Fall for New York!  
  Fall for New York Events!  

Hundred of great events take place from September to mid-November in New York this autumn. Try some new foods, or get your favorites at festivals and restaurant tastings. Wineries are ready for you to tour while haunted houses are opening their doors to welcome you into a frightful embrace. Music lingers on the crisp fall air, and craft vendors provide you an opportunity for some early holiday shopping. From Long Island to Buffalo, take time to enjoy fall's offerings in New York State!

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The Adirondacks

9/1-10/14 McCauley Mountain Scenic Chairlift Ride - Old Forge
Enjoy this incredibly beautiful view of the historic Fulton Chain of Lakes as it stretches to the east with the line of High Peaks rising beyond. On a clear day, Whiteface Mountain and Mount Marcy are visible on the horizon. Witness nature’s amazing show as the colors of the Adirondacks change. Pack a lunch for a picnic at the top and watch the deer as they wander in and out of the trees. www.McCauleyNY.com

32nd Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors
- Old Forge
This art exhibit will be on display at View. This exhibition features aqua media works on paper from many of the best living painters in North America. It has been ranked one of the ten best competitive watercolor exhibitions in the country by The Artist’s Magazine and has received many endorsements and accolades. viewarts.org

25th Annual Adirondack Nationals Car Show
- Lake George
Classic, antique, muscle cars, custom and street rod car show, always a favorite! Don't miss this huge show featuring all kinds of cars, family activities, vendors and more including the car cruise! Fort William Henry Resort, Canada St. 518/821-6237;  www.adirondacknationals.com

Adirondack Vette Fest
- Queensbury
Celebrate Corvettes! Autocross, Adirondack road tour, Show & Shine Car Show and much more fun! Ramada Inn, 1 Abby Ln. 518/527-3329;  www.adirondackcorvettes.com

Old Forge Farmers Market
- Old Forge
Fridays from 1-5pm. Featuring local and regional produce and meat, flowers and Adirondack food items. Located adjacent to the Old Forge Hardware on Park Avenue; email: oldforgemarket@yahoo.com, 315-369-2313

2nd Annual Plattsburgh Bluegrass Festival -
This unique four day event will keep fans moving to bluegrass rhythms from six different bands: The Gibson Brothers, Danny Paisley & Southern Grass,
Jesse Alexander Band, Remington Ryde, Dave Nichols & Spare Change and the Cabin Fever Band. The festival will include a guitar raffle, open mic
entertainment at the B&B Saloon on site, food and craft vendors, a gospel jam and Sunday morning service. Set up camp right at the Fairgrounds or just
come for the day. Don’t forget field pickin is encouraged 24 hours a day!  www.clintoncountyfair.com/bluegrass.htm

Battle of Plattsburgh Commemoration Weekend
- Plattsburgh
The Battle of Plattsburgh, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final invasion of the northern states during the War of 1812. Join us as we celebrate the Bicentennial of General Alexander Macomb’s and Master Commandant Thomas MacDonough’s defeat of the British army on September 11, 1814. Tours, concerts, reenactments, fireworks, entertainment, parades and more; www.champlain1812.com

Festival of Colors
- Wilmington
This hometown festival is held in the center of Wilmington at the base of Whiteface Mountain. The event features numerous local artists, produce growers, bakers and homemade crafters, live entertainment and a pie baking contest. 518/946-2255;  www.whitefaceregion.com

Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race -
2013 marks the 36th Annual Whiteface Uphill Footrace .Stunning views of the foliage. Climb 3,500 feet up scenic Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway to the top of New York's 5th highest peak for a 360 degree panoramic view of the Adirondacks, New England and Canada.  www.whitefaceregion.com/events/whiteface-mountain-uphill-footrace

30th Annual Jazz at the Lake - Lake George Jazz Weekend
- Lake George
A weekend of great jazz! On Saturday beginning at 1pm, Emilio Solla & Bien Sur; Sachal Vasandani; Warren Wolf Group; also a special evening performance at 7:30pm with Donald Harrison Jr. and Congo Square Nation. On Sunday beginning at 1pm, John Tank & the Tin Palace Reunion Band; Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra; John Benitez with Donald Harrison Jr. Shepard Park, Canada Street. 518/668-2616;  www.lakegeorgearts.org

Adirondack Balloon Festival - Glens Falls and Queensbury
Opening ceremonies 9/20 in Crandall Park, Glens Falls, the launch of special shape “Birthday Cake” and 20 balloons, live music. The festival offers large number of hot air balloons including special shapes as well as family activities, live musical entertainment, tethered rides, and the “Big Balloon Breakfast”. Lift-off of balloons is weather permitting. 40 for 40 Moonglow on Saturday night. On Sunday “Walter's Mass Ascension” simultaneous Flight of 100 Balloons, including 10+ special shapes. Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport, Queensbury. Sunday in Crandall Park, Glens Falls beginning at 2pm DJ with music and launch of 20+ balloons will close festival. 518/222-4593; www.adirondackballoonfest.org

Stems & Steins Wine, Beer, and Food Festival - Old Forge
An Adirondack celebration and market of New York’s wine, beer and food Presented by View at the North Street Recreation Center. 315/369-6411; www.viewarts.org

Ragnar Relay Adirondacks -
Lake George
Not your average 10k or half marathon, this is Ragnar! The course is along the Hudson River, through the Lake George region ending in Lake Placid. Canada St. 877/837-3529  www.ragnarrelay.com

Taste of the North Country - Glens Falls
Sample delicious foods from over 40 North Country restaurants. Enjoy music and children's activities and much more! City Park, Glen, Maple and Ridge Streets. 518/744-7470; www.glensfallstaste.com

Whiteface Oktoberfest -
Once a year Whiteface celebrates Oktoberfest by dusting off its lederhosen, firing up the oompah bands and enjoying a tall mug of German beer. A weekend-long celebration of Bavarian culture, with authentic music, dancing, food and beer. Also, complimentary rides for kids and adults, craft vendors and discounted trips on the Cloudsplitter Gondola to the summit of Little Whiteface. Shuttle service from downtown Lake Placid is available. Whiteface Mountain. 10am-5pm. 800/462-6236;  www.whitefacelakeplacid.com

World's Largest Garage Sale -
Hundreds of vendors, community of garage sales, food and fun. Townwide. 518/623-2161;  www.warrensburgchamber.com

Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival
- Plattsburgh
Locally crafted wines will pair with local gourmet vendors at the first ever Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival, taking place at the Crete Civic Center in Plattsburgh on October 6th, 2012. This festival is one-of-a-kind to the region, serving up unique local cold climate wines, ciders and farm
products from local artisans, all under one roof. Come enjoy these great vendors while surrounded by the scenic Adirondack Mountains and the shores of
Lake Champlain. acwcf.com

Flaming Leaves Festival
- Lake Placid
Ski Jump Competition. Mackenzie-Intervale Ski Jumping Complex. 10am-4pm. 518/523-1655; www.whiteface.com

Gore Mountain Harvest Festival
- North Creek
Family fun featuring local Adirondack artisans, children's activities, live entertainment; vendors. Hearty fall food! Gore Mountain. 518/251-2411; www.goremountain.com

Penfield Museum's Applefolkfest
- Crown Point
The day begins at 10 a.m. with a craft fair and flea market. Join us for homemade apple desserts in every variety imaginable, hot dogs and chili! There will be music and family fun. www.penfieldmuseum.org/applefolk.htm

Pumpkin Train
- Thendara
Travel north on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad from Thendara Station to our Carter Station (and return) for a visit to Wally’s pumpkin patch. Each child can pick one complimentary pumpkin from the patch. Come in costume and enjoy the fun! Departure times are 10am,12:30 and 3pm. www.AdirondackRR.com

Halloween Pug Party & Parade - Chestertown
Pugs in costume on parade! Prizes and certificates awarded for most creative, scariest, cutest, best duo, youngest, oldest pug, best wrinkles! Dynamite Hill at Town of Chester Recreation Area. 518/494-2722; www.northwarren.com

Tony DeSare Home for the Holidays Concert - Glens Falls
Internationally acclaimed singer, pianist, and songwriter. Hudson Falls native Tony DeSare returns. Tony has been traveling the country in concert with Symphonies, opened for Don Rickles and was featured this year in "The Prairie Home Companion." Charles R Wood Theater. 518/874-0800;  www.woodtheater.org



