The Ish Mom Fall Bucket List

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Back-to-school season always heralded fall to me. Logically, I know we have until the third week of September. But the kid in me insists that the fun part of summer concludes mid-August. Might as well throw away the whole season and grab a cardigan and get started on my fall bucket list.

As an adult with young children, the monotony of my days makes them seem to pass more quickly. Daily repetitions put me on auto-pilot; the days seem to pass in a blur. It’s August now, but we’ll blink and it’ll really be fall. Know what I mean?

To prepare for this inevitability, I’m checking out all our area has to offer this fall now. I’ve compiled some of my favorite Wayne County, Indiana activities for this fall bucket list. These events are family focused, but there are plenty of activities that will please everybody.

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The Ish Mom Fall Bucket List



  • Department of Improv performance, Dudas Inspiration Venue for the Arts, Oct 4 (first Friday of every month), 7 PM (“PG-13”) and 9:00 PM (more “R”), $7.50 admission, limited seating (I’ve been, it’s funny)
  • City Arts Festival, Glen Miller Park, October 5, 5:30 pm
  • Throwback Theatre (titles TBA), Morrisson-Reeves Library, Oct 11, 5 pm (watch a movie at the library with free popcorn and soda; other dates all season if you can’t make this one)
  • Veterans Writing Workshop, Martha Dwyer Center, October 12, 2:30 PM (a free workshop for veterans to write their stories)
  • Happy Pawl-O-Ween Dog Costume Contest, Middlefork Resevoir, October 13, 1 pm
  • Novel Conversation, Morrisson-Reeves Library, October 16, 11 am(registration required, stop by front desk to sign up and get a copy of the book being discussed)
  • Richmond Writer’s Group, The Two Sisters: Books and More, every 3rd Wednesday, 7-9 pm
  • Toddler Time-Falling Leaves, Cope Environmental Center, October 16, 10 am
  • HYPE-Richmond’s For The Love of Grapes and Hops, Richmond Municipal Airport, October 19, 7 -11 pm
  • FANGtastic Fall Festival, Morrisson-Reeves Library, October 24, 5 pm
  • Cars and Coffee, Roscoe’s East Side, October 26, 8 am (enjoy coffee and talk cars, any make and model welcome)
  • Halloween Howl, Wayne County Fairgrounds, October 26, 5 pm (entry is one canned food item)
  • City Building Halloween Fest, Municipal Building, October 31, 5-8 pm


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All The Basic Stuff, Too

I’ll be doing all the classic fall tropes: apple picking, flannel, spooky times, taking down the summer decorations and littering my house with Dollar Tree pumpkins. I love the organizational aspects that come with a new season, like taking out fall/winter and packing up spring/summer clothes.

My only complaint about fall is pumpkin spice everything. Don’t y’all know about apple cider?

Ish Mom loves apple cider on her fall bucket list
Is all I’m saying


What are you favorite things about fall? Or do you mourn summer? Let me know in the comments below. Share this article to highlight all our Wayne County treasures.

Happy Autumn-ing!



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Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.
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