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Discover 2021 Fall Festivals & Events in the Albany Area

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Fall fun can be found right here in the Albany, NY area! There is so much to do during this colorful season, and we've rounded up a wide variety of annual fall festivals and events that can't be missed in the Capital Region.

Fallbany Pop-Up Market

2021 Event TBD

small band playing outdoors

Details for the 2021 Fallbany have not been announced yet. However, in 2020, Fallbany featured pop-up markets at various locations in Albany in both September and October. Stay tuned for further updates.

Troy on Tap

Date: September 11, 2021

four women at beer tasting event
Photo provided by Troy on Tap

Troy on Tap is the ultimate fall event for beer lovers! Come out to Troy and sample over 120 releases from some of America's best craft breweries while enjoying live music, delicious food, and great local vendors.

Clifton Park Farm Fest

Dates: September 18 - 19, 2021

The annual Clifton Park Farm Fest is a weekend of fun for the whole family. Enjoy tours, apple picking, hayrides, demonstrations, animals, tasty food, and more at local participating farms and businesses.

Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival

CANCELED for 2021

Editor's Note (8/19/2021): The Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival is canceled for 2021. Below, you can read about the event for an idea of what to expect in 2022.

Don't miss the only festival in the area that combines apples and wine - the Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival! Look forward to wine tastings, a farm market and bakery, apples from local orchards, kids activities, an arts and crafts show, live music, and a car show too.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

Dates: September 23 - 26, 2021

This popular event offers a truly spectacular sight! Just a short trip away from Albany, Glens Falls and Queensbury host the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival featuring over 30 hot air balloons. Admission is free, and hot air balloon launches will be held at different locations throughout the festival weekend.

Upper Madison Street Fair

Date: September 26, 2021

Head over to Upper Madison Avenue in Albany for an afternoon of music, dancing, art, food, and activities. The Upper Madison Street Fair is an annual event that offers fun for the entire family.

LarkFEST

2021 Event Canceled

Editor's Note (8/25/2021): The Lark Street BID has cancelled the 2021 LarkFest in Albany. Below, you can read a general description of the popular annual event. We look forward to the return of LarkFest next year!

LarkFEST is New York State's largest one-day street festival! With two stages of live music and over 50,000 people in attendance, this event is an absolute must during fall in the Capital Region.

Empty Bowls Project

Dates: October 2, 9, and 16

The Empty Bowls Project in Troy is a fundraiser that raises awareness about the issue of hunger. Attendees can purchase a bowl to help support local food pantries in the Capital Region. This year's event will be held on three consecutive Saturdays in October at the Troy Farmers Market.

Albany Auto Show

Dates: November 5 - 7, 2021

Are you ready to buy a new vehicle but aren't sure what to get? Attend the annual Albany Auto Show at the Times Union Center for an up close look at the latest and greatest cars, trucks, SUVs, and more from over 25 manufacturers. This three-day event is the perfect time to browse, ask questions, and figure out the best new vehicle for you this year.

Troy Chowderfest

2021 Event TBD

man at an outdoor chowder tasting station
Photo Credit: Dave DeCrescente

Editor's Note (8/19/2021): The 2020 Troy Chowderfest was reimagined as a BINGO game that everyone could play. 2021 details have not yet been announced. In the meantime, you can still read about the 2020 event below.

Fall fun can be found right here in Albany, NY! There is so much to do in the area during this colorful season, from festivals to arts and crafts shows and more. We've rounded up a wide variety of annual fall festivals and events that can't be missed in the Capital Region.

The annual Troy Chowderfest has been reimagined as a BINGO game that everyone can play. All you have to do is register for free and get your BINGO card. Then, from October 19 - 31, 2020, enjoy shopping, dining, and exploring downtown Troy online and in-person.

Veterans Day Events

November 11, 2021

Every year, our country honors its military heroes on Veterans Day. Find local events and commemorations happening and pay your respects to American military members.

Troy Turkey Trot

Date: November 25, 2021

Photo Credit: Pat Hendrick Photography

Register to run in the annual Troy Turkey Trot! This race is one of the largest and oldest turkey trots in the entire country, and for 2021, and the event will feature a 5K run, a 10K run, a one-mile Turkey Walk, and the Grade School Mile. Sign up and join this proud tradition in the Capital Region.

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