You'll never be bored this fall!
Halloween Family Fun Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Madison Theatre at Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre
WHAT: Enjoy pumpkin picking and decorating, mask making, cupcake decorating, face painting, balloon creations, a magician, haunted house, food trucks, bounce houses, and live entertainment.
WANT TO GO? Prices not yet available. 516-323-4444. madisontheatreny.org.
FREE Harbes Farm's Annual Pumpkin Festival
WHEN: Sept. 29-30, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Family Farm, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck
WHAT: There will be doughnut eating contests for kids 12 and younger, fall themed fun, and games like scarecrow dress up, relays, and pumpkin rolling contests.
WANT TO GO? 631-298-0800. harbesfamilyfarm.com.
Fall Into Fun Carnival!
WHEN: Sept. 27-30, Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday, 6-11pm; Saturday, 12-11pm; Sunday, 12-7pm
WHERE: Heritage Center, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Road , Mount Sinai
WHAT: Lots of exciting rides for kids and thrill seekers, famous international food court and hospitality, and skill games for every age group.
WANT TO GO? $30 per person. 631-509-0882. msheritagetrust.org.
White Post Farm Fall Festival
WHEN: Sept. 22- Oct. 28, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-4pm
WHERE: White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Road, Melville
WHAT: Family activities include sing-along hayrides, bounce houses, entertaining shows, a petting zoo, and pumpkin picking.
WANT TO GO? $24; free for children younger than 16 months. 631-351-9373. whitepostfarms.com.
FREE Wildwood Fall Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Road, Wading River
WHAT: Activities include children's games, wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo, funny photos, inflatables, and a pumpkin weight raffle.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Take part in the 'build a scarecrow' contest!
WANT TO GO? 631-929-4314. nysparks.com.
FREE Armonk Cider and Donut Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 9:15am races, 10am festival
WHERE: Wampus Brook Park,
WHAT: The day starts with kids’ races and a 5k run before diving into freshly made hot donuts, fresh-pressed apple cider, and other local fare. Activities include carnival rides, bouncy houses, face painting, arts and crafts, and live music.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Kids and grown-ups can take part in the pie-eating contest and donut fishing games.
WANT TO GO? 914-273-2420. armonkchamberofcommerce.com.
20th Annual Fall Festival & Hawk Watch
WHEN: Sept. 15-16, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT
WHAT: An exciting, family-friendly nature festival, celebrating the fall season and annual migration of raptors at the Audubon Center in Greenwich. Enjoy live raptor shows, rehabilitated hawk releases, a music petting zoo, a rock climbing wall, hayrides, face painting, games, crafts, and food.
WANT TO GO? $15; free for children 2 and younger. 203-930-1351. greenwich.audubon.org.
FREE Family Harvest Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Pascone Park, Ashford Avenue and McCormick Drive, Ardsley
WHAT: Check out a day of activities including hay rides, a maze, face painting, slime decorating, a pumpkin patch, and balloon art.
WANT TO GO? 914-693-4443. alcottschool.org.
FREE Pound Ridge Harvest Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 13, 1-6pm
WHERE: Pound Ridge Town Park, 179 Westchester Ave., Pound Ridge
WHAT: Enjoy music, pumpkin decorating, games, face painting, an obstacle course, and more.
WANT TO GO? poundridgeharvestfestival.com.
FREE Soukup Farms Harvest Festival
WHEN: Oct. 13-21, Saturdays, 11am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: 4th Annual Harvest Festival, 271 Halls Corners Road, Dover Plains
WHAT: Enjoy a hayride to a "PYO" pumpkin patch. Climb the hay pyramid, get lost in the hay-maze, and play games.
WANT TO GO? 845-264-3137. soukupfarms.com.
WHEN: Sept. 22- Oct. 28, daily, 12-6pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Harriman State Park, Exit 17 off the Palisades Parkway, Bear Mountain
WHAT: Bring the faily for German food and beer, entertainment, craft vendors, and live music.
WHY WE LOVE IT: A fall tradition that you can catch at any point throughout the month.
WANT TO GO? $10 parking. 845-786-2731. visitbearmountain.com.
FREE Bergen County Fall Festival
WHEN: Sept. 28-30, Friday 6pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday Craft Fair 10am-5pm, Rides, Food 12pm-10pm
WHERE: Van Saun County Park, 216 Forest Ave., Paramus
WHAT: Celebrate fall with a crafts fair, carnival rides, farmers' market, animals, music, face painting, food trucks, and Master Garderner exhibits.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Celebrate the unofficial start of fall with the whole family.
WANT TO GO? 201-262-3771. co.bergen.nj.us.
FREE Applefest 2018
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 14, 9am-5pm
WHERE: Village of Warwick, 2 Bank St., Warwick
WHAT: Fun for the whole family with more than 200 craft vendors, dozens of food vendors, local non-profit exhibitors, apple pie baking contest, and music and entertainment on several stages plus a children’s carnival and farmers’ market!
WHY WE LOVE IT: A deliciously fun fall day!
WANT TO GO? warwickapplefest.com.
FREE Halloween Parade
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, 4 Depew Ave., Nyack
WHAT: Festivities include a trick-or-treat trail, a house decoration contest, dancing ghouls, marching bands, roller derby, floats, fire trucks, motorcycles and classic cars, costume contest, live entertainment, and cash prizes!