13th Annual Saratoga Wine & Food and Fall Ferrari Festival - Saratoga Springs
Global compilation of fine food, fine wine, and fine cars, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 518/587-3330; www.spac.org

38th Annual St. George Greek Festival - Schenectady
Homemade greek Food andpastries. Live music by the Aegeans, folk dancing by Fotia Hellenic Society, arts and crafts, raffles, and activities for children. Hellenic Center; www.stgeorge.ny.goarch.org

Tugboat Roundup - Waterford
Tugboat Festival at the Gateway to the NYS Canals Free, Waterford Waterfront, One Tugboat Alley, Waterford, 518/233-9123; www.tugboatroundup.com

8th Annual Schenectady Little Italy StreetFest - Schenectady
Highlights include a wide variety of Italian and American food, Italian Cultural Tent, children’s rides & activities, prizes, crafts, music, a souvenir boutique, Italian novelties, and a homemade wine contest. Main Stage music invites dancing in the street to Grand Central Station, Norm Fredericks & Friends, Pat Andreoli, and Happy Daze with singer/wine-maker Gianni Russo, bad guy, Carlo Rizzi, in “The Godfather.” South Stage has digital audio music by Joe Sinatra. Nunzio, the Italian DJ, strolling accordion at More Perreca’s, Ferrara Dance Studio and more. Noon-9pm.

62nd Annual Stockade Villagers Art Show - Schenectady
Hundreds of Northeast Artists participate in this juried art show takes place on the sidewalks of New York’s oldest historic district. Ferry & Front St. 10am-4pm. Rain date, 9/9, noon-4pm. 518/374-7355; www.stockadeartshow.com

The Cheese Tour - Throughout Washington County
Explore the world of farmstead and artisan cheese in this drive-yourself tour of our cheesemakers in the Washington County area. 10am-4pm. www.washingtoncountycheese.com

9/7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 
14th Annual Annual Hudson River Ramble - Various Locations    
Over 200 exciting events will be offered this year, including hikes, bikes or paddle, walks, historic site tours, a family-fun festival & river explorations.  Ramble events highlight  themes such as the Revolutionary War, Great Estates, Hudson River School artists, Greenway Trails and the Hudson River Estuary. 518/473-3835; www.hudsonrivervalleyramble.com

Capital Region Apple and Wine Festival - Altamont    
Take part in a juried arts and crafts sale, quilt show and sale, wine lectured, cooking demonstrations, food vendors, wine tastings, lectures by industry professionals, and a number of children’s activities! Altamont Fairgrounds.
518/786-1529; www.appleandwinefestival.com

Saratoga Springs Civil War Encampment - Srartoga Springs
A full Civil War camp with multiple demonstrations, skirmishes, camp life, drill and rehearsal, hands on displays, and more. Free. Congress Park, 800/381-5445; www.saratogacivilwarencampment.org

9/14-15, 21-22 
Eagle Mills Art and Craft Shows - Broadalbin    
Over 100 juried crafters featuring woodwork, quilts, baskets, candles, clothing, painting, nature photos, jewelry and much more. In addition, Eagle Mills Family Fun Park features a cider mill and press, bakery, ice cream/fudge shop, food offerings and many family activities. Free admission. $5 parking fee. 518/883-8700; www.eaglemillsfun.com

236th Anniversary of the Battle of Saratoga - Stillwater    
Celebrate the battles and events that changed the course of the Revolutionary War . 11a.m. -4 p.m., free, Saratoga National Historical Park, 648 Route 32, Stillwater, 518-664-9821 ext.224.

9/21-22, 28-29, 10/5-6 
The 2013 Showcase of Homes - Various locations    
Get an inside look at some of Saratoga County’s most exceptional homes, 518/366-0946; www.saratogashowcaseofhomes.com

Fall Festival at Liberty Ridge Farm - Schaghticoke
The Capital region’s largest corn maze; a 12-acre labyrinth of 13 foot high cornstalks where you can venture by day or by night.  Enjoy activities in Brad's Barnyard Adventure, feed the farm animals, take a scenic trolley ride along the banks of the Hoosic River, and pick pumpkins. Liberty Ridge Farm. 518/664-1515; www.libertyridgefarmny.com

Clifton Park’s Annual Farm Fest - Clifton Park    
Learn about local farming, Drive yourself tour of Clifton Park Farms, Many FREE events, 518/371-6667; www.cliftonpark.org

Family Fall Day - Mount McGregor  
Enjoy Civil War music, activities for kids, and breathtaking autumn views. Free (tours are regular fee), Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. 518/584-4353; www.grantcottage.org

Capitol Hauntings Tour - Albany  
Does the night watchman who died in the Capitol fire of 1911 still make his rounds? Which two United States Presidents visited the Capitol after they died? What happened to the "lost" Capitol murals and their eccentric artist? Does the secret demon carved in stone hold a Capitol curse? Explores these questions and other legends connected with this historic building. Free! Limited space, reservations required. Tours begin at the Plaza Visitor Center, North Concourse, Empire State Plaza. 518/473-7582; online.ogs.ny.gov/ogsEvents/CapitolHauntingsTours

NEACA, Inc. Arms Fair - Saratoga Springs  
Gun Show and Sale. Saratoga Springs City Center. 518/664-9743; www.neaca.com

Home Made Theater - Saratoga Springs  
9 to 5: The Musical. Spa Little Theater, Saratoga Spa State Park, Fri & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm, 518/587-4427; www.homemadetheater.org

Candlelight Tour of Schuyler House - Schuylerville  
Guided tours of General Phillip Schuyler House by Candlelight. Free. Rte 4. 518/664-9821 ext.224.

25th Annual Goold Orchard’s Apple Festival & Craft Show - Castleton on Hudson  
A celebration of the arts, crafts, and agriculture of the Capital Region. Featuring Pride of New York and Uncork NY food vendors and wineries. Goold Orchards. 518/732-7317; www.goold.com

10/13 - Rain Date: 10/20  
11th Annual Way We Were Car Show - Ballston Spa  
Enjoy classic automobiles in downtown Ballston Spa, 9am-4pm, 518/885-2772.

5th Annual Northeast Fine Crafts Festival - Schenectady  
A showcase of the original work of outstanding artists and craft designers exhibiting and selling their unique creations. Includes crafts-people who create original work from their own designs in metal, fiber, clay, glass, paper, wood, and leather. Proctors. 518/346-6204; www.proctors.org/events/craft-2012

Saratoga Fall Festival 2013 - Saratoga Springs  
Pumpkin decorating, magic, music, face painting, pony rides and more, 10am-6pm. Free. Downtown. www.saratogadowntown.com

51st Annual Ski & Snowboard Expo - Albany  
Top-of-the-line equipment, apparel, services and demonstrations for the winter sports enthusiasts. Empire State Plaza Convention Center. 518/383-6183; www.albanyskiandsnowboardexpo.com


The Catskills

Harvest Festival @ Bethel Woods
- Bethel Woods
Farmers market, diverse craft village, festival foods, BBQ, live music, children's area with educational programming, corn & hay mazes, arts & crafts workshops, pony rides, weekly themed events and much more. 845-295-2448, 866-781-2922.

