I don't know what the Fall traditions were in the "old country", but once they got established on the Canadian Prairies, Fall would have been a lot of work. Whatever fruit and berries could be gathered, bought, or grown was put in sealers, either as fruit, jam or jelly. Large gardens were harvested and vegetables canned for winter use. Pickling cucumbers and other vegetables to add some zip to winter meals. Potatoes had to be gathered and put in a bin in the root cellar for winter. Some meats were also canned. Once the bitter cold set in, the "cold box" in the yard could be filled with meat and fish. Thanksgiving, second Monday in October in Canada, meant a huge family dinner, with all the extended family close at hand invited.
It wasn't much different in my parent's home. More variety of fruit and berries were available, so there were jams and jellies to make, and all kinds of pickles and relishes made. Our huge garden was processed and frozen - much easier and less work that the sealers! Harvesting the potatoes was a family affair, and they still had to go in a bin in the basement. A side of beef, chickens, fresh caught and frozen fish all saw to good eating throughout the winter. We still had the big family dinner for Thanksgiving.
One Fall a neighbour lost his huge pile of bales to spontaneous combustion. The farmer who worked the oat fields below our little 3 acre holding donated his field to be baled. Off the school bus on Friday afternoon, my brother and I were told to change and get out there to help. I've never worked so hard in my life! The Prairie "thing" - we help and look out for one another.