Capital Region Fall Festivals & Events for 2017

Fall fun is right here in Albany - there is so much to do in the Capital Region during the autumn season! From festivals to arts and crafts shows and more, there's something for everyone. Check out which events look the most fun to you and then mark your calendar!

September in the City Art Fair

red banner advertising September in the City Art Fair in front of vendor booths

September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2017

Every Thursday during the month of September you can check out local art, crafts, and more at September in the City Art Fair in DiNapoli Park, along with a different musical guest each week.

Troy on Tap

four beer samples in a row

September 16, 2017

Troy on Tap is back at the Athletic Field at the Sage Colleges! Come out to sample over 100 releases from some of America's best craft breweries while enjoying live music, delicious food, and great vendors.

Clifton Park Farm Fest

a toddler boy petting a goat at a farm

September 16 and 17, 2017

It's a weekend of fun for the whole family! Enjoy farm tours, apple picking, hayrides, demonstrations, animals, horse rides, great food, festive music, and more with Clifton Park Farm Fest.

Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival

large plastic bags of apples

September 16 and 17, 2017

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

Adirondack Balloon Festival

people on an open field surrounded by hot air balloons landingPhoto credit: John Saville

September 21 to 24, 2017

This event offers a truly spectacular sight! Just a short trip away from Albany, Glens Falls hosts the annual Adirondack Balloon Festival with more than 30 hot air balloons, tethered rides, and two days of events.


a man browsing a clothing vendor booth

September 23, 2017

LarkFEST is New York State's largest one-day street festival! With two stages of live music and over 80,000 people in attendance, this event is an absolute must during the fall in the Capital Region.

Empty Bowls

several ceramic bowls on a lawn

October 1, 2017

The Empty Bowls Project in Troy is a fundraiser that raises awareness for the issue of hunger. Participants purchase a bowl and get it filled with a soup of their choice from participating area restaurants - at the end your bowl is washed so you can take it home!

Goold Orchard Apple Festival & Craft Show

apples in an apple tree

October 7 and 8, 2017

Come check out activities for all ages at the Goold Orchard Apple Festival & Craft Show: live entertainment, fresh food, horse-drawn wagon rides, a bounce house, magician and puppet shows, and fresh apples and pumpkins.

Troy Chowderfest

close up of a man overly excited about eating chowder

October 8, 2017

Cast your vote for the best local chowder at the Troy Chowderfest! For just $1 a sample you can taste test them all. Then you decide who the winner is!

Veterans Day Events

flags in the ground

November 11, 2017

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

Troy Turkey Trot

the crowd running at the Turkey TrotPhoto credit: Pat Hendrick Photography

November 23, 2017

Register to run in the 101st annual Troy Turkey Trot, or wake up early Thanksgiving morning to cheer from the sidelines. This race is one of the largest and oldest turkey trots in the entire country!

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