As the leaves start to change, you know that fall is in the air. It’s time to pull out those sweaters, hit up the haunted houses, and bake everything with pumpkin spice! Since fall is right around the corner, what are your fall bucket list plans? Here are just five fall activities that you need to do this fall season if you live in Rexburg!
It can’t be a fall activity without pumpkins! Make sure to grab a pumpkin at a local store or pumpkin patch before it’s too late. You can also buy a carving kit from a store or come up with your design. Carving pumpkins is something you can do for a date, FHE, or even a Halloween party. Once your pumpkin is all carved, put it out on your front porch and light it up with a candle for everyone to see!
Living in Rexburg has it’s perks when it comes to the month of October. There are many different haunted houses in the surrounding areas which make for perfect fall activities. Grab a group of friends and head to one of the haunted houses! Whether it’s the Haunted Mill, Straw Maze, or Dr. Slaughters, we promise you won’t be disappointed! Find prices and directions for each of these haunted houses by following the link below. Make sure to hit up all of the haunted houses this fall!
Grab your friends and head to the nearest pumpkin patch! Whether it’s the U-Pick Red Barn in Idaho Falls or RC Acres Pumpkin Patch in Saint Anthony, make sure to grab a pumpkin before all the good ones are gone. Be a kid again and have a fun afternoon picking out the perfect pumpkin for you! Don’t forget to take it home and carve afterwards!
Who doesn’t love freshly picked apples? Head to the BYU-Idaho Apple Orchard and spend the afternoon picking a bucket of apples. The orchard includes a collection of over 120 different varieties of apples. There is self service station located at the corner of the orchard that you can pay for the apples you pic. You can even pick some rotten apples and play a game of apple schmear! Take your apples home and make caramel apples or a delicious apple crisp.
Watch Halloween Movies
October means that it’s time for a Halloween/scary movie marathon. If you grew up watching Disney Channel, then you know that there are Halloween movie marathons all October long. Tune into Disney Channel to watch movies like Halloweentown, Twitches, Phantom of the Megaplex, Hocus Pocus, and Mom’s Got a Date with a Vampire. Netflix also offers many different scary movies to choose from. We hope you enjoy some of these fun fall activities and make the most of it!
At The Village, The Fremont layout is a favorite for many. The Fremont is a two bedroom, one bath apartment. This apartment has a nice master bedroom with a window for light, a build-in desk, and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom is great for children, or for those who need an extra room for guests, work, or pleasure. The room has its on closet and has a open feel with a window as well. You can really use it for what you’re you would like.
The open feel of the family room, dining room and kitchen makes it a really roomy apartment. The whole apartment is 853 square feet. Each foot is put to great use. Don’t forget that every apartment at The Village comes with a dishwasher, and a washer and dryer. With the safe and friendly community like The Village you really can’t go wrong here. Come visit us today to see if this layout is your perfect fit here at The Village. Along with offering The Fremont layout, The Village has 9 total floor plans to choose from. Whether you have a family, live alone, have roommates or some furry friends, we have the ideal living space for you. Consider The Village today and find home.
Need somewhere to go for date night? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here in Rexburg, the choices are endless, but we want to help you find the perfect place to satisfy all your cravings. Whether your craving Mexican, Chinese, or some good olé southern barbeque, you’ve come to the right place. Listed in no order below are just 5 restaurants you need to check out if you live in the Rexburg area.
#1 Blisters BBQ
Who doesn’t love some southern barbeque tasting food that will leave your mouth watering? If you live in the Rexburg area, Blisters BBQ is your next food destination. Blisters BBQ is a Rexburg hidden treasure. It’s located inside Mother Hibbard’s Mobil Gas Station and has a menu unlike no other. Stop by Blisters BBQ today and try their Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket, Tri-Tip, Ribs, or Cheesesteak. We promise you can’t go just once.
Location: 15 N 12th W, Rexburg, ID 83440
#2 Big Juds
If you’ve been to Big Juds then you know, the bigger the better. Located just outside of Rexburg in Archer, Big Juds is the place to be. Just take a look at their menu and you’ll see why. Whether it’s their World Famous burgers, sandwiches, shakes, or even their sweet potato fries; you will come hungry and leave happy. Try the Big Juds Challenge and see if you can make it on the famous Wall of Fame.
Location: 411 W 7800 S, Rexburg, ID 83440
#3 Mandarin Restaurant
Everyone needs an excuse to eat with chopsticks every once and awhile. Make your way over to the Mandarin Restaurant and eat your cravings away one bite at a time. Located in Rexburg, Mandarin Restaurant has delicious Chinese food and a menu that will leave you wanting to come back. Whether it’s their sweet and sour chicken, fried rice, or eggrolls, you’ll be sure to like it all. Try their lunch specials, you can’t beat those prices!
Location: 222 E 7th N, Rexburg, ID 83440
#4 Taqueria El Rancho 2
If you’re in the mood for tacos, enchalidas, horchata, or chips and salsa, this is the place to go. Not to be confused with the taco bus, Taqueria El Rancho 2 is a friendly, sit down restaurant perfect for any lunch or dinner. They offer some of the best Mexican food in the area and will leave you wanting more. The food is good and the prices are reasonable.
Location: 727 N 2nd E, Rexburg, ID 83440
It’s finger licking good! Here in Rexburg, the Hickory is a fun home town restaurant. It offers great food at a reasonable price. When visiting the Hickory, you should definitely try their pulled pork, ribs, briskets, or burgers. We promise you won’t be disappointed. If you’re in the mood for an ice cold drink, the strawberry lemonade will clench your thirst. Stop by today!
Location: 155 W Main St, Rexburg, ID 83440
Labor Day means two things: a day off from school or work and officially the end of summer. People celebrate by having barbecues, attending parades or going on long weekend camping trips. It means football season is just about to start along with some schools. But does anyone really know why we celebrate this holiday?
Labor Day History
Labor Day has been celebrated as a national holiday in both the United States and Canada since 1894. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making this day a legal holiday celebrated each year. It is a day set aside to pay tribute to working men and women. This holiday is always celebrated on the first Monday in September. The first U.S. Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882 when about 10,000 workers took unpaid leave and marched from City Hall.
-Oregon was the first state to pass the law making Labor Day an official recognized holiday.
-In 1955, the very first Waffle House opened its doors. It now how over 1500 establishments.
-The first Labor Day was celebrated in the form of a parade.
– Although this holiday is meant to pay tribute to American workers, many also use the day to celebrate the end of summer.
-Labor Day often signals the beginning of the football season.
-Labor Day is the second largest ‘sale’ day in the United States.
Pack Up the Whites
Have you heard the saying that you aren’t supposed to wear white after Labor Day? Since the early 1900’s, the summer season was considered to be between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Those who had beach houses or cabins escaped the heat and left their ‘city clothes’ behind. Instead they exchanged them for lighter, whiter, summer clothes. Coming back from vacation after Labor Day, people would put away their summer clothes and once again go back to their city clothes. Therefore, started the beginning of this fashion trend.
Let’s Go Camping!
It’s a long weekend, so celebrate by enjoying a relaxing camping trip. Grab a tent, some sleeping bags, firewood, and food. Invite friends and spend the weekend in the woods. Pack food to make yummy tinfoil dinners and a Dutch oven pan to make a delicious cobbler. It’s nice to get away and spend your weekend outside before it’s really too cold.
Have a BBQ
Having school and work off means that it’s the perfect time to throw a barbecue. Head to the store early to stock up on chips, burgers, beans, and hot dogs. Invite all of your friends and start grilling at a local park or picnic area. Bring a Frisbee, volleyball, or football to throw around with friends. Enjoy the warm weather and a day off!