9/8 -11/19  
Catskill Corn Maze - Hurley
16 acre corn maze with check points in the maze and a map to get you through. We have a zipline, bike rentals with 1 and 2 mile path, canoe & kayak rental with access to the Esopus. Free outdoor movies on mega-screen weekend nights. Zipline, biking, boating available thru November. 1375 Hurley Mountain Road, 845/338-7276; 845/389-3057; www.newpaltzchamber.org/pages/Taste_of_New_Paltz.php

23rd Annual Taste of New Paltz - New Paltz
A delicious tradition where the Hudson Valley's renowned wine and cuisine are on display. Patrons sample generously portioned "tastes" of the best mouth-watering fare from the region's finest restaurants, caterers, farm market and wineries, all in a single day. 11am-5pm. Ulster County Fairgrounds. 845/255-0243;  www.catskillcornmaze.com

Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses - Ulster
Named #1 Haunted Attraction in America. New theme each season. Hayride, five haunted houses, corn maze, five gift shops and three food cafés. Evenings and weekends, dusk-11pm. Reservations required. Childrens’s Day on October 13 for a “Tiny Taste of Horror.” Park 778 Broadway (Route 9W). 845/339-2666; www.headlesshorseman.com

Fall Foliage Rides on the Catskill Mountain Railroad - Mt. Tremper 
Ride in the closed 1920s coach or open gondola car for a scenic rail ride along the Esopus Creek in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. Fall foliage specials. Fri, Sat, Sun and Columbus Day. Hours start 10:00am, last train leaves 2:35pm. 5408 NYS Route 28. 845/688-7400; www.catskillmtrailroad.com

29th Annual Delhi Harvest Fest - Delhi
Annual Harvest Fest featuring over 70 vendors; crafts, jewelry, food, music & fun throughout the Village of Delhi. Bring a lawn chair, blanket and your dancing shoes for some real good entertainment. Hours: 10am-4pm - Rain or shine. Free admission. 607/746-6100; www.delhiareachamber.com

Woodstock Film Festival - Woodstock
Woodstock Film Festival presents an annual five-day roster of over 150 films, panels, concerts, parties and art-related events. Festival participants have drawn top talent, including actors like Adrian Grenier, Edie Falco, Ethan Hawke, Woody Harrelson, Lucy Liu, Uma Thurman, Steve Buscemi and Keanu Reeves. Events are held at various area venues. 845/679-4265; www.woodstockfilmfestival.com

10/5-6, 12-13 
Oktoberfest I & II - Hunter          
October is the time of the harvest, and in the old country, after the harvest is in, it’s time for celebration. Join us in celebrating in the finest old-world tradition.  Featuring German-American music inside, and great local bands outside. Hunter Mtn., Rt. 23A, Hunter. 800/486-8376; www.huntermtn.com

10/6 - Rain Date 10/13  
Annual Mum Festival - Saugerties          
Mums in their colorful splendor with live music, crafts, food and art exhibitions. Seamon Park, Noon – 5pm. 845/246-2919; www.village.saugerties.ny.us

HudsonFest - Highland
On the eastern spur of the Hudson Valley Rail Trail, showcasing the hamlet of Highland with merchants, farmers, vineyards, restaurants, artists and more. Enjoy the festival, and cross the Walkway Over the Hudson for a spectacular view of the majestic Hudson River. Parking at 75 Haviland Rd. off Rte. 9W. Handicap parking at Walkway entrance. Free admission. 10am – 6pm. www.hudsonfest.com

21st Annual American Cancer Society's Harvest Festival - Walton 
Annual craft and harvest fair at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. Over 100 crafter's, fall and holiday décor, wooden items, paintings, candles, jewelry, pumpkins, cheese, maple products, baked goods, music and fun for the whole family to enjoy. A wide selection of food will be available for lunch. This will take place Rain or Shine - it is all
inside. No pets. 10am-4pm. 607/865-6656. 

Belleayre Mountain’s Annual Fall Festival & Craft Fair - Highmount          
Over one hundred crafters. View the colorful fall foliage with a sky ride on the Catskill Mountains, check out the many terrific crafts and ski sale, and nibble on delicious German food. Admission and parking are free. 845/254-5600; www.belleayre.com

Taste of the Catskills - Delhi          
The Taste of the Catskills is a family-friendly event that will showcase the food, beer, and wine of our region. With a variety of vendors with farm fresh food, crafts, farmer's market, breweries & wineries, farm animals, children's activities, workshops and the area’s most talented musicians providing music all weekend. Firework Oct 6th at dusk, on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm. Adults:$8, Kids: $5. 607/746-8886; www.tasteofthecatskills.com

Leaf Peeper Hudson River Cruises - Kingston          
See the spectacular colors of autumn foliage along the Hudson River from the comfort of the M/V 300-passenger “Rip Van Winkle.” Sightseeing cruises, full-service beverage and snack bar. Leaf Peeper Cruises are Tuesdays through Sundays, depart promptly at 2:30pm. Rondout Landing, 800/843-7472, 845/340-4700; www.hudsonrivercruises.com

Miller's Harvest Festival & Folkways Fair - East Meredith          
Enjoy the bounty of the season at Hanford Mills Museum as we operate our water-powered gristmill. Visit the farmers' market to puchase fresh vegetables and farm products. See the Folkways Fair, in which regional craftspeople demonstrate and sell their 19th century crafts. Children's activities, refreshments, and Mill tours available throughout the day. 10am-4pm. 607/278-5744; hanfordmills.org

Wine, Wung & Brew Fest - Hunter          
With a new look & feel, this festival will be better than ever. Sample fine wines and microbrews of the Hudson Valley, New York State and beyond... many varieties of beer and wine will be represented, from more common merlots and pale ales to meads and maibocks, ports and porters. The wineries will be in Colonel’s Hall and the breweries will be throughout the base lodge. Full drinks are also available at the Main Bar. Back by popular demand, this year we'll again have a grape stomping contest! Hunter Mtn., Rt. 23A, Hunter. 800/486-8376; www.huntermtn.com

Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree at Maple Shade Farm - Delhi          
The day's events will include pumpkin-carving stations, carving demonstrations, children's entertainment, a jack-o-lantern contest, a giant pumpkin display, local produce & products, crop art, animals, outdoor recreation, crafts & food. The highlight of the Jamboree will be a giant display of Jack-O-Lanterns all lit at the same time, individuals are encouraged to bring a jack-o-lantern to carve on site. Costume contest at 6pm. Jack-O-Lantern lighting at 7pm followed by sky lantern launch & live music. 10am-8pm; $5 for Adults & $1 a foot for kids, the first foot is free. 607/746-8866; www.mapleshadefarmny.com

Hurley's Ghost Walk - Hurley
Take an evening stroll along Main Street and the cemetery, and meet the ghosts of Hurley. Refreshments served. Ages 16 and over. Starts 7PM. Admission $10. Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main Street. 845/331-2193,
843-338-1661; www.hurleyheritagesociety.org

O+ Festival - Kingston
A three-day celebration of art and music, with 30 bands, art performances, photo exhibit, film screenings, a pop-up clinic providing care to under-and uninsured artists, doctors, public health and wellness activities, more. Suggested donation $25 for all three days. Times vary. Event venues throughout the City. opositivefestival.org


Central New York

Saturday and Sundays Critz Farms Fall Harvest Festival - Cazenovia
Enjoy the bounty of fall with you-pick apples and pumpkins, fresh pressed cider, hot donuts, apple fritters and more. Ramble through the 8 acre corn maze and take a ride in a helicopter. Critz Farms. 315/662-3355; www.critzfarms.com

9/12-10/19 — Thursdays and Saturdays  
Fall Foliage Train Rides - Utica
Fridays & Saturdays - Travel through forests, over rivers and streams, seeing all the hidden beauties of the Adirondacks. Spend a full afternoon in Old Forge enjoying the outdoors and visiting local shops and restaurants, a fun-filled outing for people of all ages! 315/724-0700,
800/819-2291; www.adirondackrr.com

Hop Fest - Oneida
Presentations on a variety of hop related topics, Home Brew Clubs, Taste of Hops: a food & beer pairing featuring appetizers and confectionery delights from local restaurants. Over 40 styles of craft beer to sample with brewery samplings from some of your favorite craft breweries. Madison County Historical Society. 315/353-4136; www.mchs1900.org/hopfest

Harvest Festival at the Farmer's Museum - Cooperstown
Come celebrate the beginning of the fall season with a wide array of performers, exhibitors, delicious foods, artisans, and animals in an alluring 19th-century setting. The Farmer's Museum. 607/547-1450; www.farmersmuseum.org

Saturday and Sundays Wolf Oak Acres Fall Harvest Festival - Oneida
Central New York’s largest corn maze and harvest festival. Open weekends in September and October. Wolf Oak Acres. 315/762-3090; www.wolfoakacres.com

Will's Cackleberry Castle Pumpkin Farm - Camden
Halloween festivities return to the farm! Pumpkins, squash, cornstalks, apples and cider. Mrs. Pumpkin, the talking pumpkin, will be back along with several Halloween displays.

Apple Fest - Endicott
Annual event featuring handmade arts & crafts, food, music and fresh New York State apples. Washington Ave. 9:30am-4pm. 607/748-9548.

