Fall New York Festivals

Find a New York fall festival to attend in 2019. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2019 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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2019 Festivals

The Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY - Aug 21 to Sep 2, 2019
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.

Past Events

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Great Syracuse Oktoberfest - Syracuse, NY - Aug 4 to Aug 5, 2018
Annual 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.

Northwest Jazz Festival - Lewiston, NY - Aug 24 to Aug 25, 2018
Over 40,000 attendees enjoy more than 30 performances plus culinary and wine samples and more.

NYC Unicycle Festival - New York, NY - Aug 30 to Sep 2, 2018
9th annual. Enjoy 4 days of one wheeled madness.  See public shows, take your turn in a learn to ride area, watch unicycle hockey and 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 30 to Sep 3, 2018
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 - Aug 31 to Sep 2, 2018
Wild and exciting fun with lots of music and lighting bringing energy to large crowds. 2018 is the 10th year, so expect a bigger, wilder party than ever!

National Buffalo Wing Festival - Buffalo, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
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 1 to Sep 2, 2018
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.

Adirondack Music Festival - Lake George, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 2, 2018
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.

Varick Winery Apple Chuckin’ - Romulus, NY - Sep 1 to Sep 30, 2018
Weekends in September – come test your aim with giant slingshots and apples, while sipping on Varick Winery Wine. Fun for the whole family, starting at Buck a Chuck. Free admission and free parking, located on the northwest shores of Cayuga Lake on the Cayuga Wine Trail.

Niagara County Peach Festival - Lewiston, NY - Sep 6 to Sep 9, 2018
An old-fashioned festival with a parade, carnival rides, four days of stage entertainment, vendors, 5k, food, and especially peaches!

Tugboat Roundup - Waterford, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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.This year is the 200th anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Erie Canal, so expect some bicentennial celebrations!

Saratoga Wine & Food Festival - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
Three days of 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

Brothers of Mercy Oktoberfest 5K Run/Walk - Clarence, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 17, 2018
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.

Germania Oktoberfest - Poughkeepsie, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 9, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest NY - Irondequoit, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 15, 2018
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.

Red, White & Blues Festival - Fredonia, NY - Sep 7 to Sep 18, 2018
Rocking 2 day music festival plus a celebration of local wineries. Lots of bands and a variety of popular music.

M & T Bank Clothesline Festival - Rochester, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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.

Mohawk Valley Garlic & Herb Festival - Little Falls, NY - Sep 8, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest of Peekskill - Putnam Valley, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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

Imperial Garage Reunion for the Niagara Falls Blues Festival - Bergholz, NY - Sep 8, 2018
For 2018: A fundraiser for the 2019 Blues Festival, the reunions are how the festival got started and is taking it back to its roots for a break this year, and fundraising for next year! Enjoy music, bbq, and classic car show, held at The Meeting Place (2469 Niagara Rd in Bergholz). Normally: Free blues festival in downtown Niagara Falls, with the stage only 1000 feet from the Falls! Held on Old Falls Street.

NYPA Wildlife Festival at Utica Zoo - Utica, NY - Sep 8, 2018
A free, one day festival at the Utica Zoo with face painting, music, food, magic, animal shows and more!

Macedon Center Lumberjack Festival - Macedon, NY - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2018
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.

Spring Garden Schlachtfest - East Aurora, NY - Sep 9, 2018
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 12 to Sep 16, 2018
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 12 to Sep 22, 2018
Eleven 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. Multiple venues in Rochester’s East End participate.

NYS Morgan Horse Society’s Annual Regional Horse Show - Syracuse, NY - Sep 12 to Sep 15, 2018
58th annual. Regional horse shwo for the New York State Morgan Horse Society.

JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes – Saratoga Springs - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2018
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.

Feast of San Gennaro - New York, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Coney Island Film Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 14 to Sep 16, 2018
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.

Rock N’ Roll Weekend - Ellicottville, NY - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2018
Live entertainment, eclectic shops and delicious local restaurants, plus a Classic Car Show

Inlet Fall Festival - Inlet, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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. New for 2018 – a beer garden is being planned!

