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Celebrate Autumn with These Family-friendly Fall Festivals in Niagara County

This autumn, experience all the fall festivals and events Niagara Falls and the surrounding region has to offer.

Fall festivals and events are an ideal way to pass a weekend day, from family-friendly fun like corn mazes to adult delights like craft beers. Plan your schedule with these upcoming events throughout the season and use it as an opportunity to explore the charming and varied towns in Niagara Falls USA with all that they have to offer — including lots of local history too!

Lewiston Harvest and Hops Festival

September 23-24, 2023

Hop over to Lewiston and celebrate the harvest season all weekend long! Sip on drinks from local wineries and breweries while you wander up and down Center Street, which will feature over 130 of New York State’s finest craft artists. Top it off with something tasty from the farmers market and food vendors as you enjoy the live music.

Niagara Wine Trail Harvest Festival

September 23-24, 2023

Taste the flavors of fall along the Niagara Wine Trail! Over the weekend, enjoy wine tastings paired with harvest themed appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes or desserts from the participating wineries. Take in the stunning autumn scenery of the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario while simultaneously getting inspiration for what to serve at your next dinner party!

Newfane Apple Harvest Festival

September 24, 2023

Going on its 44th year, the Newfane Apple Harvest Festival has classic fall fun for the entire family. Enjoy live performances, a flea market and craft vendors, animal exhibits, car and tractor displays, historical reenactments, hands-on activities, and, of course, lots of apples! Get in the spooky spirit and complete your day of fun with a tour of the Van Horn Mansion, located just a short drive north.

Fall Brew Fest + Oktoberfest at Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company

September 29-30, 2023

Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company in Wilson has a full weekend of fall festivities planned. On Friday, their annual Fall Brew Fest features over 20 fall and harvest seasonal brews exclusively from New York State craft breweries, along with live music and lawn games. Stick around on Saturday for their longest running annual event, “Cocktoberfest,” with German cuisine and beer, live music, local vendors and more.

Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street

September 30, 2023

Grab your lederhosen and kick off the autumn season in downtown Niagara Falls at the 13th annual Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street. Revel in authentic German cuisine and beer, live German-American music and dancing. Catch the annual keg tapping ceremony with the mayor, meander through the hay maze, and enjoy the fall scenery. Prost! 

Locktoberfest on the Canal

September 30, 2023

A celebration of community, local agriculture and the Erie Canal, Locktoberfest is the highlight of all things Lockport. Family-friendly activities, food, drinks, music and more will line Canal Street. After exploring, witness the marvel of the original Flight of Five Locks in motion by watching the Lock Tenders Demonstrations, or discover something scrumptious at the Lockport Community Farmers Market.

Tap & Craft Festival

October 21, 2023

The Tap & Craft Festival, taking place at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, is the place to be this weekend. Share a drink with more than 30 craft breweries, wineries and cideries from Upstate New York. Delight in delicious food and live music, and show off your backyard board game skills during the cornhole tournament!