Find a New York fall festival to attend in 2022. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2022 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.
We're gearing up for another year of awesome events! Check back closer to fall to see what we've found so far.
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Oinktoberfest - Clarence, NY - Aug 5 to Aug 7, 2022
Longest continuously running BBQ contest in NY. A KCBS sanctioned Competition Saturday, a Whole Hog Competition, Outdoor Cooking Contest and the Rib Oink-Off on Sunday and an Awards Ceremony following the contests both days.
Erie County Fair - Hamburg, NY - Aug 10 to Aug 21, 2022
The Erie County Agricultural Society sponsors the Erie County Fair, which is held annually and intended to promote and showcase the community’s agricultural traditions, talents, diversity and heritage. Since 1820.
The Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY - Aug 24 to Sep 5, 2022
Always plenty of entertainment on seven stages plus lots of competitions, crafts, food, and fun, including a full carnival, midway and rides. The nation’s first state fair, since 1841.
Northwest Jazz Festival - Lewiston, NY - Aug 26 to Aug 27, 2022
For 2021, join a live, jazz filled fundraiser on August 27 and 28, and mark your calender for the return of the festival next August. Normally: Outdoor music event with over 40,000 visitors who enjoy over 30 performances, culinary samplings, wine tastings & more.
Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival - Hemlock, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2022
Held at Hemlock Fairgrounds, with plenty of vendors selling everything you need for different fiber arts (including roving, spinning, needle felting, knitting and crochet, weaving, plus dyes and yarn), plus one-of-a-kind finished items, in addition to demonstrations and workshops.
Sodus Harvest Fest - Sodus, NY - Sep 24, 2022
Small local festival for the whole family featuring Cookie Monster, pumpkins, nearly 100 vendors and lots more fun.
New York Coffee Festival - New York, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 9, 2022
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 15 to Oct 16, 2022
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. Free parking and free admission, and the profits from many activities including the food court support local charities.
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Oktoberfest in Cold Spring - Cold Spring, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Zombie 5k at Six Flags Great Escape - Queensbury, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Goal 1: Don’t Die. Goal 2: Cross the finish line. This 5k, you’re not just racing the clock, you’re running from bloodthirsty zombies! They’ll be trying to take your life (flag belt on your waist with three flags, indicating three “lives”). And it’s not all death-defying running through a theme park, it’s also a fundraiser for the American Red Cross – so do good and have fun all at once!
Buffalo German Fest - Cheektowaga, NY - Sep 1, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A two day festival to celebrate German culture. They will sell German food and beer. Kinder Park Family Fun area for children to enjoy and shopping in the Vendor Marketplatz, plus live music. Sponsored by the Federation of German-American Societies.
Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk - Clarence, NY - Sep 6, 2019
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 6 to Sep 14, 2019
Their annual Oktoberfest party 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.
Chuseok Korean Moon Festival - Flushing, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 8, 2019
Celebrating South Korean culture, and riding the globally popular Korean Wave of pop culture, this event features musical entertainment with K-pop performances, Korean products, food vendors, and more! Free with $10 parking.
Irish 2000 Festival - Ballston Spa, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Plenty of Irish music on the stages of the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.
Niagara Falls Blues Festival - Bergholz, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 14, 2019
Free blues festival in downtown Niagara Falls, with the stage only 1000 feet from the Falls! Held on Old Falls Street.
New York Oyster Week - New York City, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 28, 2019
Since 2012, New York has celebrated Oyster Week with oyster producers, restaurants, consumers and more. Miami and Philadelphia have since joined in the fun. Hit up elite oyster destinations to enjoy delicious oysters presented by passionate chefs, and raise awareness and funds for non-profit partners who work to preserve oyster habitats.
Treadwell Park Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 20 to Oct 11, 2019
Germany is famous for their amazing beers, and now you can experience them at Treadwell Park. Purchase one of their select offerings listed in the Oktoberfest passport, and receive a stamp to get started. Once you’ve completed your “tour” of Germany with stamps for all beers in the passport — receive a complimentary 32oz stein of Oktoberfest to keep!
Oktoberfest in Central Park - New York, NY - Sep 21, 2019
German brews and food, live music, and more, the same day as the Steuban Parade.
