Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals in the New York City Area

You'll never be bored this fall!

Breathe in that crisp air, take a sip of your fresh-pressed cider, and enjoy the foliage, because fall has finally arrived in New York. And with fall comes all the best opportunities to spend time with your family, whether you're looking to pick apples, mosey through a pumpkin patch, or get spooky for the Halloween season. Though there are endless fall activities to enjoy, let's not forget all the fall festivals! With that said, here are the best fall festivals happening in your area, whether you're in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, or Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, or Rockland and Bergen counties.




The Brownstone School Annual Fall Fun Fair 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10:00am-3:00pm
WHERE: Street Fair, West 80th Street (between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues), New York 
AGES: 3-5 
WHAT: There will be bounce houses, rides and games, live music, food from local vendors, arts and crafts, and more, open to all families. 
WANT TO GO? FREE admission (tickets for rides and games sold separately). 212.874.1341. 

FREE Annual Community Fall Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 11:00am-3:30pm
WHERE: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, 4881 Broadway, New York City 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Have fun with your friends and neighbors at DFM's 6th Annual Community Fall Festival, featuring free family friendly events including face painting, art workshops, cider pressing and much more. 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 212-304-9422. 

FREE Fall Harvest Fair 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 11:00am-3:00pm
WHERE: Harlem Grown, 118 W 134th Street, New York 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Our Fall Harvest Fair is an event aimed to celebrate the end of our growing season with our local community. This is the perfect opportunity to grab the last of our produce, and learn about ways to stay healthy throughout the colder months with activities such as jam-making and pickling! 
WANT TO GO? 2128700113. 

FREE Harvest Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Randall's Island Park, 20 Randall’s Island Park, New York 
AGES: 3 and older 
WHAT: Join the Randall's Island Park Alliance for a free, family-friendly celebration of fall! Activities include live musical performances, pumpkin decorating, face painting, kite making, crafts, games, and more! 
WANT TO GO? FREE. 2128307722. 




FREE GreenThumb's 40th Annual Harvest Fair 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 12-4pm 
WHERE: Brooklyn Bears Pacific Street Community Garden, 590 Pacific Street, Between Flatbush Avenue and 4th Avenue, Boerum Hill 
AGES: All 
WHAT: This annual celebration honors thousands of community gardeners and greening professionals across New York City for their work during the season and gives our GreenThumb gardeners the opportunity to show off their harvest. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Families will enjoy live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, games, arts and crafts, bike smoothies, make a scarecrow, and a grow your own sprouts workshop. 

FREE Breukelen Country Fair 2019 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 1-5pm 
WHERE: Wyckoff House Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road, East Flatbush 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Bring the whole family for a day-long extravaganza of local growing, hands-on homesteading, and creativity that turns the traditional harvest festival on its ear and boasts an array of games, crafts, local food, music, demonstrations, and family-friendly workshops led by local partners. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes face painting, children's races, house tours, and Caribbean dancing and drumming. 
WANT TO GO? 718-629-5400. 

FREE Live at the Archway: Oktoberfest 
WHEN: Oct. 4-5, see website for schedule
WHERE: Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge, Water St between Anchorage Place and Adams St., DUMBO 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Manhattan Bridge Archway is transformed into a traditional German “beer hall” with two days of festive musical performances, contests, photo opportunities, and themed food and beverage offerings. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love the arts and crafts offerings, plus pretzels, brats, and sauerkraut to taste. 

FREE Greenbelt Pumpkin Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12-4pm
WHERE: Willowbrook Park , Eton Place and Richmond Avenue, Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Meet the horses from NYC Parks Equine unit, learn all about the benefits of planting native plant species in your garden from the Staten Island Native Plant Society, and enjoy many more fun activities.  
WHY WE LOVE IT: Music with Patrick will perform near the pumpkin patch at 2pm! 
WANT TO GO? 718-351-3450. 

Rolling Thunder's Oktoberfest! 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 12-7pm 
WHERE: Historic Richmond Town, 441 Clarke Ave, Staten Island 
AGES: All 
WHAT: There will be entertainment, vendors, food, and fun, including carnival games, rides, and a bouncy house. All proceeds will go to helping Veterans in need. 
WANT TO GO? $8 Adults; $6 seniors and students (ages 12-17); $5 children (ages 4-11). 

