The weather is cooling down, the leaves are starting to fall, and we’re all ready to enjoy the beautiful season that is autumn in upstate NY. Looking for something fun to do? We’ve compiled a list of festivals and events for you to check out this season!
Abbott Farms Fall Fest
- Location: 3275 Cold Spring Road Baldwinsville, NY
- Date: Every weekend September-October
- Cost: No admission fee for U-Pick, pay by size. Admission for activities $16.95 3 and up, $10.95 adults
- Details: U-pick apples and pumpkins, apple cannons, arts & crafts, corn maze, tube slides, and more.
- Website: https://www.facebook.com/AbbottFarmsBaldwinsville/photos/4954278311253880
Adirondack Balloon Festival
- Location: Launches from Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Queensbury, NY
- Date: September 23-26
- Cost: Free
- Details: Hot air balloonists from across the United States as well as internationally based pilots attend for the awe-inspiring views of the Southern Adirondacks. Featuring a wide-array of hot air balloons including special shapes. There is lots of family fun, activities and entertainment throughout the days of the Festival.
- Website: https://www.adirondackballoonfest.org/
Becker Farms Apple Harvest and Fall Fun on the Farm
- Location: 3724 Quaker Rd, Gasport, NY 14067
- Date: September 25th-October 31st
- Cost: Pricing varies on the date. Please see website for more.
- Details: Family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. Live music, apple picking or pumpkin picking, brewpub, playground, farm animal exhibits, and more.
- Website: https://www.beckerfarms.com/buy-tickets
Ciderfest: Blue Barn Cider
- Location: 928 Manitou Rd Hilton, NY
- Date: October 1st-3rd
- Cost: N/A
- Details: A family-friendly event. Seasonal drafts and drinks, kitchen and shop specials, local vendors, pumpkin and apple picking, and a corn maze! Blue Barn Cider is also dog-friendly.
- Website: https://www.bluebarncidery.com/ciderfest
Critz Farms Harvest Celebration
- Location: 3232 Rippleton Rd. Cazenovia, NY
- Date: Mid-September to October
- Cost: Not available
- Details: Our Fall Harvest Celebration runs from mid-September until the end of October, and includes a variety of fall activities, for a wide range of ages and interests. Come and join the fun!
- Website: https://www.critzfarms.com/events/
Festival Weekends at the Great Pumpkin Farm
- Location: 11199 Main Street Clarence, NY 14031
- Date: September 18-October 31st
- Cost: Tickets start at $12
- Details: The Great Pumpkin Farm has different events happening every weekend! Family fun includes corn mazes, amusement rides, hayrides, music, pumpkins, and more.
- Website: https://www.greatpumpkinfarm.com/festival-weekends/
Friday Nights at Tim’s: Tim’s Pumpkin Patch
- Location: 2901 Rose Hill Road Marietta, NY
- Date: September 3rd-October 29th
- Cost: $5 for wagon rides and corn maze (begins at dusk). No charge for bands.
- Details: Tim’s Pumpkin Patch offers pumpkin picking, a farm, homestyle bakery, and a brew barn. They also host music every Friday from 4-10PM.
- Website: https://www.timspumpkinpatch.com/friday-nights-at-tim-s/
Halloween at the Market
- Location: Rochester Public Market
- Date: October 24th
- Cost: N/A
- Details: Children and families to try out their costumes, get an extra trick or treating opportunity, AND connect w
- Website: https://www.cityofrochester.gov/markethalloween/
Harvest Festival-Niagara Wine Trail (21+)
- Date: September 26th & 27th
- Cost: $30 pp
- Details: Sample a harvest-themed snack with your wine pairing at each participating winery. Tickets are only available online and include 3 tastes of wine at each participating winery. Please note group sizes are limited to 4.
- Website: https://niagarawinetrail.org/harvest-festival-2021/
McCracken Farms: The Great Pumpkin Patch
- Location: 701 White Rd Brockport, NY 14420
- Date: October 2nd-October 31st
- Cost: $10 pp/children under 2 are free
- Details: Enjoy a wagon ride to our authentic pumpkin patch where you can select your perfect pumpkin. Spend time in our woodland area taking part in fall activities and enjoy a snack from the kitchen.
- Website: https://mccrackenfarms.wixsite.com/my-site/great-pumpkin-patch
Roller Rink at Canalside
- Location: Canals at Canalside, Buffalo, NY
- Date: September 7th-October 31st (Wed-Sun, check website for hours)
- Cost: Adult Admission $6, Children 13 and under $2/ Skate Rentals $4
- Details: Canalside is home to the largest outdoor roller skating rink in NYS!
- Website: https://buffalowaterfront.com/events/roller-rink-at-canalside-public-skate-hours
Stokoe Farms Pumpkin Patch and Harvest Festival
- Location: 656 South Road, Scottsville, NY 14546
- Date: September 18th-October 24th
- Cost: Tickets $23.95 for general admission (discounts are available for purchasing online)
- Details: Fun for the whole family, hayrides, pumpkins, farm animals, and special events.
- Website: https://stokoefarms.com/