The temperature is dropping; the leaves are changing colors, and it’s officially time to start planning fun and festive fall activities! After all, the Southern summer heat is finally fading; that’s more than enough reason to celebrate. Add these inexpensive autumn events to your calendar, and enjoy the season without breaking the bank. Apple picking is an exciting fall activity, and it’s a great way to pick up some fresh produce. Plus, local farms only charge around $2.99 per pound. Just think of all the Southern apple pies you could make from one autumn outing! Be sure not to forget about Halloween. One large pumpkin and a carving set, on average, costs $10. You could have a spooky Jack-O'-Lantern glowing on your front porch for a very small price. An old-fashioned hayride is an amusing and family-friendly autumn activity, and local farms often offer to drive guests around their fields for as low as $2. The fall season wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin spice lattes, but don’t spend $5 at your local coffee shop every time you want the tasty drink. Make your own with ingredients like pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, and save a huge chunk of cash. So, go out and enjoy the fall season, your wallet will be glad you did!

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