As much as I enjoyed this summer, I’m ready to greet my favorite season — autumn! The northeast is the perfect place to live or visit during this time of year, characterized by the snappy chill in the air and the vibrant fall foliage. And, for some, football! If, like me, you don’t find yourself tailgating this weekend (or ever), consider checking out one of these entertaining events which fit perfectly within fall. Heritage Harvest Fescht Kutztown, PA This annual Pennsylvania Dutch Harvest celebration features activities for the entire family. Learn about life on a Pennsylvania German farm with living history demonstrations, tours of the historic farmhouse and summer kitchen, and demonstrations of historic foodways and crafts. Craft activities include scarecrow making and pumpkin painting. Cape May’s Food and Wine Festival Cape May, NJ Indulge in good food, fine wine, and all types of culinary delights. Enjoy winery tours and tastings, a five-course beer tasting dinner, luncheons at some of Cape May’s best restaurants, Chefs’ Dine-Arounds, the popular People’s Choice Chowder Contest, and numerous seminars and classes. Fall Into Autumn Festival Saratoga, NY This kid-focused event produced by the Children’s Museum at Saratoga celebrates the beginning of the season with an adventure into Congress Park to collect leaves, make mobiles, and create fall decorations. If these events don’t suit your fancy, never fear. There are – literally – hundreds of events listed for this weekend alone on EscapeMaker’s “Events” section. Why not pick an event and make a weekend getaway out of it? Check out these great getaway packages at hotel, inns and B&B’s available throughout the fall season in the northeast. Enjoy! –Traci