Traditions families participate in during the fall

Traditions families participate in during the fall

Riann Masi, Writer

The leaves have started to change from green to shades of red and the wind has begun to chill announcing the beginning of fall. With the season starting many families have begun to engage in their traditional fall activities. Pumpkin carving, hayrides, and maybe a haunted house or two.

“We go to the Spicer Orchard every year around this time,” English teacher Heather Mulligan said, “There’s nothing better than a pumpkin donut, or three with a cup of apple cider.” 

Spicer Orchard is a must for many families in the Fenton area to get donuts and cider. In an article by NBC25 News Spicers outdoor manager said on weekends they average close to 10,000 customers a day while on the weekdays the average is closer to 2,000. There are activities for the children such as hayrides, an animal petting farm, and a new tractor museum. Spicers continues to harvest throughout the whole year while other mills and orchards close in late Oct. early Nov. 

“Every year my family goes out, picks pumpkins, and grabs cider and donuts,” junior Dylyn Nichols said, “and we always throw a halloween party for our families and friends. It is always something we look forward to throughout the year.” 

Halloween is a main holiday event during the fall season, where families dress up like different monsters or even idols of theirs for one night a year. An article by Statistic said, “In 2019 68% of America’s population took part in Halloween, but it’s predicted this year only 58% will participate due to COVID-19.” The Center for Disease Control has provided some tips and tricks for the trick or treaters this year, to be safe during the pandemic. Some of these tips pertain to wearing a mask and keeping a safe distance of six feet from the homeowner’s door. 

Fall traditions pertain to families from each state as the weather cools and the leaves begin to change. Orchards and cider mills can be seen packed with hopeful families waiting for their donuts and cider. While the young ones enjoy hayrides and petting farms. Fall traditions have been passed down from generation to generation, continuing the joy of the fall season.