Are you looking to celebrate all things fall this weekend? Head over to Albany and the Capital Region for some of the season’s best festivals and annual events. Enjoy amazing food and drinks, exciting activities, and even more family fun.
Hispanic Heritage Month is underway, and this Saturday, the Empire State Plaza in Albany will present their annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration. This tribute to Latin culture will feature traditional cuisine, live music, and plenty of room to dance all night long. Admission is free.
In celebration of their 5 year anniversary, Slidin’ Dirty Troy will host a free Oktoberfest Block Party to thank all their loyal customers. Have a blast from 5:00pm-10:00pm as you enjoy music from favorite local artists, a great list of brews and ciders, and throwback menu items.
Join Nine Pin Cider in Albany at their monthly Food Truck Fridays series. This Friday’s event will feature food from Nosh Food Truck and Catering Company, and they’ll be serving from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Stop by for a bite to eat and a glass of refreshing hard cider.
Don’t miss the 10th Annual Glenville Oktoberfest this Saturday at Maalwyck Park. Admission is free, and this year’s highlights include live music, a Harvest Area with vendors and activities, games, drinks, fireworks, and more.
Dust off your lederhosen and prepare for the 11th Annual Wolff’s Biergarten Oktoberfest Block Party on Saturday. Food trucks will line the street, and the party will offer events for people of all ages. Purchase your tickets and raise a glass to Oktoberfest!
For over 25 years, the Schilde family at Sunnycrest Orchards in Sharon Springs has hosted their annual Garlic Festival in celebration of the harvest. There will be food and drink vendors on both days of the festival, local products inspired by garlic, a Gift Shop, and more.
Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain continues this weekend with a special event known as Ciders in the Catskills. Admission to Oktoberfest is free, and when you purchase a cider tasting voucher, you can enjoy 20 cider samples and receive a cider tasting glass. There will also be a number of tasty Oktoberfest beers, live music, and vendors.
Lace up your running shoes on Sunday morning and compete in the 16th Annual Crossings 5K Challenge & Kids Runs at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center in Colonie. This popular 5K is a great community day that benefits children and families in need of childcare and health/wellness programming.