Our Guide to All Things Fall: Food, Fun & Family Time

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We’ve pulled together all of our fall-inspired articles from San Francisco and Mid-Peninsula Moms Blogs so you can grab recipes, ideas for outings, and at-home activities with the click of a button. From general fall themes to Halloween- and Thanksgiving-specific ideas, we’ve got the season covered. Share your family’s autumnal traditions in the comments!

Click on a category below to scan our articles.

For a list of local events happening in the area, always check our community calendars.

San Francisco Community Calendar

Mid-Peninsula Community Calendar

To plan your own weekend itinerary, check out some of our favorite fall activities.

3 Ways to Usher in Fall in SF

fall in san francisco

Bay Day (The 1st Saturday of October)

Family Hikes in SF

kid friendly hikes in san francisco

Half Moon Bay

things to do in half moon bay with kids

Apple Picking

Berry Picking

Pumpkin Patch Guide

Pumpkin patches near san francisco

Nicasio Valley Pumpkin Patch

pumpkin patches san francisco

Thomas the Train at Roaring Camp

Fall kicks off some serious foodie tendencies in us, so we’ve shared lots of great recipes on the blog over the years. Here they are all in one spot.


8 Fall Recipes

fall recipes

Fall Muffins, Pasta, and a Cocktail

recipes for entertaining

Gameday Pulled Pork

Balsamic & Rosemary Chicken

Tuna with Pesto, Tomatoes & Couscous

Healthy-ish Pumpkin Bread


Halloween Appetizers

Halloween Lunchbox Ideas

More Halloween Lunchbox Ideas

Halloween Cake Pops


Mini Pumpkin Pies

Sweet Potato Puffs,
Stuffing with Beef & Sausage

Stuffing with Bacon & Sausage

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Egg-Free)

cookie recipe

Is there a better time of year to get your hands dirty with your kids? Pumpkin patches provide an array of ways to connect, Halloween means lots of chances for silly spooky fun, and little hands make the perfect template for Thanksgiving turkeys. Here are some of our favorite ways to spend time creating and connecting with your kids.

Make a Halloween Tree

Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party

How to Throw a Pumpkin Carving Party

Halloween Crafts & Books

Fall Kid Crafts

Pumpkin Math & Science

pumpkin match

Halloween Coloring Sheets

Thanksgiving Crafts, Books & Songs

More Thanksgiving Books

Our SF neighborhood trick or treating guide will direct you to the perfect sweet spot for your trick-or-treating needs in San Francisco. Use our Facebook Neighborhood Groups to get even more details on trick-or-treating in your ‘hood, and check out our other helpful tips to make your Halloween a success!

San Francisco Neighborhood Groups

Mid-Peninsula Neighborhood Groups

SF Trick-or-Treating Hot Spots

halloween san francisco

Non-Candy Halloween Treats

food allergy safe halloween treats

Surviving Halloween with Babies

What to Do with Leftover Halloween Candy

uses for extra candy

How to Cut Back on Your Kids' Candy Consumption


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