Pumpkin patches, bonfires, hot chocolate, and apple cider – it’s fall, even though it might not feel like it here in Brevard County! Florida boasts year-round summer which is paradise for most, but sometimes we wouldn’t mind a little break from the heat! Living in a warm state where the trees don’t change color to mark the seasons, many of us need to make a little extra effort to get into the holiday spirit. That’s okay! Sun Plumbing has it covered. Read on for some fun ways to get into the spirit of autumn this year.

Pick a Pumpkin

Nothing says “It’s Fall” like a trip to your local pumpkin patch to pick the perfect gourd! This can be a fun time for the whole family, not to mention it makes for a great photo backdrop. Load your family up into the car and head to the nearest pumpkin patch, and don’t forget the camera! Once you’ve selected the perfect pumpkin, you can carve it and roast the seeds with salt for the full fall experience. There are tons of pumpkin patch locations in Brevard, like St. Mark’s Church in Indialantic, Church at Viera in Melbourne, FL, and more! Click here for a list of locations near you.

Navigate a Corn Maze

This is another fun activity for all ages. Many farms are hosting fall events this time of year, and what better way to celebrate the change of seasons than a good old-fashioned corn maze? Local farms also have tons of other things to do, from apple picking to hayrides, making your own ice cream, and more. You can find more info on what’s available near you by clicking here.

Have a Bake Off

Now’s the perfect time of year to try your hand at some new recipes. Think outside the box this year, and instead of picking up an apple pie from the grocery store, make your own gourmet dessert. You can make it even more fun by challenging your friends to join you in a bake-off to see who can make the yummiest dish! Have them bring their dishes over, break out some yummy wine or iced tea, and designate judges to score everyone’s deserts. It will be one for the books, and who knows? It might become a new tradition! Here are some great recipes for treats like apple cake with toffee crust, gingerbread pear loaf cake, and honeyed fig crostatas. Yum!

These ideas should help you start off autumn on the right foot. At Sun Plumbing we work and play on the Space Coast, and we have been serving this area for over 40 years. If you decide to remodel your bathroom this fall, we are happy to help install the plumbing system in your Palm Bay home. Need a hand with the kitchen drain before you host that bake-off? Give us a call. And should any plumbing emergencies arise, we’re right down the street! We hope you enjoy this time of year and will do whatever we can to help things run smoothly.