Your Fall To-Do List

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Fall is here, the weather is cooling down, the sweaters are being brought out and both Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. For those with a significant other looking for date ideas or anyone just trying to enjoy some seasonal-inspired good times, here are five surefire ideas to keep you busy over the next few months.

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Zombie Run: It's a 5k run with zombies chasing after you, with a good 'ol fashioned (fake) blood pit, haunted house and crazy maze along the way. It's a healthy and fun way to spend a Saturday, especially when you're in the Halloween spirit. Info here.

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Pumpkin Carving: If you're gonna do something, go all out. Pumpkin carving is a standard fall-time activity, but most Joe Schmoe's just buy whatever carving set their local grocery store has. Go out of your way this year to make something a little more special---like this awesome mummy jack o lantern. Your girl will love the extra effort and when you're done, you can make some chile lime roasted pumpkin seeds together.

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Cozy Cabin Weekend Getaway: Head up the mountains for a night or two with a group of friends and rent a cabin. It only costs between $200-$400/night for a 5 bedroom place, so when split between the guys of the group, you won't be outta pocket too much. Bring board games, fire wood, good booze and warm clothes. It'll be a blast.

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Host a Fall Brunch: Invite all your closest friends over for a fall brunch where you and your significant other go all out in the cooking department. The more pumpkin you can incorporate, the better. It goes especially well when corresponding with some Sunday NFL games and daytime appropriate cocktails.

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A Game of Pigskin: If you're not already doing one, grab some family and friends and put together a Turkey Bowl leading up to Thanksgiving. In adult life, planned activities are harder to put together because no one likes to be the planner---so that's where you have to step up and get something like this going. Go all out: recruit friends and family, designate teams, reserve a local field, make some goofy uniforms and have a great time.