Fall begins this year on Sunday, Sept. 22. There's something for everyone to love about fall.
Fall brings beautiful colors to the leaves on the trees, festivals, fall sports and more. Here are 10 reasons to love fall.
Pumpkin is featured in everything from pies and breads to coffee and pancakes during fall. You can find tons of pumpkin recipes at AllRecipes.com. Whether you cook from scratch or use canned pumpkin, you'll find just the right recipe to celebrate the season.
Fall leaves are beautiful see. The Skyline Drive attracts more than two million visitors to Virginia each year. The 105-mile scenic highway runs the entire length of Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
You don't have to drive too far to find the beauty of fall, no matter where you live. Take a hike in your neighborhood or a drive through town to find the prettiest colors of fall.
Fall festivals attract people of every generation. Music, arts and crafts, wine and craft beers, pumpkins and apples and delicious festival foods abound at fall festivals.
Pumpkin patches and corn mazes offer fun to kids of all ages. Pumpkin patches have changed a lot over the years. Many now offer bounce houses, hay bale animals, corn pits and other attractions in addition to pumpkins.
Apples are in season during fall. Apple orchards across the country hold apple festivals and open houses. You'll find fresh apple cider, hot apple donuts and every variety of apple available for picking.
College football is a favorite fall pastime, but football isn't the only fall sport. On college campuses, high school and youth recreation fields across the country, you'll find athletes competing in soccer, field hockey, cross country and other sports. Fall is also a favorite season for runners. As the temperatures cool down, the running events heat up.
Fall decorating means taking down the beach-theme decor and putting out pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and ghosts. It's always fun to change the look of your home and yard and fall offers many decorating options.
Crisp mornings and cool nights are one of the things that many people enjoy about fall. The cooler temperatures are one factor in the brilliance of fall leaves. It's not too hot and not too cold in early fall so enjoy it while you can.
Fall means it's time to pack away the shorts and t-shirts and pull out the sweaters. Cool temperatures and sweaters go together. If you're like many people, you add to your sweater collection each year, while keeping old favorites in your wardrobe.
Fall holidays are fun for all ages. Families around the country look forward to Halloween's costume parties and trick-or-treating. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to gather together with family and friends and give thanks.
Like it or not, fall is here. So say your farewells to summer and embrace fall, the season some say is the best of all.