Fall is finally here, meaning it’s time for sweaters and all things pumpkin! Those on a budget can still have plenty of fall fun without breaking the bank. Ramsey Solutions offer a few budget-friendly activities for the fall. Here are six inexpensive activities to do this fall.

Pumpkin picking is a fun and inexpensive experience. Find pumpkins at Grandpa’s Farm, go on a hayride, and explore the corn maze! Try T & C Farms in Laurel, or pick it up at your local grocery store. Have a blast carving jack-o-lanterns and roasting pumpkin seeds. 

Another favorite fall activity is apple picking in an orchard. The nearest orchards near Billings are Ross Orchards and Boja Farms. Once you have gathered your apples, you can make a delicious apple cobbler or make homemade apple cider with a cinnamon stick.

Host a fall movie marathon from home; plenty of streaming services have plenty of fall movies and tv shows to pick from. Or watch a scary movie to prepare for the Halloween season. And don’t forget the popcorn, whether it is made on a stovetop or from a microwave. Add pumpkin seeds and candy corn, and you will have the perfect fall treat! If you have a screen projector and the weather is nice, host a movie marathon in your backyard.

Another simple activity could be going for a Sunday drive to see the changing leaves and other beautiful views of Autumn. Find a place to have a scenic picnic or enjoy a day of bird watching. Something this simple can still make for a great experience with the people you care about the most.  

Or get out and explore all the local fun in the community! Many fall events offer free admission, like the downtown trick-or-treat event in Billings on October 28. Seeing what hte community has to offer for fun is also a memorable experience.

Another great way to get out and explore is to hike in a state or national park in Montana. Try the Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park or the Pictograph Cave State Park. You could also try taking a nice stroll by walking a local trail in your community. These activities will surely be a blast and will keep your wallet happy!