If there is a sure-fire way to improve your English language skills quicker than you ever imagined, it’s to immerse yourself into local life and to embrace the culture in the United States. This is an advice all our tutors at the Harvest English Institute give to our students and the best time to try this out is right now, during the fall season!
Famous for our vibrant displays of color during fall, delicious foods, pumpkin carving and one of our favorite holidays, Halloween, fall is a great time of the year to experience America.
With the thought of gorging on candy and dressing up in a fancy dress for Halloween on our minds, here is our guide to top events near our campuses this October.
It’s official, the traditional German beer festival of Oktoberfest is coming to New York City! For three weekends in October you can enjoy everything there is to love about Oktoberfest from beer and pretzels to lederhosen. Grab your friends and head into the city to the Watermark Bar with its epic views of the NYC skyline
When: October 5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Where: Watermark Bar, 78 South St, New York, NY 10038
How much? It’s free to attend but be sure to reserve your spot!
If it’s something spooky you want to do this October, you won’t do much better than the Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort. Renowned as being the world’s premier Halloween event, this year the theme is the return of the 80s featuring some of the biggest and scariest frights of the era from the cult classic Ghostbusters to our all-time favorite, Stranger Things. Book your tickets to walk through the terrifying haunted houses, hop on thrill-seeking rides and enjoy live entertainment every night.
When: Selected dates throughout October
Where: Universal Orlando Resort
How much? From $67.99 per person
If there’s one thing we all truly love about the fall season, it’s the delicious foods from pumpkin pie to caramel apples and the best place to enjoy all this and much more is The Original Farmers Market in central L.A. The city’s favorite country fair will be celebrating fall this year with a host of fun activities including live music, pie-eating contests and its very own pumpkin patch.
When: October 12th
Where: The Original Farmers Market, Fairfax District
How much? It’s free!