Fall Activities Across Upstate NY

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!

Autumn trees around a waterfall and river

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
Red apple with condensation in tree

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

family of 4 walking down tree lined path with leaves on the ground.

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

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/
Did we miss any great events happening this September or October? Please comment below to share!

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Why You Should Sell Your Home This Fall

Believe it or not, summer is almost over and fall is on its way. Traditionally, fall has not been the first choice for sellers. But with the housing market still as hot as ever, many homeowners may consider listing their homes this season. Here’s why the fall is a great time to sell your home.

brick front step of home with white door. Orange and red fall leaves, pumpkins, mums, and a lantern.

Why list in the fall?

There are plenty of good reasons to list your home in the fall. First, the leaves can make a stunning backdrop to showcase your home in a whole new light for photographs. Buyers are ready to buy before the holiday season hits. What does this mean for sellers? Your potential buyers are likely prepared and serious buyers, not just casual lookers.

Another common misconception is that buyers are only looking to move before the school year. But only 40% of buyers in 2020 had children under the age of 18, according to Zillow’s Consumer Housing Trends Report. This means there are many potential homebuyers that may not have the school year to consider when buying a home.

The market is still

Get your home ready to sell this fall.

Pay Attention to the Exterior.

Fall comes with a much needed reprieve from the heat. But it also comes with a lot more environmental factors to consider. Falling leaves make a stunning backdrop for your home’s photos, but they can also be a hazard when you have showings or an open house. Make sure all of your walkways are cleared before potential buyers come through. Also ensure that your exterior lights are working. With the days becoming shorter, your showings could run into the evening. Since days won’t be as long as they were in the summer, your potential buyers will need to see where they’re going.

Add some decor.

Get festive with a few decorations to make your home a cozy spot for potential buyers. Add a seasonal wreath, place some pumpkins along your walkway, or invest in some mums to add some pops of color. Place a mat at your door to welcome guests and remind them to leave their shoes outside the home, if you so choose.

Home Maintenance

Make repairs to any loose bricks or hazards that may be on your walkways, as they may become less visible with any sort of ground cover (think leaves, sticks, etc.). Check your HVAC system and make sure you don’t need a tune-up before the winter season. Check your roof and make sure there aren’t any leaks. Falling leaves can clog up your gutters which can lead to flooding outside and inside your home, so make sure you are cleaning them on a regular basis.

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