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October GoList: Best Things to Do With Long Island Kids This Month

Have some old time fun at the Long Island Fair, which is only in town once per year. Keep the fall festivities going with Pumpkinfest in Yaphank and be transported into a fairy tale at the Quogue Wildlife Refuge Enchanted Forest Trail. If that's too frightening, take it down a notch at the Not So Spooky Walk at the Clark Botanical Garden.

Check out the list below and click over to our comprehensive Long Island Events Calendar for inspiration; we have you covered with some of the best events and activities happening throughout the area. 

October Go List: Best Things To Do With CT Kids This Month

October, one of the most beautiful months of the year here in Connecticut. Leaf peeping will hit it's peak mid-month. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and apple picking orchards are all in full swing. Our Halloween and Fall Fun Guide and event calendar include even more great events happening this month.  In this round up, we try to include a few of the best in each region. Check out the Faerie Village in Old Lyme, go to a parade, or check out one of the many festivals. Here are 27 of our top Connecticut picks for you and the kids this October.  If you click through to the full listing you can then add them to your google calendar.

Attending the Awe-Inspiring Houston Art Car Parade

When I moved to Houston, I noticed something different about the cars I saw on the road in my neck of the woods. While driving around the Heights I remember seeing one car painted with colorful cat faces and another covered in Day of the Dead figurines. When I finally learned these cars were associated with the Houston Art Car Museum and annual Art Car Parade, I knew I (and my family) needed to see more. We now try to go to the parade every year, and it never disappoints. 

Koreatown with Kids: Best Places to Shop, Eat, and Play

One of the best reasons to endure the cost of living and the crowded streets of New York City is just how easy it is to explore other cultures with your kids. There are vibrant ethnic enclaves around every corner, but few quite as vibrant as Midtown Manhattan's Koreatown.

Developed in the 1980s, this small enclave can be found between West 31st and West 33rd Streets and Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The main drag is Korea Way, aka West 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Although the district is small, really just two city blocks, it is packed with more than 100 shops and restaurants. If you can't see them, look up. Much like Seoul, the businesses in K-Town are stacked on top of each other to maximize space.  

We've rounded up 13 of the best places to explore in Manhattan's Koreatown as a family, so read on before your next outing. Peruse our Neighborhood Guides for more NYC nabes to explore, including those in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens.

Houston's Fall & Winter Family Fun Runs

Fall marks the beginning of a lot of things, from Pumpkin Spice-flavored everything, (slightly) cooler weather, and race season for all of Houston's running enthusiasts. Interested in doing something active and fun with the whole family? Look no further than this list of family fun runs happening throughout the Houston area over the next few months. Whether you're a seasoned runner, weekend warrior, stroller strider, or someone who just wants to get outdoors and do something different with the family, there's a race on this list for you. 

Weekend Fun for CT Kids: Faeries, Apples, and Halloween Events, October 1-2

I know that we need the rain, but with so much outdoor fun scheduled for this weekend in Connecticut—from country fairs to family festivals to pirate invasions—I hope the gray days called for in the latest forecast are wrong. You won't want to miss the opening weekends of the Apple Harvest Festival in Southington or Wee Faerie Village in Old Lyme, which are great fun for adults and kids alike. You also have until Friday to enter our contest to win a family four pack to the perpetually crowd pleasing corn maze at Lyman Orchard by clicking here

If, like me, you're already negotiating costumes and candy selections for Halloween, you can set the spooky mood with some haunted activities running the gamut from mildly scary to slightly adventurous to totally terrifying.

We will do our best to keep up with weather cancelations in our frequently updated event calendar, but if the weather is at all questionable, be sure to contact venues directly before heading out for any scheduled outdoor activities. Make sure that you subscribe to our weekly newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so that you won't miss any of the Halloween fun! 

5 Day Trips Perfect for Fall

Now that it is allegedly cooler outside and you can leave your house without fear of overheating, it's the ideal time to visit these nearby spots that could feel pretty miserable during summer. Before the holiday season gets into gear, pack up the car and take the kids to look at gators or see where Texas' favorite ice cream is made. We've rounded up five fun day trips below.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Storybook Walk, SeaFaire - October 1-2

Fall is a festive time on Long Island. There's Pumpkinfest at the Cornell farms in Yaphank, the Long Island Fair at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, a Shinnecock Youth Dance in Quogue and much more. Grab a hoodie and head outside!

Get active this weekend with the great events below. Don't see your event listed here? Add it to our events calendar. And if you didn't receive this post in your inbox, sounds like you need to subscribe to our newsletter.

It's Fall Y'all: October Festival Fun in the Bayou City

There’s no better way to usher in the harvest season than with a fall festival. With tons of events happening in the Houston area over the next few months, the opportunities for enjoying cooler temperatures (okay, that may be a bit ambitious for October) and good, old-fashioned family fun are endless. Here’s our roundup of fairs and festivals taking place this autumn. 

Swale: Floating Food Forest Docks at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Albeit temporary, a brand new installation, Swale, has made its home at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and we are thoroughly impressed. Swale is both a sculpture by talented artist, Mary Mattingly, and a functioning farm located on a barge made from recycled materials. Beyond the beautiful setting is a hands-on learning opportunity showcasing the impact of food sustainability, as well as demonstrating value in reusing our planet's natural resources. Oh, and did we mention that this exhibit is FREE?

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