Harvest Festival at Farmer’s Museum - Cooperstown, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018

Cuba Garlic Festival - Cuba, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Contests, live music, petting zoo, food demos, lots of garlic, amazing food, and more.

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival - Hemlock, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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.

Capital Region Apples & Wine Festival - Altamont, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Held at Altamont Fairgrounds this festival has a competitive arts and craft show, food court, car show, wine tasting, cooking demonstrations, haunted house, face painting, clowns, pony rides and fun for adults and kids.

Sharon Springs Harvest Festival - Sharon Springs, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrate the harvest of local farmers, the arrival of Autumn and a time to bring the community together.

Palmyra Canaltown Days - Palmyra, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
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.

German American Parade Afterparty - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
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Hamburg Oktoberfest - Hamburg, NY - Sep 15, 2018
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

Steuben Parade - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
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

New York Oyster Week - New York City, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 30, 2018
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.

Lake George Jazz Festival - Lake George, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Free concerts by talented jazz musicians all weekend long.

Hudson River Craft Beer Festival - Beacon, NY - Sep 15, 2018
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 15, 2018
Come enjoy over 130 beers from over 65 of America’s best craft breweries, plus live music, fun activities, local vendors, and food

Orchard Park Festival of the Arts - Orchard Park, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Come on down to the largest suburban Arts Festival in western New York, and support the various talented artists and craftsmen in the area

Adirondack 5K - Lake George, NY - Sep 15, 2018
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!

Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival & Highland Games - Olcutt, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Celebrate the best in music, food, culture, and all things Irish, Welsh, Scottish, and more!

End of Summer Midnight Cruise - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
Enjoy a midnight cruise to celebrate the end of summer! Three levels of partying, plus an outdoor lounge, cash bars and cash buffet, all on a yacht departing from SkyPort Marina on the East River. 21+, dress to impress.

Reichenbach Hall - New York, NY - Sep 15 to Oct 30, 2018
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. It will continue every night through the end of October highlighting live shows.

Canaseraga Fall Harvest Festival - Canaseraga, NY - Sep 15 to Sep 16, 2018
Enjoy a weekend of local musicians and entertainers with lots of food and craft vendor.  Plenty of family fun.

Reinstein Woods Annual Fall Festival - Depew, NY - Sep 15, 2018
Make a donation to enjoy live animals, games, face painting, family fun, crafts, scavenger hunt and live music.  Held at the Nature Preserve.

Irish 2000 Festival - Ballston Spa, NY - Sep 15, 2018
Plenty of Irish music on the stages of the Saratoga County Fairgrounds.

Oktoberfest in Central Park - New York, NY - Sep 15, 2018
German brews and food, live music, and more, the same day as the Steuban Parade.

Bierhaus Oktoberfest - New York, NY - Sep 16 to Oct 21, 2018
Bierhaus NYC celebrates Oktoberfest with Steuben Parade parties and celebrity keg tapping / dirndl contests.

UrbanWorld - New York, NY - Sep 19 to Sep 23, 2018
Unique 5 day film festival includes film screenings, panel discussions, live readings and music performances.

Catskills Jeep Jamboree - Monticello, NY - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2018
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 20 to Sep 23, 2018
Presents original and traditional country, folk, roots, blues, old time and bluegrass artists.

Maritime Festival - Greenport, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
29th annual. 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.

Oktoberfest New York - New York, NY - Sep 21 to Oct 14, 2018
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!

Oinktoberfest - Clarence, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Ballpark Brew Bash - Buffalo, NY - Sep 21, 2018
Fun event held at Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo. Enjoy local craft beers with awesome people and fun times. Sponsored by Consumers Beverage.

Native Nations Festival - Painted Post, NY - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Adirondack Wool & Arts Festival - Greenwich, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
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.

Hunter Mountain Oktoberfest - Hunter, NY - Sep 22 to Oct 14, 2018
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.

Whiteface Oktoberfest - Wilmington, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
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

Mountain Brauhaus Oktoberfest - Round Top, NY - Sep 22, 2018
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 22, 2018
11th annual event. Noon to 5 PM. Featuring German music, dancers, food, beer and wine. Presented by the Cape Vincent Chamber of Commerce.