FREE Harvest Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, Atlantic Avenue and Furman Street, Brooklyn Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: There will be fun activities for the whole family, including pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, storytelling, games, and musical performances. MUST INCLUDE PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Alexa Hoyer  
WANT TO GO? 718-222-9939. 

Harvest Homecoming Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1000 Washington Ave., Crown Heights 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Replacing the annual Ghouls and Gourds fest, this traditional fall foliage festival features hay rides, lawn games, Brussels sprout bowling, and more. Kids will have a chance to debut their Halloween costumes in a children’s parade winding through the Garden.  
WANT TO GO? TBA. 718-623-7200. 


37th Annual Queens County Fair 
WHEN: Sept. 21-22, daily, 11:00am-6:00pm
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Step back in time and enjoy pie eating and corn husking contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway games. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Enjoy live music, a traditional agricultural fair, and the Amazing Maize Maze! 
WANT TO GO? $15 adults; $8 children younger than 13 (advance tickets: $10 adults, $5 children younger than 13). 718-347-3276. 

FREE 2019 Sunnyside Gardens Park Oktoberfest 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 12:00-5:00pm
WHERE: Sunnyside Gardens Park, 48-21 39th Avenue , Sunnyside 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See picnic grove transform into an authentic Biergarten serving award winning German styled beer, traditional German food, with live music and entertainment for the whole family. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The fun includes an arts and crafts fair, pumpkin patch, kids' crafts, carnival rides, and face painters. 
WANT TO GO? 323-428-5352. 

FREE Fall Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Forest Park Victory Field, Woodhaven Boulevard between Myrtle Avenue and Forest Park Drive, Woodhaven 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate fall with crafts, games, music, live entertainment, pumpkins, and more! 
WANT TO GO? 718-235-4100. 

FREE Fall Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Play games, make corn husk dolls, churn butter 19th century style, press your own apple cider, interact with a historic interpreter, and more.  
WANT TO GO? 718-206-0545 . 

FREE Bayswater Fall Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13, 12:00-3:00pm
WHERE: Bayswater Park, Dwight Ave., Seagirt Blvd. bet. Beach 38 St. and Bay 32 St., Queens 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate fall with a pumpkin patch, pony and hayrides, music, face painting, arts and crafts, inflatables, a magician, playmobile, games, and refreshments. 

Harvest Fest 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13, 11:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy live music, inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, tours, garden and composting demonstrations, craft and food vendors, a beer and wine garden, and more. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Festival admission includes free entry to the ever-popular Pumpkin Patch! 
WANT TO GO? $15 adults; $13 children; free for children younger than 4. 718-886-3800. 

FREE Halloween Harvest Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 12:00-4:00pm
WHERE: Socrates Sculpture Park, 35-01 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The festival features costume-making, Agostino Arts face-painting, Urban Shaman Mama Donna’s Pet Memorial Altar and Blessing of the Animals, and a Doggie Costume Contest!  
WHY WE LOVE IT: Vibrant cultural activities also include a Gede song workshop, card readings, and a procession culminating in a dance and drum performance. 
WANT TO GO? 718-956-1819. 

Nassau County


Fall Family Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 21, 10am-4pm
WHERE: St. Bernard's School Gym, 3100 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visit vendors, play games, and enjoy kids activities.  
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-520-8000. 

FREE The 18th Annual West Hempstead Fall Street Fair 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Nassau Boulevard, Hempstead Avenue North to Johnson Lane, West Hempstead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Featuring a craft fair, live entertainment, inflatable kids' rides, an autumn pumpkin patch, and a corral of food trucks!  
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 

FREE Family Fall Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Floral Park Library, 17 Caroline Place, Floral Park 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy fun activities, including playing with giant games, munching on delicious popcorn, and a visit to the famous pumpkin patch. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Every kid can pick and decorate a pumpkin! 
WANT TO GO? 516-326-6330. 

The 27th Annual Malverne Fall Festival & Classic Car Show 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 29, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Malverne Village, Park and Lots surrounding Malverne Train Station, Malverne 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The festival will feature a craft fair, live entertainment, inflatable kids' rides, dance and martial arts demos, and a pumpkin patch. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Stay for lunch with the delicious chili cook off. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 

Lynbrook Village Oktoberfest 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 3-8pm
WHERE: Greis Park Lynbrook, 60 Wright Ave, Lynbrook 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join your Lynbrook Neighbors for a fun day of live music, delicious food, beer and games for all.  
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 kids. 

