The Ultimate Fall Bucket List 80 Ideas for Fall Fun DelawareLove the changing colors, crisp weather and beautiful sunsets that Autumn delivers?  Crave the fall flavors, rich smells, riveting textures? If so, you  may enjoy our Ultimate Fall Bucket List, highlighting 80 of our favorite ways to take advantage of this beautiful season in and around North Delaware, New Castle County. The Ultimate Fall Bucket List is brought to you by New Castle County Special Events.

Warning! Side effects may include:  laughter, weight gain (if you make all the goodies we suggest), family bonding, memory making, increased intelligence, contagious smiles, broadened awareness, inner peace.

  1. Make Pumpkin PancakesFall leaves as flowers
  2. Volunteer with Friends or the Family
  3. Go Leaf Peeping
  4. Laminate Leaves and Make Magnets
  5. Take a History Hike at Iron Hill Park in Newark, call 302.395.5651
  6. Get Cozy and Watch a Sunset
  7. Meet the New Kids at Carousel Park(baby animals)
  8. Bake Pumpkin Bread
  9. Make Popcorn from the Cobb
  10. Toast Pumpkin Seeds
  11. Go Camping

    New CAstle County CArousel Park Kids Corral

    Our baby Gypsy Foal was born in August. He now lives at Carousel Park with mother, Tegan and brother, Angus. Come visit them at Carousel, open daily.

  12. Take in the Maple Trees at Rockwood Museum
  13. Read and Tell Scary Stories
  14. Do a 1,000 Piece Puzzle
  15. Go For a Bike Ride
  16. Kick Back and Stare at the Clouds in the Sky
  17. Hunt for Ghosts at Rockwood Mansion
  18. Host a Scary Movie Marathon
  19. Make a Donation to the Delaware Food Bank
  20. Go on a Picnic
  21. Fly A Kite
  22. Learn Country Line Dancing at Carousel Park
  23. Do a Fall Photo Shoot
  24. Get Lost in a Corn Maze
  25. Have a Scarecrow Making PartyThankful-Tree
  26. Start a Family Journal
  27. Capture Photos of Everything Orange One Day
  28. Make a Thankful Tree >
  29. Pick Apples
  30. Read a Book from Start to Finish in a Weekend
  31. Bake Pies…Apple or Pumpkin
  32. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
  33. Pile Them High and Jump in the Leaves
  34. Organize a Scavenger Hunt
  35. Take in the Maple Trees at Rockwood Park
  36. Make and Eat Caramel Apples
  37. Join the National Read for the Record Day at your Local Library
  38. Make a Fall Bucket and Put All these Ideas In It. Pick One Each Day.
  39. Make Homemade Apple Sauce
  40. Have a Soup Cook-Off
  41. Take a Ride in the Hay
  42. Watch “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”
  43. Take a Nature HikeSleep under the strs
  44. Drink Fancy Coffee Drinks
  45. Sleep Under the Stars at Carousel Park
  46. Cheer at a Football Game
  47. Roast Marshmallows
  48. Go to a Fall Festival
  49. Jump in Mud Puddles with Your Rain Boots
  50. Play Touch Football
  51. Make Chili
  52. Sip Hot Apple Cider
  53. Taste Test Pumpkin Beers
  54. Read New Castle County’s Fall Happenings Guide
  55. Make Leaf Art
  56. Bake Fall Cookies
  57. Campfire with S’mores
  58. Plant Daffodilsleaf heart
  59. Visit a Local Winery and Do Some Sipping
  60. Send a Fall Note to a Special Friend via Snail Mail
  61. Make Thanksgiving Crafts
  62. Buy Fresh at your Local Farmers Market
  63. Host a Pot-Luck Dinner
  64. Play in the Leaves
  65. Carve a Jack-O-Latern
  66. Visit a Local Farm
  67. Recognize Someone Doing GOOD
  68. Take a Scenic Drive along Route 9
  69. REDiscover Columbus
  70. Hunt for Four Leaf Clovers
  71. Gather a Group of Friends and Go For a Hay Ride
  72. Say HI to Everyone You See
  73. Volunteer for a Fun Fall Event
  74. Snap Fall Foliage Photos in New Castle County and tag @NorthDelaWHEREHappening
  75. Send Out Some Over-due Thank You Notes
  76. Paint a Pumpkin
  77. Thank a Veteran or Military Family for Their Service to Our Country
  78. Go Shopping on Black Friday Eve
  79. Go Shopping on Black Friday
  80. Shop only LOCAL for a week



The Ultimate Fall Bucket List is Brought to You By New Castle County Special Events

New Castle County Special Events are opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to interact and come together as a community to enjoy one of the County’s parks. The events serve to build trust and a sense of belonging to the community and thus improve our quality of life. For more information, visit



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