When you’ve been in the Capital Region as long as we have, you learn the best ways to enjoy Albany! The Century House is in the midst of all that’s great about living in the northeast, so we’ve put together a list of fun activities to help you savor September and enjoy every moment of your stay at our premiere hotel.
This season, opportunities for the whole family to have fun are at your fingertips! For starters, apple picking season is our first MUST. There’s no better way to summarize the Capital Region during fall than pumpkin picking, cider donuts, and rows and rows of apples! There are loads of orchards and farms in the capital region, so pick your favorite and prepare for picking!
The sky will literally be the limit for our next activity! If apple picking just isn’t at the top of your September to-do, take an excursion to Glen Falls and experience the Adirondack Balloon Festival (September 21st-24th). The stunning skyline will please all ages, and why not take a ride? When you’ve finally tuckered out, our hotel will be ready to relax you after your adventure.
Hello, Autumn Evenings
You can always kick off your night out at our Tavern and Restaurant, but Troy on Tap and LarkFEST are also going to be your best adult only places this September. These 21+ events are some of the largest in the Capital Region this autumn. LarkFEST is Upstate New York’s largest one day street festival, and this year’s 36th annual events is one of the most anticipated of the year! Troy on Tap is held at the Sage Colleges and mixes upscale with on-tap for a different feel. You might also want to check out Oktoberfests like the one held at Hunter Mountain!
For the Fall Foodie
You know you favorite fall flavors, so we’re setting you up to experience them all! Make you way across the river for Troy’s Chowder fest (October 8th). Only $1 per cup of soup so you can take your time and vote for all your favorites. Saratoga knows how to whip up some Chowder too, as they serve up soup later, in February! The Capital Region Apple and Wine Festival is also worth your while. An event set to satisfy kids and adults (from wine tastings to haunted houses) you’ll want to mark your calendar now! Admission is low at the Altamont Fairgrounds (September 16th-17th) so be sure to check out the long list of vendors, activities, and entertainment that will be provided! Though we know nothing can compete with our cuisine, an amazing day of activities can be found at any of these big autumn events!
Music and Miscellaneous
Rounding out our Autumn in Albs recommendations, we’ve got the music infused festivals you won’t want to miss. The Plaza Summer Music Series will wrap up in September with some Jazz and Motown while Blues will hit Schenectady every second Wednesday of the month. The next free admission event will definitely enchant you. For the fourth year in a row, Troy will be turning into the Enchanted City for its Steampunk Festival (September 15th-16th). The Riverfront Park will kick off the event with an Inventor’s Parade, with Victorian vendors, crafts, performances and fantasy. If you’re a frequent festivaler or if you’re unfamiliar with Steampunk, check it out for a unique experience that can only be found in the Capital Region near your favorite family owned business.
Staying at the Century House means accessibility to all the Capital Region’s fall fun. You can reach our hotel at (518) 785-0931 to start booking your autumn in Albany...we know you won’t want to leave!