After the record-breaking summer heat, Lubbockites look for every opportunity to go outside and enjoy the fresh air. The city, bustling with temporary college citizens and harvest time fans, has tons of events to choose from to get your “fall” on.
Here are a few of our favorite suggestions to choose from.
At’l Do Farms Corn Maize
The Corn Maize is a must-see attraction in Lubbock during the fall. It’s not officially the best season of the year without a visit to this 12-acre corn maze complete with hayrides, pumpkins, and a picnic area for nighttime s’mores roasting. This is the perfect place for friends to go to kick off the season. Like their Facebook page for times and admission prices.
Lubbock Pumpkin Trail
The City of Lubbock hosts this lighted trail of jack-o-lanterns and fall foliage during the middle of October. Thousands attend this event on autumn evenings to view hundreds of carved pumpkins lining the walkway at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. With a goal of 2,000 pumpkins in 2018, it’s the perfect volunteer opportunity for your group to gather and have some fall fun and decorate pumpkins to donate to the event. Admission is free!
Trunk or Treats and Fall Festivals
Even though you’re too old for trick or treating, the latest trend in Halloween festivities is the “trunk or treat.” It’s a fun and safe way for young children to get candy and show off their costumes. Chances are, your church puts on a trunk or treat, and it’s a great way to get involved and show off your fun costume.
Fall festivals are also popular with local schools and churches, and they’re always looking for volunteers. If your group is looking for volunteer opportunities, check with an organization and sign up to help hand out candy or monitor little goblins in a bounce house at your local fall festival.
Nothing says “fall” like picking apples in an orchard. The Orchard, located about 15 minutes east of Lubbock, is the perfect place to get some fresh produce and soak in the autumn sunshine. Check their website for picking dates!
First Friday Art Trail
The First Friday Art Trail is a self-guided public art event the first Friday of each month celebrating the arts in downtown Lubbock. There is a free Citibus trolley service that will take you to all the stops on the trail in downtown Lubbock. Admission is free. There’s also an app you can download as you make your way through the trail.
When the weather cools, non-profit organizations schedule tons of charity runs. It’s for a good cause, and you can get your steps in. Check out this website for upcoming charity runs in your area.
Community Workouts Every Saturday
Every Saturday at Monterey Church of Christ, Camp Gladiator hosts a free 60-minute total body workout at 8 a.m. Bring your mat and a bottle of water!
Looking for more fun things to do in Lubbock year-round? Check out our interactive map packed with restaurant suggestions, events, and our favorite Lubbock locations!
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