A wonderful weekend of fun events awaits you in Clifton Park and the surrounding Capital Region. As we enter mid-October, you can expect to find a variety of things to do, from fall festivals and parties to Halloween-themed celebrations!
One of October’s top events in the Capital Region is FUSION – Albany Barn’s Annual Anti-Gala, which supports Albany Barn’s efforts to connect the community with diverse arts and cultural programming. FUSION is a celebration of arts and industry, and this year’s anti-gala will be brimming with music, food, craft beverage pairings, silent auction items, and other festivities.
Don’t miss out on Exit 9 Wine and Liquor’s 4th Annual Hard Cider Fest. Over 20 tables of hard cider will be present at the event, as well as plenty of food and fun. Admission is free, but you must be 21 or over to sample.
Lives Made Easier, Inc. will host their 5th Annual Fall Craft and Vendor Fair at Proctors in Schenectady from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is free, and there will be handmade crafts, raffles/prizes, kids activities, and a Halloween costume contest for children.
Round up the family and drive over to Pitney Meadows Community Farm on Saturday during Autumn Fest. Presented by the Waldorf School, Autumn Fest will offer a variety of fun, kid-friendly activities, such as pumpkin carving, pony rides, puppet shows, and more.
Head to The Mill on Round Lake for their annual FALLabration! Highlights will include a stein hoisting competition, cider donuts, chili, a pie eating contest, cornhole, fire pits, food and drinks, and more.
It may be fall, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about the holidays! Browse a wide selection of unique crafts and products at the Calvary Episcopal Church 11th Annual Holiday Bazaar in Burnt Hills, and get an early start on your holiday shopping.
Downtown Schenectady’s first ever Fall Spooktacular is scheduled for this Saturday at Gateway Plaza. From 2:00pm-7:00pm, this fall and Halloween-themed event will be filled with music, art, food and drink vendors, and much more.
Let your dog have some fun this Halloween season by attending the Hounds of Halloween III in downtown Albany. This annual dog-friendly trick-or-treating event is a great way to spend the afternoon with your dog, mix and mingle with others, and pick up treats at local participating businesses.
Visit the Empire State Plaza Convention Center this Sunday and enjoy the 48th Annual Festival of Nations. This multi-cultural festival will feature food, crafts, and live performances, and admission is $5 for adults, and $2 for kids 3-12.