That cool breeze in the air means fall is coming and festivals are popping up across the Tri-State to celebrate. Halloween, Thanksgiving and the harvest season are just some of the things to love about the autumn months. To help you celebrate, here are a few fall festivals to check out in the Tri-State this season.
Pumpkintown U.S.A. (Connecticut)
Pumpkintown U.S.A. has been around nearly 30 years, opening its doors in 1990. Many younger children are fearful of haunted attractions but Pumpkintown U.S.A. gives families, with children of all ages, a fun way to celebrate Halloween. From Sept. 17 to Oct. 31, visitors can go to the “village,” which is home to the “Pumpkinheads.” The attraction features food, a hay ride, face painting and a large pumpkin-shaped moonbounce.
Annual Harvest Celebration (New Jersey)
In downtown Chester, tradition reigns as the cooler months roll into New Jersey. To celebrate the coming of fall and harvest season, the city of Chester is hosting its 34th Annual Harvest Celebration on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The festival will have an antique car show, pumpkin painting and several demonstrations, including apple pressing and wood carving. The two-day weekend event is free of charge for anyone who wants to stop by and enjoy the fall season with the city of Chester.
Shaver’s Creek Fall Harvest Festival (Pennsylvania)
Fall is officially rolling in, and what better way to celebrate than to throw a party? Shaver’s Creek is hosting its Fall Harvest Festival from Oct. 24 to Oct. 25 to round out the month of October. The festival will include a variety of fun activities like pumpkin carving, live music and a haunted trail. The trail is advertised as family-friendly, so don’t worry, you can take the whole family. The festival is free to the public, but the trail requires tickets for ages four and up.
Halloween Harvest Festival (New York)
While some people make their way to haunted houses and take their kids trick-or-treating during the month of October, Long Island adds another celebration tradition into the mix. With its Halloween Harvest Festival on Oct. 28, Long Island celebrates in style with live music performances, a Canine Costume Contest and Halloween-themed crafts. The best part is that the entire event is free.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (New York)
One of the most famous fall festivities in the world is the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Every year, millions of people across the country tune in to watch the parade from the comfort of their homes. But if you live in the New York City area, you can attend it up-close-and-personal on Nov. 24. There are viewing areas all around the city where you can enjoy delicious food and shopping attractions along the way. But be sure to get there early – the crowds fill in fast and street barricades will be put in place before the parade begins.
The weather in the fall is perfect for festivals, so be sure to get outside and enjoy the beautiful foliage and Halloween celebrations before the cold months take hold.
This article is presented by Kundert Volvo in Hasbrouck Heights and Englewood, NJ.