The summer is winding down. Brisk air, layered outfits, and pumpkin spice are on the horizon. Fall is here, and you’re looking to spend time in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

You’ll need two things:

  1. A nice, warm place to spend your downtime (EverSpring Inn & Suites, of course!).
  2. A breakdown of all of the unique and fun activities Oskaloosa has to offer!

Look no further.

Here are four of our favorite ways to spend our fall days here in Oskaloosa!


1. Nelson Pioneer Farm & Museum 56th Annual Fall Festival

Location: 5 miles (7 minutes) from our EverSpring Inn.

Join the celebration of pioneer living on Saturday, September 17th!

Food, music, pre-1930 crafts and games, historic harvesting demonstrations and more. Spend time with the Oskaloosa community and learn about the daily lives of those who came before us.

Learn more here.


2. Autumn Acres

Location: 4 miles (9 minutes) from our EverSpring Inn.

Good ol’ family fun.

For a traditional fall experience, look no further than Autumn Acres — an all-encompassing fall family experience!

Hayrides, corn mazes, train rides, super slides, pumpkin painting and more. Fuel up at the concession stands and enjoy Gravity Box Basketball with the kids!

Admission is $8 for ages 3 and up. Autumn Acres is open on Friday from 12-6, all day Saturday, and closed on Sunday.


3. Lake Keomah State Park

Location: 8 miles (14 minutes) from our EverSpring Inn.

This southern Iowa state park is the perfect outdoor fall experience. Big forests, lake views, and a variety of wildlife make Lake Keomah a can’t-miss stop on your trip.

Enjoy fall colors as the leaves turn to orange and brown on your hikes, or get out on the water and fish for bluegill and largemouth bass. Lake Keomah has dedicated fishing areas, along with swimming beaches and boat launches.

Spending a day at Lake Keomah? Enjoy their day lodging! With electrical hookups and modern showers, you’ll feel right at home.

The best part? Lake Keomah is just over 15 minutes away from EverSpring Inn.


4. EAT: Eat and Tour, Oskaloosa Food Tours

Location: 2 miles (3 minutes) from our EverSpring Inn.

Fall is a great time to eat. 

You’ve made it to Oskaloosa — but where are you going to eat?

No worries. Oskaloosa Food Tours is here to take you on a free tour of the city’s best eats!  Osky’s history, architecture, and vibrant atmosphere comes with great food and a group willing to show you it all.

Cheryl is known for leading a great time!

(“Cheryl is very personable, and shared interesting information about ghost stories in the downtown area. The food was delicious!” Facebook review.)

Request a tour via message on Facebook, or send them an email at!


So… which activities will you enjoy?

Whether you’re looking to enjoy a pioneer festival, play traditional fall games with the kids, go fishing on Lake Keomah, or take a food tour, Oskaloosa is the place to be this fall!

Click here to book your Oskaloosa getaway at the EverSpring Inn now! We are close to everything Oskaloosa has to offer.