Living in Texas means we don’t get many vibrant fall colors, but we do get to enjoy warmer temperatures longer. If you are looking for some family fun this fall, here are some great fall events near Midland to try.
St. Ann’s Family Fair
This annual festival is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. The fun begins September 27th and runs through the 30th. General admission is free, but there is a cost for many of the attractions. There will be carnival rides, game booths, bingo, face painting, the Odds & Ends Garage Sale booth, and lots of delicious food.
Make a Difference Day Annual Fall Community Cleanup
This year, on Sunday, October 7th, our community is coming together to clean up. The event will run from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Keep Midland Beautiful will supply trash bags, vests, and gloves. After the cleanup, there will be a community picnic to show appreciation for all the volunteers. If you can’t participate that day, you can go out anytime in October.
29th Annual Texas Size Garage Sale
Everyone loves a bargain. At this sale, there will be deals aplenty. The garage sale will be held at 407 E. Sharbauer Drive on October 12th, 13th, and 14th. Proceeds will benefit Meals On Wheels.
If you need a new vehicle to help bring home your garage sale bounty or move trash from the cleanup to the dump, contact us at Midland Buick GMC to learn more about our inventory.
Families are often busy in the fall, especially with school and extracurricular activities. That’s why it’s important to make time to get away from your busy lives. In fact, many families create a fall bucket list—a list of things to do before the season comes to an end. From hiking to baking apple pie, there are some things that are best done in the autumn.
According to Creative Family Fun, you should be sure to get outdoors in the fall to experience the changing leaves. One of the best tips for hiking with young children is to keep it simple. Pack supplies, snacks, and water, but also be sure to stay close to home or your car. You don’t need to hike the Appalachian Trail for your kids to have fun—simply get outside and start walking.
Make an apple pie to celebrate the fall season. If you’re lucky, you may be able to find an orchard in the area that will let you pick apples (though apple picking is much harder to find in Texas than in the Northeast). You just need flour, salt, sugar, and unsalted butter for a pie crust, and the filling can be made with apples, a lemon, butter, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and flour.
There are several other things to do in the fall:
- Make leaf rubbings with wax paper.
- Make your own Halloween costume.
- Make bird feeders.
- Play in the leaves.
- Enjoy cider beside the fire.
These are just some of the fun things we at Midland Buick GMC Cadillac enjoy doing in the fall. Be sure to make your own bucket list with your family and friends to make the most of the season