If you’re planning a leaf-peeping trip, a last minute vacation, or just want to stay close to home, these exciting fall festivals will inspire a special day out with friends and family to celebrate the beauty of fall in New York.
Friday, Saturday 11am-11pm
Hellenic Center, 510 Liberty Street, Schenectady
This three-day event will feature live music, ethnic Greek food, beverages and pastries, folk dancing, arts and crafts, and raffles.
Union St at N Jay St, Schenectady
A Schenectady tradition featuring great food, entertainment for all ages, vendors, music, friends, & family.
Wolf Hollow Brewing Co, 6882 Amsterdam Rd, West Glenville
Enjoy food, games, music and of course, a cold pint of Fall Tree Oktoberfest! Limited edition 1/2 liter WHBC mugs will be on sale while supplies last. Live music by Alpenglühen starting at 3:30pm.
Central Park Music Haven Stage, 500 Iroquois Path, Schenectady
Promoting the elements that are representative of Caribbean people all over the world. Music, Arts, Culture, Heritage, and Unity. Find food vendors, games, DJ & much more!
Outside Schenectady City Hall
The city of Schenectady in partnership with MVP Healthcare is hosting this great family friendly event. With a live DJ, raffle prizes, local vendors, health screening and safety tips, and fun kid activities.
Duanesburg Historical Society
CeCe’s Wool Spinning and Weaving Demonstration, “Little Moo the Jacob Sheep”, Butter Making Demonstration, Vintage Farm Tools, Free Ice Cream provided by Hannaford market and more …
Stockade Association, Ferry Street & Front Street
Rain date 9/10
Congregation Agudat Achim, 2117 Union Street, Schenectady
Admission: Parking fee
A day full of live entertainment, vendors and crafters, kids' activities, community service information, food, and of course carrot cake!
Murray's Fools Distilling Co. and I Love Lucy's Antiques, 7052 & 7152 Amsterdam Road, Glenville
A fun day full of antiques, collectibles & vintage clothing mixed with drinks, food trucks and music!
Forever Con is a pop culture festival based around Pop Culture Forever. Lots of fun vendors, costume contest, tabletop gamng tournament, food options and more!
2775 Hamburg Street, Rotterdam
Giveaways, Kids' Activities, Arts & Crafts Making, Bake Sale, Craft Sale, Food, Music, Elvis Impersonator
Back Barn Brewing Co., 7082 Western Turnpike, Delanson
Back Barn’s third annual clam bake will be Sunday, September 17! Music by 2096 and food by Wagon Train!
Frog Alley Brewing Co., 108 State St, Schenectady
Admission: $15, reserve online
A wide array of activities focused on wellness, networking, and entertainment this festival brings together local trainers, offers healthy food options, facilitates valuable networking opportunities, and concludes with an exciting and energetic hip hop brunch.
GE Plot Neighborhood - multiple locations, Schenectady
This is a community event featuring concerts on porches in Schenectady's historic GE Realty Plot, with music starting at noon!
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church - 103 S. Reynolds Street, Scotia
Admission: free, $15 dinners
Homemade German Dinners which include fresh-made Bratwurst & Knockwurst, Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Rye bread, Beverage & Dessert. Snack Bar, Potato Pancakes, Craft/Vendor Area on church lawn, and German Music provided by Herbi Liebenhagen. Funds raised will support Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM) and our Bethesda Sandwich ministry
Maalywck Park, 300 Maalwyck Park Road, Glenville
German food, helicopter rides, live German music, Biergarten, fireworks, vendors, sweet treats, car cruise-in and much more! PROST!
Frog Alley Brewing Co., 108 State Street, Schenectady
This event is outdoors, weather permitting, 21+ with live music, food, and cold brews! TOMMY V LIVE headlines the night, with LV Squared and Donna Tritico Band performing throughout the day. Annabel's Pizza Co, Wagon Train BBQ, SUNY SCCC Food Truck, and Sweet Pot Caribbean Cuisine.
Maple Ski Ridge, 2725 Mariaville Road, Rotterdam
This festival will include a craft and vendor show, tractor and car shows, small engine displays, chair lift and hay wagon rides, raffles and silent auction, food, and discounts for ski season.
Admission: $20 through Proctors starting Sept 12 online, in person or on the phone
One of Downtown Schenectady's favorite foodie events is back! Stroll around downtown and sample unique wing flavors from local restaurants.
Food truck festival featuring live music by Skeeter Creek, food trucks, specialty vendors, craft brews, a Kid's Zone and more!
Mabee Farm Historic Site,1100 Main St., Rotterdam Junction
Admission: $10 suggested donation
A truly spectacular celebration of autumn featuring family-friendly activities like pony rides, boat rides, crafts, and a petting zoo, along with live music, and local beer. Plus, 75 of our favorite artists and crafters will fill the grounds, selling their eclectic wares.
Friday- Sunday, 3-6pm
Back Barn Brewing Co., 7082 Western Turnpike, Delanson
This event will be rain or shine, so put your lederhosen on come enjoy the fall foliage, some awesome German brews, food and great company! PROST!
Mohawk Taproom, 153 Mohawk Ave, Scotia
Come party in the street at the annual Blocktoberfest! Beer truck outside with 10 additional draft selections, corn hole, and LIVE MUSIC by 2096!
Downtown Schenectady, around City Hall
Enjoy an awesome autumn afternoon of fall-themed fun filled with art, music, merchandise, food & drink vendors, and much more. A Jack o’ Lantern bounce house and hayrides will add to the enjoyment.