October brings seasonal favorites to Indiana area
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 15:10
The first day of fall has come and gone, and the Indiana area is gearing up for everything from favorite flavors to the perfect scare, fall’s seasonal highlights are finally here.
With the start of October comes the search for the perfect Halloween costume. It may be waiting to be found right here in Indiana.
“I love Halloween,” Lauren Mullen (freshman, early childhood- special education) said. “It’s my
favorite holiday ever.”
The Costume Shop at 33 Sixth Street offers more than 3,000 costumes. Indiana in now also home to a Spirit Halloween store, located at 3100 Oakland Ave. The store offers a selection of costumes, wigs, masks and more. Goodwill, at 1470 Oakland Ave., also sells
second-hand costumes and materials for DIY costume ideas.
For those who love a little
excitement during the month of October, thrilling attractions like The Haunted House and maze at
The Haunted Hollow at Yarnick’s
Farm might fit the bill.
Located just five miles off
campus on Thomas Covered Bridge Road, Yarnick’s Farm holds
their Haunted House and maze Oct. 7 through the 31.
Visitors can journey through the maze and experience the spooky thrills of the haunted house for $10.
For those seeking fewer thrills, there will be a free public bonfire
and hot chocolate.
Yarnick’s Farm will also run
hayrides to a nearby pumpkin
patch on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October.
“I can’t wait to carve pumpkins,” Kayla Miller (freshman, nursing) said. “It’s so much fun.”
In addition to community
excursions, fall marks seasonal
flavors and scents like apple,
fig, cinnamon and pumpkin.
“I’m obsessed,” Brittany Billand (freshman, health and physical
education) said, “with all the
pumpkin stuff that is coming out.”
Bath and Body Works has a new fall collection of scents including Brown Sugar and Fig, Dreamy Vanilla Woods, Honey Autumn Apple and Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin.
If those scents cause one’s tastebuds to water, Starbucks, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Dunkin Donuts and The Meadows serve fall favorites including pumpkin lattes, and parfaits, bagels with pumpkin “schmear” and spicy chai tea lattes.
Finally, fall marks the official start of football season and allows IUP students to celebrate fall by cheering for their favorite teams right from the comfort of their living rooms or sporting their team’s jersey.
“Football season,” Alex Minni (freshman, early childhood and special education) said, “is the best part of fall.”