There's a local farm that puts on seasonal carnivals- our home school co-op organized a group event (that got us in for half price!) It was amazing- it gets pretty crowded later in the month, with about 600 kids on average during a week day. We had barely 100 kids running around the park. There was one bus load of kids, plus a handful of moms. At 12:30 everyone but us went to lunch, literally....the girls had a hey-dey running from ride to ride! The woman running the carousel was a darling, and let the girls ride for 20 minutes straight while we chatted. Even with the other kids there, there was never a line for any of the rides. Along with the carnival rides there was a hay maze, a real steam engine (the engineer showed the girls the wickedly roaring fire behind the iron door in the engine- they were stunned!), a puppet show/sing-along, lots of animals to see, and we all got to pick out a pumpkin to take home.
I know there are so many wildfires going on in our state right now, on the dry side of the mountains, but I'm loving with warm and dry Fall.