On July 9, 2020, officials in New York City announced that all large gatherings requiring city permits would be canceled through September 30, 2020. There may be some events below that are in the region but outside the city, or those that would still qualify for a permit (please double check with the event website to confirm those are still happening), but expect to see most of the festivals below come back next year instead of occurring this year.
We’re leaving them up for now, as we are trying to update events across the country (as well as updating the farms and haunted houses) as quickly as possible, and we’re a very small family business!
Stay safe everyone!
Electric Zoo - New York, NY - Sep 4 to Sep 6, 2020
Wild and exciting fun with lots of music and lighting bringing energy to large crowds.
Coney Island Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 13, 2020
Bring people together to celebrate the power of independent film through cinema and the Coney Island experience, and to provide the South Brooklyn neighborhood of Coney Island, with an educational and cultural experience, that enriches the lives of its citizens and contributes to the local economy. All proceeds from the festival go to the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA.
Feast of San Gennaro - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 27, 2020
Held in Little Italy on the streets of lower Manhattan. An annual event for over 90 years dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants.
Catskills Jeep Jamboree - Monticello, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
Bring your 4 wheel drive vehicle for an afternoon of fun plus dinner, camp fire, car cruising, and balance blocks at Rivas Farm
Cornwall Fall Festival - Cornwall, NY - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2020
Two stages of live music, food, free inflatables for kids, pumpkin painting, hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides and apple pie bake-off.
Walk4Hearing New York City - New York, NY - Sep 20 to Sep 20, 2020
Empowers and inspires those affected by hearing loss while raising money for national and local programs that provide information, education, support, and advocacy. Vendors will be on site to provide resources for individuals and families affected by hearing loss.
UrbanWorld - New York, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 27, 2020
Unique 5 day film festival includes film screenings, panel discussions, live readings and music performances.
New York Burlesque Festival - New York, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 4, 2020
Enjoy the Teaser Party on Thursday night, the Premiere Party at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday, the Saturday Spectacular at Sony Hall, a Burlesque Bazaar with Legend Panel and Showcase on Sunday followed by the Golden Pastie Awards
Upper Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 3 to Oct 3, 2020
Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and so much more from 10AM until 6PM. Held from 110-116 Streets on the east side of Broadway.
Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in charming Rhinebeck, NY, Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck puts a creative spin on the traditional celebration, highlighting all things handcrafted — from beer and wine to homewares and seasonal grub. Also featuring carriage rides, master pumpkin carving demos, live music, a petting zoo and an extensive children’s center, this event will appeal to everyone!
Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 4 to Oct 4, 2020
One of New York’s oldest and largest festivals, this 10 street block festival features free outdoor performances, live music, hundreds of vendors, special at many restaurants, pony rides, children’s activities and so much more.
Medieval Festival - New York, NY - Oct 4 to Oct 4, 2020
Join the fun at Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park. Enjoy medieval music, dance, magic, jugglers, food and craft vendors plus a thrilling joust and plenty of costumed participants. Free admission.
Warwick Applefest - Warwick, NY - Oct 4 to Oct 4, 2020
Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration. Over 30,000 visitors now attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick’s apples, culture, and entertainment. The festival is produced by the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce. Festival proceeds benefit the Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce, and some 50 local non-profit organizations, for whom the event is their biggest annual fundraiser.
New Yorker Festival - New York, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 11, 2020
Annual festival featuring a weekend of conversations and performances onstage in N.Y.C. Film, music, literature, politics, and more, hosted by the New Yorker.
New York Comic Con - New York, NY - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
Over 150,000 attendees make this the largest comic event in the country. Always lots of characters and celebrities signing autographs. Hundreds of vendors plus a memorabilia auction. Great fun for adults and kids. Held at the Javitz Center.
New York City Wine and Food Festival - New York, NY - Oct 8 to Oct 11, 2020
A four day festival with over 100 events featuring world renowned chefs, wines, and spirits producers. Lots of tasting, autograph signings, workshops, parties, and more, enjoyed by over 55,000 attendees. 100% of proceeds benefit NoKid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City.
New York Coffee Festival - New York, NY - Oct 9 to Oct 11, 2020
Be part of over 12,000 visitors to this caffeinated event featuring food, endless coffee tastings, workshops, demonstrations from world class baristas, street food, live music and art.
Mill Neck Family’s Apple Festival - Mill Neck, NY - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Enjoy ripe apples (12 varieties including NY state favorites), handmade crafts, grilled bratwurst, children’s activities, cheese, baked goods, face painting and even a pumpkin patch.
Upper Broadway Harvest Festival - New York, NY - Oct 11 to Oct 11, 2020
Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more from 10AM until 6PM. Held from 96-106th Streets on the west side of Broadway.
Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 18 to Oct 18, 2020
Lots of art, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more. Held on 86-96 Streets on the west side of Broadway.
WhiskyFest New York - New York, NY - Oct 29 to Oct 29, 2020
Held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, this event features over 350 whiskey samples and a host of free seminars.
Brooklyn Americana Music Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 6 to Nov 8, 2020
Presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.
Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.