Adirondack Fall Festivals & Local Events
Get the Details for Top 2023 Fall Events in the Adirondacks
See what's in store this year as fall arrives in the Adirondacks! Incredible festivals and events take place throughout the region you won't want to miss out on! From live music and farm tours, to beer celebrations and more, discover some of the most popular festivals and events happening September through October in and around the Adirondacks.
Photo provided by Otis Mountain, credit to Jenny Alice Watts
September 8 - 10, 2023
Otis Mountain Get Down is a full weekend of musical performances in Elizabethtown. The festival centers around diversity rather than popularity; their goal is to enable guests to listen to bands they've never heard of before and find genres they never even knew they liked.
Photo provided by Whiteface Visitors Bureau, credit to Eye in the Park Photography
September 9, 2023
Fall is a time of gorgeous colors, and that's why Wilmington celebrates the season with their annual Festival of Colors. The event showcases local artists, crafters, farmers, and bakers. They offer entertainment for kids, live music for adults, and more.
September 15 - 17, 2023
Jazz enthusiasts can't miss out on Lake George Jazz Weekend! Enjoy free jazz concerts over two days in Lake George's Shepard Park. Bring your own chairs and blankets and sit back and enjoy the tunes.
September 16 & 17, 2023
Inlet's Fall Festival features dozens of vendors with furniture, clothing, candles, photography, jewelry, and much more. There will be live music, kids entertainment, and food.
September 21 - 24, 2023
The highly anticipated Adirondack Balloon Festival is held in Queensbury and Glens Falls. This year marks the 50th anniversary, and there are some new festivities in store!
September 30, 2023
Ticonderoga holds its sixth annual FallFest in 2023. There's typically a full schedule of events for the whole family.
September 30 - October 1, 2023
Whiteface Mountain - it's for more than just skiing! Each year a massive Oktoberfest is put on with a Bavarian-style celebration with authentic German food, beer, music, and dancing. This festival has been rated one of the top five must-visit Oktoberfests in North America by SKI Magazine.
October 7, 2023
Fall is a time for pumpkins, beer, and farm animals. Check out tours at various farms in Thurman during the Thurman Farm Tour. See goats and sheep, take wagon rides, check out maple producers, and much more.
October 14, 2023
Who does an Oktoberfest better than a brewery? Adirondack Brewery's Oktoberfest features nonstop polka music, a beer garden, beer sampling, local wine, craft cider, authentic German food, keg tossing, a costume contest, and more. Guest breweries attend, so you can expect a wide variety of great brews in addition to Adirondack Brewery beer.