Fall New York Festivals

Find a New York fall festival to attend in 2017. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2017 has things to do across New York including activities in New York City, Albany, Rochester, Syracuse, and Buffalo. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.

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Monroe Cheese Festival - Monroe, NY - Sep 10, 2016

Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival - Little Falls, NY - Sep 10, 2016
Enjoy main stage performers, nature walks, a queens pageant, kids zone, food demonstrations, and plenty of fun, food, and excitement.

Flying Bison Brewery Oktoberfest - Buffalo, NY - Sep 12, 2016

New York Oyster Week - New York City, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 1, 2016

Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 2, 2016
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests. Sept 16-17 and Sept 30 – Oct 1.

Hague Oktoberfest - Hague, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2016
Friday Night Family Tent Dance offers live music, beer tent and festival food. $2 admission or $5 for the whole family. Saturday is Oktoberfest with seasonal beer from Adirondack Brewery, live music, kids activities, German food, keg toss & Miss Oktoberfest relay. Location: Hague Town Park

Hudson Valley Apple Festival - Germantown, NY - Sep 17, 2016
Admission is $5 for age 14 and older.  Enjoy family hayrides, apple crate derby, live music, and children’s activities.

Oktoberfest with the NY Mets - New York, NY - Sep 23, 2016

Falling Leaves Festival - Painted Post, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016

Southern Adirondack Fiber Festival - Greenwich, NY - Sep 24 to Sep 25, 2016
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.

Oktoberfest - Mineola, NY - Sep 24, 2016
Knights of Columbus Hall 186 Jericho Turnpike Mineola, NY. 7 PM to 11 PM. Live Band Open Bar German Food German Beer Coffee Dessert. $50 Per Person. Reservations Only No Walk Ins Please. Contact Tom Kelly 516-414-2229

Springville Oktoberfest - Springville, NY - Sep 24, 2016
The 11th Annual Oktoberfest will run from 2-11 PM with live music, German food, European car show, hot dog eating contest, best apfel dessert contest and Best German Dress contest.

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival - Oswego, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Upper Broadway Harvest Festival - New York, NY - Oct 2, 2016
Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more from 10AM until 6PM.

Upper Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 8, 2016
Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and so much more from 10AM until 6PM.

Founder’s Day Oktoberfest - Jeffersonville, NY - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016

Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 15, 2016

Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 16, 2016
Lots of art, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more.

Hallowine - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2016

NY Craft Brewers Festival - Syracuse, NY - Nov 19, 2016
Held 4PM-8PM at the Landmark Theatre.  Sample foods and over beers from over 50 NYS breweries.

Great Syracuse Oktoberfest - Syracuse, NY - Aug 5 to Aug 6, 2017
The 56th year for this Central New York Oktoberfest. German food, entertainment and tents from the German American Society of Central New York. Magic show and balloons for children. Free admission and parking.

Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Aug 12 to Oct 28, 2017

The Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY - Aug 23 to Sep 4, 2017
An annual event with nearly a million visitors attend one of this nations great state fairs.  Always plenty of entertainment on seven stages plus lots of competitions, crafts, food, and fun.  Also a full carnival midway and rides.

NYC Unicycle Festival - New York, NY - Aug 31 to Sep 3, 2017
Enjoy 3 days of one wheel madness.  See public shows, a learn to ride area, unicycle hockey, unicycle basketbal, a trails course and workshops.  See some of the country’s top competitors, mountain and off road riders and circus performers in action.

New York State Festival of Balloons - Dansville, NY - Aug 31 to Sep 4, 2017
Over 35,000 attend this festival starting with the free balloon GLOW on Thursday night.  Festival has six scheduled balloon launches, international food court, free entertainment, rides and amusements, car show, and craft vendors.

Electric Zoo - New York, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Wild and exciting fun with lots of music and lighting bringing energy to large crowds.

Labor Day Weekend Midnight Yacht Cruise - New York, NY - Sep 1, 2017
Enjoy a midnight cruise around the harbor abour a yacht, and enjoy 3 levels of partying, an outdoor lounge, cash bards and buffet, all while dressed to impress

National Buffalo Wing Festival - Buffalo, NY - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
Top chefs and over 70,000 visitors have journeyed to Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo for this annual food event.  Lots of food and competitions based around chicken wings.  Children 8 and under are free.

