Funtober Fall Festivals

Fall New York Festivals

Our list of fall festivals in New York has an impressive number of fall and harvest festivals.  Once you have finished Oktoberfest in NY, your task will be to choose which festival you would like to attend next.  From looking at the list, it seems like almost every community wants to get in the act with a September and October festival.  So you should be able to find one in 2015 that is convenient to your location without too much trouble.

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September 2015:

The Great New York State Fair – Syracuse, NY – August 27 – September 7, 2015

M & T Bank Clothesline Festival – Rochester, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015
Rochester’s longest-running (nearly 60 years) and largest fine art & crafts festival.

Lake George Brewfest – Lake George, NY – Sept 5-6, 2015

Adirondack Nationals Car Show – Lake George, NY – Sept 11-13, 2015

NYC Unicycle Festival – Sept 3-6, 2015
Electric Zoo – Randall’s Island Park, NYC – September 4-6, 2015
Rochester Fringe Festival – Sept 17-26, 2015
New York State Festival of Balloons – Dansville, NY – September 4-7, 2015
Echo Art Fair – Buffalo – Sept 5-6, 2015
WhiskyFest – New York City – Sept 24, 2015
Saratoga Wine & Food Festival – Saratoga – Sept 11-13, 2015
Adirondack Balloon Festival – Queensbury, NY – September 17-20, 2015
Monroe Cheese Festival – Monroe, NY – September 12, 2015

Central New York Tomatofest – Auburn, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015

Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival – September 12, 2015
All day concert. Free admission. Fireworks show over Hudson River to end the day.

260th Anniversary of Battle of Lake George – Sept 25-27, 2015
Inlet Fall Festival – Inlet, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Cuba Garlic Festival – Cuba, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Lake George Jazz Festival – Sept 19-20, 2015
Feast of San Gennaro – Sept 10-20, 2015
Catskill Chill Music Festival – Hancock, NY – September 18-20, 2015
Golden Harvest Festival – Baldwinsville, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest – High Falls, NY – September 12-13, 2015
Sodus Harvest Fest – Sodus, NY – September 26, 2015
Ballpark Brew Bash – Buffalo, NY – September 26, 2015
AppleUmpkin Festival – Wyoming, NY – September 26-27, 2015
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival – Saugerties, NY – September 26-27, 2015
National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival – Buffalo, NY – Sept 5-6, 2015
New York Oyster Week – NYC, NY – September 10-27, 2015
Utica Music & Arts Fest – Utica, NY – September 11-12, 2015
Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival – Little Falls, NY – September 12, 2015
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival – Norwich – Sept 12-13, 2015
Red, White & Blues Festival – Fredonia – Sept 11-12, 2015
Coney Island Film Festival – Brooklyn, NY - September 18-20, 2015
Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival – Hemlock, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Motorcycle Film Festival – NYC – Sept 23-27, 2015
Hudson Valley Apple Festival – Germantown, NY – September 19, 2015
Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival – Canaseraga, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival – Altamont, NY – September 19-20, 2015
Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival – East Durham, NY – Sept 17-20, 2015
Glorious Grape Day – Romulus, NY – September 12, 2015
Catskills Jeep Jamboree – Sullivan County, NY – Sept 17-19, 2015
Naples Grape Festival – Naples, NY – Sept 26-27, 2015
Bog & Grog – Wallington, NY – Sept 13, 2015
Upper Madison Street Fair – September 20, 2015
Fall Harvest Seafood Festival – Babylon, NY – Sept 19, 2015
Urban World – September 23-27, 2015
Sag Harbor American Music Festival – Sag Harbor, NY – September 25-27, 2015
Western New York Fiber Festival – South Wales, NY – September 26, 2015
Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival – Greenwich, NY – September 26-27, 2015
Irish 2000 Festival Ballston Spa, NY – Sept 18-19, 2015
Webster Garlic Festival – Webster, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015
Tugboat Roundup – Waterford, NY – Sept 11-13, 2015
World Fife & Drum Festival – Macedon, NY – Sept 18-21, 2015

Endicott Apple Festival – September 19, 2015
Woodstock Film Festival – Woodstock, NY – Sept 30 – Oct 4, 2015

October 2015:

