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Top Events for Families in Westchester in September

Top Events for Families in Westchester in September

Our calendar editors have hand-picked the best family events and activities happening in Westchester in September.

WHEN: Aug. 31 - Sep. 2, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5:30pm; Monday 10am-4pm
WHERE: Ulster County Fairgrounds, 249 Libertyville Road, New Paltz, NY
WHAT: Check out more than 200 juried exhibitors and engage in ongoing craft demonstrations, from wood-turning, to alpaca fiber-spinning, to brush painting, to metal-smithing, to soap-making.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The festival includes a complimentary and supervised drop-off children’s tent where kids will enjoy face-painting, interactive musical performances, wildlife shows, and more.
WANT TO GO? $13 Early Bird 3-day weekend pass online only; $10 adult; $9 seniors free for children 12 years and younger. 845-516-4342.

WHEN: Aug. 31 - Sep. 1, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY
WHAT: Bring the family to the Lower Hudson Valley’s only corn festival. Indulge in sweet corn ice cream from The Blue Pig, challenge yourself in a corn maze, and play corn-y games! You’ll work up an appetite watching live cooking demonstrations, take a walking tour of the farm, and tap your toes to live bluegrass and folk music.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids and adults can quench their thirst with draft beers and root beer from local Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.
WANT TO GO? $16; $12 students 18-25 and seniors 65 and older; $8 children 3-17; free for children younger than 3. 914-366-6900.

WHEN: Sep. 6 - 8, Friday 4-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am-7pm
WHERE: Yorktown Grange Fair Grounds, 99 Moseman Road, Yorktown Heights, NY
WHAT: The Grange Fairgrounds will be bursting with local farm animals, contests, and carnival fare.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Highlights include a tractor parade and live music!
WANT TO GO? $10 per carload; $5 walk-ins and single occupant vehicles; free for children younger than 2. 914-962-3900.

Grandparents Day
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 8, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk , CT
WHAT: Enjoy free admission for one caregiver per family visiting Stepping Stones on Grandparents Day.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Let Grandma and Grandpa take the kids for the day and the parents take a break!
WANT TO GO? Included with admission: $15; $10 seniors older than 62; free for children younger than 1, members and active duty military personnel and their families within the same household.. 203-899-0606.

JazzFest FREE
WHEN: Sep. 11 - 15, see website for schedule
WHERE: Mamaroneck Avenue, Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
WHAT: Witness an impressive lineup of internationally renowned musicians spanning a weeklong celebration of jazz, culture, and community.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Bring the kids for the final day of jazz combined with a food festival!
WANT TO GO? 914-762-1900.

The American Gold Cup and Family Festival
WHEN: Sep. 14 - 15, Saturday 10am; Sunday 11am
WHERE: Old Salem Farm, 190 June Road, North Salem, NY
WHAT: See a thrilling Olympic caliber equestrian show jumping competition combined with a Family Fun Festival.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes pony rides, face painting, a magician, live entertainment, and children's crafts.
WANT TO GO? $15-$20. 941-744-5465.

Bugging Out
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 1-2pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale, NY
WHAT: Meet some interesting insects and hear about the important jobs they do for our ecosystems such as pollination and decomposition.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids can complete a craft that will help make the community an oasis for these cool creatures!
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 members. 914-723-3470.

The 26th Annual Yonkers Riverfest FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 12-7pm
WHERE: Downtown Yonkers, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY
WHAT: Celebrate Riverfest with food, some of the greatest music from each generation, art, and more.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes a KidZone, free kayaking, and a wellness area to get some Zen.
WANT TO GO? 914-969-6660.

The Great Nyack Get Together FREE
WHEN: Saturday, Sep. 14, 12-6pm
WHERE: Village of Nyack Memorial Park, 4 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY
WHAT: Check out more than 60 Rockland non-profit and business organizations that be offering family-friendly activities. The fun includes live music, food trucks, art by community artisans, a human foosball game, an obstacle course, and a bounce house. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will flip for the fire truck and a fire boat on display.
WANT TO GO? 845-358-2600.

Cider and Donut Festival 2019 FREE
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 15, 9:15am races begin; 10am-2pm carnival and festival
WHERE: Wampus Brook Park, Maple Avenue, Armonk, NY
WHAT: Enjoy carnival rides, live music, kids' activities, food, a pie eating contest, hot donuts, and cider.
WHY WE LOVE IT: The day starts with kids' races and a 5k walk/run to work up an appetite!
WANT TO GO? 914-273-2420.

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