Autumn is here. Some people celebrate the seasonal harvest in place of Halloween. Cities, schools, and churches can plan a fall harvest event that appeals to a wide demographic. We know of a few good ideas for creating a lively, family-friendly fall harvest event.
Create an entry pathway marked by pumpkins, squashes, gourds, and other fall vegetables. The front of the entryway can include an archway of fall leaves and vines. Have greeters and staff dress in plaids and/or overalls.
Cover the Fence
You should have a fence for establishing the event perimeter. Of course, a chain link fence can feel imposing and industrial. Conceal as much of the fence as you can. Some décors for covering include:
- A stuffed scarecrow, preferably a pair of Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrow
- A wooden wheelbarrow full of corn or acorns
- Banners with a plaid design
- Bales of hay
For the seating and eating areas, use wooden s as makeshift tables. The seats can consist of hay bales with plaid cushion lining. Seating for VIPs and guests of honor can include wooden rocking chairs.
No special event is complete without entertainment. We have a few good ideas for engaging attendees and creating social media-worthy moments among the guests. Consider:
- Apple bobbing in a wooden barrel
- Pumpkin pie eating contest
- Petting zoo area (acquire from local farm and be sure to have certified handlers)
- Pumpkin broom race
- Square dancing (ask guests to dress in cowboy/cowgirl attire)
Fall harvest events are almost always hosted outdoors. Rent-A-Fence provides the fencing for maintaining a safe and organized event. Take a look at our portfolio; you’ll see that we also provide white picket fences, which may be more suitable for a fall harvest-type event.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
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