Autumn in Our Neighborhood, Capital Region Fall Musts!
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!
You know you favorite fall flavors, so we’re setting you up to experience them all! Make your 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! Apple cider donuts and delicious fall desserts can be sampled at many area apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Check out Octoberfest happening at Hunter Mountain throughout September and October. Though we know nothing can compete with our cuisine, an amazing day of activities can be found at any of these big autumn events!
If you're in the mood for a good scare, kick off your night out at our Tavern and Restaurant, then check out some of our area's well-known activities like haunted hayrides, corn mazes, Fright Fest at the Great Escape, Field of Horrors in Troy, Nightmares at Liberty Ridge, or Zombie Zip Line at Mountain Ridge Adventure.
Music and Miscellaneous
Rounding out our Autumn in the Neighborhood recommendations, we’ve got the music infused festivals you won’t want to miss. Check out the Altamont Fall Festival, North Albany Oktoberfest, Harvest Fest and Art Show (Upper Union St., Schenectady), or the 2017 Pride Center Gala.
For something a bit different, the city of Troy transformed into the Enchanted City in celebration of its Steampunk Festival (September 15th-16th). The Riverfront Park kicked 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, mark this one for next year's calendar.
Whether you're a spectator or avid runner, you won't want to miss the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Albany (Oct 7) or the Annual Troy Turkey Trot, a road race held on Thanksgiving morning in the downtown Troy!