Oktoberfest of Tonawanda - Tonawanda, NY - Sep 21, 2019
Held at Niagara Community Park, with German music, food, beer tent and more!
NYPA Wildlife Festival at Blenheim-Gilboa - North Blenheim, NY - Sep 21, 2019
Free admission and fun for the whole family with wild animal exhibits, demos, music and more.
Ballpark Brew Bash - Buffalo, NY - Sep 21, 2019
Reichenbach Hall - New York, NY - Sep 21, 2019
200 seats in a 5000 sq foot hall in Midtown, with games, German food and beer, and music. They kick off festivities with the tapping of the Ceremonial Oktoberfest Keg and the opening party does not stop until this keg taps out. *This restaurant is like Oktoberfest year round, but when we find special events (live music etc) we add them to our fall calendar for you to head over and enjoy!
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Saratoga Springs - Greenfield Center, NY - Sep 22, 2019
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
Apples and Honey Day - Flushing, NY - Sep 22, 2019
Celebrate harvest season with apples and honey! Fill your day with themed crafts, apples and honey tastings, local beer and cider, and meet the beekeeper! Wear your Beehive hair-do or create your own interpretation of a beehive in the hat workshop to show off in the pollinator parade. Included in admisstion to the Queens Botanical Gardens.
German American Parade Afterparty - New York, NY - Sep 27 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Zum Schneider, the original Bavarian Bierhaus in NYC owned by Sylvester Schneider, once again presents Munich on the East River, an unforgettable and traditional München Oktoberfest experience. Zum Schneider hosts its annual event by following the age old traditions of Oktoberfest typically celebrated in Munich for over 200 years.
Munich on the East River - New York, NY - Sep 27 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Fully decorated traditional Oktoberfest tent with original furniture (Garnituren), an Oompah band stage, general & reserved seating area and an elevated VIP section. Original Oktoberfest beers on tap, authentic German foods and live music
Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 27 to Oct 20, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: The popular Bear Mountain Oktoberfest will be at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area every Saturday & Sunday plus Columbus Day. Live entertainment, German food and beer, perfect for those looking for a day trip out of New York City. Free admission but $10 parking per vehicle.
Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 28 to Oct 20, 2019
Free admission. Four weekends of Oktoberfest fun with German-American music and local bands, each weekend having a different theme so you can come back for a different experience every time!
North Albany Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Sep 28, 2019
Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest - Minoa, NY - Oct 4 to Oct 5, 2019
Enjoy German food, beer, music and dancing, hosted by the German American Society of Central New York. Magic show and balloons for children. Free admission and parking, held at Lewis Park in Minoa.
Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 5, 2019
Queens Beer Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 16, 2019
Enjoy unlimited tastings from every Queens-based brewery, plus selected brews from other boroughs.
Great Cortland Pumpkinfest - Cortland, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Titus Mountain Oktoberfest - Malone, NY - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Annual event on Saturday. Live music, vendors, beer & brats, chairlift & hay rides, fireworks at dusk.
Gore Mountain Harvest Fest - North Creek, NY - Oct 12 to Oct 13, 2019
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.
Harvest Fest - Flushing, NY - Oct 13, 2019
Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival - Beacon, NY - Oct 20, 2019
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.
Halloween Harvest Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: A free harvest festival held at Socrates Sculpture Park. Past years included theme specific activities and performances, plus Socrates Halloween traditions like spooky costume and art making, face painting, costume contest and more.
Varick Winery Pumpkin Chuckin’ - Romulus, NY - Sep 5 to Nov 7, 2020
Come out every weekend in September and October for wine sipping and pumpkin chucking. $2 a chuck, $5 for three, or $20 for thirteen, and if you hit their 300 ft target, you’ll get a bottle of wine! Don’t miss their tasting room (21+ for samples) and country store with New York made jams, honeys, sauces, and more. Free parking and admission.
JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Saratoga Springs - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 13, 2020
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.
Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival - Little Falls, NY - Sep 12, 2020
Canceled for 2021. look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Six Flags The Great Escape: Oktoberfest - Queensbury, NY - Sep 12 to Sep 27, 2020
Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Great Escape 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.
Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival - Altamont, NY - Sep 19 to Sep 20, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
SRA Tail of the Fish Regatta - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 26, 2020
A regatta on Saratoga State Lake Boat Launch
LarkFest - Albany, NY - Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Upstate New York’s largest one day street festival with attendance expected at 50,000, all enjoying live music and entertainment, kids activities, visual art, craft vendors, food trucks and more
Palmyra Canaltown Days - Palmyra, NY - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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. Free parking at the Wayne County Fairgrounds on W Jacson Street, with shuttles to the festival.
Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Sep 26 to Sep 27, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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
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
Upper Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - 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.
Medieval Festival - New York, NY - Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Taste of the Catskills - Delhi, NY - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: This festival 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. The festival ends with a harvest dinner and bonfire.
Upper Broadway Harvest Festival - New York, NY - 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.
Knights of Columbus Schuhplatter Oktoberfest - Cheektowaga, NY - Oct 17, 2020
Live Music by The Auslanders. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door.
Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 18, 2020
Lots of art, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more. Held on 86-96 Streets on the west side of Broadway.
Hallowine - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 18, 2020
It’s a murder mystery weekend! Search for clues and interrogate suspects at each winery to guess whodunit! Submit your guess at the last winery for a chance at winning prizes!
Orchard Park Oktoberfest - Orchard Park, NY - Oct 24, 2020
Admission and parking are free. Enjoy traditional live music and taste delicious German cuisine and seasonal favorites by local establishments
Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival - Oneonta, NY - Nov 14, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Beer festival in Oneonta NY
NY Craft Brewers Festival - Syracuse, NY - Nov 21, 2020
Held 4PM-8PM (VIP hours) at the Landmark Theatre. Sample foods and over beers from over 60 NYS breweries, and brewers, owners, and direct brewery reps always pour – so you can meet the people making the beer you love! VIP tickets get you in an hour early plus access to some beers not available to the general public.
Wayne County Fair - Palmyra, NY - Aug 9 to Aug 14, 2021
Demo derby, live entertainment, agricultural exhibits and more
Grahamsville Little World’s Fair - Grahamsville, NY - Aug 13 to Aug 15, 2021
The Grahamsville Little World’s Fair is the longest running independent fair in New York, offering three days of old-fashioned family fun, including agricultural and livestock exhibits and contests, daily entertainment including live music and demonstrations, rides for all ages, an array of great food, games, vendors, and a whole lot more! Admission includes free parking, access to exhibits and contests, and free entertainment!
AniBash - Rochester, NY - Aug 14 to Aug 15, 2021
Held in Seneca County Park in the Longhouse Shelter near the zoo
Wyoming County Fair - Pike, NY - Aug 14 to Aug 21, 2021
The Wyoming County Fair is held at the Pike Fairgrounds and includes many daily activities, including exhibits, rides, horse shows, home arts, flowers, farm animals and products, great food, and so much more!
Delaware County Fair - Walton, NY - Aug 16 to Aug 21, 2021
The Delaware County Fair in Walton, NY is the largest agricultural fair in the region and has something for everyone. Over 80,000 people flock to the six day spectacular to enjoy local events, shows, contests, rides, cuisine and more. If you’re looking for family friendly local events, go ahead and mark Delaware County Fair down on your calendar for family fun and excitement!
Herkimer County Fair - Frankfort, NY - Aug 17 to Aug 22, 2021
The Fair began in 1841 as the Herkimer County Agricultural Society, and presently the Fair attendance exceeds 70,000 in the 6 day fair with Gillette Shows (the carnival that began in 1958) still an important part of the fair.
Altamont Fair - Altamont, NY - Aug 17 to Aug 22, 2021
Celebrating more than 125 years of fun for the whole family
Steuban County Fair - Bath, NY - Aug 17 to Aug 22, 2021
The Steuben County Fair is the oldest continually running fair in the United States. Originated in 1819 there were 9 categories for judging with prizes given to exhibitors of cattle, sheep and produce. Horse racing was also an attraction. Today, families can also enjoy rides at the carnival, live entertainment, truck pulling, contests, and more.
Essex County Fair - Westport, NY - Aug 18 to Aug 22, 2021
Bike MS: ROC the Great Lakes - Waterport, NY - Aug 21, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old. ROC the Great Lakes combines the ROC the Ride and Buffalo Great Lakes Escape Rides and moves the event to Waterport
Washington County Fair - Greenwich, NY - Aug 23 to Aug 29, 2021
The fair brings together the best of everything, including live entertainment, 4-H Displays, food, music, great rides and more animals than anywhere else
Trumansburg Fair - Trumansburg, NY - Aug 24 to Aug 29, 2021
Dutchess County Fair - Rhinebeck, NY - Aug 24 to Aug 29, 2021
The first official fair was held in Washington Hollow in 1842, and over time has fought through unlucky weather, war and the Depression, and more. Today, the largest agricultural 6-day fair in New York State has a physical plant that is the recognized as one of the most beautiful in the country. The fair showcases agriculture, horticulture, historical objects and ways of life, arts and crafts, culinary contests, marketplace, concessions, live entertainment, a grandstand, rides and more.
Chalkfest Buffalo - Buffalo, NY - Aug 28 to Aug 29, 2021
The event will be both inside and outside of the GLF grain silos at Buffalo Riverworks as well as inside the silos next to the Michigan Street Bridge and outside the front of the hockey rinks! Outside on the blacktop artists will be able to draw their creations under the urban zipline course and out front of the hockey rinks. Inside the grain elevators & silos gives artists a smooth concrete canvas that is protected from the elements of weather. It also gives artists the ability to draw not just on the ground, but on the walls of the historic silos. This is not just a unique opportunity for artists, but a uniquely Buffalo opportunity as the historic grain elevators were invented here and have largely gone abandoned for the past few decades.
Fonda Fair - Fonda, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 6, 2021
180th annual. Fonda Fair offers free daily and nightly events and entertainment from various music genre’s to racing pigs, rides, farm and petting zoo, chain saw carver, horse shows plus daily 4-H shows and judging like dairy cattle and goats. Enjoy the thrill of the Monster Truck show, truck and tractor pulls, and demolish derbies! Live music, fair food, and a parade
Columbia County Fair - Chatham, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 6, 2021
Get ready for six days of fun through Labor Day in Chatham, New York with all your fair favorites as well as new entertainment that will fill the stages, exhibit buildings, barns, midway and grandstand.
Schaghticoke Fair - Schaghticoke, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 6, 2021
Annual event showcasing the best that Rensselaer County residents and agriculture have to offer. Building after building will be bursting with vegetables, fruits, animals, antiques, baked goods and homemade crafts.
NYC Unicycle Festival - New York, NY - Sep 2 to Sep 5, 2021
Enjoy 4 days of one wheeled madness. See public shows, take your turn in a learn-to-ride area, watch unicycle hockey and unicycle basketball, a trails course and workshops. See some of the country’s top competitors, mountain and off road riders and circus performers in action.
Electric Zoo - New York, NY - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
Wild and exciting fun with lots of music and lighting bringing energy to large crowds.
New York State Festival of Balloons - Dansville, NY - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Adirondack Music Festival - Lake George, NY - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Long Island Fair - Old Bethpage, NY - Sep 3 to Sep 5, 2021
Contests and competitions including poetry, corn husking, competitive exhibits, and more. Children’s activities include races, games, farmer for a day, and more. All kinds of fair food is available. Located at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Free parking with free shuttle, head to 48S Service Road, just off exit 48 of the Long Island Expressway (follow signs and attendant directions).
National Buffalo Wing Festival - Buffalo, NY - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
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.
Niagara County Peach Festival - Lewiston, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 12, 2021
An old-fashioned festival with a parade, carnival rides, four days of stage entertainment, vendors, 5k, food, and especially peaches!
Red, White & Blues Festival - Fredonia, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 11, 2021
Rocking 2 day music festival plus a celebration of local wineries. Lots of bands and a variety of popular music.
Tugboat Roundup - Waterford, NY - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 10 to Oct 24, 2021
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!
Hudson Valley Wine & Food Fest - Rhinebeck, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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?
Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival - Norwich, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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.
Macedon Center Lumberjack Festival - Macedon, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
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 Firemenâ€™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.
M & T Bank Clothesline Festival - Rochester, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Rochester’s longest-running (nearly 60 years) and largest fine art & crafts festival, with almost 400 artists and over 20,000 annual visitors. Enjoy all day live entertainment, sample food and drink, crafts, museum visit, and Gallery Store.