Cheektowaga German Heritage Festival - Cheektowaga, NY - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
A two day festival to celebrate German culture. Live music by Bergholz Blaskapelle, The Ausländers, The German-American Musicians and The Frankfurters. They will sell German food and beer. Kinder Park Family Fun area for children to enjoy and shopping in the Vendor Marketplatz. Sponsored by the Federation of German-American Societies.

Tugboat Roundup - Waterford, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
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.

Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk - Clarence, NY - Sep 8, 2017
5K Nature Run & Walk is a fundraiser to support the Brothers of Mercy mission. There is also beer, food, dancing and musical entertainment by the Auslanders between 5:30 PM and 10 PM. Cost is between $10 and $25.

Oktoberfest NY - Irondequoit, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 16, 2017
Their annual Oktoberfest party celebrates 27 years at Camp Eastman along Lake Ontario with two weekends of live music and special children’s activities. Tickets are $8. Children under six are free when accompanied by adult.

Coney Island Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
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.

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
Three days of gourmet events showcasing fine international wines, innovative chef-prepared menus, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, expansive tastings, upscale auctions and a concours d’elegance of luxury automobiles.

Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 10, 2017
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.

M & T Bank Clothesline Festival - Rochester, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Rochester’s longest-running (nearly 60 years) and largest fine art & crafts festival.  Enjoy all day live entertainment, sample food and drink, crafts, museum visit, and Gallery Store.

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest - Rhinebeck, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Held at Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event features plenty of food vendors, cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and did I mention craft beers.

Red, White & Blues Festival - Fredonia, NY - Sep 9, 2017
Rocking 2 day music festival plus a celebration of local wineries.  Lots of bands and a variety of popular music.

Glorious Grape Day - Romulus, NY - Sep 9, 2017
Varick Winery. Enjoy wine tastings and grape treats such as grape pies, frozen grape pops, grape cookies, grape cheesecake, and more.

Sharon Springs Harvest Festival - Sharon Springs, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Celebrate the harvest of local farmers, the arrival of Autumn and a time to bring the community together.

Macedon Center Lumberjack Festival - Macedon, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Amateur Lumberjack competition on Saturday includes log rolling, two-man cross cut, buck saw, chain saw, log chop and fire starting. Sunday is the pro competition with ax throwing, hot saw, two man crosscut, spring board and more. Also has Lumberjack pancake breakfast, petting zoo with pony rides, craft and collectibles sale. Held at the Firemen’s Field on Canandaigua Road. Parking is free and handicapped accessible. Admission is only $3.00 for adults, $2.00 for sr. citizens, $1.00 for kids 6-14 and 5 and under are free. It is sponsored by the Macedon Center Fire Dept. and the Macedon Center United Methodist Church.

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival - Norwich, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
A free outdoor festival that draws 10,000 people to East and West Parks of downtown Norwich, NY, each year on the weekend after Labor Day, with its juried art and fine crafts for sale in an interactive atmosphere, acoustic music by professional singer-songwriters, literary arts, competitive poetry slam, creative culinary arts and hands-on art experiences for all ages. Admission and all activities are entirely FREE of charge.

Hamburg Oktoberfest - Hamburg, NY - Sep 9, 2017
German beer, wine and food along with live German music, dancing and the German car show. Music by the German American Musicians. Location: Memorial Park on Lake Street, Hamburg, NY 14075

Glans Falls Hospital 5K at Six Flags the Great Escape - Queensbury, NY - Sep 9, 2017
Get ready to take a run through the Park and get up close and personal with the world-class attractions while raising funds for Glens Falls Hospital! Challenge yourself this season to cross the finish line victorious and feel good about giving back to the community.

Oktoberfest of Peekskill - Putnam Valley, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2017
Get your polka on with great music from a 43 piece band from Germany and the Polka Brothers, plus great German food and beer, and entertainment

Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 10, 2017
Spring Garden Park hosts this celebration of the beginning of fall. Enjoy a Pork Roast dinner, traditional blood and liver sausage, more from the grill and German beers on tap. Live music. Cost is $6.00 per person.

Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival - East Durham, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 17, 2017
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.

