Looking to have fun? Consider:
- a.) I’m a college student…
- b.) with very limited funds…
- c.) who needs something fun to do….
- d.) in the month of October
Seems improbable, right? But it’s not! Here are three options that can give you that well-deserved break from work and allow for a lot of fun:
#1: The Great Pumpkin Farm
Fall Festivals are a fun way to spend your time without spending a lot of money, and The Great Pumpkin Farm does not disappoint. For a $5 admission (or a discounted $4 if you buy them at Wegman’s), you get access to the entire festival atmosphere! Admission ticket also includes a free tractor-drawn hayride, comedy and magic shows, petting zoo, face painting, and more! Granted, there are some events that cost a little extra money, but they’re still relatively inexpensive! For $3, you can access the FSI: Corn Maze, which spans a 2 mile path. The Great Pumpkin Farm takes a corn maze and makes it something more, by providing a murder investigation to solve. It’s well worth the extra-charge.
Did I mention hot/cold apple cider and homemade donuts? Oh, and a giant pumpkin cannon that you can use to launch a pumpkins thousands of feet into the great beyond. Yes, it is awesome.
On October 23rd and October 25th, D’Youville has two fun events planned! The 23rd is a movie night offered by the Student Association, and the movie playing is The Dark Knight Rises. D’Youville’s movie nights are always a great way to spend your night. Oh, and by the way, it’s free. So grab a friend, get some snacks they provide, and enjoy the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.
On the 25th starting at 6pm, the Residence Council is hosting a Fall Fest in the College Center. It’s open to all residents. There will be pumpkin carving and bowling, mummy wrapping, mystery bins, etc. And of course, food and raffles, too!
#3: Host your own movie night
(Or convince a friend to!) One of the best things about October is ABC Family’s 13 Nights of Halloween; where every night from October 19th-October 31st a Halloween-related movie is played. So grab some snacks, and sit back and enjoy. Everyone deserves a break, and there’s really nothing better than relaxing with an amazing Halloween movie. And if I were to recommend the best choice: Make an entire day of it on Sunday, October 21st. Starting at 1:30, 5 great Tim Burton movies are playing: Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Nightmare Before Christmas (my personal favorite Halloween movie), Beetlejuice, and Edward Scissorhands. Not a bad way to spend a day!