Apple Festival at Mill Neck Manor 
WHEN: Oct. 12-13, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The 2019 Apple Festival promises to be better than ever, with the return of ripe apples, handmade country crafts, children’s activities and many more activities throughout the weekend. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods; $15 parking. 516-922-4100. 

31st Annual Farmingdale Fall Street Fair 
WHEN: Oct. 12-13, Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 10am-4pm
WHERE: Farmingdale Street Fair, Main Street, Farmingdale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy food, vendors, and more. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 888-334-2723. 

Rock Hall Country Fair 
WHEN: Oct. 19-20, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Rock Hall Museum, 199 Broadway, Lawrence 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Visit with colonial historians, craft vendors and antique cars, farm animals, pony rides, children's craft area, and more. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 516-239-1157. 

Fall Festival 
WHEN: Sept. 14- Oct. 27, See website for schedule
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Hayrides, crafts, stories, animals, face painting, and more are all at Hicks Nurseries ready to help welcome in the fall season. 
WANT TO GO? Purchase activities a la carte or a pay-one price $25 bracelet. 516-334-0066. . 

Suffolk County

44th Annual West Islip Country Fair 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: West Islip Public Library Grounds, 3 Higbie Lane, West Islip 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See live music on the stage and have fun in the children's area with bounce structures, a slide, a magician, face painting, and more. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: The food options abound with Polish, Greek, crepes, Philly cheesesteaks, roasted corn, funnel cakes, and fried Oreos!   
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-533-5403. 

FREE 2019 Wildwood Fall Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Wildwood State Park, Hulse Landing Road, Wading River 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The 26th Annual Fall Festival will showcase a variety of craft vendors as well as children's entertainment, pony rides, a petting zoo, food, and refreshments. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Show your friendly competitive side at the build a scarecrow and guess how much the pumpkin weighs contests.  
WANT TO GO? 631-321-3510. 

Fall Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 10am-4:30pm
WHERE: Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium, 1660 Rte 25A, Cold Spring Harbor 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Everyone will enjoy this festival featuring environmental exhibitors, music, games, a castle bouncer, live animal encounters, food, and more. 
WANT TO GO? $7; $6 seniors 65 and older; $5 kids ages 3-12; free for members. 516-692-6768. 

FREE Fall Craft Fair 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 11am-2pm
WHERE: Robert E. Reid, Sr. Recreation Center, Defense Road Route 25A, Shoreham 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Live music, food, craft vendors and more! 
WANT TO GO? 631-744-2601. 

First Fridays on Love Lane: OCTOBER 
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 4, 6-9pm
WHERE: The Greater Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, Love Lane, Mattituck 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Family and friends enjoy artisanal food, craft beverages, live music, and unique products, and more! 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 

Fall Festival and 'Mourning at the Manor' 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Sagtikos Manor, Montauk Highway between Montauk Hwy & Gardiner Drive, West Bay Shore 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join Sagtikos Manor for a historic fall festival featuring "Mourning at the Manor" including family fun for the kids with children’s games and activities. 
WANT TO GO? $10; $5 children ages 6-14. 631-854-0939. 

38th Annual Fall Festival 
WHEN: Oct. 12-13, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Montauk Chamber of Commerce, 742 Montauk Hwy., Montauk 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Live Music, Long Island beers and wine, Octoberfest foods,  Farmers' Market and more!  
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-668-2428. 

FREE Fall on the Bay 2019 
WHEN: Oct. 12-13, Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 11am-5pm
WHERE: Tanner Park, Baylawn Ave, Copiague 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Attractions include: Live Music & Entertainment, Boutique Style Shopping, Face Painting, a Bounce Castle Maze, and much much more. 
WANT TO GO? 631-586-2921. 

Riverhead Country Fair 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Riverhead's Main Street, Main Street, Riverhead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Take time to enjoy the local merchants, food, amusement rides, business expositions and displays, and more.  
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 

Long Island Fall Festival 2019 
WHEN: Oct. 11-14, Friday 5-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am-9pm; Monday 11am-5pm
WHERE: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy., East Islip 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The festival features hundreds of vendors, along with the three stages of entertainment, world-class carnival, numerous activities, and more.  
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 631-423-6100. 