Oktoberfest of Peekskill - Putnam Valley, NY - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Get your polka on with great music, great German food and beer, and entertainment
Hamburg Oktoberfest - Hamburg, NY - Sep 11, 2021
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
Troy on Tap Beer Festival - Troy, NY - Sep 11, 2021
Come enjoy over 120 beers from some of America’s best craft breweries, plus live music, fun activities, local vendors, and food
NYPA Wildlife Festival at Utica Zoo - Utica, NY - Sep 11, 2021
A free, one day festival at the Utica Zoo with face painting, music, food, magic, animal shows and more!
Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 12, 2021
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.
Rochester Fringe Festival - Rochester, NY - Sep 14 to Sep 25, 2021
Twelve days with over 550 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. Multiple venues in Rochester’s East End participate.
NYS Morgan Horse Society’s Annual Regional Horse Show - Syracuse, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 18, 2021
60th annual regional horse show for the New York State Morgan Horse Society. Host to the NY Stallion Service Sweepstakes, NY Futurity, Dressage, Western Dressage, Ranch Horse and Performance Classes over four days
Catskill Mountain Thunder Motorcycle Festival - East Durham, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Feast of San Gennaro - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 26, 2021
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 16 to Sep 18, 2021
Bring your 4 wheel drive vehicle for an afternoon of fun plus dinner, camp fire, car cruising, and balance blocks at Rivas Farm
Reinstein Woods Fall Festival - Depew, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 20, 2021
For 2021, five days of nature activities and hikes. Normally: Make a donation to enjoy live animals, games, face painting, family fun, crafts, scavenger hunt and live music. Held at the Nature Preserve.
Brooklyn Americana Music Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
Presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.
Albacon - Albany, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2021
Virtual for 2020, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Warrensburgh Farmers Market – Apple Festival - Warrensburgh, NY - Sep 17, 2021
Come out for the Annual Apple Festival at the Warrensburgh Riverfront Farmers’ Market from 3pm to 6pm. Enjoy food vendors with local apples, cider and cider doughnuts, Apple Dessert Contest, and kids activities.
Coney Island Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 17 to Oct 22, 2021
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests.
Rock N’ Roll Weekend - Ellicottville, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Live entertainment, eclectic shops and delicious local restaurants, plus a Classic Car Show
Lake George Jazz Festival - Lake George, NY - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Free concerts by talented jazz musicians all weekend long.
Steuben Parade - New York, NY - Sep 18, 2021
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
Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival - Canaseraga, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Enjoy a weekend of local musicians and entertainers with lots of food and craft vendor. Plenty of family fun.
Sharon Springs Harvest Festival - Sharon Springs, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Maritime Festival - Greenport, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Cuba Garlic Festival - Cuba, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Contests, live music, petting zoo, food demos, lots of garlic, amazing food, and more.
Harvest Festival at Farmer’s Museum - Cooperstown, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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).
Orchard Park Festival of the Arts - Orchard Park, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Come on down to the largest suburban Arts Festival in western New York, and support the various talented artists and craftsmen in the area
Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games - Lockport, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
20th anniversary. Celebrate the best in music, food, culture, and all things Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and more!
Adirondack 5K - Lake George, NY - Sep 18, 2021
Start and finish at Adirondack Pub & Brewery, and run in the fall foliage before relaxing with a beer with tremendous views of Lake George and some music too!
Inlet Fall Festival - Inlet, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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, beer garden and food. Held at Fern Park.
Cape Vincent Oktoberfest - Cape Vincent, NY - Sep 18, 2021
Featuring German music, dancers, food, beer & wine in Downtown Cape Vincent
Hudson River Craft Beer Festival - Beacon, NY - Sep 18, 2021
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!
Native Nations Festival - Painted Post, NY - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Formerly the Falling Leaves Festival, this fest takes place at the Watson Homestead, with a free educational day Firday for local students to learn about Native American Culture through a sacred fire, traditional dancing and drumming, demonstrations, and other activities. The two weekend days are free (including parking) and open to the public, with a traditional ceremony, sacred fire, traditional dancing, drumming, music, vendors, food, and demonstrations.
Walk4Hearing New York City - New York, NY - Sep 19, 2021
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.
