Homeowner Tips, Home Sellers Which Fall Activities Can I Do During an Open House?
Discover Unique Fall Activities When Selling a Home
Each season provides its own list of activities. Fall’s most popular activities include apple and pumpkin picking. However, orchards and pumpkin patches may draw in large crowds and lines during weekends at your local farm. If you are selling your home and need to leave for a showing or open house, you will likely have some time to kill. To avoid crowds and think outside the box, HomeHunt created a list to help you discover your next favorite fall activity.
Explore Beyond the Pumpkin Patch
If you love visiting local farms during the fall season, there are other activities you and your family can do aside from finding yourself in the pumpkin patch. Farms offer a wide variety of activities like petting zoos for the little ones that include food pellets and hay for cows, goats, and pigs. Corn mazes are fun for the entire family; you can even create a game of who can find their way out first. While most hayrides travel to apple fields and larger pumpkin patches, others transport passengers to another area of the farm for more activities.
Plan a Picnic
Known for its beautiful foliage and scenery, the fall season is one to be admired. If you have a local park nearby or rest areas that border any lakes, pack up a picnic and head out to enjoy the crisp air and stunning views. Additionally, you can pack a picnic if you plan to take a hike at a local state park. Hiking will provide breathtaking views of all the seasonal changes. The fall season also provides colorful backdrops for family photos. You can have fun with the color themes of the changing leaves or introduce props like pumpkins to create a seasonal family photo op.
Attend a Football Game
The fall season is a favorite for football fans across the country. Whether you are a college or professional football fan, game day is an event the entire family can attend. Not only is the atmosphere exciting, but it creates memories that can be cherished each year. If your local football team is away in a city nearby, take a road trip to watch them play.
Research Local Fall Festivals
Many towns host fall festivals that provide local food specialties, crafts, antique shops, and live entertainment. Though these events may draw in large crowds, there is plenty to do for everyone in your family. Some events at fall festivals include pie eating contests, pumpkin painting, and games for prizes.
Fall Activities During Night Showings
Haunted houses may be too intense for small children, but can be a fun date night or time out with friends. Popular haunted attractions are opening back up to provide plenty of scares this fall season after closing during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Some amusement parks also offer haunted attractions when the sun goes down to make for a fun day trip.
If you remain home during a showing, but want to give potential buyers some space, light a bonfire outback. Roasting marshmallows and making s’mores is one of fall’s staple points. Cooler weather will bring opportunities to invite family and friends over for delicious treats and show potential buyers that your home provides the space for these activities.
Finding new activities can often be difficult if you need to leave your home for showings multiple times during the fall season. However, with plenty of options, you and your family can create new memories. If you are interested in listing your home on the market this fall season, contact a HomeHunt agent today.