the Pike Road
Spice of Life

The Town of Pike Road is a unique community made up of many innovative and caring individuals. Pike Road was built on four pillars: Planning, Services, Education, and Quality of life. Since its incorporation in 1997, the Town of Pike Road has strived to live by and provide these core values to all in the community. Below you’ll find photos and testimonies that demonstrate the Pike Road Spice of Life, along with several other fall resources!

Fall Recipes, Crafts, and More!

Pumpkin Chili


1 red bell pepper, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 1/2 tbsp. chili powder

1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste

3/4 tsp. ground black pepper, plus more to taste

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 

2 (15-oz.) cans fire-roasted tomatoes, not drained

1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15-oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed

1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin puree

2 1/2 c. chicken broth  

Roasted pumpkin seeds, sour cream, shredded sharp cheddar cheese and avocado, for garnish, if desired


  1. In a large Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, stirring to break into pieces, until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. 
  2. Add the onion and bell pepper to the Dutch oven. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until softened, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and cinnamon. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  3. Stir in the tomatoes, kidney beans, black beans, pumpkin puree, chicken broth, and sausage. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the flavors meld, about 20 minutes.
  4. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with pumpkin seeds, sour cream, cheese, and avocado.


Recipe originally from Pioneer Woman.

Additional Fall Resources:

Ideas for Fall Get Togethers:

Host a Soup Swap – Soup is the perfect fall meal! Have everyone make a different type of soup. Bring your recipe on festive fall note cards so everyone can taste new soups and swap recipes!

Head to the Pumpkin Patch – Who doesn’t love going to the Pumpkin Patch? Gather the family and head to the Pumpkin Patch. You can get some really cute pictures and make lasting memories. If pumpkins aren’t your thing, try apple picking instead!

Pumpkin Carving/Painting – This fall activity is a classic. If you’re looking for a way to spice it up, pick a theme and have all your friends pick a carving idea that fits the theme. If carving is too messy or slimy for you, try painting pumpkins!

Scary Movie Night – If you prefer the spooky side of fall, have a spooky movie night! Have your friends make a presentation in favor of their favorite Halloween movie, vote on who gave the best presentation, and watch that movie.

DIY Flannel Blanket Party – Nothing says fall like curling up with a warm beverage and a cozy blanket! If you’re looking for a crafty get together that is low effort, not messy, and is cost-effective this is the one!