Here in the Albany area, fall is all about colorful foliage, festive events, traditional family activities, and spooky attractions that will get you into the Halloween spirit. Make the most of this Columbus Day weekend by checking out some of the top 8 events and activities we’ve highlighted below!
Get Ready For an Eventful Fall Weekend
Enjoy a fun-filled day with the family at the Maple Ski Ridge Fall Festival on October 10 in Schenectady. You can shop at the craft show and flea market, explore the car and tractor shows, go on a scenic chair lift ride, and enjoy tasty food and snacks from vendors. General admission is $5 per carload.
Albany Fall Sightseeing Cruises | Saturday, October 10 – Sunday, October 11
One of the most unique ways to see the fall foliage is on a sightseeing cruise. Dutch Apple Cruises in Albany is offering 90-minute Fall Sightseeing Cruises on Saturday and Sunday this Columbus Day weekend. Reserve your socially distant table today and enjoy the ride!
Experience art, music, and culture at the final Fallbany Art and Craft Market of the season. The Saturday market will be held at the Black Lives Matter Park in Albany from 10:00am-2:00pm.
To keep pups and people safe this season, downtown Albany’s 4th Annual Hounds of Halloween event is going virtual! From now through October 22, the public can participate in an online Costumed Canine Photo Contest. The winners will be announced on Halloween, and the top three pups and their people will receive gift certificates to downtown Albany businesses and Mohawk Hudson Humane Society merchandise.
Who has the greatest chicken wings of them all in Schenectady? Find out during the 2020 Downtown Schenectady Wing Week, a reimagined version of the annual Wing Walk. For this year’s event, participating restaurants will offer one specialty wing throughout the week in three different sizes for three different prices, making it easier than ever to sample all the wings. Check out the list of participants online and plan your visit.
This Saturday, join The City Beer Hall in Albany for a throwback flick under the stars. As part of their Cinema Saturdays movie series, you can sit on their open air patio for a movie night. Admission is free, and the featured movie will be Young Frankenstein.
Celebrate Halloween Season in the Capital Region
Have a Scary Good Time at Halloween Attractions
From drive-thru experiences to dazzling pumpkin displays, this month is filled with both fun and spooky Halloween attractions to entertain people of all ages. Pick out one that appeals to you and get your tickets ahead of time.
Carve Out Time For Pumpkin Picking
Halloween is approaching, which means it’s time to get some pumpkins and carve a few jack-o’-lanterns. Round up the family and take a trip to a local pumpkin patch to find the best pumpkins for your needs.