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10 Things to do in the area Orono this fall

Go to a football game. Support your University of Maine Black Bears as they begin the 2018 season. After their win against the University of New Hampshire, the Black Bears have only three more home games. Make sure to check their schedule and cheer from the stands.

Pick apples at a local farm. There are an abundance of great local spots to pick fresh apples straight off the tree. One local favorite, Treworgy Family Orchards in Levant, is now open for the fall and has a great variety of apples ranging from tart Cortlands to sweet Macintosh. While you’re there, make sure to pick up a bottle of fresh-pressed apple cider, grab some delicious ice cream and pet the adorable baby goats!

Visit the Orono Farmers Market. On Tuesdays from 2-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon, visit the Orono Farmers Market in the Steam Plant Lot at UMaine. The market is the most convenient way to get locally grown produce, support your local farmers and eat fresh!

Carve pumpkins. One of the best things to do in the fall is to carve pumpkins with your friends. Whether you are the classic vampire or black cat type, or the artistic, over-the-top type, carving pumpkins and putting them out on your front porch for Halloween is a must.

Finish a corn maze. When you finish picking apples for some warm apple crisp or finding the perfect carving pumpkin, get lost with some friends in a corn maze. Be sure to get an aesthetic fall photo for the ‘gram and if you finish you might even win a free ice cream!

Have a horror movie marathon. What’s better than a night out in the fall? A night in with some scary movies and good friends. Grab your popcorn, make yourself a hot chocolate and put on Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining.” Not into Stephen King movies? Try James Wan’s “The Conjuring,” or if you are looking for something a little less scary and a little more creepy try Henry Selick’s “Coraline”. Not sure about any of these options? There are plenty of binge-worthy horror movies streaming on Netflix and Vudu.

Visit the drive-in theater. Live like it’s the 1960s and catch a movie at the Bangor Drive-In in Hermon. Bring plenty of blankets and cuddle up in the bed of a truck, or lie out under the stars with a bucket of popcorn every Friday and Saturday night before it closes for the season.

Go to the Kenduskeag Haunted House. Each year brave souls visit the terrifying haunted house in Kenduskeag, Maine. The interactive experience has previously featured Michael Myers and Pennywise the Clown and petrified haunted house goers for over 33 years. Previously, their admission price has been $5, but be sure to check their social media pages for up-to-date information.

Go to the Common Ground Country Fair. Experience the great food, adorable animals, agricultural education and the welcoming community this fall at the Common Ground Country Fair in Unity. The fair is open Sep. 21-23; tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate for adults.

Participate in the Bangor Ghost Walk. Stroll through Downtown Bangor and relive the past through the spirits that still linger in the city streets. The Bangor Historical Society’s Ghostly Bangor Walking Tour departs from Bangor Historical Society’s Thomas A. Hill House at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10.



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