A Senior Looks Back: Favorite Fall Traditions

It is a heated debate topic. Which season is Bloomington's best? I may be biased since fall is my favorite season, but there is so much to love about a fall in Bloomington. In addition to football, tailgates, and the start of basketball season, the changing leaves make the always gorgeous campus even more picturesque.

I want to share some of my favorite things to do at IU in the fall.

A trip to Brown County and Nashville

The town of Nashville, Indiana is only about a 30 minute drive from campus. There are streets of unique shops and restaurants. Brown County State Park is right next to Nashville so if shopping isn't your idea of fun, you can go for a hike! Every year since freshman year, my friends and I have made a trip. Fall would not be complete without a scenic fall drive through the rolling hills of Southern Indiana. 

Carving Pumpkins

Another fall activity that I have always done with my friends is carving pumpkins. Even though you are not at home, you can still display your masterpiece. Freshman year, we put our pumpkins on the doorstep of our building so we could share them with everyone! This year we plan to put them in our window.

Stopping by the Bloomington Farmer's Market

This is a newer IU fall tradition. The Farmer's Market here is so amazing! There are so many farmers who bring fresh produce or flowers and also there are fresh baked breads and scones. The Farmer's Market happens year around here in Bloomington, but I think fall is the best time to go! 

I challenge you to make your own traditions when you are a student at IU! There are so many opportunities for fun and Bloomington is the perfect place to try something new!

About The Author
Emily SexsonJunior studying Communication & Culture
My name is Emily Sexson and I am on track to graduate in May 2014. My major is Communication & Culture with a minor in Psychology.  I am the President of NSSLHA (National Student Speech, Lanugage, & Hearing Association). I love being a student at IU and living in Bloomington. 
Fun Fact: My parents were married at Beck Chapel on campus (near the Union and Ballentine Hall) over 20 years ago!