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Transitioning To Fall

The Fall Season marks the transition from Summer to Winter. This means we can pull out our sweaters as we head outside to enjoy the vibrant colors of fall foliage or fill stadiums for football games.  We pull up a seat at our favorite coffee shops for pumpkin spice latte or hot apple cider. Some time in October we choose a costume for parties or to go trick-or-treating.  

Here at My Rooftop Stories we are sharing stories of our favorite traditions with you as inspiration for your transition from Summer to Winter.  We hope our stories give you ideas for your own Fall traditions with your family and friends.

Fall to me means flannels, the smell of warm pumpkin pie, and the sound of hundreds singing fight songs...which could only mean football!!! High school was when Friday nights became Friday night lights and baby powder was thrown in the air rather then being thrown in a diaper. While there is something special about Friday night football it only gets bigger and better in college. Go Dawgs! ~ Julia

Join GA Metro Dance at the Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre in historic Marietta Square Friday October 5th at 7:30, Saturday the 6th at 2:00 and 7:30, or Sunday the 7th at 2:00 for Dracula, a ballet with a bite! Dracula is sure to be a bloody good start to GMDT's 62nd season, with the classic characters, Mina, the gypsies, Dracula and his brides. Come support young performers as they take the stage to bring a classic story to life with every swoop of the cape. ~ Abbi

Growing up in Pennsylvania, the scariest yet the most fun place to go for Halloween was the Eastern State Penitentiary. Everyone would go to this place, that was once a real prison, for a strike of horror. Now as one of the newest Sun Devils at Arizona State University, there are so many cool places that I desire to explore here in the Valley. Besides the college Halloween parties, I am excited to venture to the Fear Farm, a haunted house in Phoenix. Apparently, from the city, you can hear screams from the farm. I'm interested to see which of my friends will be first to scream. ~ Elon

Making Memories at Washington Farms since 2016

It is impossible to be faced with boredom at the University of Georgia. There are activities, socials, events, and places to visit that require the attention of every student attending the university. There are specific things to do each season, so Fall is no exception. Every time October rolls around, college kids rush to Washington Farms, a family-owned farm that emphasizes familial values while promoting fun for all. On my first visit to the farm, my friends and I successfully attempted the corn maze, maneuvered the psychedelic spinning tunnel, explored the expansive pumpkin patch, caught a ride on the tractor, and indulged in the homemade strawberry ice cream. After a night of signing and laughing, new memories were made with old friends. Washington Farms is a place that prides itself on good times, and fun was definitely had during my last visit. If you ever find yourself in the Athens area during the Fall season, make sure to swing into the farms acreage because you will cherish the time you spent there for years to come!  ~ Emma

There are so many fun things to do on Marietta Square in the Fall. Every weekend in October there is an outdoor festival. Chalktoberfest is October 13th-14th, artist come from around the country to paint their themed chalk drawings on the ground, there's even antique cars and live music.  On October 20th there's Harvest Fest, an annual arts and crafts festival with carnival games and lots of Halloween Happenings, including a costume contest.  My favorite Fall event on Marietta Square is the Annual Scarecrows on the Square contest.  Local organizations and the local schools put up a scarecrow that represents their organization's personality.  The scarecrows are judged and on October 20th the winners of the contest are revealed and receive awards at HarvestFest.  It's so much fun to walk around Glover Park on the Square and marvel at these artistic creations.  ~ Gina

Written by Julia Duncan, Abbi Stickels, Elon Graves, Emma Toland and Gina Duncan

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