LarkFest - Albany, NY - Sep 22, 2018
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

Night Nation Run – NYC - New York City, NY - Sep 22, 2018
The world’s first running music festival, supporting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), will feature DJs on a main stage, plus party zones along the route with DJs, dancers, light shows, selfie stations, and Glow Gear giveaways!

Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival & Craft Show - Lewiston, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
Chainsaw art, can releases, farmers market, craft vendors, craft beers, and more!

NYPA Wildlife Festival at Power Vista - Lewiston, NY - Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2018
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 Wildilife Festival at Hawkins Point - Massena, NY - Sep 22, 2018
Free admission and fun for the whole family with wild animal exhibits, demos, music and more.

NYPA Wildlife Festival at Blenheim-Gilboa - North Blenheim, NY - Sep 22, 2018
Free admission and fun for the whole family with wild animal exhibits, demos, music and more.

Full Moon Gathering and Autumnal Equinox - Wappinger, NY - Sep 22, 2018
Join the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) as they celebrate the autumnal equinox and the full moon, with an open house, workshops, ceremony, dancing, painters, fire performers and more.

Bear Mountain Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain, NY - Sep 22 to Oct 28, 2018
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 $8 parking per vehicle.

Atlantic Antic Street Festival - Brooklyn, NY - Sep 23, 2018
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 23, 2018
45th annual. 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 23, 2018
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.

New York Burlesque Festival - New York, NY - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
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

Sag Harbor American Music Festival - Sag Harbor, NY - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2018
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.

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival - Ithaca, NY - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
36th annual. A three day celebration of food including apples, local produce and fresh baked goods, plus games, rides, live performances and more.

Munich on the East River - New York, NY - Sep 28 to Oct 7, 2018

Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Sep 28 to Sep 30, 2018
Food, live music, casino tent and children’s games.

Kendall Scarecrow Festival - Kendall, NY - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Sodus Harvest Fest - Sodus, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Small local festival for the whole family featuring Cookie Monster, pumpkins, nearly 100 vendors and lots more fun.

Naples Grape Festival - Naples, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
Celebrate the grape harvest with wine, food, arts, crafts, live music, talented artisans and various food and music contests.  

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
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.

AppleUmpkin Festival - Wyoming, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018
A fall arts and craft festival in the historic Gaslight Village area of Wyoming, NY, since 1986. Â Lots of pumpkin and apple related harvest products, vendors, strolling entertainers, and fantastic tasty food choices.

SRA Tail of the Fish Regatta - Saratoga Springs, NY - Sep 29, 2018
A regatta on Saratoga State Lake Boat Launch

Glenville Oktoberfest - Glenville, NY - Sep 29, 2018

Springville Oktoberfest - Springville, NY - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Trout Town Oktoberfest - Roscoe, NY - Sep 29, 2018
The brewery’s largest festival of the year, the fourth 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 our 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 join us to sell hot cider and doughnuts raising funds for local families in need.

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!

Oktoberfest in Cold Spring - Cold Spring, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2018

North Albany Oktoberfest - Albany, NY - Sep 29, 2018

Old Falls Street Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Global Citizens Festival New York - New York, NY - Sep 29, 2018
A free ticketed event featuring musical performances from top performing artists. Earn your tickets by downloading the app and start taking action!

Walden Harvest Fest - Walden, NY - Sep 29, 2018
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.

Oktoberfest - Mineola, NY - Sep 29, 2018
Knights of Columbus Hall hosts this Oktoberfest, which starts at 7 pm. Live Band, open bar, German food, German beer, coffee, dessert. $55 Per Person. Reservations only.

Medieval Festival - New York, NY - Sep 30, 2018
34th annual. 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.

Walk4Hearing Buffalo - Buffalo, NY - Sep 30, 2018
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.

New York Comic Con - New York, NY - Oct 4 to Oct 7, 2018
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.

Fairport Oktoberfest - Fairport, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 6, 2018
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 FPPBC’s programs and activities benefit the community’s residents.

Garlic Festival at the Farmer’s Market-Warrensburg - Warrensburg, NY - Oct 5, 2018
Celebrate garlic with samplings, cooking lessons, recipes, and live music.

