Monday, October 13, 2014

Fall in Floyds Knobs

This post is part of my blogtober celebration, my month-long blog party about all things creepy and Halloween-y! If you've got a fall post, make sure to add it to the Linky so I can check it out!

I've been interviewing bloggers, mostly about what they do in the fall time and Halloween traditions, and I thought it would be fun to share what I do in the fall in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Yes, that's really what it's called, and a knob (hahaha) is smaller than a mountain but much bigger than a hill. We sit 600 feet above Louisville. It's not technically a town since we don't have our own government system, but it's a township. There are quite a few people here, but the whole township takes up the whole county, so we're just really spaced out so it seems like there's no one here.

Near the beginning of October, the town down the hill has this big event called Harvest Homecoming, and it's basically the whole city shuts down because of it. Really. The YMCA (where my evening job is) is closed because it's downtown in the middle of it. Basically it's a block festival with weird homemade crafts, iffy local bands, and lots and lots of food. Everyone beelines it to the Boy Scout roasted corn or old peoples' club apple dumplings. It's a catfight over which is better. (Corn, obvs.)

I also always hit up Huber's Orchard & Winery. I worked there in high school on the weekends (I was the caramel apple-maker), and my mom works up in the wine tasting loft on the weekends now, so I've been visiting her a lot. The orchards are beautiful, and it's a lot of fun to pick apples (spoiler, they're all delicious). My favorite part is always the wine, but outside is pretty too.

The left is my and my momma (she's my favorite) hanging out at the winery in the crazy-lit sunlight, and the right is the orchards (winesap apples that day. they are delicious).
It's super gorgeous here in the autumn season, and there are trees EVERYWHERE, and they're all changing now, and I absolutely love driving down the hill on the way to work.

And just for fun, here's me and mom last week trying to take a selfie in the cardboard cutout farmer faces we were too short for in the first place. It was ridiculous, and we had a whole bottle of wine before that, and people were staring at us. It was awesome.

Do you all have any fall-musts in your town? What do you like most about the season?


  1. Haha, looks like a fun time! Back in the States, I live in Mishawaka, Indiana! We don't have any fall celebrations like that that I actually go to, but I have to agree that it's absolutely beautiful in the autumn when the leaves change color. That is the one thing I love about living in Indiana - we definitely do get all four seasons. Don't really get that here in the UK! And corn! Always have to have corn while in the UK. My boyfriend's mom saw that picture of corn while I was reading through your blog post and pouted because the corn here isn't as "luscious". :P Guess no matter where people are they always want what they see somewhere else!

    1. Yay fellow Indiana native! And yes, I definitely remember that about the UK, it was pretty much cool and misty/rainy the entire year round. Also that's so funny about the corn! I've never heard it described as luscious before, but I think it's such a funny thing to call it!


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