Are you ready to have some fun this weekend? The Albany area is alive with major annual events, seasonal activities, and more. Don’t miss out on the upcoming FUSION Anti-Gala, multiple fall festivals and celebrations, and Halloween-themed entertainment.
Friday, October 18th
Get ready for one of the best nights out in Albany at FUSION – Albany Barn’s Annual Anti-Gala. Now in its 8th year, this exciting anti-gala event is brimming with an oasis of eats by top secret chefs, a fusion of tunes to entertain guests, regional craft beer, wine, and spirit tastings, a silent auction, coffee bar and dessert station, and more. The anti-gala is Albany Barn’s biggest fundraiser, and tickets are available now!
Saturday, October 19th
Join the Capital District YMCA – Bethlehem this Saturday for their Hops on the Hill Craft Beverage Festival. The evening will feature live music, local food vendors, outdoor games, and tastings of local craft beverages.
Come down to The City Beer Hall in Albany and celebrate all things fall at their Sips N’ Sausages event. Highlights will include classic and modern German-style brews, delicious food specials, a beer stein holding competition, and more.
Head over to Proctors in Schenectady on Saturday for crafts, shopping, raffles, prizes, and more at the 5th Annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair. The event will benefit Lives Made Easier, a non-profit organization that supports people with physical disabilities.
Spend the afternoon having fun with family and friends at the 21st Annual Tri-Village Nursery School Fall Festival in Bethlehem. Look forward to a variety of festivities and activities, such as a bounce house, raffles, fall crafts, food and drinks, music, face painting, and prizes.
The final weekend of Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain has arrived. On both Saturday and Sunday, Hunter Mountain’s popular Oktoberfest celebration will offer samples of locally-crafted wines, numerous vendors, free children’s crafts, live entertainment, and plenty of beautiful fall foliage views.
Get in the Halloween spirit early at Schenectady’s new Fall Spooktacular! Hosted at Gateway Plaza, this family-friendly festival will have everything from hay rides and jack 0′ lanterns to art, music, merchandise, vendors, and more.
Prepare for a happy howl-o-ween this Saturday in downtown Albany! Presented by the Downtown Albany BID, Hounds of Halloween is a dog-friendly trick-or-treating event that will benefit the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society. Dress up your pup, and then stroll the streets to each of the participating stops.
Sunday, October 20th
Visit the Empire State Plaza this Sunday and experience the 48th Annual Festival of Nations. This year’s event will represent 28 countries and celebrate their culture through food, crafts, and live performances.
Bring the kids to Boo Fest at Colonie Center’s Center Court from 12:00pm-2:00pm. The free event will feature Curious George and crafts!