating contest? Learn more about it here!
Everyone likes to see the leaves changing and they are especially beautiful this year. Take part in Hancock Park District’s Hike It Program to hit as many parks as possible to enjoy the Fall Color or leisurely enjoy all our beautiful parks on your own.
Get a new perspective of Hancock County with Fall Color by joining in on one of Hancock Park District’s Fall Float Trips! These weekend float trips last about 2 hours, and are a fun and affordable way to enjoy a fall day. Have a kayak of your own? Hop in at any of these spots and enjoy the views!
Get your Costumes On and Have Fun!
How many times have we said “It won’t look the same” this year? We know, we are tired of it too. While the sentiment is true about Halloween across the board, you can still have plenty of fall fun.
2020 may not have given us much, but it did give us plenty of inspiration for Halloween costumes. Embrace that inspiration and enter yourself or a group of friends (two legged or four legged) in to Hancock Leadership’s costume contest. And the fun doesn’t stop with just costumes. We mentioned the house decorating contest above, but also get in on the pumpkin carving contest – plenty of fun, all at home! For some costume fun in-person head to Alexandria’s Socially Distant Costume Party. Cash awards will be given for several categories and live music will be playing all evening. Show your knowledge of scary movies like Misery and Carrie by attending Anvil Whiskey Bar’s Halloween and Scary Movie Trivia on October 22! Reserve your table today and blow the competition away with your knowledge.
How about some real-life spooky stories? Tour the beautiful Jones Mansion at night while hearing chilling real(ish) life stories during A Haunting at the Jones Mansion on October 24 and October 31. Tours are of small groups and leave every fifteen minutes. Pre-purchased tickets are highly recommended, however any available tickets will be available at the door, call 419-722-7037 to reserve your spot!
No matter how you are planning to enjoy fall and celebrate Halloween we hope it is a great one! See a Family-Friendly guide to Fall here, and don’t forget to pick out your pumpkins!