Rochester Fringe Festival - Rochester, NY - Sep 14 to Sep 23, 2017
Ten days with over 500 performances attended by over 60,000 people make this a popular annual event.  Festival has theatre, music, dance, children’s entertainment, visual arts and lots more.

Feast of San Gennaro - New York, NY - Sep 14 to Sep 24, 2017
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.

Treadwell Park Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 8, 2017

Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 2, 2017
Watermark NY (Pier 15), located in Lower Manhattan on Friday through Sunday for three weekends. Admission is free with two hour beer tasting for $60. Come enjoy the games, food, beer, and entertainment!

Rock N’ Roll Weekend - Ellicottville, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Live entertainment, eclectic shops and delicious local restaurants, plus a Classic Car Show

Niagara Falls Blues Festival - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Free blues festival in downtown Niagara Falls, with the stage only 1000 feet from the Falls!

Inlet Fall Festival - Inlet, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Enjoy free admission, parking, shuttle, and entertainment at this family friendly fall festival.  Activities with over 50 vendors, children’s fun, raffles, live music, jugglers, and of course food.  Held at Fern Park.

Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival - Canaseraga, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Enjoy a weekend of local musicians and entertainers with lots of food and craft vendor.  Plenty of family fun.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival - Hemlock, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Held at Hemlock Fairgrounds with plenty of vendor selling roving, fiber arts, fleece, spinning supplies, needles, yams and other knit, crochet, weaving activities.

Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival - Altamont, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
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.

Irish 2000 Festival - Ballston Spa, NY - Sep 16, 2017
Plenty of Irish music on the stages of the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.  Features Galic Storm and on Saturday night a big fireworks spectacular.  See singers, pipers, and dancers plus Celtic Kids.

Steuben Parade - New York, NY - Sep 16, 2017
The German-American Steuben Parade of New York marches with German-American groups from around the country. Greeting ceremony on Friday. Parade starts at noon and goes from 68th street to 86th Street. The Oktoberfest in Central Park follows the parade. Location: Central Park, New York, NY

Six Flags The Great Escape: Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 24, 2017
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Great Escape from 1-4 PM each day with German music, dancing, fall beers and festive foods. There will be acoustic performances at the Alpine Fest Haus and two headlining bands at the main stage by SkyCoaster. Admission is $21.50 or free with season pass.

German American Parade Afterparty - New York, NY - Sep 16, 2017
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Harvest Festival at Farmer’s Museum - Cooperstown, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017

Cuba Garlic Festival - Cuba, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Contests, live music, petting zoo, food demos, lots of garlic, amazing food, and more.

Lake George Jazz Festival - Lake George, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Free concerts by talented jazz musicians all weekend long.

Palmyra Canaltown Days - Palmyra, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
120 craft booths, 70 market vendors, and food for all tastes. Promotional items are available for souvenirs. Wagon rides, guided tours, village museums, and antique shops.

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival - Beacon, NY - Sep 16, 2017
Sample over 180 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries down at Riverfront Park, while enjoying live music, local vendors, and delicious food!

Troy on Tap Beer Festival - Troy, NY - Sep 16, 2017
Come enjoy over 130 beers from over 65 of America’s best craft breweries, plus live music, fun activities, local vendors, and food

Quaker Arts Festival - Orchard Park, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
Come on down to the largest suburban Arts Festival in western New York, and support the various talented artists and craftsmen in the area

Queens BBQ Smokedown & Beerfest - Long Island City, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
B.Y.O.Bib! Sip on unlimited craft beer tastings while you chow down on BBQ! Both the VIP and Full Spread tickets comes with a BBQ plate! 10% of proceeds go towards Harvey relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana.

Reinstein Woods Annual Fall Festival - Depew, NY - Sep 17, 2017
Make a donation to enjoy live animals, games, face painting, family fun, crafts, scavenger hunt and live music.  Held at the Nature Preserve.

Urban World - New York, NY - Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2017
Unique 5 day film festival includes film screenings, panel discussions, live readings and music performances.

Motorcycle Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 20 to Sep 23, 2017
The largest independent motorcycle-centric film festival in the world.

New York Burlesque Festival - , NY - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017

Catskills Jeep Jamboree - Sullivan County, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
Bring your 4 wheel drive vehicle for an afternoon of fun plus dinner, camp fire, car cruising, and balance blocks.

Brooklyn Americana Music Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
Presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.

