Fun and Inexpensive Things to Do this October!


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

Fun Hayride

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.

Fun Pumpkin Cannon#2: D’Youville Events!

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.

Fun Batman

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!

Fun Pumpkin Carvings

#3: Host your own movie night

Fun 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!

TNBC fun


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Major: English
Where I'm From: Eastern Pennsylvania
When I graduate: I, ideally, hope to publish a novel or collection of short stories, but I'd also like to delve into the process of editing/publishing, too.

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