Fall Festivals

We love to take advantage of the gorgeous fall season in the Great Western Catskills and gather together to enjoy fun events for the whole family. As you plan your Catskills getaway this fall, keep an eye on these upcoming events!

September 8-10
Festival of Women Writers
Hobart Book Village
600-698 Main Street
Hobart, NY
The Hobart Book Village Festival of Women Writers celebrates its fifth straight year of readings and workshops, open to all lovers of language.

September 9
Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree and Powerfest
Hanford Mills Museum
51 County Highway 12
East Meredith, NY
The 34th annual Dan Rion Memorial Antique Engine Jamboree & Powerfest will feature tractors, automobiles, steam and gas powered engines, outboard motors, model engines and boats, and much more. See working machines dating back to the early 20th century that chop, grind, mix cement, saw logs, shell corn and make jobs easier and quicker. The Museum will be operating its steam boiler and steam engines. Plus music, food, and kids' activities.

September 23
Delhi Harvest Festival
Courthouse Square
Delhi, NY
The tradition continues! Join the 33rd Annual Delhi Harvest Festival! Rain or shine. Over 60 vendors will be selling wonderful items including all sorts of jewelry, handmade gifts, yarns, art work, handbags, baked treats, wooden items and much more. From noon until 4:00 p.m., the band Bluestone Country will perform in the bandstand for all to enjoy.

September 23
Cauliflower Festival
Village of Margaretville Pavilion
Bridge Street (behind the supermarket)
Margaretville, NY
Welcome to the 13th Annual Cauliflower Festival! Celebrating farming, cooking and culture in the past, present and future of the Catskill Mountains.
Fun for the entire family, including Cauliflower for sale, scores of artists and craftspeople, history tent sponsored by the Town of Middletown Historical Society, traditional music throughout the day, rides and petting zoo, children’s hands-on crafts and entertainment, and much more!
September 30 - October 9
Catskills Lark in the Park
The Catskills Lark in the Park is an annual celebration of the Catskill Park and the Catskill Mountains Region. The Lark brings together hundreds of people and dozens of organizations that participated in hundreds of events, all aimed at heightening awareness of the Catskill Mountains region of New York State and the Catskill Park. Activities include organized hikes, bicycle trips, paddles, service, cultural and educational events.
October 7
Plattekill Mountain
469 Plattekill Road
Roxbury, NY
8th annual family fall festival with fun for all ages. Rain or shine. Kids activities, games, pumpkin painting, bounce house, magic show, s'mores, live music, scenic fall foliage chairlift rides, vendors, BBQ and beer garden.
October 7-8
Taste of the Catskills Festival
Maple Shade Farm
2066 County Highway 18
Delhi, NY
The Taste of the Catskills Festival is a family-friendly event that showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of our region. With a variety of vendors including farmers, value-added food producers, and restaurants, attendees learn how food travels from farm to fork during a fun-filled autumn weekend on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm, a family-run farm in Delhi. Saturday’s events will culminate with a harvest dinner paired with Ommegang beer, prepared entirely from local ingredients. Weather permitting, there will be a bonfire following dinner. Following up on its introduction last year is once again the incredibly successful — and fun! — Farm Olympics. This is a friendly team [three member] competition to see who is FARM STRONG! There are lots of kid’s activities each day. The activities will highlight life on the farm. The Catskill Puppets are on the grounds both days with their larger than life creations. Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will be presenting a preview of their brand new show on Saturday. Workshops each day teach attendees tricks for farming, cooking, brewing, and vintning. The main activities are held under tents and in the barn, so the show will go on RAIN OR SHINE!!!

October 14
Woodmen's Festival
Hanford Mills Museum
51 County Highway 12
East Meredith, NY
The Woodsmen's Festival celebrates the many ways people use and work with wood. This event features lumberjack skills and woodworking demonstrations and exhibitors, music, children's activities, the water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop, and food. The SUNY Cobleskill Woodsmen's Team will be demonstrating their lumberjack skills--always a crowd pleaser. There will be wood turning, coopering, and wood carving demonstrations, a portable sawmill, and exhibits from organizations and local farmers and vendors. And, come see the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop and explore the power of the past.

Please see our event calendar for a complete listing of events.

Top photo: Taste of the Catskills Festival