Starbucks has “officially” declared September 1st the first day of fall despite what the calendars and disagreeing husbands say. Whether this be right or wrong, who’s to say (I’m guessing the coffee lovers agree with them). For me the first day of fall begins when you can open the doors and windows to let the crisp air drift in, swing by the Hot Spot or Penny’s to grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte Mocha Frappuccino Coffee concoction, or attend a football game on a Friday night to cheer on your alma mater.
While it may be to early for some, other’s are ecstatic about the upcoming seasonal change that is upon us. Holton has some great activities lined out for the next couple of months that will allow you to hopefully enjoy the changing of leaves and the cooler breeze. September 9th & 10th will kick off with the annual Fall Garage Sale. Out with the old and in with the new(ish), right? If that’s not your style you could always learn some history and enjoy the simplistic country styles of the Jackson County Historical Society Barn Tour which will be hosted September 24th & October 1st. This years tour will show case “The Barns of Muddy Creek”. Don’t forget to warm up with a homemade bowl of chili while walking around the Fall Fest October 8th. The Chili Cook-Off is a great way to boast about grandma’s homemade chili recipe and support the Banner Creek Science Center. Fall Fest attracts local artist, antiquers and food vendors to our cozy square along with the local business that are open every Saturday for you to admire.
Whether you’re a fall fanatic or not, Holton has some wonderful events this time of year that bring a community together. Hope you can find time in between picking pumpkins, raking leaves and hot apple cider to explore our wonderful town that becomes so colorful this season!