9 Things to Do in Binghamton This Fall
Posted by Lauren Kidd on September 17, 2020
If you ask me, fall is the superior season. There’s cooler weather, the leaves change color and there’s plenty of pumpkin-spice treats. With art exhibitions, corn mazes and food, there is something for everyone. Fall festivities might look a little different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to have fun!
Grab some fresh goodies from a farmers market
Support local! Downtown Binghamton Courtyard Market and Support Black Business 607 have teamed up to create The Black FLY Market! The market will be open from 4-7 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 19 and Oct. 17, in the Metrocenter Courtyard in downtown Binghamton. If fresh produce isn’t your thing, you can pick up some goat milk soap and honey!
Check out the virtual LUMA experience
Do you love LUMA as much as I do? While the festival will not be happening in-person this year, there will still be virtual showings! You can view “Miranda: A SteamPunk VR Experience” by Kamala Sankaram from September 24-26.
Spend an afternoon with some animals
If you’re guilty of getting sucked in by cute animal videos on social media like I am, then you need to check out the red panda and the Nigerian dwarf goats at Ross Park Zoo. Looking for more of a safari experience? Animal Adventure Park has plenty of animals that you can interact with.
Test your abilities at Xscapes
Think you’re a super-speedy escape artist? See if you can beat the clock in the Twilight Zone room at Binghamton’s Xscapes! They're now open for private bookings.
Grab some donuts from The Cider Mill
This one is for all the sweet tooths out there! The Cider Mill has fall goodies galore -- caramel apples, donuts, cider slushies and more! You can visit the mill, following COVID-19 safety guidelines, or choose the order ahead and delivery options!
Participate in a virtual RoberCon
Do you miss geeking out with a group of like-minded people? Watch a live performance, join a discussion panel, participate in special guest Q&A’s and more at RoberCon! The virtual convention will take place September 26-27.
Pick out a pumpkin
It’s almost spooky season! Get in the mood at Jackson’s Pumpkin Farm and Stoughton Farm. Grab a pumpkin for your dorm room and have a socially distanced carving session outside! If you’re looking for other fall festivities, try out the MAiZE at Stoughton Farm.
Have a socially distanced picnic
Grab some food and a blanket for a picnic outside! You can safely enjoy a meal with a friend while outside and six feet apart. My favorite place for a picnic is Otsiningo Park, but there are many parks in the Binghamton area that offer prime picnic spots!
Go on the Broome Art Trail 2020
(Warner K. Varno, Root Chakra Paintingsl Orangerie 1, 2020)
In my opinion, a perfect weekend activity is going to gaze at works of art. If you’re an artist looking for inspiration or someone who just wants to admire fine art, you should check out the Broome Art Trail in early October.
Lauren Kidd is an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations, and a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in graphic design. She loves photography, writing, and listening to music.
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