Cornwall Fall Festival - Cornwall, NY - Sep 19, 2021
Two stages of live music, food, free inflatables for kids, pumpkin painting, hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides and apple pie bake-off.
Livingston County Fair at Caldonia - Caledonia, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 26, 2021
Third of three fair weekends held each year, the Harvest Bounty Fall Fair celebrates the harvest with agricultural and horticultural contests, wine and craft beer tastings, music, vendors, wagon rides, raffle baskets and more.
Adirondack Balloon Fest - Queensbury, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Craft fair, balloons and rides, and more
Sag Harbor American Music Festival - Sag Harbor, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 26, 2021
Non-profit festival includes a Main Stage concert and fundraiser featuring internationally known performers and two days of FREE music with dozens of acts across several genres and in several local venues.
Fairport Oktoberfest - Fairport, NY - Sep 23 to Sep 25, 2021
One of the largest and most popular Oktoberfests in New York State. An authentic and genuine German-American cultural experience through education, music, dance, food, wine, and, (of course) beer. All of FPPBCs programs and activities benefit the communitys residents.
Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 25, 2021
Multiple biergartens and Oktoberfest bands, plus kids zone, dunk tank, car show and more
Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival - Greenwich, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
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.
Walk4Hearing Buffalo - Buffalo, NY - Sep 25, 2021
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.
AppleUmpkin Festival - Wyoming, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
A fall arts and craft festival in the historic Gaslight Village area of Wyoming, NY, since 1986. Lots of pumpkin and apple related harvest products, vendors, strolling entertainers, and fantastic tasty food choices.
Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 25, 2021
Celebrate at the 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.
Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival & Craft Show - Lewiston, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Chainsaw art, can releases, farmers market, craft vendors, craft beers, and more!
Naples Grape Festival - Naples, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Celebrate the grape harvest with wine, food, arts, crafts, live music, talented artisans and various food and music contests. Since 1961.
Trout Town Oktoberfest - Roscoe, NY - Sep 25, 2021
The brewery’s largest festival of the year is the annual Oktoberfest event on Saturday. With plenty of traditional food and craft beer to choose from, the Roscoe Beer Co will feature its very own Oktoberfest beer, as well as some other autumn favorites like Autumn Spice and a few other highly anticipated brews. This a true family day of fun with an area for children to paint their very own pumpkins, enjoy the carriage hay rides, wind through the challenging hay maze, pick a pumpkin to take home and listen to live music. Come hungry because sticking to a true Oktoberfest there will be authentic German dishes that will sell out fast! Roscoe Cares will sell hot cider and doughnuts raising funds for local families in need.
Springville Oktoberfest - Springville, NY - Sep 25, 2021
The 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.
NYPA Wildlife Festival at Power Vista - Lewiston, NY - Sep 25 to Sep 26, 2021
Family friendly event that is free to all and features a STEM tent, wildlife shows, concervation and science activities, Niagara River Iroquis Dancers with crafts and activities that highlight the Tuscarora culture, and free shuttles to the Lewiston Harvest Festival and other area attractions.
NYPA Wildlife Festival at Hawkins Point - Massena, NY - Sep 25, 2021
Free admission and fun for the whole family with wild animal exhibits, demos, music and more.
Walden Harvest Fest - Walden, NY - Sep 25, 2021
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 Bradley Park.
Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 25, 2021
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. 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
Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 26, 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.
Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 3, 2021
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.
UrbanWorld - New York, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 3, 2021
Unique 5 day film festival includes film screenings, panel discussions, live readings and music performances.
New York Burlesque Festival - New York, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 3, 2021
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
Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival - Ithaca, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
Apple Harvest Festival will host plenty of farmstand fresh apples and produce, delectable apple and seasonal baked goods, a variety of food trucks offering tasty bites, and a craft fair with artisans from around the region. There will also be live music and entertainment, plus a cider trail to enjoy refreshing cider in store and plenty of great apple and apples-inspired products for sale inside shops in and around Downtown.
Taste and Treat on Niagara Wine Trail - Gasport, NY - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
A twist for wine lovers on traditional trick or treating: Enjoy tastings at participating wineries throughout the month of October. Each winery will pair a Halloween treat (one to taste and one to take home!) with your tasting of 3 wines.
Newark Valley Apple Festival - Newark Valley, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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.
Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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.
