As lush landscapes fade to golden brown, October’s spellbinding atmosphere permeates every corner of our region. We’ve captured its stunning splendor in these pages with anticipated annual features like Porches & Pumpkins, as well as ideas for jewel-toned floral arrangements, settings with both classic and fresh fall schemes, and harvest-themed décor. The season’s bounty also calls us to the kitchen, and you’ll find plenty of inspiration in our hearty dinner menus—one made for a rustic alfresco locale, the other an elegant but fuss-free affair—along with a roundup of new spins using molasses. Discover different facets of autumn’s color show as we visit scenic and art-centric Bentonville, Arkansas, and the final stop in our Historic Landmarks series—St. Luke’s Historic Church & Museum in Smithfield, Virginia. Whether exploring near or far, enjoy celebrating all things October!