Fall is filled with so many wonderful things to celebrate! Pumpkins, apples, and harvest time get everyone in the mood for some family-friendly fun. The cooler weather and flavors of the season are a perfect combination for a festival. There is so much to see and do all over the state of New York in the fall! Here are some of the best don’t-miss fall festivals in New York. Update your weekend schedule throughout September and October with some festival fun!
September Fall Festivals in New York
Festival of the Grapes (9/14-9/16) – Silver Creek, NY – Silver Creek’s Festival of the Grapes has plenty to do for the entire family! Enjoy the fruits of the harvest in many forms! Take part in contests, spend some time experiencing carnival rides, and check out the yearly grape stomping!
Capital Region Wine and Apple Festival (9/15-9/16) – Altamont, NY – This annual event features wine tasting, children’s activities, a car show, and so much more. There’s lots of live entertainment for music lovers, as well as a car show.
Niagara Celtic Festival and Highland Games (9/15-9/16) – Olcott, NY – Grab your kilt and get ready to enjoy the best the Highlands have to offer at the Niagara Celtic Festival. Traditional food, music, and fun abound at this exciting cultural event.
Adirondack Balloon Festival (9/20-9/23) Queensbury, NY – The skies fill with beauty as hot air balloons take to the air at this family-friendly festival. Book a balloon ride, enjoy the craft fair, or just take in the stunning colors and wonders of this festival.
Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest (9/22-9/23) Wilmington, NY – This traditional German fall festival has everything you expect! Find German food and beer, plenty of traditional food to enjoy, and lots of German music and dancing. Great fun for everyone!
Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival (9/28-9/30) – Ithaca, NY – Fresh cider, delicious baked goods, and a chance to purchase apples from local farms are just a few of the wonderful things you can experience at this don’t miss fall festival in New York.
October Fall Festivals in New York
Mill Neck Family Apple Festival (10/6-10/7) – Mill Neck, NY – Enjoy the small town charm of Mill Neck Manor at this family event. There are all kinds of apple products to enjoy, children’s events to experience, and even a cheese house!
Ellicottville Fall Festival (10/6-10/7) – Ellicottville, NY – Take in beautiful fall colors on a chairlift ride. Spend time with your family enjoying carnival attractions. Grab a delicious bite to eat and so much more. You’ll find it all at this exciting fall festival.
New York Coffee Festival (10/12-10/14) – NYC – Warm up with a delicious cup of ambition at the New York Coffee Festival. See fun latte art demonstrations, enjoy coffee tastings, and then hear some wonderful musicians on the stage.
Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival (10/14) – Beacon, NY – Celebrate one of the most iconic flavors of the season! Enjoy food, music, and fun on the waterfront at this one-day festival.
New York Sheep & Wool Festival (10/20-10/21) – Rhinebeck, NY – There are lots of fun demonstrations, children’s games and activities, and craft vendors at the sheep and wool festival. Animal lovers, fiber arts fanatics, and those who just love a good time will have a blast!
Broadway Fall Festival – (10/21) – NYC – Enjoy games, crafts, food, and so much more at this annual event, right in the heart of the city. Stroll the streets and get your fill of entertainment!