PumpkinFest - Cooperstown
The largest pumpkins in NYS are weighed/prizes awarded. Pumpkin races in Otsego Lake, lots of family fun and food. 607/547-9983; www.cooperstownchamber.org

Sharon Springs Fall Harvest Festival - Sharon Springs
Enjoy the bounty of fall in Schoharie County. Once known as “the breadbasket of the American Revolution” and supposedly has some of the most fertile soil of anywhere in the world, this festival features tours, food, crafts, and all of what is good about small town America. 9am-5pm. Main Street. 518/284-2884; www.enjoysharonsprings.com

9/21-10/27 - Weekends only including Columbus Day
Fort Rickey Children's Discovery Zoo Fall Fun Festival - Rome
"Hands-on" kid fun with a hay bale maze, pumpkin painting, pedal tractors, oat-filled activity station, pony and wagon rides, cider, pies and more. www.fortrickey.com/fallfestival.htm

Darius Rucker at Brewery Ommegang - Cooperstown
A great venue for Belgian-style beer and a new venue for great concerts, catch Darius at Ommegang along with some great beer and food. 607-544-1800; www.ommegang.com

Remsen Barn Festival - Remsen
A tradition for more than 30 years, the main street of Remsen is transformed for the weekend into a venue for more than 250 crafters and food vendors. 315/831-4257; www.remsenbarnfestival.com

Pumpkin Festival - Norwich
A family oriented event with plenty of entertainment, crafts, various food vendors and the YMCA Halloween parade. Bring as many pumpkins as you dare along with a 3" votive candle for each and help break the Guinness World Book of Records. East and West Parks. 607/336-1811; www.norwichpumpkinfestival.com

Fall Festival at Golub’s Our Farm - Cazenovia
Our Farm provides an experience for the whole family on weekends in October and Columbus Day. Visit the petting zoo, horse rides for kids, take a hay ride and pick your own pumpkin, or wind your way through our amazing corn
maze. Back by popular demand this year is "BORIS," the giant pumpkin throwing catapult! "BORIS" is a must see! Open Weekends in October and Columbus Day. 315/655-8452; www.fallpumpkinfarm.com
10/11-12, 18-19   
Halloween House - Rome
This year’s theme for the Haunted Mansion is House of Wax. In addition, there is Chaos, House of Fears, Darkness-well you get the picture at Rome ART! 315/336-040; www.romeart.org

CiderFest - Fly Creek
Features the Cider Mill making fresh, sweet cider the old-fashioned way on its 1889 water-powered cider press. Pressing demonstrations will be given. Fly Creek Fly Creek Cider Mill. 800/505-6455; www.flycreekcidermill.com



Route 16 Garage Sale & Firemen's BBQ - Yorkshire to Olean
42 miles of garage sales from Yorkshire to Olean along Route 16.  Barbecues available at Fire Departments along the way, sample each one and see which you think is the best barbecue! www.enchantedmountains.com

Pumpkinville - Fall Family Fun - Great Valley
NEW this year 'gem mining' - Pumpkins, apples and other fall produce, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin cappuccino, chicken barbecue, Apple Cider Mill, pony rides, baked goods, maple products, corn maze, shop at the "Boo-tique," hayrides, and World Pumpkin Weigh-Off. 716/699-2205; www.pumpkinville.com

Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival - Clarence
Seasonal displays, food, hayrides, and World Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Pumpkinville. 716/759-8483; www.greatpumpkinfarm.com

Ellicottville’s Rock ‘n Roll Weekend- Ellicottville
Round out the season with a 50’s and 60’s experience with lots of music, car show, costumes and nostalgia. 716/699-5046; 800/349-9099; www.ellicottvilleny.com

Busti Apple Festival, Busti Grist Mill & Museum - Busti/Jamestown
One of the largest festivals in the region with arts and crafts vendors, 19th century life skills demonstrations, grist mill tours, apple cider and apple foods offered ready to eat or take home. Busti Cider Gristmill & Museum. 11am-5pm. 716/483-0134; www.townofbusti.com/apple.html

Nightmare Hayrides - Ellicottville
Nightmare Hayride on Sommerville St. is known to be the scariest haunted attractions in Western New York!  Hayride, haunted barn, haunted maze, crafts, food and lots of excitement. Weekend evenings only. 716/699-4839; www.NightmareHayride.com

Salamanca Falling Leaves Festival - Salamanca
Outdoors & Sportsman Show. Carnival, children’s attractions, live music, car show and parade, Fireman & K-9 demo. Jefferson Street Park. 716/945-2034; www.salamancachamber.org

Rock City Park's Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show - Olean
Rock enthusiast will get the opportunity to view, purchase and learn about rare and common rocks from around the world. Rock City Park. 505A Rock City Road, Rte 16. 866/404-ROCK; www.rockcitypark.com

10/13-14, 20-21 
Peek’n Peak Fall Festival - Findley Lake
Two weekends of fun for the whole family in the colorful hillside of southwestern NY with 75 juried crafters, a farmers’ market, ski lift rides, snow sports equipment swap, games for kids, and early bird winter discounts. Peek’n Peak Resort & Spa. 716/355-4141; www.pknpk.com

Harvest Moon Cemetery Tours - Fredonia
Horse-drawn trolley tours through the local cemetery with ghostly guides and stories covering 200 years of heroes and villains. The tales and atmosphere are in keeping with the season. Reservations are required. 7-10pm. 716/672-4818, 888/414-4818; www.festivalsfredonia.com


Finger Lakes

Irish Festival - Syracuse
The Syracuse Irish Festival truly is a taste of Ireland featuring music, dance, song, genealogy, culture and children’s activities. 315/470-1910; www.syracuseirishfestival.com

Arts, Crafts, and Kite Festival - Oswego
Artists, crafts, vendors, professional kite fliers, displays. Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. 4th St., 10am-4pm. 315/343-4711; www.fortontario.com

Hosmer Winery Some Like It Hot - Ovid
Our fall extravaganza is outside by the vineyard and features live "hot" tunes, cool award winning wines & vendor booths. Offering hot, spicy, & savory local products. 607/869-3393; www.hosmerwinery.com

Whingblinger Heritage Festival - Corning
Traditional demonstrations, children's activities, crafts & games, hands-on farm chores, flea market, raffles, country store, food & refreshments, and more! Admission fee: $3.00, Members $2.00, Students $1.00, 5 years and under Free. 10am-4pm. 607/937-5281; www.pattersoninnmuseum.org

TomatoFest - Auburn
Celebrate all things tomato at the 26th TomatoFest with great food, fresh local produce, terrific entertainment, activities for children of all ages, creative crafts, and valuable information from not-for-profit organizations. Best of all, proceeds from TomatoFest benefit local food pantries. Emerson Park, Owasco Lake. 11am-6pm. 315/237-8066; www.cnytomatofest.com

Golden Harvest Festival - Baldwinsville
The ultimate tribute to fall!  This event features over 100 crafters, a "supernatural" midway with games for all, great music, live animal shows, hayrides, pony rides, puppet shows and food. Just 20 minutes from downtown Syracuse in the peaceful countryside. Beaver Lake Nature Center. 315/638-2519; www.onondagacountyparks.com

Festa Italiana - Syracuse
Activities include children's activities, a bocce tournament, a cookbook sale, outdoor Roman Catholic mass, a Festa Boutique & much more! Great food, fun, music & more! Free. 315/422-8284.

