Albany, NY – Fall is a wonderful time in Albany to experience the leaves changing over to beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges. Albany and it’s surrounding areas offer some breath-taking opportunities to experience the burst of color, whether it’s by car, bicycle, or foot. Taking a hike through Thacher Park will offer Fall landscapes, or you can head to the Albany Pine Bush, to see flora and fauna native to the area. If you want to experience more than just the local flavor the Pine Hollow Arboretum has over 3,300 species of plants, trees, and shrubbery from around the world on their 25 acre property!
In addition to all the outdoor activities, there are many family friendly venues in the Fall. The Palace Theatre will continue their free children’s movies with the Smurfs on August 25th. Goold Orchards also has their 27th Annual Apple Festival & Craft Show which has live music, horse drawn wagon rides, bounce houses, and even a wine tasting for the adults. Families can also kick it into high gear with go-kart racing at K1 Speed, or head over to Dave & Busters for a family game night, to see who can get the most tickets!. No matter what you choose, there are plenty of events going on in Albany in the Fall, all framed by the backdrop of colorful Fall foliage.
Family Fun in New York’s Capital
Check out this video breakdown of Family Friendly Fall events!
Other Fall events to look forward to!
Shaker Craft Fair: September 12-13 at the Shaker Heritage Site featuring local artisans, hands-on activities and farm animals!
Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival: September 19-20 at the Altamont Fairgrounds!
Discover the Hilltowns, Farms and Artisans Tour: September 19-20 through Berne, Knox, Renssalaerville & Westerlo. Features a self guided driving tour of farms, artisans, markets, restaurants, libraries, historical museums, pasture walks, demos and sales.
Crailo Harvest Fair: September 12, this celebration harkens back to harvest celebrations of the Van Rensselaers during the 17th and 18th centuries with re-enactors and historically accurate board games and activities.
Goold Orchard Oldies Car Show: September 19 come out to Goold Orchards to see classic cars on display with vendors, trivia, wine tasting, apple picking, face painting, and more!
About the ACCVB:
The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 or visit www.albany.org.
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