Fall in love with fall festivities


Halloween Fun • Yesterland Farm fills with the public as they reopen back again for Halloween. Photo by Selena Andrade.

Selena Andrade, Staff Writer

The smell and treats of autumn have been upon us for a while now, but it’s time to match that fall-feeling with fun activities. From watching movie marathons in the comfort of your home to creepy corn mazes in a field, there are many pastimes to occupy yourself during this wonderful season.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons, and one of my preferred things to do is to have a Halloween Movie Marathon. Some of our Kilgore High School students favorite movies are Scream, Beetlejuice, and Halloweentown. The most popular chosen movie here at our school was the movie Halloween!

Not all indoor activities have to be boring. Gather your friend group and make a trip to Walmart, grab some pumpkins and paint. All over Pinterest are different ideas on what you could paint your pumpkin to look like. This year, minions have been very popular, I’m sure we are going to see lots of pumpkins disquised as Minions pretty soon.

I know I’m not the only one who gets excited for all of the Halloween/ pumpkin spice treats. From all the different combinations of pumpkin spice lattes, to eating Candy Corn in your room as a late night snack. Candy Corn has always been a favorite of mine during the fall season, but it might not be for everyone. Here at KHS, it’s a 50/50. Some might think it’s too sweet, while others love eating it during the fall season. Everyone has different fall treats to choose from but Marie’s is caramel corn!

“Caramel corn is a very unique fall snack and one of the best ones,” junior Marie Rodriguez said. “What makes it the best is the taste of the caramel and how sweet it is.”

There are endless amounts of things to do in the fall season. One of the most popular things to do is going to the State Fair. Who doesn’t love the fair right? Even if it’s walking around eating cotton candy or screaming your lungs out on all the rollercoasters.

This year Oktoberfest is making its annual appearance in Downtown Kilgore, Main street on October 15. There will be authentic German food, music, drinks and family friendly activities. Taking place will be the best dressed in a dirndl and lederhosen contest. There is something for everyone to do, even including your dog. At 2-3 p.m., a dog race will be held. You can dress your dog in the best Oktoberfest finery or as a hot dog! Everyone loves including their pets in everything, or at least I do.

During Halloween, dressing up, decorating, and indulging in the seasonal cuisine is a great way to get into the spirit of autumn.

“I love Halloween for, not only the decor, but also the vibes it brings,” senior Daniela Galvan said. “I love seeing everyone decorate, the snacks, and all the costumes.

Many students take the time of Halloween to perfect their costumes for the 31st. Dressing up in spooky attire isn’t always something that is outgrown.

“When I was younger, my family didn’t dress up,” junior Jonathan Gonzalez said. “Now that I’m older, I can dress up however I want and hang out with my friends during Halloween.”

More and more Restaurants are releasing their fall items. As Popular as Chick-fil-A is, they recently released a new fall milkshake. It’s made with spices including cinnamon, brown sugar cookie bits and is topped with whipped cream and a cherry. That’s the definition of fall in a cup.

With the fresh weather approaching us already, most of us like to update our closet to fall apparel. Crew neck sweaters and cardigans have been very popular lately!

“I like a simple style that includes comfort and warmth,” junior Ivan Rico said.

There’s always something fun to do so don’t have a boring fall this year. If it’s painting pumpkins with your friends or going to spooky corn mazes at night, to enjoying fall treats at night with your family.