Fall Into Fall

As we leave summer behind and move into the great beauty that is autumn, there are so many things that I think of when fall arrives. One of the most prominent is walking outside and observing the beauty that is around us as the leaves change color. I went to school at the University of Kansas, which is an amazing campus to walk on during the fall with all of the changing colors. Here are a few other places to visit during the fall.

Harvard University: Cambridge, Massachuetts


Harvard Yard

Harvard University is known for more than just its high standards in academia. It is also known as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation.  It is located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a gorgeous sight to see when the trees begin to change their colors in the fall. You could even visit the Charles River and have the chance to see the Harvard Crew team practicing.

Feast: Portland, Oregon



Not only does Portland have the beauty of the state of Oregon surrounding it, it is also host to the annual Feast. Feast is presented by Bon Appetit, a well-known culinary magazine. This festival plays host to some very well-known chefs, including Chris Cosentino, who is best known for his appearances on Top Chef Masters and The Next Iron Chef),  and Duff Goldman, best known for his television show Ace of Cakes. It is scheduled to run from September 19th through the 22nd.

World Championship Grape Stomp: Sonoma, California

grape stomp

World Championship Grape Stomp

While a trip to California would be fun in and of itself, a trip to Sonoma in the fall be great fun because of one event: the World Championship Grape Stomp. This event has been taking place for over 40 years! On October 3 – 5, teams will compete for a $1500 grand prize. In addition to this competition, be prepared to have the opportunity to test a variety of wines, ciders, and beets at their tastings while also visiting their chef demonstrations.


Where do you like to visit in the Fall?


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Abigail is the Community Services Librarian. Some of her favorite genres are young adult fantasy, inspirational fiction, and chick lit. She loves to listen to music, crochet, watch DIY television, and eat pretty much anything that involves potatoes or chocolate.