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
Whiteface Mountain Oktoberfest (9/30-10/1) 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 (9/29-10/1) – 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 Manor’s Apple Festival (10/7-10/8) – 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 (10/7-10/8) – 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 (10/6-10/8) – 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 Pumpkin Festival (10/16) – 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.
Montauk FallFest (10/7-10/8) – Montauk, NY – There are lots of fun demonstrations, children’s games and activities, fresh oysters and clams, bounce houses, Farmers Market, and much more.
Fall Festival at St. James Park– (10/28) – NYC – Enjoy games, crafts, food, and so much more at this annual event, right in the heart of the Bronx. Stroll the streets and get your fill of entertainment!
Fall Festival at Long Acre Farms – (Saturday, Sundays throughout October) Rochester, NY – There is so much to explore on the farm. Experience NY’s longest running corn maze! The maze is more than just a walk through the corn – the 5-care logic maze is sure to get you lost, test your map reading skills, and provide full entertainment. Over 25 attractions including the jumping pillow, obstacle course, giant slide, tire mountain, wall-ball games…and so much more.
Long Island Fall Festival – (10/6 – 10/9) – Heckscher Park Huntington, NY – World Class Carnival, Live Entertainment, Beer & Wine Pavilion, and 300 vendors.
Hunter Mountain Oktober Fest – (Saturdays and Sundays through 10/15) – Hunter, NY – German themed live music, beer tents, food trucks, kids games, the doxie derby, hiking, scenic skyrides and more! Please check huntermtn.com for more details including vendors and live performances.
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival – (10/21-10/22) Rhinebeck, NY – The Dutchess County Sheep and Wool Growers Association’s annual festival features a variety of competitions, along with workshops on weaving, knitting and basket-making. There are all sorts of vendors, kids’ activities, an equipment auction and more. Don’t miss the Black and White Sheep Show!