Now that Fall is here, we can soon expect cooler weather, changing leaves, football, pumpkin spiced coffee and shorter days. We’re already seeing Fall and Halloween decorations in the stores and pumpkins cropping up at the farm stands. You might be considering the major holidays that loom in the near future and the plans that need to be made to visit relatives and loved ones.
Most families have Fall traditions they observe every year. You might take the family up to the mountains to pick apples from an orchard or drive out to a farm and enjoy hayrides, cute little goats and special harvest meals. Perhaps you enjoy breezy nights at the beach or backyard bonfires with friends. Whatever you do to celebrate Fall, there will be plenty to do aboard the air station in the coming months.
Rocktoberfest is October 17 and features live music from Candlebox and Adelitas Way. Thanks to our sponsors, the night includes free German themed food and beverage tastings, unit competitions, vendor booths and games for all to enjoy. Rocktoberfest takes place in front of the Roadhouse and starts at 5:00 pm. Units, register with your DRC for the Stein Obstacle Course.
Fall Family Events
First up is Spooky Tales on October 18. Spooky Tales at the Library features mystery guests sharing stories, poems and more. Kids can wear costumes and do a little trick or treating before they leave.
Next is Trunk or Treat. Scheduled for October 25, units compete for funds by decorating trunks and wearing costumes. Candy will be handed out to costumed kiddos. The competition is split into multiple categories and each unit can enter as many trunks as they like. It’s a full night of food trucks, treats, face painting, games and Fall fun. Get dressed up and come enjoy! You can register your unit trunk online.
Finally, Family Pumpkin Carving is set for October 26 at Shady Grove A. This free family event includes Pumpkins and lots of fun. Get a head start on your Jack-O-Lanterns this year and call the library at 252-466-3552 to save your spot!
That wraps up October and takes us into the holidays. We’ll have more information about all the holiday events soon. Happy Fall Y’all!