By Kids Events Editor

Fairs and Festivals in Rockland Week of September 30

September 30, 2013   |    

Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events




These events have already taken place.

Click Here for the Latest Calendar of Events


Fairs and Festivals in Rockland See what street fairs, holiday festivals, cultural parades, and other celebrations are happening in Rockland this week of September 30. Get all the details on these fairs and festivals, including dates, start time, location, and information on special events or activities for kids and families. Most of these events are free. Whether you live in Rockland or just plan on visiting this week, these fairs and festivals offer inexpensive fun and entertainment for the whole family. To see more free and low-cost upcoming events for kids and families in Rockland, check out our complete calendar of events.

Want the best Rockland events sent straight to your inbox each week? Sign up for our newsletter.

Oktoberfest - Platzl Brauhaus
October 05, 2013 - Pomona

This authentic Oktoberfest celebration offers German folk dancing demonstrations, live German music, plenty of German (or American) food, amusement rides for kids, and lots of German beer. Reservations are required.

10th Annual Harvest Fest - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
October 05, 2013 - Pocantico Hills

Harvest Fest is a daylong celebration and fundraiser for Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. Festivities for the whole family include live music, hayrides, farm Olympics, food-crafting, farming demonstrations and square dancing! The 10th annual festival is on Saturday, October 5, 2013 from 10am-3pm at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, just 45 minutes north of Manhattan. Highlights of Harvest Fest 2013 will include: - Live music from more than five different bands - Food crafting stations for festival-goers to try their hands at apple pressing, grain grinding and bread baking, butter making, veggie harvesting, quick pickling, and pig roasting, all led by farmers, chefs, and special guests - A farmers' market featuring local purveyors and delicious seasonal fare - Hayrides around the property. - Farm Demonstrations (sheep moving, egg collecting, turkey feeding) in the fields and pastures - An opportunity to show off your farmer skills at the Farm Olympics - Square Dancing in the courtyard with a caller and a live band A wide selection of seasonal food and beverages, including Stone Barns Center's famous Berkshire pig roast, will be available for cash purchase all day at the farmers' market. This year's market vendors include Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Balthazar Bakery, bobbysue's nuts, Carpe Donut, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Green and Tonic, Luke's Lobster, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Magpies NYC hand pies, Mile End Deli, Melt Ice Cream Sandwiches, Murray's Cheese, Rick's Picks, Rickshaw Dumpling, Roberta's, Stumptown Coffee, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, and Whole Foods Market. To purchase tickets, visit stonebarnscenter.org. Harvest Fest is presented with generous support from Chipotle Mexican Grill and Whole Foods Market. Additional support provided by Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Kelso of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Brewery, and Bronx Brewery. Harvest Fest media sponsors include Edible Manhattan/Brooklyn/Hudson Valley, and Modern Farmer. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Erica Helms at 914-366-6200 x121. Stone Barns Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from Harvest Fest support the Center's mission to improve the way America eats and farms. To learn more, visit stonebarnscenter.org.

Oktoberfest - Platzl Brauhaus
October 05, 2013 - Pomona

Families are invited for a traditional Oktoberfest celebration with hot pretzels, knockwurst, potato pancakes, hot German potato salad, red cabbage, salads, German beer and dessert. Entertainment includes live music and German folk dancers.

Pearl River Day Festival - Central Avenue in Pearl River
October 05, 2013 - Pearl River

The Pearl River Chamber of Commerce host the 7th Annual Pearl River Day festival to showcase the town's shops, resteraunts, and other local businesses. Stop by for food, music, entertainment, demonstrations, shopping specials, face painting, pumpkin painting, balloon twisting, bouncy attractions, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pearl River Chamber's Beautification Fund, which supports the improvement of the downtown district as well as providing funds for holiday lights and seasonal decorations.

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 05, 2013 - Pomona

Fall in Rockland County means its time for apple picking. Its also time for some outdoor fun. After picking way more apples than you really need, head back toward the farm store for inflatables including a giant slide, haunted house, Bounce House, and the perennially-popular Jurassic Adventure. Children's activities are held 12-5pm. Macoun, Golden Delicious, Empire, Cortland, and Northern Spy apples are expected to be available this weekend.

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
October 05, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain once again hosts this fall festival with German music, food, beer, and vendors. Stroll around Hessian lake. Take in the park's fall foliage. Enjoy the season at this family-friendly event. Weekends and Columbus Day through October 27.

Apple Picking - The Orchards of Concklin
October 06, 2013 - Pomona

Fall in Rockland County means its time for apple picking. Its also time for some outdoor fun. After picking way more apples than you really need, head back toward the farm store for inflatables including a giant slide, haunted house, Bounce House, and the perennially-popular Jurassic Adventure. Children's activities are held 12-5pm. Macoun, Golden Delicious, Empire, Cortland, and Northern Spy apples are expected to be available this weekend.

Oktoberfest - Bear Mountain State Park
October 06, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Bear Mountain once again hosts this fall festival with German music, food, beer, and vendors. Stroll around Hessian lake. Take in the park's fall foliage. Enjoy the season at this family-friendly event. Weekends and Columbus Day through October 27.

Farm To You Fest - Cropsey Community Farm
October 06, 2013 - New City

The Rockland Farm Alliance hosts this special event featuring farm tours, demonstrations, children's activities, and displays from local non-profit groups. Participating sites and organizations include: Cropsey Community Farm, New City; Bluefield Farm, Blauvelt; Duryea Farm at the Threefold Fellowship Community, Chestnut Ridge; Van Houten Farms, Pearl River; Union Restaurant and Bar Latino, Haverstraw; Eastern Light Project, Pomona; Nickel-O Farms, West Nyack, and Stony Pont Conference Center, Stony Point; Keep Rockland Beautiful; Cornell Cooperative Extension; Hudson River Health Care; Suburban Foragers.

These events have already taken place. Click Here for the Latest Calendar of Events

Find fun things to do this week in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Tags: 
Want to keep up with what parents near you are talking about? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Comments for This Article