Adirondack Music Festival - Queensbury, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
The festival features two days and two stages with an additional late night Rage Stage at the famous King Neptune’s Pub. Incredible beer and wine selection as well as the finest food and merchandise vendors. Also a huge adult obstacle course.

Sag Harbor American Music Festival - Sag Harbor, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Non-profit festival includes a Main Stage concert and fundraiser featuring internationally known performers and a day of FREE music with dozens of acts.

Maritime Festival - Greenport, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Celebrates the nautical history of Greenport Village. Tall ships, demonstrations, live music, vendors, and food. Hosted by the East End Seaport & Marine Foundation in partnership with the Village of Greenport.

Oinktoberfest - Clarence, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Longest continuously running BBQ contest in NY

Ballpark Brew Bash - Buffalo, NY - Sep 23, 2017
Fun event held at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.  Enjoy local craft beers with awesome people and fun times. Sponsored by Consumers Beverage and Pettibone’s Grille.

Harbor Island International Beer Festival - Mamaroneck, NY - Sep 23, 2017
The annual Harbor Island International Beer Festival. More than 150 breweries offering over 350 beers from around the world will be on hand for attendees to sample the newest additions to the craft beer and cider scene. A variety of food vendors, live music and seminars about beer will round out the festivities.

Naples Grape Festival - Naples, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
Celebrate the grape harvest with wine, food, arts, crafts, live music, talented artisans and various food and music contests.  

LarkFest - Albany, NY - Sep 23, 2017
New York’s largest one day street festival with attendance expected at 80,000.

AppleUmpkin Festival - Wyoming, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
A fall arts and craft festival in the historic Gaslight Village area.  Lots of pumpkin and apple related harvest products, vendors, strolling entertainers, and fantastic tasty food choices.

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 23 to Oct 29, 2017
The popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area.Every Saturday & Sunday plus Columbus Day. Live entertainment, German food and beer for those looking for a day trip out of New York City. Free admission but $8 parking per vehicle.

Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 23 to Oct 15, 2017
Free admission. Four weekends of Oktoberfest fun with German-American music and local bands. First weekend: Gestalt BMW Car Rally. Second weekend: Colors in the Catskills Motorcycle Rally. Third Weekend: Das Laufwerk Eurocar Rally. Fourth weekend: Wine Tasting and Farmer’s Market.

Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 23, 2017
Want to go to Oktoberfest without the expense of a flight to Europe? Well you’re in luck, The Mountain Brauhaus in Round Top, NY offers a one of a kind authentic German/Austrian experience right here in the United States. Oktoberfest at The Mountain Brauhaus includes music by one of the finest German bands, authentic Schuhplatter dancing by The Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein, German food, free flowing German beer and wines. Celebrate while fun among friends; and don’t forget the great Oktoberfest atmosphere and promotional items for our lucky patrons. This authentic Bavarian Beer Hall will have a German band, the Mountain Brauhaus Schuhplatter Verein, German food, beer and wine for the Crystal Brook Resort Oktoberfest. Location: 430 Winter Clove Rd, Round Top, NY 12473

Cape Vincent Oktoberfest - Cape Vincent, NY - Sep 23, 2017

Oktoberfest in Cold Spring - Cold Spring, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017

Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 24, 2017
One of New York’s oldest and largest festival 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.

Cornwall Fall Festival - Cornwall, NY - Sep 24, 2017
Two stages of live music, food, free inflatables for kids, pumpkin painting, hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides and apple pie bake-off.

Munich on the East River - New York, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2017

Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
Food, live music, casino tent and children’s games.

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival - Ithaca, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2017
A three day celebration of food, fun, and apples for 30+ years.

Kendall Scarecrow Festival - Kendall, NY - Sep 30, 2017
Enjoy live music in the Gazebo, food in the Chicken BBQ, comedy stage show, pumpkin decorating, kid’s scarecrow contests, Scarecrow scavenger hunt and plenty more fun.

Sodus Harvest Fest - Sodus, NY - Sep 30, 2017
Small local festival for the whole family featuring Cookie Monster, pumpkins, nearly 100 vendors and lots more fun.

Walden Harvest Fest - Walden, NY - Sep 30, 2017
Over 100 craft vendors, children’s carnival, live music and entertainment all day.  Also various cooking and eating contests plus a full day of activities in the Municipal Square.