New Yorker Festival - New York, NY - Oct 5 to Oct 7, 2018

Mill Neck Family’s Apple Festival - Mill Neck, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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 6 to Oct 7, 2018
37th annual. Live music, Long Island beers, free carousel, foods, contests and plenty more.

Newark Valley Apple Festival - Newark Valley, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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.

Taste of the Catskills - Delhi, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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.

Great Cortland Pumpkinfest - Cortland, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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 6 to Oct 7, 2018
46th annual. Lots of live entertainment, artists, crafters, and lots of contests. Free parking and $5 admission (12 and under are free)

Upper Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 6, 2018
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.

Orchard Park Oktoberfest - Orchard Park, NY - Oct 6, 2018

Hester Street Fair - New York, NY - Oct 6, 2018

Lake George Oktoberfest and Fall Festival - Lake George, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2018
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.

Titus Mountain Oktoberfest - Malone, NY - Oct 6, 2018
The 38th Annual event on Saturday. Live Music, Vendors Galore, Beer & Brat, Chairlift & Hay Rides, FIREWORKS at Dusk.

Strut Your Mutt New York City - New York, NY - Oct 6, 2018
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.

Amsterdam Oktoberfest - Amsterdam, NY - Oct 6, 2018

Gore Mountain Harvest Fest - North Creek, NY - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2018
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.

Varick Winery Pumpkin Chuckin’ - Romulus, NY - Oct 6 to Nov 4, 2018
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.

Yorktown Festival and Street Fair - Yorktown Heights, NY - Oct 7, 2018
10th annual. 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!

Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock, NY - Oct 10 to Oct 14, 2018
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 11 to Oct 14, 2018
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 12 to Oct 14, 2018
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 13 to Oct 14, 2018
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.

Knights of Columbus Schuhplatter Oktoberfest - Cheektowaga, NY - Oct 13, 2018
Live Music by The Auslanders. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.

Queens Beer Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 13 to Oct 14, 2018
Enjoy unlimited tastings from every Queens-based brewery, plus selected brews from other boroughs.

Warwick Applefest - Warwick, NY - Oct 14, 2018
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, including both an apple pie baking contest and a pie eating contest. No parking at the festival and limited parking in Warwick, so head over to Warwick Valley Middle School or Veterans Memorial Park for low-price parking with free shuttles!

Beacon Waterfront Pumpkin Festival - Beacon, NY - Oct 14, 2018
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.

Upper Broadway Harvest Festival - New York, NY - Oct 14, 2018
30th annual. Enjoy arts, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more from 10AM until 6PM. Held from 96-106th Streets on the west side of Broadway.

Adirondack Brewery Oktoberfest - Lake George, NY - Oct 14, 2018
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 14, 2018

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Rhinebeck, NY - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
Held at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds this event features fleece show and sale, demonstrations, livestock displays, kids activities, competitions, and workshops.

Hallowine - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2018
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!

Niagara County Historical Society Oktoberfest - Niagara Falls, NY - Oct 20, 2018

Swain Oktoberfest - Swain, NY - Oct 20, 2018

Broadway Fall Festival - New York, NY - Oct 21, 2018
Lots of art, crafts, antiques, entertainment, games and more. Held on 86-96 Streets on the west side of Broadway.

Halloween Harvest Festival - Long Island City, NY - Oct 27, 2018
A free harvest festival held at Socrates Sculpture Park. 2018’s theme is Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors, and includes cultural performances, Gede song workshop, special dance and drum performances and more, plus Socrates Halloween traditions like spooky costume and art making, face painting, costume contest and more.

NY Craft Brewers Festival - Syracuse, NY - Nov 17, 2018
7th annual. 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.

WhiskyFest New York - New York, NY - Dec 4, 2018
Held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, this event features over 350 whiskey samples and a host of free seminars.

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.

Lake George Jazz Festival – Sept 19-20, 2015
Golden Harvest Festival – Baldwinsville, NY – Sept 12-13, 2015
Utica Music & Arts Fest – Utica, NY – September 11-12, 2015

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


Falling Leaves Festival – Salamanca, NY – October 2-4, 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 in fall:

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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