As the seasons change, so do our wardrobes and our state of mind. Say ‘good-bye’ to running through the sprinkler or lounging at the pool and ‘hello’ to long walks through orange leaves, visits to the pumpkin patch and Halloween ghoulies.
Autumn is just around the corner and Taylor Morrison wants you to get the most out of this colorful time of year.
Find fall fun near all our new home communities. Just don’t forget to pack a jacket!
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- Just bought a new home in the East Bay? Get to know your local seaport with the Port of Oakland Free Harbor Tours. Sign up for tickets and ride the Blue & Gold Fleet. Tours scheduled for September 22, October 13 & 27.
- Ardenwood Historic Farm celebrates their Annual Harvest Festival October 7 & 8. Pick your own colored corn and have a go at the cider press. It’s more good old-fashioned country fun in the East Bay.
- Prepare to be spooked with a Halloween adventure in San Jose. September 29 – October 29 at Gilroy Gardens, the park lights up for a world of tricks & treats. Event runs 7-10 pm, Friday through Sunday.
- The Floating Pumpkin Patch is a unique Roseville tradition. Choose from hundreds of pumpkins bobbing in the pool and then take your prize to the decorating station. Stick around for games, a bounce house and more. October 22 from 1-4 pm.
- LA County – Los Angeles real estate is in for a frighteningly good time. Screamfest LA is back! Hollywood’s favorite horror film festival runs October 10-19. For less screams and more yee-haws, head to Underwood Family Farms for their 20th Annual Fall Festival every weekend in October. Antique tractors, great food, a gigantic pumpkin patch, corn maze and plenty of photo ops.
- Orange County – Not all fall fun takes place on the farm. San Clemente Seafest at the Pier is your destination for oysters, surfing, arts & crafts and the famed Clam Chowder Cook-Off. October 1 from 9 am-3 pm.
- San Diego County – Tempt your palate November 12-19 at the Classic San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival. Join Celebrity Chef William Bradley and over 10,000 of So Cal’s finest food & beverage aficionados for a week of tasty indulgence. And the Mother Goose Parade returns on November 19. Don’t miss out on an El Cajon tradition for more than 70 years.
- Celebrate fall as only an Arizonan can – by eating loads of tacos! The 8th Annual Arizona Taco Festival serves over half a million tacos at Salt River Fields October 14 & 15. Live music, pepper eating contest, Lucha Libre wrestling, Margarita Expo and the Kids’ Zone. It’s a spicy good time for everyone.
- Concerts, carnival rides, funnel cakes and barnyard buddies. The Arizona State Fair October 6-29 is your opportunity to make new family memories and get just a little sick from too much cotton candy.
- Lovers of the most creative cocktail around won’t want to miss out on the Denver Bloody Mary Festival. Three hours of unlimited tastings at the EXDO Event Center on October 22 from 1-4 pm. Delicious tastes included with lunch for sale from local food trucks.
- Make plans to get out of the house and soak up the colors of fall. Explore fall foliage day trips from Denver.
- Lovers of everything sweet will go head over cakes for the Hey Sugar! Austin Dessert Fest. The first event of its kind in the city, 20 vendors will peddle their tastiest treats on October 29 from 11am-4pm at Peached Social House.
- More good eats are on the way at the Texas Monthly BBQ Fest Weekend on November 5 from 1-4 pm. Relax on the lawn with an ice-cold beer and all the smoked meaty goodness you can handle.
- The State Fair of Texas runs from September 19 – October 22. Buy your food & ride tickets online to avoid having to wait in line at the fair. We hope you’ve got room for corndogs!
- Visit Hall’s Pumpkin Farm & Corn Maze from September 29 through October. Find the perfect pumpkin to carve your Jack-o-Lantern and hop in the trailer for a hayride.
- Celebrate the city’s incredible diversity at Houston Greek Festival October 5-8. Take part in 51 years of Mediterranean styled food, drink, dance, culture and camaraderie.
- Join Abbey Farms near Verona Ridge in Aurora for their yearly Pumpkin Daze Fall Festival. Make your way through one of Chicago’s largest corn mazes and browse 40-acres of pumpkins to uncover just the right one. September 23 – October 29.
- For more seasonal fun in Chicago, check out this comprehensive Harvest Festival Events Guide to fill your fall calendar.
- One of Georgia’s largest pumpkin patches is just a short drive from Atlanta. Marvel at acres upon acres of orange at Yule Forest. Open daily from September 30 – October 31.
- Everyone is Scottish at the 45th Annual Stone Mountain Highland Games, October 20 – 22. Bring your clan to enjoy highland dance, bagpipes, harping and thrilling old world games like the caber toss
- One of the most anticipated free events of the year, John’s Pass Seafood Festival is back for its 36th season. Nonstop music and fresh seafood plus hundreds of vendors. October 26-29.
- Our Lady of Lourdes Fall Festival in Dunedin, FL features live music, beer, midway rides, games and an absolutely massive flea market for treasure hunting. Join the fun October 12-15.
- Getting lost in Scott’s Maze Adventures is an Orlando fall tradition. Choose from 1-acre and 6-acre maps, with a new pattern every year. The maze opens from September 30 – December 10.
- Enjoy free admission, parking, petting zoo, playground, live music and photo ops every weekend in October at the 29th Annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival. Tickets for pony rides, games, bounce house and more for sale separately.
- Pioneer Pumpkin Palooza is a free event featuring fall events for all ages. Scavenger hunt, hayrides, face painting, Halloween movies and all sorts of games plus arts & crafts. Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch, October 21 from 10 am-3 pm.
- Trick or Treat Fort Mill Main Street offers a safe Halloween Day adventure October 31 from 5-7 pm. Let your little ghosts and goblins collect candy from local merchants and participate in the costume contest.
- Explore world cultures from more than 50 nations at the UNC Charlotte International Festival October 14. This free event featuring exotic music and dance has been an annual tradition for over four decades.
- Lay out a blanket in the grass to view over 50 colorful hot air balloons at the Carolina Balloon Fest October 20-22. Live entertainment, wine & beer garden, food and more.
- Take part in the North Carolina State Fair October 12-22. Enjoy all your fair favorites plus a tractor pull, stunt show and demolition derby.
Embrace the Shades of Fall
Don’t let the most colorful season of the year pass you by. Make time to go for a stroll through the community or in the surrounding countryside.