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Author   Title: Fall Festival
GG Activities

Posted 08/07/2011 03:46 PM

I am relatively new to this position. I am looking for good ideas for a fall festival. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Posted 08/07/2011 05:44 PM

Every fall we have a Hoe Down.  Everyone dresses as cowboys/cowgirls.  We use straw bales and pumkins for decorations. Serve apple cider, orange crystal light, pumpkin muffins and popcorn.  We have a band everyone does a lot of dancing and it's a lot of fun. 

W. Center

Posted 08/10/2011 06:17 PM

We have a harvest moon party...We do it during the day though. It can be as simple or a little more complex. We hire a DJ...He will play old tunes that folks would dance to...Or last year we made it a country fest. This year we will have a Scarecrow stuffing contest...Each unit will make a scarecrow and our administrator judged for the winner... Food cider doughnuts and apple cider... you can play games...we even did apple bowling(real apples) the floor got a little sticky.... Spend some time doing decorations with the residents for the party. We paint paper pumpkins and apples that are drawn on brown paper lunch bags... Have fun...Looking forward to our fall festival as well


Posted 08/11/2011 04:50 AM

We had a fall festival of sort a few years ago. i went to the store and purchased all the apple and pumpkin deserts i could fine such as apple pies, apple fritters, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies-even had pumpkin ice cream whic is delicious. We (with the residents) made home made biscuits, and peeled and cooked fried apples and we did it all in the activity room. We even made our own pumpkin butter from scratch and put it in a crock pot. the smells were absolutely delicious. everyone had a great time and it was fun. We had everything decorated with fall trees and leaves. everyone was more into cooking and eating and didn't want to play the games. We did do a lot of reminiscing about the "old days" when mom fixed the "goodie" and the old pie sitting in the window sill to cool off!


Posted 08/11/2011 05:21 AM

I have three pumpkin games that I have used in the past near Halloween.  Maybe they are something you could use for your Festival.

Pumpkin Penny Pitch:

  • Start with two or three medium to large pumpkins, carved out and lined with plastic wrap or foil
  • Make sure the top has a big opening
  • Place the pumpkins a couple feet away from the residents
  • Give the residents ten pennies (poker chips)
  • For each penny they get into the pumpkin, they receive a small piece of candy

Pumpkin Ring Toss

  • Start with two or three pumpkins
  • Use three ring toss rings (I cut the cloth covered wire rings from a cheap mesh laundry hamper)
  • Place pumpkins several feet away from residents
  • Two pieces of candy is given to resident for ringing a pumpkin
  • One piece of candy is given to resident for a partial ring (a leaner)

Pumpkin Bocce:

  • Start with one medium to large pumpkin
  • You will need several small gourds
  • Each resident is given a gourd to roll toward the medium to large pumpkin
  • The resident that rolls their gourd the closest to the pumpkin is given a piece of candy
  • Play until time runs out or candy is gone

You can also play some of these giving different prizes such as Fall or Halloween decorations for their rooms/doors.

Hope this helps! 



Posted 08/11/2011 11:59 AM

Treasa, those games sound great...Think i will have to try this year. thanks for sharing!

GG Activities

Posted 08/11/2011 07:32 PM

Thanks so much everyone for all the ideas. I will be using several of these. Maybe next year, I can offer some ideas of my own. LOL THanks again!