October marks the end of lawn mowing. It means apple cider. It's the month with lowest utility bill. Indoor and outdoor activites are both viable. The three major sports are all played in October - NASCAR too. There are no holidays, but there are days off for teachers.
Pesky insects die off and the house can be aired out. With windows wide open, carpets can be cleaned, walls can be painted, and windows can be washed.
It's easy to get people together. No one is on vacation. Winter and its holidays aren't getting the way.
Everything in October seems to be - fresh.