Summer is quickly coming to a close as the weather starts to cool. The nights are getting cooler, and the mornings are staying just as cool. Soon, the leaves will begin to change in their mirage of green to gold and flaming amber hues. Pumpkin patches will fill with the potential of being carved up into various faces and shapes, urging on the spooky season of Halloween. There is no better way to celebrate the Fall than with festivals and events.
Niagara County, NY is one of 62 counties that comprise the State of New York, consisting of 3 cities and 12 towns. Nowhere like Niagara County does it better by celebrating Fall with family fun and festivals, from corn mazes to adult delights, such as craft beers. Plan your schedule with these upcoming events throughout the season, and use it to your advantage to explore the varied and charming towns within Niagara County with all they have to offer, and more!
Fun in Autumn with Family-Friendly Festivals in Niagara County
Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street
Explore the festival with German roots and grab your lederhosen to kick off the Autumn season in downtown Niagara Falls. The 12th annual Oktoberfest will be located on Old Falls street. Featuring authentic German cuisine and beer, live German-inspired music, and dancing, you won’t want to miss out on this festival. Catch the annual keg tapping ceremony with the Mayor, stroll through the hay maze, and partake in stein-hoisting with a “Prost!”
September 24, 2022
Newfane Apple Harvest Festival
The Newfane Apple Harvest Festival is coming up on its 43rd year, full of classic Fall fun for the entire family. Featuring a few live performances, a flea market, and craft vendors, this festival includes both young families and adults. This year there will be animal exhibits, car and tractor displays, tons of apples, hands-on activities, and historical reenactments. Complete your day of fun with a tour of the Van Horn Mansion to complete the spooky season.
September 25, 2022
Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival
Hop on over to Lewiston, NY to celebrate the annual harvest season all week long. Hang out with family and friends by sipping on drinks from local wineries and breweries. Meander up and down Center Street, home to over 130 of New York State’s finest craft artists. There are food vendors and some tasty treats at the farmer’s market to fill your tummy as you enjoy live music.
September 24-25, 2022
Niagara Wine Trail Harvest Festival
Taste and embrace the flavors of Fall along the Niagara Wine Trail. Enjoy taste testing paired with harvest-themed appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes, and desserts from wineries participating in contests over the weekend. Enjoy the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario with stunning Autumn scenery. Get inspired by what to serve at your next dinner party!
September 24-25, 2022
Fall Brew Fest & Oktoberfest at Woodcock Brother’s Brewing Company
Located in Wilson the Woodcock Brother’s Brewing Company is a full weekend of Fall festivals. On Friday, the 6th Annual Fall Brew Fest will be featuring 20 Fall and harvest seasonal brews found only in New York State craft breweries, with live music and lawn games, perfect for those professionals who have a palette for dark and light beers. On Saturday, the longest-running annual event, “Cocktoberfest,” will feature German cuisine, beer, local vendors, and live music.
September 30-October 1, 2022
Oktoberfest on the Canal
Celebrating community, the Erie Canal, and local agriculture, the Locktoberfest is the highlight of family-friendly activities, foods, drinks, music, and more, lining Canal Street. Witness the marvel of the original Flight of Five Locks in motion by watching Lock Tenders Demonstrations. Discover and explore scrumptious food at the Lockport Community Farmer’s Market.
October 1, 2022
Tap & Craft Festival
The festival will take place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, and it is a place to be this Halloweekend. Share a drink with a buddy with more than 30 craft breweries, wineries, and cideries all exclusive from Upstate New York. Delight in delicious food and live music, and enjoy the corn hole tournament, a game to show off your backyard lawn game skills!
October 29, 2022