Its Fall in Como!

Autumn has finally come to your rescue for those who were aching for relief from the summer heat. For those of you who would rather sweat than shiver, well… you may not be looking forward to the next couple of months. Either way, there are plenty of ways to spice it up and make the most out of the fall season. Grab your turtlenecks and slippers and explore fall activities and events in Downtown Columbia MO!

List of Activities to be Mentioned: 

  1. Make a Day of the Columbia Farmers Market
  2. Thrift a Costume for Halloween from Maude Vintage
  3. Eat Pumpkin-Flavored Food from Local Cafes
  4. Experience the Tim Burton Film Coraline at Rag Tag Theatre
  5. Paint an Autumn portrait and drink wine at The Canvas on Broadway
  6. Go Squirrel-Watching in Peace Park
  7. Buy gifts for the holiday season in the Art District on First Friday, Nov. 3rd
  8. Take the Family Trick-or-Treating at Halloweenie!
  9. Relax and Tune in with the Hunter’s Moon with Moon Yoga

1. Make a Day of the Columbia Farmers Market

Nothing is more autumn festive than a Sunday trip to the farmers market. You’ll be sure to find the perfect pumpkin here! The Columbia Farmers Market is a family-friendly event where you can shop for vegetables, fruits, flowers, and gifts. You will also find fresh-made food, music, and kids’ activities to enjoy.

Spice it up! Get crafty with your cooking skills! Get together with your friends and family and challenge yourself to make your Sunday dinner using only ingredients you find at the farmer’s market. 

Try your hand at these yummy fall recipes:

From A spectacular pumpkin find! I wonder how long that would take to carve… 

2. Thrift a Costume for Halloween from Maude Vintage

Thrift shopping for your Halloween costume ensures that your disguise is one-of-a-kind, just like you! Maude Vintage has a beautiful collection of vintage pieces and costumes ranging from the 20s to the 90s. According to their website, they will be selling their costumes at a discount! “Costumes from our 28-year collection are hitting the sale floor on October 17th, 2023 at liquidation prices!” 

Spice it Up! Try these Vintage inspired costume ideas:

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's


Marilyn Monroe

3. Eat Pumpkin-Flavored Food from Local Cafes and Restaurants.

Try the iced chai with pumpkin cream cold foam from Coffee Zone. Or, tantalize your taste buds with a pumpkin pie latte paired with a pumpkin scone from Acola Coffee.

Spice it Up! Grab a Pumpkin Beer from Columbia’s local breweries, try them all, and compare! Make it a crawl from Flatbranch Pub Brewery, to Broadway Brewery, to Logboat Brewing Company.

An Iced Chai with Pumpkin Cream Cold Foam from Coffee Zone

4. Experience the Tim Burton Film Coraline at Rag Tag Cinema

Get into the spooky spirit and view the oh-so off-putting but remarkably artistic Tim Burton film Coraline. Or, if you’re up for a real scare, catch their showing of the classic horror movie, Carrie. You can buy tickets online or at the door! The best part about Rag Tag is that they have couch seating, but it is first come first serve, so arrive early to snag the best spot! 

5. Paint an Autumn Portrait and Enjoy Wine at The Canvas on Broadway

The Canvas on Broadway offers a myriad of painting classes that perfectly capture the spirit of the season. With a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of fine wine in the other, channel the fall vibes into your artistic masterpiece. It’s a delightful blend of creativity and indulgence. Click here to view their painting activity schedule for this fall!

“Van Boo” painting activity November 1st

“Forest on Halloween Night” paint activity October 25th

6. Go Squirrel Watching in Peace Park

Sometimes, entertainment is simple. Squirrels can be a great and silly form of entertainment. Grab a cozy blanket, a hot beverage, and enjoy the comical antics of these little critters.

Squirrel hiding under a bush, taken at Peace Park.

7. Buy Gifts for the Holiday Season in the North Village Art District on First Friday, Nov. 3rd

Getting a head start on Christmas shopping? Check out the Art District First Friday event for one-of-a-kind handmade pieces and finds. First Friday is a family-friendly, free art crawl on the first Friday of each month. You can explore artist galleries, shops, children’s activities, refreshments, and more. Visit our Beginners Guide to First Friday if your looking to learn more!

Taken at First Friday event in the Art District, sourced from:

8. Take the Family Trick-or-Treating at Halloweenie!

The District in Downtown Columbia is hosting Halloweenie on October 28th. This is a safe and family-friendly event! The District businesses will be handing out candy from 4pm to 6pm. This year they will be spicing it up with Show Me Dinosaurs. Shop local and meet Rexy & Luna Blue. 

9. Relax and Tune in with a Hunter’s Moon Sound Bath at Moon Yoga

Give your body a chance to breathe with Moon Yoga. Align yourself with the Hunter Moon also known as the “Blood Moon”, on October 28th and embrace the present moment.

The full moon during the month of October is know as the “Hunters Moon” because it is when tribes would come together to gather meat for the cold months ahead.  In light of the energy that the Hunters Moon represents, Moon Yoga is welcoming you to come and relax with a sound bath and set your positive intentions for the last couple of months of 2023. If you’re not a yoga pro – don’t worry! No experience is required, and embracing the learning journey is encouraged.

Spice it Up! If you’re looking to scratch your creative itch, Moon Yoga is offering a Poetry and Flow event November 3rd. 

Hunter Moon Sound Bath event, sourced from

Poetry and Flow event, sourced from 

Embrace the Magic in Downtown Como

There are many events to explore and much more to come. So, gear up for the magic of autumn in Como and dive into these delightful experiences. This Autumn, make memories that will warm your heart as the temperatures cool down. Embrace the wonder, the laughter, and the cozy moments. Explore fall activities and events in Downtown Columbia MO and stay tuned to hear more!