Fall is in the Air!

With fall officially starting Tuesday, September 23rd it’s almost not fair that the season brings shorter days. There is so much to do, and so many fun ways to celebrate, we are happy that October at least has a full 31 days.   From apples to pumpkins, hayrides to bonfires, and Oktoberfest to Halloween, there is something to be said about the activities that only Autumn holds.

Decorating your mantle or front door is fun this time of year as you can gather nature’s items from outside and use acorns, leaves, pinecones to fill in with the pumpkins, burlap, and scented candles. Pick one statement piece and fill in around it. We have used an initialized pumpkin or even a football themed pumpkin to set the tone of our mantle or front door entrance.

10560411_633437170107551_241427458603119794_oThis creative Pumpkins, Apples, & Hayrides sign made by MeuCow Creations is the perfect unique décor for your home and she has many choices for you to select from. Find her products online at  or email Cindy at meucow@windstream.net.

Grab some locally made seasonal wreaths and decorative pumpkins by Sassy Sisters who has a booth at Woodstock Market and you can order online through her Facebook page. Email Kerri at ksacklyn@yahoo.com for more details.


984132_779949495369215_8968610134285805578_nIf all this decorating is making you hungry or thirsty for local Oktoberfest flavors, check out the pierogies (potato filled dumplings) from Woodstock’s Best Dang Bakery. Also, Frankfurt Doner located in Ballground is famous for their Brats, sausages and German style potato salad. Of course, no Octoberfest meal is complete without beer, which luckily is locally brewed at Woodstock’s Reformation brewery. You can enjoy their fall seasonal flavor Autumn Plenty only in their Keeping room at 500 Arnold Mill Way, Suite A. Another great option is Hop Alley Brew Pub in DT Alpharetta at 25 S. Main Street. They have pumpkin beer on tap ready for you to enjoy.

As the September turns into October, it is easy to go from Harvest to Halloween by adding in a few cobwebs and darker colors that instantly change the look and mood of your décor. Take time to write a spell on your chalkboard such as Eye Of Newt & Toe of Frog for dinner. You can keep it simple with a home made scarecrow and a pumpkin from the local farm or go all out with purple lights and cackling witch laughter. Have some friends over for a pumpkin carving contest to show off your décor. We know these fall months are busy and Scoop OTP hopes you have a Howl of a good time enjoying  your pumpkin flavored products, ghost tours, corn maizes, Pintrest decor ideas and more!