Syracuse Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 NY Events

NY Craft Brewers Festival - Syracuse, NY - Nov 18 to Nov 18, 2023
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.

Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest - Clay, NY - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
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 NYS Fairgrounds

Newark Valley Apple Festival - Newark Valley, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
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.

Great Cortland Pumpkinfest - Cortland, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
Something for everyone includes crafters, children’s games, entertainment, food, tractors, hay rides, pumpkins and lots of displays and exhibits.  Held annually at Courthouse Park near downtown Cortland, New York.

LaFayette Apple Festival - LaFayette, NY - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2023
50th anniversary. Lots of live entertainment, artists, crafters, and lots of contests. Free parking and $5 admission (12 and under are free)

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival - Oswego, NY - Sep 30 to Oct 1, 2023
Celebrate everything Fall during Oswego’s Pumpkin Festival in historic Washington Square Park for kids’ activities, amusement rides, live music, crafters and vendors, food trucks, pony rides and more!

Most Holy Rosary Oktoberfest - Maine, NY - Sep 29 to Sep 30, 2023
Food, live music, casino tent, raffles, and children’s games.

Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival - Ithaca, NY - Sep 29 to Oct 1, 2023
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.

Native Nations Festival - Painted Post, NY - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2023
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.

NYS Morgan Horse Society’s Annual Regional Horse Show - Syracuse, NY - Sep 13 to Sep 16, 2023
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

NYPA Wildlife Festival at Utica Zoo - Utica, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2023
A free, one day festival at the Utica Zoo with face painting, music, food, magic, animal shows and more!

Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival - Norwich, NY - Sep 9 to Sep 10, 2023
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 9 to Sep 9, 2023
Enjoy main stage performers, nature walks, a queens pageant, kids zone, food demonstrations, and plenty of fun, food, and excitement, with many items featuring locally grown garlic and herbs.

The Great New York State Fair - Syracuse, NY - Aug 23 to Sep 4, 2023
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.

Snommegang Invitational Beer Festival - Oneonta, NY - Nov 14 to Nov 14, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Beer festival in Oneonta NY