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Annual Fall Festivals & Events You Don't Want to Miss in the Albany Area

Find Out What's Happening During Fall 2022

There are so many reasons to love fall in the Albany area, and each year, we can look forward to the return of many fun and festive events. To help you make the most of the season, we've rounded up some of the best annual fall festivals and events happening in 2022.

Troy on Tap

September 10, 2022

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

Troy on Tap is the ultimate early fall event for beer lovers. Come out to the City of Troy and sample tons of releases from some of America's best craft breweries while enjoying live music, delicious food, and great local vendors. General admission and VIP tickets are available for purchase.

Clifton Park Farm Fest

September 17 - 18, 2022

The annual Clifton Park Farm Fest is a weekend of fun for the whole family. Take a drive to some of the working farms in Clifton Park and enjoy tours, apple picking, hayrides, demonstrations, animals, tasty food, and more. Additional activities will be taking place throughout the community.

Capital Apple & Wine Festival

September 17 - 18, 2022

After a hiatus, the Capital Apple & Wine Festival is coming back to the Altamont Fairgrounds this year for a weekend of arts and crafts, wine tastings and sales, live music, delicious food, and more. This is a family-friendly fall celebration with something for everyone.

Adirondack Balloon Festival

September 22 - 25, 2022

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.

Art on Lark: Fall Edition

September 24, 2022

In place of LarkFest, there will be a second Art on Lark event on Saturday, September 24. Come to this popular street festival and check out all the artists' displays. There will also be live music, food, and other festivities on Lark Street in the heart of Albany.

New York State Hops and Harvest Festival

September 24, 2022

Visit the Empire State Plaza on Saturday, September 24, 2022, for the annual New York State Hops and Harvest Festival. Highlights will include craft beer selections, live music, hops presentations, fall activities, and more.

Troy ChowderFest

October 9, 2022

man at a chowder tasting booth
Photo Credit: Dave DeCrescente

Mark your calendar for the return of Troy ChowderFest on Sunday, October 9, in downtown Troy! During ChowderFest, participating restaurants and businesses will serve out of their storefronts and offer $2 four-ounce samples. There is no up-front cost or presale ticket required to attend the event.

Upper Madison Street Fair

October 2, 2022

Head over to Upper Madison Avenue in Albany for an afternoon of music, dancing, art, food, and activities. The Upper Madison Street Fair is a highly anticipated annual event that will be held on October 2, 2022, from 12pm-5pm.

Empty Bowls Project

October 1, 8, and 15, 2022

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's Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K

October 29, 2022

The newest addition to Albany's top fall events is the Trick or Trot Pumpkin Run 5K, which will be held on Saturday, October 29. Participants are encouraged to dress in their best costume for this fun 5K, which will travel throughout downtown Albany and Washington Park. Fireworks will precede the race at 5:45pm.

Albany Auto Show

November 4 - 6, 2022

Are you ready to buy a new vehicle but aren't sure what to get? Attend the annual Albany Auto Show at the MVP Arena 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.

Veterans Day Events

November 11, 2022

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

November 24, 2022

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 2022, 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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