Have the most fun this fall at these family events in and near NYC, including Long Island, Southeast New York, 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.
There are so many fun things to do in the NYC area, all year 'round! We've picked the top 20 best events for families in each season in the following areas: New York City, Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.
Have fun in the fall on Long Island at these 20 must-do family events, including country fairs and harvest festivals, Halloween celebrations, apple and pumpkin picking at local farms, and more!
From the peeping the changing leaves to Halloween celebrations, there are plenty of family activities in New York City to keep you having fun all fall, including old-fashioned fun at the Queens County Fair, Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo, and the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in Manhattan.
From an apple picking outing at a local Connecticut orchard, to watching the fall foliage change, there are plenty of family activities in Fairfield County, to keep you busy during Connecticut's autumn season. Don't miss the Connecticut Renaissance Faire, fresh made chowder to warm up a chilly fall day, and tons of Halloween activities in Fairfield County.
From picking apples to peeping at the changing leaves, there are plenty of family activities in Westchester County to keep you having fun all fall, including a Native American pow wow, the Honey Harvest Party at the Greenburgh Nature Center, and making apple cider.
Plan an exciting fall season in Rockland County with our top 20 best autumn activities in Rockland County, including activities in Ramapo, Nyack, Orangetown, Clarkstown, and Haverstraw. Don't miss Halloween fun, like pumpkin picking at a local Rockland pumpkin patch and the Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, the Hungry Hollow Farmers' Festival, and the Rockland County Storytelling Festival.
Find u-pick apple orchards and farms in the NYC area, including Long Island, Southeast New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, that offer pick-your-own apples in the fall. In addition to apple picking, many of these farms also offer fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, animal petting zoos, and apple cider pressing.
UPDATED FALL 2015: With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun. Spend a day in the pumpkin patch and bring home gourds small and large for painting, carving, and cooking. Many of the locations listed here also offer corn mazes, hayrides, and tons of other fall activities. Please note: Dates and availability are subject to change due to weather and demand. We recommend calling ahead before visiting these farms.
Michael Natiello of Garrison has served as the creative director of Westchester's famous Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze for the past nine years. Here, he tells us what we can expect at the 2013 Blaze, which will feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns.
Your child has finally settled on what she wants to be for Halloween this year. Take her to show off her Halloween costume at these kid-friendly Halloween parties in Queens, and she could take home a prize for the most creative costume.
Your child has finally settled on what she wants to be for Halloween this year. Take her to show off her Halloween costume at these kid-friendly Halloween parties in Brooklyn and she could take home a prize for the most creative costume.
Head to one of Long Island's best Halloween parties to show off you and your family's creative costumes. Many of the parties will host a costume party so your child can enter for his chance to win a grand prize.
What are your kids going to be this Halloween? Whether they decide they want to be a witch, ghost, goblin, or a superhero, they'll fit right in with all the kids in costume at some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties in Westchester.
Choosing a Halloween costume is a monumental decision for kids, one that they have been thinking about probably since last Halloween. Help them be proud of their Halloween costume and take them to show off at some of the best kid-friendly Halloween parties in Fairfield.
Picking the "right" Halloween costume is a big deal for kids, who have probably been thinking about what they want to be for Halloween last year. Now that they've decided, take them to show off their costume at some of the most fun, kid-friendly Halloween events in and around Rockland County.
UPDATED FALL 2015: Celebrate the harvest season in the Hudson Valley at these fall fairs and festivals in Westchester and Rockland counties, including Bear Mountain, Brewster, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Pleasantville, Sleepy Hollow, and beyond. Bring the kids for apple picking, pumpkin carving, hayrides, corn mazes, and more fun fall activities.
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals.
That's right - there's pumpkin picking right here in New York City! Read all about the Queens County Farm Museum's own pumpkin patch, where you can pick your own orange gourd in preparation for Halloween.
These two pick-your-own farms in Rockland County, New York, offer visitors the full fall experience, complete with pumpkin and apple picking. Tramp through the pumpkin patch with your little ones, then enjoy seasonal activities like hayrides and a haunted house.
Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, pumpkin carving, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.
Find out where to go pumpkin picking on Long Island. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.
Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Here, we've put together a guide to pick-your-own apple farms in New Jersey, which are all just a short trip from NYC.
UPDATED AUGUST 2015: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Consult our guide to find pick-your-own apple farms in Connecticut, many of which offer fun fall activities like hay rides, cider pressing, and corn mazes.
UPDATED AUGUST 2015: Apple picking makes for a quintessential family weekend getaway or day trip that brings fruitful rewards far after you've left the orchard. Here, we've put together a guide to pick-your-own apple farms on Long Island, many of which include fun fall extras like hay rides, corn mazes, and cider pressing, making these spots ideal for families.