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Fall abounds with festivals featuring the best of the season — cool weather, colorful foliage, pumpkins perfect for picking, hay rides, sweet treats, apple cider, corn mazes, and activities the whole family can enjoy. If you’re planning to road trip to your local or a far-away festival to celebrate fall, now’s the time to ready your car.


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Since you and your crew will be doing a lot of walking, enjoying all that the festival has to offer, it’s a good idea to make sure you car’s emergency kits is stocked with first-aid items, such as anti-bacterial cream and band-aids to soothe blisters or other ailments, according to Travel Channel writer Megan Sadler. An extra cell phone charger will come in handy, too. And don’t forget the sunscreen!

To make room for pumpkins and other festival-purchases, clear out your trunk before you go and make sure you check the weather forecast. Dressing in layers is ideal, and remember to bring a warmer items like jackets, hats and gloves if you plan to be enjoy festival-fun after the sun goes down, according to NortheastOhioFamilyFun.com; since your shoes are going to get muddy at the festival, pack a mud-free pair for your journey home. To safeguard you interior, toss your muddy footwear into a plastic bag.


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Although fall festivals offer a bevy of delicious eats and treats, you might also want to stock your car with some snacks such as granola bars and drinks for the car ride to and from, notes NorteastOhioFamilyFun.com.

News Source: Travel Channel, Northeast Ohio Family Fun