By NYMetroParents Staff

Top 100 Fall Activities in the New York City Area

August 28, 2014   |  News & Tips  

Have the most fun this fall at these family events in and near NYC, including Long Island, Southeast New York, northern New Jersey, and Connecticut. Find apple picking, fall festivals, autumn harvest fairs, Halloween activities, corn mazes, Thanksgiving parades, and much more in our guide to fall fun.

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20 Fun Fall Activities in New York City

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From the Medeival Festival in Upper Manhattan to the World Maker Faire in Queens, there are tons of ways to have fun during the fall in New York City. Don't miss old-fashioned fun at the Queens County Fair, a spooky good time at Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, and the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan, plus the Big Apple Circus' annual show in Manhattan and the Atlantic Antic Street Fair in Brooklyn.

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20 Fun Fall Activities on Long Island

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Fall on Long Island is the perfect season for apple and pumpkin picking at nearby farms. Plus, celebrate the season at fall festivals such as the Long Island Fair and Southampton Septemberfest. Get lost in a corn maze, attend the Ghostly Gala at Long Island Children's Museum, experience The Rise of the Jack O' Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens, watch Sesame Street Live, and more!

RELATED: Find more great Long Island events in our Fall Activites ebook.

20 Fun Fall Activities in Westchester County, NY

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Beyond fall festivals and pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, fall in Westchester brings treats such as the Honey Harvest Party at Greenburgh Nature Center, a Native American powwow in Yorktown Heights, Thanksgiving Day parades, the Great Chappaqua Bake Sale and Children's Book Festival, Halloween activities galore, and of course, the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor.

RELATED: Make the most of autumn in Westchester with our Fall Activities ebook. 

20 Fun Fall Activities in Rockland County, NY

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Whether you stick to Rockland proper or cross the border into Bergen County, NJ, there's plenty of fall fun to be had in this area of Southeast New York. Make your own apple cider at Tenafly Nature Center, celebrate Oktoberfest on Bear Mountain, go leaf peeping, pick pumpkins and apples, participate in a charity walk, enjoy the Rockland County Storytelling Festival, watch the Nyack Halloween Parade and go trick-or-treating, and much more.

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20 Fun Fall Activities in Fairfield County, CT

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There are so many fun family events in Connecticut during the fall, including the CT Renaissance Faire, harvest celebrations at the nature centers, the Oyster Festival and Chowder Days celebrating maritime cuisine, pumpkin and apple picking at area farms, Monster Mash at Stepping Stones Museum and other Halloween activities, the UBS Parade Spectacular in Stamford, and much more.

RELATED: Find more Fairfield events with our Fall Activities ebook.  

More Seasonal Fun

Find Winter, Spring, and Summer activities in our full Season-By-Season Guide to Fun in the NYC Area


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