The Ultimate Bucket List for Unbe-leaf-able Fall Fun in Cheyenne
The leaves are changing, rustling as a chill breeze blows. The days grow shorter, the nights grow colder. Pumpkins have replaced flowers, and Halloween decorations now decorate lawns. Fall has arrived in Cheyenne!
Growing up in Cheyenne, I'm no stranger to folks saying, "There's nothing to do in town after Frontier Days." Well, I'm here to prove there is a ton of stuff to do in the capital city during autumn.
Did You Know? The Southern Hemisphere begins the fall season begins around March 20.
Autumn is a fantastic time to explore all Cheyenne has to offer. From pumpkin patches and trick-or-treats to museums and cultural festivities, there's something for everyone. Get the most out of fall in Cheyenne by diving into the Ultimate Bucket List for Fall Fun in Cheyenne!
The Ultimate Bucket List for Fall in Cheyenne
Gallery Credit: Phylicia Peterson, Townsquare Media Laramie/Cheyenne
Five Facts About Fall You Probably Don't Know
- Fall was called "harvest," the term fell out of common practice for describing the season, evolving instead to reference the varying times for harvesting crops. Fall, as one might guess, comes from the phrase "fall of the leaves." The saying was quite a mouthful and eventually devolved into just "fall."
- The term "leaf-peeper" was invented in Vermont in the 20th Century. The term first appeared in publication in a 1966 column of the Vermont-based newspaper The Bennington Banner.
- The Girl Scouts invented the term "smores." According to HGTV, the term came from a 1927 edition of the Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts guide. The guide notes, "Though it tastes like ‘some more,’ one is really enough."
- Benjamin Franklin did not want a turkey to be the National Bird, but he thought the turkey had more honor than a Bald Eagle. True, Franklin wrote the turkey is “a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America...He is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage." However, he never nominated the turkey to be the National Bird, notes the Franklin Institute.
- It takes between 30 and 40 apples to make a gallon of cider, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac.