Albany Fall Festivals – Fall 2023 NY Events

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event features fleece show and sale, demonstrations, livestock displays, kids activities, competitions, and workshops.

Garlic Festival at the Farmer’s Market-Warrensburg - Warrensburg, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 6, 2023
Celebrate garlic with samplings, cooking lessons, recipes, and live music.

Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
Multiple biergartens and Oktoberfest bands, plus kids zone, dunk tank, car show and more

Wolff’s Biergarten Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
5k, Dachsund races, music, food and fun

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
A wide variety of music performances partners with this harvest-type event featuring chefs and lecturers, food vendors, craft area, children’s area, marketplace and workshops.

SRA Tail of the Fish Regatta - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2023
A regatta on Saratoga State Lake Boat Launch

Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock, NY - Sep 27 to Oct 1, 2023
Innovative film and music festival with great concerts, workshops, variety of films, celebrity led panels, an awards ceremony and fantastic parties. Often sells out so get your tickets early.

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival - Greenwich, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2023
Over 120 vendors bring festival foods, demonstrations, workshops, fleece, yam, roving, sheep herding demonstrations, patterns and kits, photo contests, and various other animals for viewing. Additional types of artisans are now involved, including pottery, jewelry, culinary arts, leather, paper crafts, photography and more.

Adirondack Balloon Fest - Queensbury, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2023
Craft fair, balloons and rides, and more

Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival - Altamont, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Held at Altamont Fairgrounds, this festival has a competitive arts and craft show, food court, car show, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, haunted house, face painting, clowns, pony rides and fun for adults and kids.

Sharon Springs Harvest Festival - Sharon Springs, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
The annual Sharon Springs Harvest Festival is one of the biggest draws in Upstate New York. Thousands of visitors come to Sharon Springs, spurred on by fond memories of past festivals as well as a loving loyalty to this quaint village.  Tons of vendors and crafters will be on display throughout the Village featuring all types of locally sourced products that ranged from alpaca wool to maple syrup to homemade soap and to hand-crafted jewelry.  It also features displays and demonstrations, entertainment, free horse-drawn carriage rides through the Village, a children’s play area, pony rides, lots of food, and more!  The Harvest Festival hours on Saturday, September 18th are from 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, September 19th from 10 AM to 4 PM.  The Sharon Springs Harvest Festival is sponsored by the Sharon Springs Chamber of Commerce.

Harvest Festival at Farmer’s Museum - Cooperstown, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
Live entertainment, music, family activities, and more celebrating the bounty of the harvest at the Farmers’ Museum, and admission to the festival is included in museum admission (and free for members).

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival - East Durham, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 17, 2023
All bike brands are welcome along with spectators. Enjoy live entertainment, a pub crawl, huge vendor expo, stunt shows, seminars, and headliners on two stages. Plenty of great food choices. Held at Catskill Mountain Thunder-Blackthore Resort.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest - Rhinebeck, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
Held at Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event is a celebration of the bounty of New York and features plenty of food vendors, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings with hundreds of wines from Hudson Valley wineries and beyond, NY distilled spirits, and did I mention craft beers?

Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival - Little Falls, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Enjoy main stage performers, nature walks, a queens pageant, kids zone, food demonstrations, and plenty of fun, food, and excitement, with many items featuring locally grown garlic and herbs.

Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Always the weekend after Labor Day. Held at the Germania Festival Grounds. Delicious German foods, Munich beers, baked goods, children’s activities, dancers and singers.

Tugboat Roundup - Waterford, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
A free event for the whole family with lots of tugboat demonstrations and rides, plus face painting, puppet show, food, crafts, pony rides, and Saturday night fireworks.

Albacon - Albany, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2023
Albacon is a gathering of fans and creators of science fiction, fantasy, games, anime, web comics and pretty much anything geek related. They are not limited to literature but include movies, games, costumes, and almost anything else you can think of. Come for one day or all weekend. There will be panel discussions, art exhibits, dealers, interviews, films, games, readings, autographs! Plus lots of just hanging out with other people who share your interests and individual discussions. Hed at the Ramada Plaza in Albany.

Troy on Tap Beer Festival - Troy, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 10, 2022
Come enjoy over 120 beers from some of America’s best craft breweries, plus live music, fun activities, local vendors, and food

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Saratoga Springs - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 11, 2022
Ride one of multiple routes from 32 to 100 miles through scenic rodes as the fall foliage begins to turn, while raising money for Juvenile Diabetes research.

Amsterdam Oktoberfest - Amsterdam, NY - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Huge German themed block party on Bridge St. featuring Games, contests, German food, entertainment, vendors, live music & Biergarten beer specials!

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival - Saratoga Springs, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2020
Gourmet events showcasing fine international wines, innovative chef-prepared menus, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, expansive tastings, live entertainment, brunch, and the American Bugatti Club’s International Rally