Annual Seaplane Homecoming - Hammondsport
Festivities include a seaplane parade, Dining with Glenn, Glenn Curtiss Museum tours and lots of food. Registration, dinner reservations and the schedule of events are available online at seaplanehomecoming.org or glennhcurtissmuseum.org. A shuttle bus will be available from the museum and Champlain Beach to Depot Park. 10am-4pm. 607/569-2160; www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org

Knapp Vineyards, Fall Fiesta - Romulus
Ole! Sombreros, piñatas, and salsas will be the décor for Knapp’s Fall Fiesta! Knapp is also sponsoring a Best Salsa contest. Bring your best homemade salsa for us to judge as the winning recipe! Listen to salsa music! 607/869-9271; www.knappwine.com

Montezuma Winery Harvest Hoedown - Seneca Falls
Kick up your heels and dance to the sounds of old fashioned country fiddlin’ music as we celebrate the harvest season. Activities include a Chicken & Pork BBQ, a farm market, petting zoo and more. Get your pumpkins for decorating this fall season. Free admission (fee for food &wine). 315/539-8190; www.montezumawinery.com

46th Annual Palmyra Canaltown Days - Palmyra
Historical community celebration on the Erie Canal. Arts, crafts, food, Parade, canal boat rides and more! www.palmyracanaltowndays.org

The Wine Country Ramble - Canandaigua
A women’s-only two-day cycling event through the Finger Lakes to benefit Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park. The event includes 30 to 100 mile routes, a Saturday evening dinner at the New York Wine & Culinary Center, tours of Sonnenberg, an evening wine tasting featuring New York State wines, a custom Wine Country Ramble jersey and daily morning cycling clinics. 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua. 585/546-4030; www.winecountryramble.com

Lucas Vineyards, German Festival - Interlaken
Live German Band & Dancers, grape stomping, grape pies, German food, Polka contest and costumes. Held rain or shine under the tents! $3 per person. 12 & under are free. 607/532-4825; www.lucasvineyards.com

The Finger Lakes Cork & Fork - Seneca Falls
Friday VIP event is a tapas and wine pairing event with live jazz. Saturday is a sampling and selling event that showcases 60+ Finger Lakes farms, food producers, wineries and restaurants.  Cooking demos and how-to seminars. Giveaways and drawings. Rodman Lott & Son Farms, 2973 Rte 414. 800/732-1848; www.fingerlakescorkandfork.com

Jazz and Harvest Festival - Corning
Friday is Jazz Night with live Jazz entertainment and Wine and Beer tastings (fee for the tastings), 5-9pm. Saturday is Harvest Day with live country, entertainment, kids' activities and fun for the entire family, 11am-5pm. Corning's Gaffer District. 607/937-6292; www.gafferdistrict.com

Jordan Fall Festival - Jordan
Craft tent with dozens of crafters, amusement rides, games for the kids, teen karaoke and pumpkin painting, live entertainment plus, the Antique Tractor and Engine Show, the Antique & Classic Car, Bike and Truck Show, Chucken Barbeque and the not to be missed greased pole climb. Beaver St. 315/689-9423; www.jordanny.com

Buttonwood Grove Winery, Early Fall Foliage Festival - Romulus
Live music, barbecue food, hayrides & tastings in the vineyard, wine specials,grape pies, and pastries. 607/869-9760; www.buttonwoodgrove.com

Harvest Tour of Food and Wine - Hammondsport
Experience the incomparable beauty of the fall season and taste foods bursting with the flavors of harvest time in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Come taste the exquisite wines of Keuka Lake and sample fine dishes prepared from the finest locally produced foods. Join us in celebrating New York's agricultural heartland; an experience that is certain to delight the tastes, please the eyes and warm the soul. Keuka Lake Wine Trail. 800/440-4898; www.keukawinetrail.com

8th Annual Crank it Up! Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Sandy Creek
Corn maze, kid's games, radio controlled truck pulls, tractor pulls, classic cars, antique equipment demonstrations, chicken BBQ, pulled pork. Oswego County Fairgrounds, Ellisburg St., 315/387-5365; www.crankitup-antiquetractorshow.com

Fall Sportsmen’s Days - Elbridge
This annual festival is a terrific opportunity for all ages to try their hand at a variety of outdoor pursuits, including skeet shooting, waterfowl identification, axe/knife throwing, turkey calling, archery, 3-D laser big game hunting, crossbow, BB gun, fly fishing, jig tying, canoeing, muzzle loading, Conservation Officers, Forest Rangers and Smokey Bear, woodsmen demonstrations, local wildlife artists and authors and trout fishing. 315/689-9367; www.federationofsportsmen.com

Wine Country Circuit Dog Show - Romulus
Held at Sampson State Park on beautiful Seneca Lake, this Finger Lakes dog show, Wine Country Circuit, is one of the largest circuits in the country. The outdoor show is really four shows in one. Four independent kennel club shows held on consecutive days. www.raudogshows.com

30th Annual Apple Festival - Central Square
Apples, crafters and vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations, and food. Amusement rides. Lioness Club of Central Square, Rte. 11S, Fri 6-10pm, Sat-Sun 9am-6pm. 315/675-8232; www.centralsquareapplefestival.com

Pumpkin Festival - Tioga Center
Crafts, food vendors, games and rides for the children. Pumpkin carving and decorating contests, baking contest, silent auction and more. Handicap transportation.  Ransom Park, Route 17C. 607/972-9577 or 607/658-3033; www.tiogacenterpumpkinfest.com

Naples Grape Festival - Naples
This annual one-of-a-kind festival celebrates everything grape in the town of Naples, NY. It makes sense that this tiny little fruit is celebrated here in the heart of the Finger Lakes, an area credited for creating the grape pie in
the 1950s. The festival includes all sorts of grape foods, arts, crafts, live music, a wine tasting tent and the Grape Pie Contest. Memorial Town Hall Park. 10am-5pm, rain or shine. 585/374-2240; www.naplesgrapefest.org

NYS DEC Salmon River Fish Hatchery National Hunting & Fishing Day Open
- Altmar
Activities highlight fishing, hunting, and outdoor recreation opportunities in Salmon River Greenway. Environmental education programs and displays, fly-fishing demonstrations, fish petting zoo, and fishing instruction. NYS DEC
Salmon River Fish Hatchery, 2133 Co. Rte. 22, 315/298-7605.

Apple Harvest Festival - Ithaca
A regional festival featuring bountiful produce, apples, cider, baked apple goods, a craft fair, performers, musicians, puppeteers, storytellers, and dancers. Downtown Ithaca. 607/277-8679; www.downtownithaca.com

Screamers' Hollow - Sterling
Enter a haunted village like no other with a nerve shattering mix of evil characters, digital sound, live actors and surprising special effects including haunted hayrides, a maddening outdoor maze and an outdoor haunted walk.Fri-Sat. 315/947-5782; www.screamershollow.com/index.html

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest - Cortland
A celebration of the harvest season featuring crafters, children’s games, live entertainment, hayrides and a variety of food items. Courthouse Park. 607/753-8463; www.cortlandpumpkinfest.org

Newark Valley Apple Festival
- Newark Valley
Music, crafts, 1800s reenactors and demos, gift shop, and folk art. $6 adults, $4 students & sr. citizens. 10 am-5 pm. Bement-Billings Farmstead, Rt. 38. 607/642-9516; www.nvhistory.org

Oktoberfest - Syracuse
This outstanding cultural event will take place at a new location this year. Enjoy three days of authentic German entertainment, food and beverages. 315/470-1910; www.germanamericanscny.net

Wineglass Marathon - Bath
Marathon point-to-point running event from Bath, NY to Corning, NY; full or half marathon races available. Race is on Sunday. Wineglass Marathon Expo takes place Friday-Saturday in Corning's Gaffer District. 607/936-4686; www.wineglassmarathon.com

16th Annual Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour - Lyons
Travel scenic country roads ablaze in autumn glory from market to market and explore the essence of the apple.  Apple sampling to learn the differences in apples including taste, texture and scent. 800/527-6510; www.waynecountytourism.com

Grape Pumpkin Festival Steuben - Hammondsport
Parade kicks off the festivities, Dog costume contest, pumpkin bowling, and donut eating contest, painting, scarecrow contest, wagon rides, and portable cider mill. Village Square. 10am-5pm. 607/569-2989; hammondsport.org

Fall Fiber Arts Festival - Cortland
Vendors, exhibits and demonstrations at Dwyer Park, Little York. www.cortlandrep.org

La Fayette Apple Festival
- La Fayette
The Northeast's extraordinary craft show with 250 crafters, exhibits, a country apple gift shop, apple fritters and cider. Rides and games. Rte 20W. It's all about the apple and is just minutes from Syracuse. Apple pancake breakfast, 7am, Sat and Sun. 315/677-3644; www.lafayetteapplefest.org

Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show and Sale - Geneseo
300 arts and crafts exhibitors, food vendors and live entertainment. Letchworth State Park. 10am-5pm. 585/493-3600; www.nysparks.com

Buttonwood Grove Winery, Columbus Day Weekend Fest - Romulus
We will have barbecue take-out by Mary Reed-the music will be out on our patio & guests are invited to sit on the deck & enjoy wine & food. 607/869-9760; www.buttonwoodgrove.com

Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery, Experience the Harvest Crush - Ovid
Harvest is in full swing! Join us for exciting demonstrations of harvesting equipment. Watch grapes being pressed into juice and enjoy a fresh sample. 800/598-9463; www.cayugaridgewinery.com

Americana Vineyards 10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular - Interlaken
After hours Halloween party. There is a fee. 607/387-6801; www.americanavineyards.com

Buttonwood Grove Winery Annual Harvest Festival - Romulus
Live music, piping hot chili dishes, hayrides through the “spooky” vineyards, wine specials, Halloween treats, and pick your own pumpkin from our pumpkin patch. Fun for the entire family! 607/869-9760; www.buttonwoodgrove.com

Swedish Hill Vineyards Sparkling Wine & Dessert Festival - Romulus
Swedish Hill Vineyards Sparkling Wine & Dessert Festival – Romulus Sparkling wines and dessert wines will be featured with complimentary desserts. It's a great weekend to start your holiday shopping! 607/403-0029; www.swedishhill.com

Christkindl Market - Canandaigua
An open-air market, held on the lawn of the majestic Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum in decorated heated tents, brings together over 100 regional artisans and several unique food vendors. German food along with traditional fare, wine and “Gideon’s Crog” will be available. German and holiday music will fill the tent throughout the show. Several antique carriages will be available for rides each afternoon of the festival. 295 North Main Street, Canandaigua. 585/394-1472; www.canandaiguachristkindlmarket.com


Greater Niagara

9/1-10/13, Sun only   
Sunday in the Cemetery Walking & Trolley Tours - Buffalo
A delightful approximately 1.5-hour walking tour through historic Forest Lawn Cemetery, where you'll learn about our history, art, architecture, wildlife, natural wonders and many of our famous residents. You'll have a chance to meet a few of our residents along the way, as you enjoy the beauty and serenity of this beautiful, 269-acre jewel - one of Buffalo's first landscaped green spaces.
Sunday's only. 716/885-1600; www.forest-lawn.com

WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association's 46th Annual Fall Rally - Alexander
Featuring over 1000 pieces of equipment. Honoring Trojan and construction equipment. Alexander Association Grounds. 9am-9pm. 585/591-1204; www.alexandersteamshow.com

Niagara County Peach Festival - Lewiston
Niagara USA’s oldest and largest event. An old-fashioned festival complete with a parade, peach shortcake, a midway and great carnival food. Academy Park. 716/754-9500; www.niagarariverregion.com

9/7-10/26, Sat only  
Marble Orchard Ghost Walks - Lewiston
Take a walk on the dark side to explore the grim and ghastly deeds of Lewiston’s best... and worst. Hear classic local ghost stories, myths, true tales of tragedy, crime, murder and mystery. Secret and sinister, most of these events occurred a very long time ago. Yet, ghosts still haunt Lewiston! 7pm – 9pm. Tours depart from Lewiston Courtyard  $10 for tickets. 716/754-0166; www.artcouncil.org

13th Annual Niagara Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games - Olcott
A celebration of Celtic heritage of many residents. Highland games, traditional foods, crafts and music are interactive parts of the events. 10am – 6pm. Krull Park . 716/778-5730; www.niagaraceltic.com

Great Pumpkin Farm Fall Festival - Clarence  

Fall Festival of family events, seasonal displays, food, hayrides, and World Pumpkin Weigh Off. The Great Pumpkin Farm. 716/759-8483; www.greatpumpkinfarm.com 

9/14-10/27, Sat & Sun only             
Pumpkin Fiesta - Gasport
Live entertainment, pig races, food, wine tasting, pony and hay rides. 12pm – 5pm. Becker Farms. 716/772-2211; www.beckerfarms.com

Watt Farms Country Market - Albion
Join the Fun of picking apples and then take the Watt’s Orchard Express Train. Saturdays and Sundays in October as well. 585/589-8000; www.wattfarms.com

32nd Annual Curtain Up! - Buffalo
The annual, official opening to Buffalo’s live theater season – returns for its thirty-first year. See one of 15 theatrical productions at 15 participating theaters, get dolled up for a Creative Black-Tie Gala Dinner on stage at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, and dance the night away with a free post-party featuring live entertainment on Main Street in the Theatre District.; www.buffalocurtainup.com

Niagara Wine Trail Harvest Festival - Greater Niagara Region
Celebrate the season with fresh produce from the region and autumn activities and entertainment at each winery. $25/person pre-sale online; $30/person at the door. www.niagarawinetrail.org
9/21-22, 28-29 & 10/5-6, 12-13   
Family FrightFest - Darien Center
NY's largest theme park resort transforms into a frightful Screampark! Darien Lake Theme Park. 585/599-4641; www.godarienlake.com

9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2  
Haunted History Ghost Walks - Buffalo
Discover stories of haunted inns, stores, restaurants, homes, speakeasies and historic sites in neighborhoods throughout Western New York. Meets at Allen Street Hardware Café, 7pm; www.hauntedhistoryghostwalks.com

AppleUmpkin Festival - Wyoming
A Harvest festival with 250 craft vendors featuring art, music, harvest parade, seasonal food and bus trips. Historic Gaslight Village and Dale Valley. 10am-5pm. 585/495-9940; www.appleumpkin.com     
Lewiston Harvest Festival - Lewiston
Features more than 100 of New York State’s finest craft artists in the 27th annual outdoor craft show along Center Street in Historic Lewiston. The event also features wine and culinary samplings and continuous entertainment. 716/754-9500; www.niagarariverregion.com

New York Power Authority Wildlife Festival - Lewiston
More than 60 exhibitors will be at the festival, providing educational and interactive conservation presentations. Admission and parking are free for the festival. There will be displays of wildlife including reptiles, primates and birds of prey for those in attendance to interact with and learn more about. In addition, new animals, shows and attractions will be scheduled for the 26th annual event. New York Power Authority, 5777 Lewiston Rd. 716.286.6661; www.nypa.gov 

Scarecrow Display - Niagara Region
Find artistic interpretations of Scarecrows that welcome and enchant visitors along the main streets of our four quaint communities of Lewiston, Sanborn, Ransomville and Youngstown. In addition to scarecrow gazing, you can stop a one of our roadside produce stands or pick your own, star-gaze in the orchards from the back of a hay wagon or treasure hunt in our antique stores 716/754-9500; www.niagarariverregion.com

Taste of Fall Wine Walk - Batavia
Visit downtown businesses, sample wines, food, & drawings. Genesee Chamber of Commerce. 585/343-7440; www.downtownbataviany.com

Niagara Apple Festival - Lockport
A celebration of apple inspired treats grown locally on Niagara USA’s farms. From 10am to 5 pm both days visitors are treated to apple education, exhibitions and demonstrations, as well as a petting zoo, pony rides and hay rides for children. County Fairgrounds. 716/553-3049; www.NiagaraAppleFest.com

10/5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27            
Holiday Hollow Halloween & Pirate Festival - Corfu
A Renaissance Faire-like environment of live entertainment, including 6 shows and hours of entertainment, rain or shine! 585/762-8160; www.holidayhollow.com

10/6, 12-13  
Vineyard Express - Lockport
One hour train ride with continental breakfast, tour of Medina Railroad Museum, lunch & beverage at Spring Lake Winery with live music by the lake.  $58 for adults, $30 kids 3-10.  Can't ride the train? Enjoy music by the lake and lunch for only $20 per person. 10am – 4pm. Spring Lake Winer . 716/439-LAKE;

Brown's Berry Patch Fall Harvest Celebration - Waterport
Family entertainment, pick-your-own pumpkins, apples & raspberries. Barnyard adventure with corn mazes, hayrides & pony rides. Also 5K run & craft show. Brown’s Berry Patch. 585/682-5569;  brownsberrypatch.com

Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show and Sale - Castile
Come enjoy Letchworth at the peak of the fall foliage season and sample the wares of over 300 arts and craft exhibitors.  Also features food vendors, informational booths and live entertainment. High Banks Recreation Area. 585/237-3517; www.artswyco.org

10/12, 19             
Halloween Candlelight Cemetery Tour - Batavia
A candlelight tour through Batavia cemetery with costumed actors portraying Historic Batavians. 7-8:30pm. Batavia Cemetary. 585/343-0248.