Oktoberfest Handcrafted at Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
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!
Kendall Scarecrow Festival - Kendall, NY - Oct 2, 2021
Enjoy a balloon artist, Seneca Zoo Mobile, live music in the Gazebo, chicken BBQ at the Masonic Hall, comedy stage show, pumpkin decorating, kid’s scarecrow contests, Scarecrow scavenger hunt and plenty more fun.
Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Oct 2, 2021
For 2021, a takeout event. Normally: Food, live music, casino tent, raffles, and children’s games.
Heritage, Harvest and Horse Festival - Ticonderoga, NY - Oct 2, 2021
Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the Kings Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Discover the importance of horses and other working animals throughout history during exciting demonstrations. Meet friendly farm animals, stroll through the farmers market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, participate in family fun activities, tackle the 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze, and be sure to purchase some of their beautiful harvest vegetables and plants from the historic Kings Garden! This fall-favorite event combined with daily Fort Ticonderoga programs including the Carillon Boat Tour makes this an annual family tradition
CNY Great Pumpkin Festival - Oswego, NY - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Fall festival featuring kids activities, amusement & pony rides, live music, food, vendors, a corn maze, the Scarecrow Scramble & more!
Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Oct 3, 2021
One of New York’s oldest and largest festivals, this 10 street block festival features free outdoor performances, live music, hundreds of vendors, specials at many restaurants, pony rides, children’s activities and so much more.
New Yorker Festival - New York, NY - Oct 4 to Oct 10, 2021
For 2021, a virtual event. 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.
Lower East Side Pickle Day - New York City, NY - Oct 6, 2021
A dill-ightful collection of merchants fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream churned with dill and garnished with gherkins. Also enjoy free activities: giant games, coloring tables, a photobooth and even a giant pickle mascot!
New York Comic Con - New York, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Garlic Festival at the Farmer’s Market-Warrensburg - Warrensburg, NY - Oct 8, 2021
Celebrate garlic with samplings, cooking lessons, recipes, and live music.
Ellicottville Fall Festival - Ellicottville, NY - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Tens of thousands of festivalgoers come out for a weekend of food, fine art, arts & crafts, carnival rides, live entertainment and more amongst amazing fall foliage.
Mill Neck Family’s Apple Festival - Mill Neck, NY - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
For 2021, a drive through experience for fall must-have treats. Normally: 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.
Montauk Fall Festival - Montauk, NY - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Live music, Long Island beers, free carousel, foods, contests and plenty more.
LaFayette Apple Festival - LaFayette, NY - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Lots of live entertainment, artists, crafters, and lots of contests. Free parking and $5 admission (12 and under are free)
Amsterdam Oktoberfest - Amsterdam, NY - Oct 9, 2021
Huge German themed block party on Bridge St. featuring Games, contests, German food, entertainment, vendors, live music & Biergarten beer specials!
Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Oct 9, 2021
Let’s ease into the Fall with crisp local brews, warmed baked goods, and shop for cozy layers that our wardrobes need to be complete. The day’s DJs will be spinning vinyl all day long and will have some records of their own to sell.
OkTupperfest - Tupper Lake, NY - Oct 9, 2021
There will be something for the whole family – pumpkin painting, face painting, sack races, a beer tent, and musical entertainment all day long
Yorktown Festival and Street Fair - Yorktown Heights, NY - Oct 10, 2021
The day begins with a 3 mile support-a-walk for those affected by breast and ovarian cancer. The festival and street fair features lunch, live entertainment, kids activities, over 200 vendors, and more fun!
New York City Wine and Food Festival - New York, NY - Oct 14 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event features fleece show and sale, demonstrations, livestock displays, kids activities, competitions, and workshops.
Swain Beer Festival - Swain, NY - Oct 16, 2021
Come sample local brews from over 40 local breweries, delicous food trucks, and check out the amazing vendors while enjoying live music
Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 16, 2021
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 $35-40 in advance. 100% of proceeds are donated to a local nonprofit organization. 21+ event
Oaktoberfest at Oak Mountain - Speculator, NY - Oct 16, 2021
Throw on your lederhosen and come on up to Oak Mountain for Oaktoberfest! Live music, German buffet, craft vendors, kids activities, contests and more
Bike MS New York City - New York, NY - Oct 17, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
Lake Placid Film Festival - Lake Placid, NY - Oct 21 to Oct 24, 2021
Going virtual for 2020, with short films available for viewing. See event website for details. Normally: View films and shorts, attend panels and more
Fright Fest at Six Flags Great Escape - Queensbury, NY - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2021
Fright Fest is back for select days at Six Flags: The Great Escape. It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park.
