As you may have noticed from the colorful leaves and shorter days, it's autumn in Southeast Missouri. That's right - football, bonfires, hoodies and, very soon, Halloween!
If you haven't jumped into fall decorating yet this year, we know where to find exactly what you need for a show-stopping front lawn. If you haven't checked it out, head to the local farmers market. There are two in town: The Riverfront Market open on Saturday mornings and the Cape Farmers Market in the West Park Mall parking lot on Thursday afternoons.
Green beans and tomatoes have been traded for fall produce like gourds and pumpkins. These local foods provide more than great eating; they also make a fall display stand out. Picture hay bales and a scarecrow on your front porch, accented with small orange pumpkins. Or make great family memories carving designs into hollowed-out jack-o’-lanterns. Bonus: The insides make great pies, roasted seeds, even beer.If you're more of a floral person, fall means a change from tulips and roses. The farmers market is a great place to find mums, sunflowers and other fall plants you may not have seen before.
Plus, the farmers market still offers your favorite items as well - fresh lemonade, barbecue and those delicious homemade doughnuts. Chocolate glazed ones were recently added to the menu – yum! Make sure you stop by, as October is the last month the markets will be open this year.
As you're putting together your fall decorations, don't forget to check out the local antique shops for vintage items. Whether your style is farmhouse chic or sixties retro, you may find the perfect pieces to complement your vision.
For a complete listing of events in Cape Girardeau, go to VisitCape.com/events.