Ghost Walk-Mystery, Murder & Mayhem - Batavia
Guided tour led by cloaked guides with lanterns. Come experience the shadowy side of Batavia. The Engine House. 585/344-2550 ext 2613. 

Mid-late Oct     
Lockport Haunted Cave - Lockport
A one-of-a-kind guided mystery tour like no other in the United States awaits those who dare to enter the haunted cave. Tour includes a mysterious walk along the banks of the historic Erie Canal, spooky story telling around a campfire and a wicked walk through the haunted Lockport Cave. Admission: $15. 6:30-11:00pm 716/438-0174; www.lockportcave.com
Hallowine - Medina/Niagara Region
Niagara Wine Trail Event.  Celebrate Halloween with a murder mystery! Collect clues at each winery on the trail. Leonard Oakes Estate Winery. 716/772-2211; www.niagarawinetrail.org

10/19, 26             
Haunted Fortress - Youngstown
Explore the dark and forbidding corridors of Old Fort Niagara and encounter the spirits of the past. $13 per person tickets. Tours start at 7pm. Fort Niagara Historic Site. 716/745-7611; www.oldfortniagara.org

Halloween Happenings - Niagara Falls
NEnjoy a haunting good time at the Aquarium. Kids who dress as their favorite sea creature receive free admission. All others $4. Celebrate a spooky time in a safe and fun environment. Sponsored by: Norampac. Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls. 716/285-3575; www.aquariumofniagara.org

Halloween Spooktacular - Lewiston
This year’s Spooktacular is scheduled from 10am - 4pm and will feature spooky games, courtesy of the Niagara Police Athletic League, a haunted house, courtesy of the Lockport YMCA, movies and a children’s costume contest. Come early for more special Halloween treats. Niagara Power Project's Power Vista. 716/286-6661; www.nypa.gov

Reptile Experience - Niagara Falls
Experience the fascinating world of reptiles, amphibians and more with Jeff Musial of Nickel City Reptiles. Several shows are scheduled. Aquarium of Niagara. Noon-4pm. 716/285-3575; www.aquariumofniagara.org


Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley Wine & Food Festival - Rhinebeck 
A celebration of wine, food, music and fun! Dutchess County Fairgrounds. 845/876-4000;

Septemberfest - Nyack
Fine craft , jewelry, arts, antiques, collectibles, food, and entertainment and goings-on in a charming Victorian setting. Nyack Village. 845/353-2221; www.nyackchamber.com  

Suffern Street Fair - Suffern 
Great Shopping (Over 100 Vendors)! Wonderful Food!  Music (3 Bands), Fun and Activities for the Whole Family! Lafayette Ave. Sun 10am - 5pm. 845/357-8424;

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst - Tarrytown 
A Festival of Contemporary Craft, Food and Fun Rated the top show in New York and one of the best in the country. Crafts at Lyndhurst features more than 300 booths filled with handmade American crafts. From pottery to jewelry and furniture to clothing, the dazzling selection of fine crafts represents the best work of artisans from across the nation. 845/331-7900;

Celtic Day in the Park - Staatsburgh
Outdoor festival of all things Celtic on the majestic great lawn. Music, dance, bagpipe bands, story-telling, sheep herding, & kids’ activities. Staatsburgh. 845-889-8851.

9/22-23; 10/30-31  
Kevin McCurdy's Haunted Mansion - Wappingers Falls  
With a distinctive blend of story-telling, interaction, innovative special effects, and creepy yet realistic atmosphere, it's been the neighborhood haunt for 37 years! Fri., 7pm-12am, Sat., 7pm-12am & Sun., 6-9pm. Special Sun. 10/6 open til 10pm. Thurs. 10/25, 7-10pm. Halloween 6:30-9:30pm. 10/7, Mon., Columbus Day: Noon-4pm is Kids Day (not as scary). 845/297-BATT (2288); www.TheHauntedMansion.com

9/26-10/25 Weekends  
Oktoberfest 2013 - Bear Mountain 
A Gala celebration with live music, dancing, food, and vendors. Bear Mountain State Park. 845/786-2731;

Hudson Valley Garlic Festival - Saugerties  
Two day event garlic celebration with food, crafts, music, chef and farmer lectures. Tons of garlic! Cantine Field. 845/246-3090; www.hudsonvalleygarlic.com  

Italian Festival - Congers
A daylong event featuring live entertainment and delicious Italian specialties from popular local restaurants. Arts & Crafts, specialty vendors, Italian themed t-shirt and novelty items will line the street for fabulous shopping. For the children, P.O.P. “bounce house” inflatable rides, a pumpkin patch to paint and decorate your own pumpkins to take home just in time for the fall season. Congers Station Park. 845/353-1338; www.congersitalianfestival.com

Crafts at Rhinebeck - Rhinebeck
High-end, contemporary crafts show plus family fun and harvest festival. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. 845/876-4000; www.dutchessfair.com

10/5-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 11/1-2
Horseman’s Hollow at Philipsburg Manor - Tarrytown
Are you ready to be scared out of your mind? This haunted experience takes the tale of the “The Legend of Sleep Hollow” to its darkest extremes. Walk a haunted trail in a terrifying landscape ruled by vampires, witches, undead soldiers, ghouls and ghosts. Creatures lurk in the shadows, incredible special effects disorient and unsettle. This event is not suitable for small children, adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures or have other chronic health conditions. High fear factor – enter at your own discretion. You have been warned! 914/631-8200; www.hudsonvalley.org

10/5-6, 11-14, 17-20, 24-31 & 11/1-3, 8-11
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze/Van Cortlandt Manor - Croton-on-Hudson
See more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated Jack o’ lanterns in an elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display: slithering snakes, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, super-sized dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts, plus a mammoth exhibition of mummies and a pyramid…straight out of ancient Egypt and all made of Jack o’ lanterns! Complete with music, sound effects and professional lighting, this is the tri-state area’s largest and most innovative Halloween happening. 914/631-8200; www.hudsonvalley.org

Applefest 2013 - Warwick
Huge street festival, now in its 23nd year, celebrating the apple harvest. Continuous live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, and more! Event held rain or shine. 10am-5pm. Village of Warwick. 845/987-8300; www.warwickapplefest.com

18th Annual ArtsWalk - Hudson/Chatham
Activities will feature literary and music events, Windows on Warren Street, Windows on Main Street in Chatham Village, and the Members Show at the Fairhouse at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Chatham and new this year, an Artists’ Marketplace at the Waterfront in Hudson along the Hudson River! 518/671-6213; www.artscolumbia.org

Sugar Loaf Fall Festival - Sugar Loaf
Music, food, crafts and family friendly fun in the quaint Arts and Crafts hamlet. 845/610-3740; www.sugarloafnewyork.com

10/18-19, 25-26  
Legends of Candlelight Spook Tours - Germantown
Candlelight tours of the museum and grounds; ghosts and spooks of the museum’s history. Reservations recommended. 6:30pm, 7:00pm, 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, 9:00pm & 9:30pm. $10/adults, $5/children & members. Clermont State Historic Site. 518/537-4240; www.friendsofclermont.org

New York State Sheep & Wool Family Festival - Rhinebeck
Wool and fiber artists, sheep and shearing demos, dog herding, food and wine tasting and farmers market. Dutchess County Fairgrounds. 6550 Springbrook Ave, Rte 9. 845/876-4000; www.sheepandwool.com

FilmColumbia Festival - Chatham
Offers film buffs an exciting weekend of film screenings and meet-the-filmmaker events. Various venues throughout the village. 518/392-3445; www.filmcolumbia.com


Long Island

American Music Festival - Port Jefferson  
Three Stages over 25 musical artists. The event will also provide a special Kid-Zone that includes rides and hands-on activities. All proceeds will go to the LI Music Hall of Fame Museum, and funding for the 2012 Festival. So come on down and dance your pants off! 631/473-1414; www.portjeffmusicfest.com

Bellmore Street Festival - Bellmore  
Festivities for the whole family including over 130 first-rate exhibits & attractions in a 25 block area. Thurdays and Friday: 6pm to closing; Saturday and Suinday: 11am-6pm. 516/785-3216; www.bellmorechamber.com

9/20-22, 27-29                   
Long Island 1800's Fair - Old Bethpage  
19th century county fair with displays in the replica of a 1866 fairgrounds exhibition hall. Old Bethpage Restoration. 516/572-8400; www.lifair.org

