Fun in the fall

Need some help passing time in the new season? WSS has a list of things to help you stay warm and cozy this fall.

Colony Pumpkin Patch:

Not only can you find your perfect arrangement of pumpkins and gourds to decorate or carve, Colony also offers fun activities like hayrack rides, a children’s play area and zombie paintball hunting in the corn fields.

Wilson’s Apple Orchard:

Take Instagram-worthy fall photos and eat some fresh-baked treats including tasty turnovers or fresh apple cider. Make sure to check out their other activities like tractor rides too.

Scream Acres:

Go out on an adventure and make the trip to Atkins, Iowa to Scream Acres at Bloomsbury farms with a group of friends. The haunted houses on an autumn night are perfect to get you into the spooky mood.

Pumpkin Spice Lattes:

A classic for fall, the pumpkin spice latte coming back signifies the return of the new season. Enjoy a hot or iced pumpkin drink from a chain restaurant, local cafe or make your own.

Candy corn:

With fall comes every store stocked to the brim with Halloween candy. Whether you like the tri-colored candies or not, it’s hard not to associate them with the autumn season.

Apple baked goods:

Fall is a great time to eat apples. Eat them raw or with caramel, or do some baking and eat apple cider donuts, apple turnovers or apple pie.

Corn maze:

There’s nothing more Iowan than purposefully getting yourself lost in a corn field. Enjoy this classic activity at Bloomsbury farm, and go Friday or Saturday nights to bring Scream Acres into the maze with you!

Football games:

Join the student section and support the West High football team, marching band and cheerleaders during West’s Friday Night Lights. Make sure to participate in the theme and follow the cheers as you enjoy the game.


Cozy up next to a roaring fire as the temperatures drop after dark. Grab some marshmallows and chocolate and make s’mores with a group of friends.