10 Days to Celebrate With Your Family in October

From Homemade Cookie Day to Halloween, this month has it all

By Jennifer Hill, publisher of Macaroni Kid Fremont, Calif. September 24, 2019

October brings with it all sorts of annual celebrations and traditions, from fall football games to carving pumpkins. We love this month -- it's a time when the weather cools, the leaves change, and we can take our favorite cozy sweaters out of storage and sip on warm apple cider. 

Here are 10 more reasons to celebrate October: 

Homemade Cookies Day

Kick off October by making some cookies on Homemade Cookies Day. Check out this fun fall recipe for Caramel Apple Cookies. Yum! October 1

International Frugal Fun Day

Today is the day to find inexpensive fun! Guess what?! We have you covered with our Erie Macaroni Kid event calendar -- it's always filled with free or low-cost local family-friendly events. October 5

National Pasta Day

Obviously this is a day Macaroni Kid totally gets excited about! Enjoy a plate of pasta today. There are more than 600 pasta shapes -- which one is your favorite? October 17

Make a Difference Day 

The fourth Saturday in October is devoted to helping others by doing volunteer work in the community. Find a project you and the kids can volunteer for and make a difference today. October 26

Diwali Day, a Festival of Lights

Diwali Day is the first day of a five-day Hindu holiday celebration that originated in India as a harvest festival. October 27

Plush Animal Lovers Day

Plan a teddy bear picnic or another fun activity for your children's favorite stuffies today! October 28

National Candy Corn Day

Did you know that Candy Corn was originally called "Chicken Feed"? Sure glad they changed the name! Here's a recipe to make your own candy corn from scratch. Bonus: this recipe is nut, egg, and gluten free. October 30

Carve a Pumpkin Day

If you haven't carved your pumpkins yet, today's the day! October 31


Halloween is fun for kids! What's not to love? Dressing up in fun costumes, fun treats, and candy! Be sure to check our Macaroni Kid Erie Fall Fun Guide to find all of the great local Halloween activities and events happening in Erie throughout the month! October 31

Jennifer Hill is the publisher of Macaroni Kid Fremont, CA