Quick Silver Professional Surfing World Tour Competition - Long Beach  
The inaugural Quiksilver Pro New York will commence this morning with Round 1 of competition beginning at 8am. 516/432-6000; www.aspworldtour.com

Festival by the Sea - Lido
Family Fun! Food-Crafts-Music-Sand Castles-and more! Lido Town Beach. 516/292-9000; www.Toh.li

10/4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 29-31                   
Long Island Fearfest Carnevil - Old Bethpage  
The Chamber of Horrors Haunted House, the Montauk Monster Haunted Hayride, the Monster Midway, the Deadstock Exhibit, Dunk the Dead Guy, Mad Monster Shootout, Celebrity Buried Alive, The Monster Party Patrol Hearse Promotional Tour and many other Over-The-Top production elements. If you missed the thrills last year you will not want to miss this year’s heart pounding Haunted Halloween Extravaganza; www.longislandfearfest.com

Country Fest at the Maritime Museum - Sayville  
This two-day country music spectacular will feature some of the tri-state area’s most prominent country acts including Brooklyn’s own Defibulators, Six Gun, Trailer Radio and an eclectic Bluegrass band. In addition to music,
the festival will feature food and drinks, a craft show and a Kids Corral including pony rides, pumpkin picking and decorating, face painting, air-brush tattoos, games and more.; www.limaritime.org

Hamptons International Film Festival - The Hamptons
Various Theaters Movie stars, awards ceremonies, and great films. Shows at various theaters in the Hamptons. 631/628-1625; www.hamptonsfilmfest.org

Long Island Fall Festival Heckscher Park - Huntington  
Held annually and attracts tens of thousands of families from all over the New York tri-state area to the 25 acres of Heckscher Park. Features Entertainment, Carnival and Park Food Court. 631/423-6100; www.lifallfestival.com

Mill Neck Manor Fall Apple Festival - Mill Neck  
Celebrates 50 years and the return of ripe apples, handmade country crafts, seasonable produce, grilled bratwurst, children’s activities and many anniversary activities throughout the weekend. 800/264-0662; www.millneck.org

Riverhead Country Fair - Riverhead
Over 400 craft vendors, pony rides, folk musicians and various animal exhibits. www.riverheadcountryfair.com

Oyster Festival - Oyster Bay  
Arts & crafts show, fresh seafood, oyster-eating and -shucking contest, 5K run, petting zoo, rides, entertainment, historic tall ships. Oyster Bay Waterfront. 516/628-1625; www.theoysterfestival.org


New York City

U.S. Open - Queens

Watch as the greatest names in tennis, at the last Grand Slam event of the year, make sports history at the US Open. USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. 718/760-6200; www.usopen.org

DUMBO Arts Festival - Brooklyn
Immerse yourself in some of the most innovative and experimental art being created today. The three-day festival spans more than 30 blocks of the DUMBO neighborhood, serving up music, dance, art and more. Free. www.dumboartsfestival.com
Feast of San Gennaro - Manhattan
Little Italy’s annual salute to the patron saint of Naples offers up a colorful parade, mouthwatering treats, live music, carnival booths, rides and a cannoli-eating contest. Mulberry Street between Canal & Houston Sts, Little Italy. 212/226-9546; www.sangennaro.org

Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn
Meet favorite authors, hear them speak and, of course, browse and buy at a literary marketplace of more than 150 booksellers and publishers. An entire weekend of “bookend events” is scheduled all around the borough. Brooklyn Borough Hall. Free. 718/802-3832; www.brooklynbookfestival.org

BAM Next Wave - Brooklyn, Manhattan
The four-month-long annual avant-garde festival offers a wide-ranging lineup chock-full of special events, screenings and performances. The Brooklyn Academy of Music; www.bam.org

New York Film Festival - Manhattan
The Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrates 15 years with repertory, masterworks, special events, works by new directors, and cinematography. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. www.filmlinc.com
10/5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Boo at the Zoo - Bronx
Get into the Halloween spirit with Boo at the Zoo this October. Partake in family-friendly activities, including scary stories, costume parades, a hay maze and pumpkin carving. And of course, get an up-close look at all the creepy critters. The Bronx Zoo, www.bronxzoo.com/halloween
New York Comic Con & New York Anime Festival - Manhattan
Comic Con brings together the latest in American and Japanese pop culture, showcasing the finest comic books, anime, manga, video games, live-action Japanese cinema, fashions and foods; www.newyorkcomiccon.com
openhousenewyork - Manhattan
Get a rare insider’s look at some of the most celebrated buildings throughout the five boroughs. The weekend offers access to nearly 200 sites of architectural and design significance, including many that are normally closed to the public, as well as talks, tours, performances and family-friendly workshops. Free. Citywide; www.ohny.org
CMJ Music Marathon and Film Festival - Manhattan/Brooklyn
For five days and nights, 1,300 indie-music artists and 120,000 fans take over more than 80 of the City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. Don’t miss your chance to participate in New York City’s largest music festival; www.cmj.com
Greenwich Village Halloween Parade - Manhattan
One of the biggest Halloween celebrations in America, with nearly 60,000 participants. The parade marches up Sixth Avenue, from Spring to 21st Streets, starting at 7pm.
Greenwich Village to Chelsea. www.halloween-nyc.com
ING New York City Marathon - Manhattan
The 26.2-mile race travels through all five boroughs of the City. www.nycmarathon.org
Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Manhattan
World-famous Rockettes perform. www.radiocitychristmas.com

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - Manhattan
Giant balloons, colorful floats, marching bands, celebrity performers, Broadway show routines and more. Macy’s New York. 212/695-4400; www.nycgo.com


Thousand Islands-Seaway

Arts, Crafts, and Kite Festival - Oswego  
Artists, crafts, vendors, professional kite fliers, displays. Fort Ontario
State Historic Site, 10am-4pm. 315/343-4711; www.fortontario.com

Bravo Italiano Fest - Watertown  
Festive Italian heritage celebration with entertainment and special shows.  Italian foods, including breads, pizzas, sausage, pastas, & desserts. The Miss Italia Pageant is scheduled for Friday evening. Crafts and ceremonies. 315/782-1080

St. Lawrence River Walleye Association Annual Fall Classic Fishing Derby - Waddington
315/384-3450; www.stlawrenceriverwalleyeassociation.com

Boldt Castle Wine Festival & Farmers Market - Alexandria Bay
Wine sampling, NYS agricultural producers present a farmer’s market, live entertainment and alpacas from Home Again Farms. Heart Island. 315/482-9724; www.boldtcastle.com/visitorinfo/index.php/news-events/wine-festival

Crank it Up! Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Sandy Creek
Corn maze, kid's games, radio controlled truck pulls, tractor pulls, classic cars, antique equipment demonstrations, chicken BBQ, pulled pork. Oswego County Fairgrounds, 315/387-5365;  www.crankitup-antiquetractorshow.com

NYPA Wildlife Festival and Energy Expo - Massena 
Features exotic animals and birds of prey, entertainment, arts and crafts, educational presentations and children’s activities. Blenheim-GilboaVisitor Center. 315/769-3525, 800/724-0309; www.nypa.gov

Oktoberfest - Cape Vincent 
An Autumn Farmers and Crafters market will compliment our Beer Garden, featuring authentic German beers, NY State microbreweries and wineries. Traditional Bavarian foods available and authentic German band and dancers will entertain. 315/654-2481; www.capevincent.org

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival - Oswego 
Pumpkin growers compete for prizes for largest pumpkins. Games, rides, food, vendors, live entertainment. Washington Square Park (East Park), 11am-6pm. 315/343-7681; www.oswegofultonchamber.com/pumpkinfest

Salmon River Festival and Fishing Derby - Pulaski
Music, food, kids programs, crafts, and much more. Fishing derby offers fishing all three days with cash prizes. Sponsored in part by Salmon River International Sport Fishing Museum, Oswego County Tourism. 315/298-9990; www.salmonriverfishingmuseum.com

35th Annual Autumn Festival - Wellesley Island
Meet our live scarecrow, compete in the scarecrow making contest, face painting, environmental displays & hands-on activities, children's games and crafts, animals to visit, great music, food, and a Craft Show & Sale. Minna Anthony Common Nature Center. 315/482-2479; www.nysparks.com


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