As soon as September rolls around in Illinois, it's like a switch is flipped and pumpkin spice enthusiasts come out from summer hibernation.

Sure, some of us celebrate fall right when school starts back up and August comes to an end, but let's not get too ahead of ourselves.  I do love, love, love bonfires, sweater weather, and stocking up on big ol' blankets for the cooler months.

But, when does fall actually officially kick off?

Here’s When Illinoisans Can Officially Start Enjoying Fall In 2023

September 23rd, 2023 is the first day of fall. That means we can start enjoying all things cozy, spicy, and pumpkin-flavored.  I'll miss the summer warmth, but definitely excited to start layering up in oversized hoodies!


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If you're getting antsy and can't wait to start wearing your punny sweatshirts, visit haunted houses, or begin decorating your entire house in fall-inspired colors, fall is only a few weeks away!

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Tempting, I know.  Apple Orchards and pumpkin patches are already open to the public which makes it hard to resist getting your cider apples and warm apple cider fix!


Related: Kiss Pests Goodbye by Grabbing THIS at Illinois Orchards This Fall

So, mark your calendars and get ready for the first official day of fall. September 23rd is your ticket in!

Also, if you're looking for a great way to get rid of pests around your house, there's one thing you can pick up at the apple orchard that's a lifesaver.  Find out more about that here!

Cheers to a season filled with pumpkin spice and everything nice!

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