Fall festivities ripe for harvest: A student’s fall bucket list

By in Culture

Saskatoon has many affordable and free events to offer University of Saskatchewan students this fall — from food to Halloween events, the Sheaf has put together a fall bucket list to get students out in the community and taking a break from their studies.

Halloween events 

Saskatoon holds various events to spread the Halloween spirit, but two of these in particular are a must-see and do on the Sheaf’s fall bucket list.

First up is the Haunted House at 1402 Fifth Avenue North, which can be seen from Warman Road. This haunted house is run by Adam Krutki, is free to attend and has already opened for the Halloween season and will run until Oct. 31. This is a good option for the faint-of-heart as it’s not as terrifying as other haunted houses may be.

The City of Saskatoon offers University of Saskatchewan students great fall opportunities and events to attend.

Second is the Hampton Village Haunted Asylum. Again, this is a student friendly option as it’s free of charge to attend, although cash donations for the Dundonald Parent Council are accepted. The Haunted Asylum is located at 3259 McClocklin Road and will be running from Oct. 27 to Oct. 31.

Fall eats

Saskatoon has an abundance of tasteful cafés, where hot drinks and yummy snacks can be enjoyed. Amidst the fall weather, a perfect place to enjoy a nice warm drink is the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market. Whether a London fog, hot chocolate or just a good old black coffee, the Farmers’ Market has lots of options.

Not only do you get to be down by the beautiful river, you get to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Market. If you like to be in the busyness of it all, it’s best to go on a Saturday — you won’t be short of produce to buy and people to watch. However, if you prefer a more peaceful and quiet day at the Market, it’s best to go on Wednesdays when you can watch the leaves blow in the wind and enjoy the silence.

If you’re up to it, try tackling a fall recipe yourself, such as butterscotch pumpkin bark. This simple recipe only takes four ingredients: pumpkin spice candy melts, butterscotch chips and chopped nuts, as well as your choice of festive sprinkles. The recipe can be found on freshaprilflours.com and is a perfect snack for cuddling up and watching a movie at home.

The community

This fall, Saskatoon has various events offered to the public that bring together the great community that we live in. One of these events is Tonight It’s Poetry.

Tonight It’s Poetry is a slam poetry night where people can perform their poems or spoken word, capturing their emotion and stories of varying subjects, and even compete for the slam poet championship. If you aren’t comfortable reading your own work, you can always just go and listen. Community stages are held at Amigos with a $5 admission fee. The next community stage will be Oct. 16 and is definitely worth checking out.

Another event on the bucket list is the second annual Fall Fest at The Glen at Crossmount. This event has something for everyone — from vendors, a cider bar, horse and carriage rides, a hay maze and pumpkins for sale and to carve, there is bound to be something that sparks your interest. The event is free of admission and is on Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Glen at Crossmount building at 10 Glen Road, Crossmount.

Take advantage of the events this season offers you. Soon it will be winter and the cold will put a sheet of snow over your bucket list — get out and enjoy. Happy fall!

Lauren Klassen

Photo: Jeremy Britz / Photo Editor