Kendall Scarecrow Festival – Kendall, NY – October 3, 2015
Color of the Kingdom Autumn Festival – St. Johnsbury, VT - September 19, 2015
Falling Leaves Festival – Salamanca, NY – October 2-4, 2015
Walden Harvest Fest – Walden, NY – October 3, 2015
Great Cortland Pumpkinfest – Cortland, NY – October 3-4, 2015
Warwick Applefest – Warwick, NY – October 4, 2015
New Yorker Festival – New York, NY – October 2-4, 2015
New York Comic Con – New York, NY – October 8-11, 2015
Garlic Festival at the Farmer’s Market-Warrensburg – Warrensburg, NY – October 9, 2015
Ellicottville Fall Festival – Ellicottville, NY – October 10, 2015
Taste of the Catskills – Delhi – October 10-11, 2015
Montauk Fall Festival – Montauk, NY – October 10-11, 2015
Gore Mountain Harvest Fest – North Creek, NY – October 10-11, 2015
LaFayette Apple Festival – LaFayette, NY – October 10-11, 2015
CMJ Music Marathon – New York, NY – October 13-17, 2015
New York City Wine & Food Festival – New York, NY – October 15-18, 2015
NYS Sheep & Wool Festival – Rhinebeck, NY – October 17-18, 2015
Long Island Oyster Festival – Oyster Bay, NY – October 17-18, 2015
Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival – Beacon, NY – October 18, 2015
Norwich Pumpkin Festival – Norwich, NY – October 24, 2015

November 2015:

NY Craft Brewers Festival – Syracuse, NY – Nov 21, 2015

Last Year’s Events

LarkFest – Albany, NY – September 20, 2014
New York’s largest one day street festival with attendance expected at 80,000.

SRA Tail of the Fish Regatta – Schuylerville, NY – September 27, 2014
Hammer and Claws Blue Crab Feast – NYC, NY – September 27, 2014
Sharon Springs Harvest Festival – Sharon Springs, NY – September 20-21, 2014
Reinstein Woods Annual Fall Festival – Depew, NY – September 20, 2014
Hudson Valley Harvest Festival – New Platz, NY – September 20-21, 2014
Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods – Bethel, NY – Sept 7, 2014
Maritime Festival – Greenport, NY – Sept 25-27, 2015
Cornwall Fall Festival – Cornwall, NY – September 21, 2014
Upper Broadway Fall Festival – New York, NY – September 28, 2014
Harvest Festival at Farmer’s Museum – Cooperstown, NY – September 13-14, 2014
Lexington Avenue Fall Festival – New York, NY – September 14, 2014
Atlantic Antic Street Festival – Brooklyn, NY – September 28, 2014

Hallowine – Upstate NY – October 17-19, 2014
Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival – Ithaca, NY – October 3-5, 2014

Broadway Fall Festival – New York, NY – October 11, 2014
Falling Leaves Festival – Salamanca, NY – October 3-5, 2014

Newark Valley Apple Festival – Newark Valley, NY – October 4-5, 2014
Halloween Harvest Festival – Long Island City, NY – October 25, 2014

The Great Pumpkin Festival – Oswego, NY – Oct 4-5, 2014
Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest Festival – Mill Neck, NY – Oct 11-12, 2014
Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival – New York, NY – Oct 25, 2014
Yorktown Fall Festival & Street Fair – Yorktown, NY – Oct 12, 2014
Queens Botanical Harvest Fest – Flushing, NY – October 19, 2014

Critz Farms – Fall Harvest Celebration – Cazenovia, NY
2014 Theme:  Wicked Witch from Wizard of Oz
Family farm with ongoing farm activities, special events, festivals, and a terrific Wicked Witch corn maze.  Their Fall Harvest Celebration runs from September 13th through October 26th, 2014.  Come out every weekend for lots of fun things to do.

Pumpkin Chunkin’ & Fall Festival – Penfield, NY

Colonie Harvest Fest – Loudonville, NY – September 5, 2013

Harlem Harvest Festival – New York, NY – Last Year’s Date: October 6, 2012
Malone Harvest Festival
Pinnacle Fall Festival
Korean Harvest Festival – New York, NY
Harlem Harvest Festival – New York, NY
Sherman Creek Park Harvest Festival – New York, NY
Adirondack Harvest Festival – Blue Mountain Lake, NY
Savannah Potato Festival – Savannah, NY
Pumpkin Festival : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation – New York, NY
Cambridge Valley Apple Festival – Cambridge, NY – Last Year’s Date: October 6, 2012
Staten Island Jazz Festival – Staten Island, NY – Last Year’s Date: October 20, 2012
Sanborn Winetique Festival – Sanborn, NY – Last Year’s Date: October 14, 2012
Gotham Screen International Film Festival – New York, NY – Last Year’s Dates: October 4-14, 2012
Fairport Scarecrow Festival – Fairport, NY – Last Year’s Date: October 13, 2012

Find other fun things to do in New York:

Oktoberfest in New York
New York Corn Mazes
New York Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in New York
New York Pumpkin Patches

2 COMMENTS

  1. Help please, in Cooperstown NY Oct. 23, 24. 25th wanted to know of any antique fairs, or festivals in the area!
    Thanks

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