Travel back in time at the New York Renaissance Faire, one of our favorite fall festivals. Photo by Deborah Grosmark
Travel back in time at the New York Renaissance Faire, one of our favorite fall festivals. Photo by Deborah Grosmark

Fall Festivals in Westchester and the Hudson Valley: Apples, Pumpkins, Cider

Nothing says fall like a cool-weather festival, with pumpkinsdoughnuts, and apples abounding. Add to these highlights some carnival rides, treats, and live music, and you've got a wow-worthy weekend destination. Fortunately, there are plenty of fall festivals happening in 2021 in Westchester and the Hudson Valley.

Below are our top picks for area fall festivals, several of which were featured in our roundup of September activity highlights. With at least one festival almost every week from Labor Day through late October, we hope your family can enjoy more than one. For even more options, refer to our guide to the best places for apple picking, many of which include festival-like added attractions.

There's loads more to do this fall, so keep tabs on our Activities Calendar and follow us on Facebook to stay informed.

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Places featured in this article:


Sterling Forest
upcoming events
(Sat Aug 21, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) New York Renaissance Faire

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
upcoming events
(Sun Aug 29, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) Harvest Festival

Pound Ridge Town Park
upcoming events

Cantine Field
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 3, 2021) Garlic Festival

Soukup Farms
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 2, 2021 - Sun Oct 24, 2021) Soukup Farms Harvest Festival

Dutchess County Fairgrounds
upcoming events
(Sat Oct 16, 2021 - Sun Oct 17, 2021) NY Sheep and Wool Festival

The Ashokan Center
upcoming events
(Sun Oct 17, 2021) Fall Family Fun Fest
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor - various times Pick
Rock N Roll for Little Ones
Hendrick Hudson Free Library - 10:00 AM
Outdoor Storytime in Pelham
Pelham Public Library - 10:15 AM
Harvest & Halloween Drive Through
Stew Leonard's Yonkers - 11:00 AM
Manga Fun for Kids Virtual Class
Creatively Wild Art Studio - 3:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides