With a few hiccups and login issues, the Fall festival launched today, and it will stay in the game till Nov 2nd.
To those who are here only since the course, this will be the first opportunity for enjoying Bilbo's Haunted Burrow! ("haunted" by hobbit terms, so be prepared for everything, from strange drinks to hobbits in skeleton costume...) It has a nice backstory too, just talk with Lobelia about it :)
There are new cosmetics added for this year, looks pretty good, same goes for the new horse.
Also worth mentioning, it's a great time for those who want some fast advancement, the Haunted Burrow is probably the most generous xp-giving event among the festivals: without an xp-disabler stone one can easily advance a couple of levels during this 2 weeks by simply from a 15-20 minutes Burrow fun on each day. Without any combat or other difficulties, just by strolling around inside.
Of course you need to be familiar with the layout, during the first few times don't expect to even find your way out in 15 minutes :) Bilbo put in there shortcuts, tricky doors, traps, etc. (you can find a nice map on Goldenstar's page, if all else fails)
An advice: don't forget to test your luck on the poorly hidden chest in the basement, you can open it once every day, it has a (fairly low) chance to drop the Skeleton painted steed - the only way to earn him. No kidding, the name doesn't lie, the chest is very poorly hidden. Also it gives you consumable emotes, sometimes outfits (cloaks, masks), and festival tokens too.
I plan to be there quite frequently with Ser, since this is his first Fall festival (and I already have the new stuff on my main).
Have fun, everyone, see you in the Burrow :)