October Means These 10 Things In Massachusetts
It's Friday, October 1, "October first", or "October One" as my grandmother would say. Love it or hate it, fall is here and the holidays are on the way...
OCTOBER MEANS THESE 10 THINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS
1. WE CAN WAKE UP BILLIE JOE FROM GREEN DAY
In Green Day's 2004 hit "Wake Me Up When September Ends", lead singer and songwriter Billie Joe Armstrong expresses sadness over the death of his father in (Sept. of '82), he implores, however, that you wake him up once the month ends.
2. BONFIRES WITH BEER
The pool is closed, but chilly nights around the fire with friends and beer are paramount.
3. PUMPKIN PICKING
Whether it's Whitney's in Cheshire, MA or wherever this is sure to satisfy the kids.
Not Hoodsies, that's a summer treat, but hoodies. Sweater weather, hooded sweatshirts, and jeans make their way back in rotation.
5. APPLE CIDER (DONUTS)
Whether it's Bartlett's Apple Orchard in Richmond, MA, warm or cold apple cider, and of course apple cider donuts are precedent.
6. PLAYOFF BASEBALL
As I write this, the 2021 Red Sox are barely holding on to a wildcard berth. But, 2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018 were AMAZING.
7. OCTOBERFEST BEER
Shipyard? Sam Adams? Who ya got?
8. VISITING SALEM
Lots of history here in terms of witches. Salem around Halloween is awesome. Stay away if you hate crowds!
9. CLOCKS GO BACK
Just kidding, Daylight Saving Time used to end in October; however, now it's in November. 11/7 this year.
10. HALLOWEEN/TRICK OR TREAT
CDC says it's safe to trick or treat outside!