Usher in the fall season in Westchester with a host of family autumn festivals. The area's harvest celebrations are packed with fun seasonal activities for kids, including pumpkin fun, hayrides, apple-cidering, doughnuts and more.
We've rounded up details on the best upcoming fall festivals in Westchester, several of which made our September GoList. Be sure to consult our guide to best places for apple picking, many of which include festival-like added attractions.
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Armonk Cider & Donut Festival - Armonk
September 17, 2017
Get your fix of doughnuts and cider at this annual festival, plus enjoy live music, doughnut fishing, carnival fun and more. Lace up for a pre-event race.
Fieldhome's Annual Fall Festival - Cortlandt Manor
Saturday, September 23, 2017
All ages can enjoy a car show, vendors and live entertainment, while kids get their own dose of fun in the form of inflatable rides, a magic show, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, pony rides and a hop on the Bubble Bus.
Sweet as honey at Greenburgh Nature Center's annual harvest event. Photo courtesy of the venue.
Honey Harvest Party - Scarsdale
Sunday, September 24, 2017
For a different type of harvest, learn about how honey is harvested and the basics of beekeeping. You’ll also get to participate in apple cidering and a Native Plant Meadow walk.
Pumpkin Picking Autumn Celebration - Katonah
Saturday, October 7 - Monday, October 9, 2017
Muscoot Farm comes alive for Columbus Day weekend with assorted fun that varies by day: pumpkin picking and decorating, hayrides, blacksmithing demos, animal photo ops, balloon artistry, professional pumpkin-carving demos and more.
Sleepy Hollow Street Fair - Sleepy Hollow
Saturday, October 14, 2017
While this festival may not have a specific autumn bent, it's surely worth a trip. With more than 80 vendors, a carnival and live music, all-day family fun can be had. Admission is free.
Scarsdale Fall Festival - Scarsdale
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Make a scarecrow, get your face painted, meet the animals and more at the return of this seasonal event.
If you're headed out of town this season, check out fall festivals happening in nearby NYC and New Jersey.
This article, originally published September 2013, is updated annually.
Top photo courtesy of Fieldhome.