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
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 - Schuylerville, NY - Sep 30, 2017

Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2017
Head into the Adirondacks for a weekend of celebrating all things German at Whiteface Mountain. Authentic German music, dancing, beer and food along with crafts and complimentary rides for kids and adults. Discounted gondola trips to the summit of Little Whiteface for a view of the fall foliage in the Adirondacks. Enjoy live music. Admission is $10-16 without gondola ride and $24 to $30 with trip. Location: 2634 Main St. Lake Placid, NY 12946

Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 30, 2017

North Albany Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Sep 30, 2017

Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 30, 2017
Celebrate at the 7th annual Niagara Falls Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street. Authentic German food, beer and wine along with beer tent, street vendors, live music, German dancers and keg tapping. Family fun zone offers arts & crafts, petting zoo and bounce house for kids. Free admission. Hours are from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Trout Town Oktoberfest - Roscoe, NY - Sep 30, 2017

Medieval Festival - New York, NY - Oct 1, 2017
Join the fun at Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park.  Enjoy midieval music, dance, magic, jugglers, food and craft vendors plus a thrilling joust and plenty of costumed participants.

Warwick Applefest - Warwick, NY - Oct 1, 2017
Over 35,000 attend Applefest each year.  Local papers describes it as the “Best Family Event of the Year”.  They have live entertainment on 4 stages, a carnival, over 200 craft and art vendors, pony rides, children’s activities, and lots of food choices based around apples.

New York Comic Con - New York, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
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.

Garlic Festival at the Farmer’s Market-Warrensburg - Warrensburg, NY - Oct 6, 2017
Celebrate garlic with samplings, cooking lessons, recipes, and live music.

New Yorker Festival - New York, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017

Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2017
Annual Oktoberfest for 5+ years featuring German biers, food & music, arts & crafts, kids fun activities, and fireworks. Enjoy the fun on Canada Street beginning Friday at 5:00 pm.

Fairport Oktoberfest - Fairport, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017

Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest Festival - Mill Neck, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
One of Long Island’s best festival enjoy ripe apples, handmade crafts, grilled bratwurst, children’s activities, cheese, baked goods, face painting and even a pumpkin patch.  

Montauk Fall Festival - Montauk, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Live music, Long Island beers, free carousel, foods, contests and plenty more.

Newark Valley Apple Festival - Newark Valley, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Event includes apple everything with kids activities, great food, crafts, wagon rides, and gift shop.  See demonstrations of cider pressing, blacksmithing, cooking, spinning, candle dipping and live music and dance fun.

Ellicottville Fall Festival - Ellicottville, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017

Taste of the Catskills - Delhi, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of the region.  Plenty of kids activities, plus cooking workshops, live entertainment, Catskill Puppets, celebrities and a Farm Olympics competition.  Ends with harvest dinner and bonfire.

Great Cortland Pumpkinfest - Cortland, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Something for everyone includes crafters, children’s games, entertainment, food, tractors, hay rides, pumpkins and lots of displays and exhibits.  Held annually at Courthouse Park near downtown Cortland, New York.

LaFayette Apple Festival - LaFayette, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Lots of live entertainment, free parking $5 admission, artists, crafters, and lots of contests.

Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise - New York, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017

Orchard Park Oktoberfest - Orchard Park, NY - Oct 7, 2017

Gore Mountain Harvest Fest - North Creek, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Free admission. Live entertainment all weekend. Fall foods include pumpkin bisque, turkey drumsticks, bratwurst and more. Inflatables, kids crafts, pumpkin field games, pony rides, and more.

Titus Mountain Oktoberfest - Malone, NY - Oct 7, 2017

Oktoberfest of Tonawanda - Tonawanda, NY - Oct 7, 2017

Strut Your Mutt New York City - New York, NY - Oct 7, 2017
Strut Your Mutt is a fun dog walk and fundraising event that raises money to help save the lives of homeless pets, supporting your choice of one of hundreds of participating shelters, rescue groups, and other animal welfare groups. There are Strut your Mutt events across the country.

Yorktown Festival and Street Fair - Yorktown Heights, NY - Oct 8, 2017

Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock, NY - Oct 11 to Oct 15, 2017
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.