WHEN: Oct. 19-20, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy the end of fall with live music, vendors, hayrides, locally brewed beer and more.  
WANT TO GO? $7.95. 631-722-8777. 

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 26, 11am-12:30pm and 1:30-3pm
WHERE: Heritage Trust, 633 Mt. Sinai Coram Road, Mt. Sinai 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Have some Halloween fun with pumpkin picking & decorating, unlimited game playing, fun raffles, prizes and much more. 
WANT TO GO? $10 per child. 631-509-0882. 

White Post Farms Fall Festival 
WHEN: Sept. 21- Oct. 27, 10am-4pm, daily
WHERE: White Post Farms, 250 old Country Rd, Melville 
AGES: 3-8 
WHAT: Annual festival includes petting zoo, bounce'n'slides, hayrides, lots of great shows for kids. 
WANT TO GO? $23.95. 631-351-9373. 

Boo at the Zoo Party 
WHEN: Oct. 20-27, Sundays, 1-3pm
WHERE: Long Island Game Farm, 489 Chapman Blvd., Manorville 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Kids, throw on your costumes for animal encounters, the Cookie Candy Craft–Snack Table and more!  
WANT TO GO? $18.95; $16.95 children 3-12, seniors 62 and older; free for children 2 and younger. 631-878-6644. 

Dogs Day on the Farm 
WHEN: Oct. 26-27, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic farm, 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead 
AGES: All 
WHAT: A unique opportunity to bring your dog to the farm for a Hayride, the fields and walk on a dog trail. 
WANT TO GO? $5; free for dogs. 631-722-8777. 

Westchester County

FREE SeptemberFest 
WHEN: Sept. 13-15, 7pm
WHERE: Village of Mount Kisco, 104 E Main Street, Mount Kisco 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy a full-blown, supersized carnival in Shoppers Park including Big Top Entertainment Tent with music and programs, a food court and beer garden, sidewalk tables and pop-ups. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-666-7525. 

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst 
WHEN: Sept. 13-15, Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
WHERE: Lyndhurst Estate, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See modern American makers, artists, and craftspeople and enjoy family activities like interactive puppet theater, face painting, storytelling, balloon animals, and more. 
WANT TO GO? $12 weekend pass; $4 kids 6-16; free for children younger than 6. 845-331-7900. 

FREE Cider and Donut Festival 2019 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 15, 9:15am races begin; 10am-2pm carnival and festival
WHERE: Wampus Brook Park, Maple Avenue, Armonk 
AGES: All 
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. 

Jay Day! Hudson River Ramble Fall Family Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Don’t miss the sights and tastes of autumn in New York while helping transform the Jay Estate into a 23 acre educational park. 
WANT TO GO? $40 per Family; $15 Individual. 914-698-9275. 

28th Annual Oktoberfest 
WHEN: Sept. 28-29, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Quassy Amusement Park, 2132 Middlebury Road, Middlebury, CT 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate Oktoberfest with German food, music, free pumpkin decorating for the kids, rides, and attractions. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides. 203-758-2913. 

Green Meadow Fall Fair 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Activities include candle dipping, face painting, hayride, tree climbing, the Dragon Run, pumpkin carving, caramel apples, and much more. 
WANT TO GO? Activity and food prices range from $1-$7. 845-356-2514 . 

FREE Fall Carnival 
WHEN: Oct. 2-6, 4-10pm Weekdays; 12-11pm Weekends
WHERE: Sts. Peter & Paul and St. Ursula Church, 129 E. Birch Street - Parking Lot, Mount Vernon 
AGES: 3-12 
WHAT: Enjoy carnival rides, games, and plenty of great food.  
WHY WE LOVE IT: Choose any of five days to attend! 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-668-9815. 

Heritage Applefest 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Boscobel House, 1601 Route 9D, Garrison 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Celebrate Hudson Valley harvests with cider pressing, apple preserving, and sweet and hard cider sampling. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Renowned entertainer Mark Rust will enthrall families and guests with a spectacular array of music and tales. 
WANT TO GO? $22 adults; $18 members; $13 children; $12 child members; free for children younger than 5. 845-265-3638. 