Winter Lantern Festival - New York City, NY - Oct 22 to Jan 9, 2022
Dates in Staten Island (over 8 acres of luminescence at Snug Harbor Cultural Center), Queens (Illuminate the Farm at Queens County Farm) and Long Island (over 20 acres of vivid lanterns and holiday lights at Nassau County Museum of Art)
The Rink at Rockefeller Center - New York, NY - Nov 6 to Jan 2, 2022
Ice skating under the Christmas Tree on The Rink at Rockefeller Center is one of New York’s quintessential winter activities. It’s a tradition that has never failed to delight. The Rink is a gathering place for everyone, and you’re always invited to join in on the fun
New York City Marathon - New York City, NY - Nov 7, 2021
50th running. The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world. Run from Staten Island to Central Park.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular: The Rockettes - New York, NY - Nov 7 to Jan 2, 2022
The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes is back! It’s not Christmas without the Rockettes so get ready to make this holiday season at Radio City Music Hall a safe and joyful experience
WhiskyFest New York - New York, NY - Nov 11, 2021
Held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, this event features over 350 whiskey samples and a host of free seminars.
Big Apple Circus - New York, NY - Nov 11 to Jan 30, 2022
Big Apple Circus returns to New York City this fall, putting a modern twist on a beloved classic.
Holiday Train Show - Bronx, NY - Nov 20 to Jan 23, 2022
This beloved tradition returns for its 30th year with a miniature wonderland in the warmth of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory. Marvel at model trains zipping through an enchanting display of more than 175 famous New York landmarks—imagine the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, and other favorites—each delightfully re-created from natural materials such as pine cones, acorns, and seeds.
Rosendale International Pickle Festival - Rosendale, NY - Nov 21, 2021
About 100 vendors who sell pickles, groceries, hot food, baked goods, crafts and much more.
NYBG Glow - Bronx, NY - Nov 24 to Jan 22, 2022
This holiday season, let it GLOW at The New York Botanical Garden. Discover the beauty of the landmark landscape and historic buildings after dark, breathtakingly illuminated with a newly expanded 1.5-mile colorful experience. Select nights
ThanksGiving Eve at Bounce NYC - New York, NY - Nov 24, 2021
The BIGGEST Party Night Of The Year at Bounce Sporting Club!
Thanksgiving Eve at Ainsworth RVC - Rockville Centre, NY - Nov 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Eve at PHD Downtown - New York City, NY - Nov 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Eve at Gigante - Eastchester, NY - Nov 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Eve at DL Rooftop - New York City, NY - Nov 24, 2021
Thanksgiving Eve at Blue Midtown - New York City, NY - Nov 24, 2021
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - New York City, NY - Nov 25, 2021
The 95th parade through New York City will air from 9am-noon in all time zones on NBC. Watch giant balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, performers, and more wind their way through New York City’s streets on Thanksgiving morning.
Cocoa and Carols Holiday Cruise - New York, NY - Nov 26 to Dec 31, 2021
Delicious hot cocoa, cookies, and treats for all guests, plus caroling – sit back and enjoy the show & the sites. Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back-deck salon of these 1920s style yachts. 1.5 hour cruise from Chelsea Piers
Holiday Jazz Cruise - New York, NY - Nov 26 to Dec 26, 2021
Enjoy Champagne, hot cocoa, cookies, and other treats (included)! Enjoy your evening with friends or a loved one and enjoy live Holiday Jazz Trio! Sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view of the island from the heated back-deck salon of these 1920s style yachts. 1.5 hour cruise from Chelsea Piers
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker at the New York City Ballet - New York, NY - Nov 26 to Jan 2, 2022
Celebrate the season with the exquisite costumes and magnificent sets of this beloved production, and allow Tschaikovsky’s iconic score to transport you to a land of twirling snowflakes, leaping candy canes, waltzing flowers, and so much more.
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