WHY WE LOVE IT: What better way to get spooky?
WANT TO GO? nyackchamber.org.
WHEN: Sept. 22- Oct. 28, Weekends, 12pm to 6pm
WHERE: Anthony Wayne Recreation Center, Exit 17 off the Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain
WHAT: Enjoy live music, dancing, vendors, food and beverages stations, party wagons, buffets, and more!
WHY WE LOVE IT: Its that time of year again...party time!
WANT TO GO? $10 parking.. 845-786-2731. visitbearmountain.com.
FREE Halloween Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 20, 11am
WHERE: Congers Lake Memorial Park, Gilchrest Road, Congers
WHAT: Enjoy a hayride, costume judging, bouncy house, and more.
WANT TO GO? town.clarkstown.ny.us.
FREE Fall Festival and Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 15, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Kirkbride Hall, 5 Patriots Hill Drive , Stony Point
WHAT: Enjoy bouncy rides, Two by Two Zoo, pony rides, vendors, food, and much more!
WANT TO GO? 845-786-2242. stonypointpal.org.
FREE Ridgewood Fall Craft & Art Street Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 16, 12pm-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Ridgewood, East Ridgwood Avenue, Ridgewood
WHAT: Features 165 exhibitors with arts, crafts, photography, all day music, and a food court. Stop by the Kidz Zone with pony rides, a petting zoo, inflatables, and games.
WANT TO GO? pjspromotions.
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2pm-6pm
WHERE: Palaia Winery, 10 Sweet Clover Road, Highland Mills
WHAT: Celebrate the fall harvest with live music, food and drink, pumpkin picking, wagon rides, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, and bounce slides.
WANT TO GO? $10. 845-928-5384. palaiavineyards.com.
FREE Cornwall Fall Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Cornwall, Main Street, Cornwall
WHAT: Enjoy a day of live entertainment, food, vendors, raffles, as well as kid-friendly activities like inflatables, a hay maze, petting zoo, pony rides, and tie-dye t-shirt demonstrations.
WANT TO GO? cornwallchamber.org.
FREE Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 23, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Port Jervis, Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis
WHAT: The celebration features continuous live entertainment, as well as food, antiques, craft vendors, and antique cars.
WANT TO GO? facebook.com/FallFoliageFestivalPortJervisNy.
FREE 68th Annual Autumn Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 29, 10:30am-3:30pm
WHERE: Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt
WHAT: Ring in the fall season with a day filled with shopping, food, games, pony rides, and more!
WANT TO GO? 845-359-5600. opblauvelt.org.
FREE Fall Festival
WHEN: Oct. 6-8, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Sugar Loaf , 1405 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf
WHAT: Spend the day enjoying food, music, shops, vendors, a beer garden, a kid's zone, and more!
WANT TO GO? sugarloafnewyork.
WHEN: Oct. 13-14, Saturday and Sunday, 11am-3pm
WHERE: Skylands New Jersey Botanical Gardens, 2 Morris Road , Ringwood
WHAT: The weekend includes hayrides, pumpkin painting, applesauce making, booths, exhibits, activities for the kids, music, the Beer Garden, a plant sale, and free garden tours!
WANT TO GO? $5 parking. 973-962-9534. njbg.org.
FREE Harvest Festival
WHEN: Oct. 13-20, Saturdays, 11am-5pm; Sundays, 11am-4pm
WHERE: Soukup Farms, 271 Halls Corners Road, Dover Plains
WHAT: Enjoy a long hayride to the pumpkin patch. Climb a hay pyramid, get lost in the hay-maze, play games around the barn and upper lawn, and check out the new corn maze!
WANT TO GO? 845-264-3137. soukupfarms.com.
Great Fall Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, check website
WHERE: Flat Rock Brook Nature Center, 443 Van Nostrand Ave., Englewood
WHAT: A day full of fun family festivities including barbecue, live bluegrass music, games, crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, and more!
WANT TO GO? $15, $10 children ages 6-17. 201-567-1265. flatrockbrook.org.
FREE Fall Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 21, 12pm-4pm
WHERE: Heritage of West Nyack, 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack
WHAT: See how folks lived in the 1770s with horse drawn rides, a historic dance troupe, sheep shearing, lace making demos, pen turning workshop, pumpkin picking and decorating, a magic show, children's games, story hour, vendors, crafts, music, mini-golf, and raffles!
WANT TO GO? vendors and refreshments for purchase. heritageofwestnyack.org.
FREE 2018 Fall Foliage Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 9am-3pm
WHERE: Downtown Highland Falls, , North Main Street from Cozzen’s Avenue to Drew Avenue, Highland Falls
WHAT: Peruse more than 100 vendors, music, street entertainment, and more!
WANT TO GO? thvac.org.
FREE Munchkin Monday Spookfest
WHEN: Monday, Oct. 22, 11am
WHERE: Palisades Center, 1000 Palisades Drive - Level 1, East Court, West Nyack
WHAT: Enjoy this annual Spookfest! Giveaways, games, and a live performance by kid band performer Evan Gottfried!
WANT TO GO? palisadescenter.com.