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 27, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Greenburgh Nature Center, 99 Dromore Road, Scarsdale 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Families can take part in an exciting scavenger hunt, play fun games, meet animals, and enjoy live music.  
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids will love dressing up for the costume parade! 
WANT TO GO? $15; $8 members; $10 in advance; $5 members in advance. 914-723-3470. 

Rockland and Bergen Counties

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 22, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Historic Downtown Port Jervis, GPS: 1 Jersey Ave, Port Jervis 
AGES: All 
WHAT: See live bands, dance performances, and classic cars, and enjoy delicious foods from around the world. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Little ones will have fun with a petting zoo, bicycle stunt show, and antique fire trucks. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-858-4017. 

FREE 69th Annual Autumn Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:30am–3:30pm
WHERE: Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, NY Motherhouse, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy music, affordable vendors, pony rides, carnival games, raffles, and more. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-359-7327. 

Green Meadow Fall Fair 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Activities include candle dipping, face painting, hayride, tree climbing, the Dragon Run, pumpkin carving, caramel apples, and much more. 
WANT TO GO? Activity and food prices range from $1-$7. 845-356-2514 . 

FREE Fall Forestry Festival 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 5, 10am-3pm
WHERE: New Jersey Forest Tree Nursery, 370 E Veterans Hwy., Jackson 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Explore the great outdoors with demonstrations and activities including a Forest Fire Service Helicopter water drop, maple sugaring, woodcarving and woodturning, Native American drum circle and dancing, and a scavenger hunt. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There will also be live music and a surprise guest "Theodore Roosevelt"! 

FREE Warwick Applefest 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 6, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Hudson Valley Village of Warwick, GPS: 225 West Street (Warwick Middle/High School) or 10 Park Ave (Park Avenue Elementary School), Warwick 
AGES: All 
WHAT: The Warwick Applefest features food vendors, music and entertainment, a children’s carnival, and more.  
WHY WE LOVE IT: Peruse the farmers' market and taste slices from the apple pie baking contest! 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 

WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 12, 1-5:30pm
WHERE: ORANGE COUNTY FARMERS MUSEUM , 850 NY-17K, Enter Berea rd entrance, Montgomery 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Hudson Valley's Official and Biggest Hogtoberfest will be filled with the most amazing bacon and German vendors. The goods include bacon fries, bacon-wrapped meatballs, chocolate-covered bacon, maple bacon donuts, and more. 
WANT TO GO? $10 and up; free for kids 12 and younger. 

Fall Festival 
WHEN: Oct. 12-14, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Sugar Loaf Chamber of Commerce, GPS to 1407 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Spend Columbus Day Weekend at the Sugar Loaf Fall Festival featuring local shops, food, a Kid Zone, live music, and more. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 848-467-8427. 

Harvest Fest 
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 19, 10am-5pm
WHERE: New Jersey Botanical Garden, 2 Morris Road, Ringwood 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Have a blast with games, face painting, applesauce making, booths, exhibits, free activities for the youngsters, and all-day music and dancing. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: Hayrides and pumpkin painting are just the start of a fun-filled family weekend. 
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods; $5 per car. 973-962-9534. 

FREE 5th Annual Harvest Festival 
WHEN: Oct. 12-20, Saturdays, 11am-5pm and Sundays, 11am-4pm
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy a long hayride to the PYO pumpkin patch, climb the hay pyramid, get lost in the hay-maze, and play games around the barn and upper lawn.   
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 845-264-3137. 

FREE Heritage of West Nyack Fall Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 12-4pm
WHERE: Heritage of West Nyack, 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Enjoy food, music, crafts, and more.  
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods. 914-419-0720. 

7th Annual Great Fall Festival 
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20, 1-4pm
WHERE: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood 
AGES: All 
WHAT: Join Flat Rock Brook Nature Center for an afternoon of family fun, music, and great food. 
WHY WE LOVE IT: There's something for everyone with delicious BBQ, live bluegrass music, games, crafts, face and pumpkin painting, canoe rides, and a live birds of prey program. 
WANT TO GO? $15; $10 ages 6-17; free for children younger than 5 and for members with pre-registration. 201-567-1265.