In this post you’re going to discover dozens of recipes, perfect for your next fall festival or event! These are easy to hold while enjoying the festival, and most are also easy to make!
Fall. . .the Perfect Time for Sweet Tasty Treats
Is there any season better than the fall season for sweet treats? The cooler weather is perfect, especially after the hot days of summer. And the tantalizing flavors of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, ginger, caramel, maple, and sweet potato are everywhere–in coffees, baked goods, and candies. They work like a magnet, drawing you in. (Yum!)
Maybe it’s the changing of the leaves that makes us so happy in the fall. Those red, orange, and golden leaves captivate the mind and the imagination. (The colors are what makes fall fun!)
Those same lovely colors show up in many of these treats, which makes them perfect for autumn snacking!
Fall Festivals: a Celebration of the Season, Perfect for the Whole Family!
Fall festivals are so much fun! Fun games, live entertainment, hay rides, and fall foods like hot dogs, caramel corn, soft pretzels, pumpkin spice lattes and other tasty treats. . .these are all part of the experience!
Face painting, amazing food, colorful hay bales, and fall festival games make these events even more fun, for kids and adults, alike!
And, did I mention the cooler weather? (It’s been a very hot summer here in Texas and we’re still melting as we head into fall!)
If you’ve been invited to participate in a fall festival, we’ve got you covered for treats and snacks, (some amazing and fun ideas)! Whether you’re hosting a cupcake walk, or setting up a booth to sell your wares, the following sweet treats will be perfect. (Talk about a great opportunity to bake fun new cupcakes!)
What makes a festival treat different from others? Easy! It’s got to be something you can carry with you as you head off on your way to visit the various booths or play the games. (Hey, you’re here to have a great time!)
The recipes in this post are (mostly) hand-held and easy. They’re also super tasty and loaded with the flavors you’ve come to enjoy during the autumn season.
Recipe Bloggers are the Best!
. . .and that’s why I went to so many of them to make up this collection of sweet treats for a fall carnival atmosphere! (Their fall festive ideas are amazing! Bloggers have a lot of new tricks.)
As a recipe blogger, I love recipes, and I happen to know lots of people who bake even better than I do. So, I asked many of them to share their favorite fall treats, perfect for a fall festival.
And boy, did they respond! Many of the recipes you’ll find in the list below have come from other bloggers. So, be sure to visit each site and check out all of their many offerings! (We’re talking about some amazing food and sweet treats!)
So, take your time! Browse these delicious recipes. Then pick a few to bake–with the kids, or even alone. Most are super simple, after all!
Fall Festival Recipes
Enjoy this master list of fall festival recipes, perfect for your next autumn outdoor event!
These Halloween Cake Popsicles, aka Halloween cakesicles are a combination of a cake pop and a popsicle! Need cakesicle filling ideas and cakesicle flavors to make a scary mummy, pumpkin, Frankenstein, ghoul or goblin? I got you!
These sweet and soft Apple Bars with Pumpkin Pie Spice Icing are the perfect fall treat. If you go apple picking this would be a nice way to use up your apples. The apple bars are topped with a creamy pumpkin pie icing to top off the delicious bars.
Whoppie pies are so easy and fun! Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are not really pie. They're made with two cakes sandwiched together to form kind-of a cookie. Weird, but whether you think of them as cakes, cookies or pies, they're a real treat.
Try baking sweet potato hand pies (also called pocket pies) for pie with a mini, handheld twist. These pie turnovers are filled with fresh sweet potato and chai spices, all surrounded by a flaky pie dough topped with turbinado sugar.
For a fuss-free dessert option, these handcrafted blueberry Pop Tarts will impress everyone! These sweet handheld pies feature juicy berries encased in a flaky crust created from pre-made refrigerated pie dough.
Fluffy and full of flavor, these apple cinnamon scuffins will satisfy any fall craving. They are packed with a winning combination of protein and fiber from the whole grains, apples, chia seeds, yogurt and protein powder to keep you full all morning long.
Looking for a Halloween party or movie night snack idea? Try homemade spooky popcorn balls - fresh popcorn is tossed with a luscious vanilla caramel, and then wrapped in spooky marshmallow spider webs & chocolate spiders.
Pumpkin Pie in a Cup is made with layers of buttery gingersnap cookies, pumpkin spice no-bake cheesecake, creamy pumpkin pudding, and whipped topping in an adorable mason jar or cup. A fun way to give everyone their very own pumpkin pie!
These no-bake Asian pumpkin cakes are crispy on the outside but soft, gooey and chewy on the inside. If you've ever felt intimidated by the thought of making your own Asian street snacks, try this easy Chinese recipe that is simple enough to make perfectly the very 1st time!
These cinnamon applesauce muffins are made from scratch in just 45 minutes. Easy-breezy! Best of all, they're moist and lightly dusted with cinnamon sugar. Great for a fall festival or any other fall event.
Gluten-free, dairy-free, and ade with crispy brown rice cereal, peanut butter and pure pumpkin. . .these Rice Krispie Treats are a healthy version of the original and perfect for snacking at your next fall event.
These autumn sour cream sugar cookies are perfect for a fall festival! You can dye the cream cheese frosting in fall colors, and cut into leaves and other autumn shapes. Talk about a great fall activity for kids to do when it’s too cool to be outside.
If you love the crunch of almonds and coconut but the richness of a chocolate truffle, have I got a treat for you! In this post I’m going to show you how to make easy homemade Almond Joy Truffles, loaded with flavor and texture.
If you love those chewy, rich pralines, the kind that leave your teeth feeling a bit sticky, you’re going to flip over this great recipe. You cook these pralines up in a heavy saucepan. There’s no baking involved!
That’s it for this post, friends! I hope you enjoy these delicious fall festival ideas, perfect for your next event.
These outdoor celebrations are so much fun and will create memories you can keep with you forever.
Don’t forget to pin these Fall Festival Season photos to your Pinterest boards.
About the Author
Janice Thompson is an author, baker, and all-around mischief maker! She has overcome a host of baking catastrophes, including a toppled wedding cake, to learn more about the baking process. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market but particularly enjoys writing recipes and baking devotions. To learn more about Janice or to drop her a note, visit her About the Author page.
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