New activities and seasonal sweets are available for the fall season

Christina Guckel and Brennan Lockwood

The fall season has rolled in, and the students of Metea Valley are starting to see the leaves fall and change to different colors. Some students are most excited to sip on their first pumpkin spice latte of the year, but others enjoy the spooky haunted houses, or any other yearly fall festivities offered more.

“I know some people are going to pumpkin patches and apple picking,” junior Lauren McDonagh said.

There are many pumpkin patches available to go to, but one popular one is the pumpkin patch at Blackberry Farm, which is open on the weekends of October from 11 a.m. to 4p.m. for a special event called Pumpkin Weekends.

If you are looking for something more scary, try going to a haunted house. There are a number of haunted houses open this year such as Hellsgate, Statesville Haunted Prison, Massacre Haunted House, Basement of the Dead, and so many more. Although some of these haunted houses are far from the Metea neighborhoods, some will say they are well worth the drive.

If you love haunted houses, but are also a fan of roller coasters, Six Flags’ yearly Fright Fest event is the place for you this fall season. This amusement park has many scary rides and just like a haunted house, has many spooky characters walking around the park, so be sure to check it out, but watch your back

“Most haunted houses aren’t scary, but some friends and I went to Fright Fest at the end of September and it was really fun,” senior Breanna Lockwood said.

While you are on the way to any of these festive activities, you may want to pick up Starbucks’ new Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Latte, Apple Crisp Macchiato, or any other new fall pastry. On the other hand, if you would prefer Dunkin’ Donuts, they also have a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, and other drinks, but specialise in their Pumpkin and Apple Cider Donuts.

Overall, after all these fall activities slow down, students and teachers get excited for Halloween, on Sunday, October 31 of this year.

“I like Halloween in general, all the decorations, parties, and the Halloween candy,” McDonagh said.