New York City Wine & Food Festival - New York, NY - Oct 12 to Oct 15, 2017
A four day event featuring world renowned chefs, wines, and spirits producers.  Lots of tasting, autograph signings, workshops and more enjoyed by over 55,000 attendees.

New York Coffee Festival - New York, NY - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
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.

Long Island Oyster Festival - Oyster Bay, NY - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
This is a huge festival with over 200,000 attending this two day event.  It features the tall ships, midway rides, pirate shows, oyster eating and shucking contest, food court, and lots of live stage entertainment.

Knights of Columbus Schuhplatter Oktoberfest - Cheektowaga, NY - Oct 14, 2017
Live Music by The Auslanders. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 14, 2017
Annual Oktoberfest with Authentic German food, live German music, games, and micro-brew tasting samples from 12 regional breweries from 1-5 PM. Oktoberfest costumes welcome! All inclusive tickets are $35 in advance. 100% of proceeds are donated to local North Country Ministry

Harvest Fest - Flushing, NY - Oct 15, 2017

Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival - Beacon, NY - Oct 15, 2017
The Beacon Sloop Club’s Annual Pumpkin Festival takes place at Riverfront Park rain or shine from 12pm to 5pm. Hudson Valley pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, freshly baked pumpkin pie, cider, and other delicious food will be available to purchase.

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event features fleece show and sale, demonstrations, livestock displays, kids activities, competitions, and workshops.

Swain Oktoberfest - Swain, NY - Oct 21, 2017

Amsterdam Oktoberfest - Amsterdam, NY - Oct 21, 2017

Halloween Harvest Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 28, 2017
A circus theme harvest festival featuring Halloween festive music, circus food, juggling, theater, music, and demonstrations.

WhiskyFest - NYC, NY - Nov 16, 2017
Held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square this event features over 350 whiskey samples and a host of free seminars.

September 2015:

Lake George Brewfest – Lake George, NY – Sept 5-6, 2015
Adirondack Nationals Car Show – Lake George, NY – Sept 11-13, 2015

Colonie Harvest Fest – Loudonville, NY – September 13, 2015

Adirondack Balloon Festival – Queensbury, NY – September 17-20, 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

Lake George Jazz Festival – Sept 19-20, 2015
Golden Harvest Festival – Baldwinsville, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015
New York Oyster Week – NYC, NY – September 10-27, 2015
Utica Music & Arts Fest – Utica, NY – September 11-12, 2015

LarkFest – Albany, NY – September 19, 2015
New York’s largest one day street festival with attendance expected at 80,000.

Bog & Grog – Wallington, NY – Sept 13, 2015
Upper Madison Street Fair – September 20, 2015
Fall Harvest Seafood Festival – Babylon, NY – Sept 19, 2015

Western New York Fiber Festival – South Wales, NY – September 26, 2015

Webster Garlic Festival – Webster, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015
World Fife & Drum Festival – Macedon, NY – Sept 18-21, 2015

Endicott Apple Festival – September 19, 2015

Malone Harvest Festival – Malone, NY – Sept 26, 2015

October 2015: 

Falling Leaves Festival – Salamanca, NY – October 2-4, 2015

Falling Leaves Festival – Salamanca, NY – Oct 2-4, 2015

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival – Oswego, NY – Oct 3-4, 2015

Pumpkin Festival : New York City Department of Parks & Recreation – New York, NY – October 10, 2015

Harlem Harvest Festival – New York, NY – October 10, 2015
Yorktown Fall Festival & Street Fair – Yorktown, NY – Oct 11, 2015
CMJ Music Marathon – New York, NY – October 13-17, 2015

Staten Island Jazz Festival – Staten Island, NY – October 17, 2015

Queens Botanical Harvest Fest – Flushing, NY – October 18, 2015

Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival – New York, NY – Oct 21, 2015

Lexington Avenue Fall Festival – New York, NY – October 24, 2015

Norwich Pumpkin Festival – Norwich, NY – October 24, 2015

Sherman Creek Park Harvest Festival – New York, NY – October 29, 2015

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

4 thoughts on “Fall New York Festivals

  1. D.K. Soares says:

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

  2. Shayna Minuto says:

    I am the owner of the Original Garlic Knot Sliders. We would love to be a food vendor at many of your events! We have been recently featured on insider foods and thrillest.

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