I love fall! Not only do the trees put on a magnificent show of color, the air gets cool and crisp, and so many fall festivals come up. From pumpkin picking to drinking apple cider to getting a jumpstart on holiday shopping, there is so much fun to be had! Plus, so many fall outfits to plan! The great thing about fall is that you get to start layering, which offers a wealth of styling options! Here are a few outfits I put together for this year’s fall festivals.
Anderson Farms Fall Festival
Anderson Farms always goes all out for fall. This large working farm brings out prop setups for photos with backdrops, hay bales and pumpkins galore. You can bring the little ones for games and train rides, eat carnival-style snacks such as freshly popped corn (right from the farm!) and funnel cakes, feed and pet the goats and, of course, pick pumpkins! They take you out to the pumpkin patch by tractor ride, and you can pick as many as you can cart back to your car. I pulled out my vintage button-down sweater vest in my favorite fall colors and paired it with a retro swing skirt, vintage scarf and good sturdy lace-up boots for pumpkin hunting.
Cider Days Fest
When fall hits, you know it’s apple pickin’ season! I’ve been trying to go apple picking for years, but there just aren’t many places near me and those that are sell out quickly. So I settle for apple cider festivals where they bring the apples to me! This year’s Cider Days Fest offered all things apple plus fall activities like hay bale mazes, goat walking, mini train rides, square dancing lessons and more. I had to go with apple colors in my outfit with my burgundy retro swing skirt, camel-colored cardigan sweater and retro Peter Pan tie-on collar in burgundy with little gold fall leaves on the ties. And there couldn’t be a more perfect excuse to carry my vintage, hand-painted apple basket purse!
Horseshoe Market has markets all year round filled with local crafters and great gift ideas. Their Fall Festival is one of the biggest markets of the year. I was in the spirit with a vintage shift dress in fall colors, a thrifted rust-colored canvas vest and comfy little kicks for lots of walking around.
Four Mile Historic Park Harvest Festival
This old-fashioned style harvest festival was in the perfect setting in this historic park. There was a covered wagon to take pix in, a hay ride around the park, a small animal farm, historic buildings to wander through and, of course, a pumpkin patch! I picked up some apple cider donuts that really put me in the fall mood. And I practiced converting my summer dresses into fall outfits by layering on a cardigan sweater. This gingham dress is one of my favorites as it just says good ol’ country fest! I also added my vintage apple basket brooch and later changed into tan cowboy boots to take this into a casual evening look.
So that’s been my festive fall so far. Hope my outfits provided some inspiration for your fall looks.
Until next time,
KastleTags: fall festival, fall outfit, retro outfit