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Fresno fall fun

Activities galore throughout the Central Valley to get you in the fall mood
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It’s fall y’all and there’s so much happening in the Fresno area! Now that the weather has cooled down from the oppressive heat of the Summer sun, there’s more fun to savor outside!

Now that it’s finally fall, events like the annual The Big Fresno Fair, Caruthers District Fair, and Hobb’s Grove are starting to kick off! 

One big event that hypes up people about other fall events is the Caruthers District Fair. This event only lasts a few days, starting Sept. 27 and ending Sept. 30, and happens to be the largest free-entry fair in California.

Crowds of people gather for fun at the Caruthers Fair. (Hailey Higton )

While the Caruthers District Fair really kicks off fall, The Big Fresno Fair is the highlight of the season. Spanning from Oct. 4 to Oct. 15 this year, the fair covers 165 acres filled with fun rides, food vendors, and game booths. They also feature horse-back riding, magic shows, and local as well as national artists. 

Stores are beginning to bring in and promote their fall and halloween decorations. Places like TJ Maxx, Walmart, and HomeGoods have already filled their shelves with fall blankets, pillows, plastic skeletons and other halloween/fall decor. 

Coffee shops have also begun adding seasonal favorites like the Pumpkin Spice Latte to their menus along with tasty treats to celebrate all the flavors of the season. Some of these coffee shops include Dutch Bros, Kuppa Joy, and Starbucks, and the local Frappe House at CrossCity Church. These coffee shops have featured their flavors as early as Aug. 24, and they will be around until early November. 

What would fall be without pumpkins? Multiple places around town offer real and faux pumpkins so everyone can enjoy the season with the right decor. Planet Pumpkin offers a mini pumpkin patch, located on Nees between north First and north Millbrook, as well as games, and small carnival rides. Trader Joe’s also began selling small pumpkins. Hobby Lobby offers a range of decorations for all. 

Meilani Gilmore Young

Fall isn’t all just PSL’s and warm sweaters, there are fun community runs going on around this time. Some of these events include the Clovis Pumpkin Run on Oct. 7, the Turkey Trot in Woodward Park on Nov. 23, the Monster Mash Dash on Oct. 28, and the Clovis Turkey Day Run on Nov. 23, and the Two Cities Marathon on Nov. 5. 

Fall is one of the biggest holidays of the year. Halloween has many events leading up to it such as the 31 Nights of Halloween on Freeform. Places like Hobb’s Grove offer a fun haunted maze for all as a way to get into the Halloween spirit. The unexpected jumpscares at every corner keep everyone on their toes and leave some in tears. The maze lasts from Sept. 29 to Oct. 29.   

If you like pop music, be sure to buy your tickets now to see the Jonas Brothers! One night, on Nov. 2, they’ll be presenting their five albums live at the Save Mart Center!  

While some enjoy the crowded fairs and haunted maze jumpscares, there are also quiet and less populated activities.  One such place is Meadow Lakes Orchard. Here, one can enjoy the serenity of nature and go apple picking, as well as enjoy the little store that gives a homey feel to it. The small café found next to this story offers fresh foods and coffee for all. Seating is also provided with gorgeous views of the Sierra Nevada. 

To read more from The Feather visit Food Review: Crave vs. Crumbl and Music Review: Olivia Rodrigo captivates audience with new album. 



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About the Contributors
Gabriel DeSimone, Photojournalist
Gabriel DeSimone, ‘26 serves as a journalist for The Feather at Fresno Christian Schools. DeSimone joined The Feather because he felt a desire to write about the important and exciting events going on around campus, while deepening his skills as a writer and newer photographer. DeSimone’s hobbies include reading fantasy novels, going for walks in nature, swimming in the pool and baking. He is also passionate about raising awareness and funds for the homeless.
Meilani Gilmore Young is a senior at Fresno Christian Schools and the Arts and Entertainment Editor for the Feather Online. She is an avid reader, movie enthusiast, and music fanatic. When she’s not leading the Track and Field team she is planning her next adventure or mapping out her next meal. In the future, Gilmore Young hopes to pursue a career in history and study film. 
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