First Day of Fall

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I can’t believe it's already the first day of fall; even though it might not feel like it (hello 80% humidity), Fall is in full swing. I even saw Halloween candy in CVS the other day - the mini Milky Ways were calling my name. Here are a few of the things I plan on crossing off the list this fall.

Apple Picking: What is more fall than apple picking? We have gone the past few years to Outhouse Orchards and I always have such a fun time. My husband on the other hand is not a huge fan; maybe when we have kids he will be more into it, but I am still going to drag him along. We finish off the afternoon with a nice drive and dinner at one of our favorite places: The Inn at Pound Ridge.

Stratton Mountain Beer Fest (Columbus Day Weekend): Leaf peeping, craft beers, and fires all rolled into one weekend. Those three things make this girl a very happy camper. A nice fall weekend away in VT with our friends will be a perfect fall activity. Hopefully all the leaves will be in full color, it will be just cold enough for flannel shirts and maybe even some paintball.

Football: We will all head down to Knoxville to watch University of Tennessee take on South Carolina. It doesn’t get much better than and SEC football game with 110,000 screaming fans all in the same place. They take tailgating to a whole new level. Its a sea of orange and white, and while TN might not come out on top its worth every bit of the experience.

Greenwich Food and Wine Festival: A really fun fall day filled with too much good food, music, and cocktails. This year, Train is the headliner, but there are a ton of other acts - the list is on their website (FYI they only let people over 21 in.). If you can’t make the food and wine festival the next weekend, they are having The Last Taste of Summer - Craft Beer Festival in the same place the weekend after town party. It’s the first year of the event but the website promises “raft beer festival that features brews and pours from over 30 of Connecticut’s finest craft breweries, live music, a variety of delicious food,” count me in.