As the vibrant colors of autumn begin to paint the landscape, the Sullivan Catskills come alive with a tapestry of fall festivals that celebrate the magic of the season. From lively entertainment to local harvests, there’s no better way to embrace the autumn spirit than by joining in the festivities that make this time of year truly special.
Harvest Festival at Bethel Woods
Step into a world of autumnal wonders at the Harvest Festival held at the iconic Bethel Woods. This celebration of local culture and creativity will captivate you with live performances, artisan vendors, farm-fresh produce, and activities for the whole family. From pumpkin picking to live music, the Harvest Festival invites you to experience the essence of fall in Sullivan Catskills.
In the Works, In the Woods – Forestburgh Playhouse
Indulge in a dose of culture at the Forestburgh Playhouse’s “In the Works, In the Woods” series. Immerse yourself in the world of theatre as artists share their creations in an intimate outdoor setting. With the crisp fall air and the magic of live performances, this is a unique way to connect with the arts while surrounded by the beauty of the Sullivan Catskills.
Big Eddy Film Festival
Cinephiles and storytellers unite at the Big Eddy Film Festival, a cinematic extravaganza set against the stunning backdrop of the Sullivan Catskills. Immerse yourself in a diverse selection of films, from thought-provoking documentaries to captivating narratives. This festival is a window into new worlds, with screenings, discussions, and events that will ignite your passion for storytelling.
The Big Sip – October 7th – October 8th
Raise your glass to the fall season at The Big Sip, where the Sullivan Catskills‘ beverage scene takes center stage. Sample the finest wines, ciders, and spirits crafted by local artisans while enjoying live music and delightful bites. This is a chance to savor the flavors of the region as you bask in the beauty of fall foliage.
Peace, Love, and Pumpkins: A Glowing Wonderland of Delight – October 13th – 29th
Venture into an enchanting realm at the “Peace, Love and Pumpkins” Festival, where winding through garden trails unveils a mesmerizing world of hand-carved jack-o’-lanterns. Marvel at thousands of unique creations, from Woodstock icons to captivating mermaids, all illuminated in a whimsical glow. Pause midway for drinks, snacks, and even live music on select nights, making this festival an unforgettable fall experience.
Jeff Jamboree: A Fall Extravaganza – September 16th
Elevate your fall experience with the Jeff Jamboree, a spectacular event that promises fun and excitement for all ages. This extravaganza showcases the Sullivan Catskills‘ spirit of togetherness through a variety of activities, live entertainment, and delicious food offerings. From games and live music to local crafts and experiences, the Jeff Jamboree is your ticket to a memorable fall weekend.
National Alpaca Day
Join Buck Brook Alpacas to celebrate National Alpaca Day on Saturday, September 23! Delight in meeting the fuzzy alpacas while you experience farm tours, fiber demonstrations, weaving and spinning demos, and fiber crafts. And there’s fun for the whole family–face painting, an obstacle course, alpaca costume contest, and more. It’s a free event happening from 12 to 4 p.m.
Callicoon Art Walk – October 8th
Immerse yourself in creativity at the Callicoon Art Walk, a visual journey through the works of local artists. Stroll through charming streets adorned with art displays, galleries, and studios, each offering a unique perspective on the world. Engage with the artists, discover hidden treasures, and let the creativity of Sullivan County, NY inspire you.
Calling all adventure enthusiasts! The Jeep Jamboree is your opportunity to explore the rugged beauty of the Sullivan Catskills like never before. Take your Jeep on an off-road expedition, navigate challenging terrain, and create unforgettable memories as you forge your path through the stunning landscapes of autumn.
Hilly Acres Farm Fest
Hilly Acres Farm in Jeffersonville will once again host their annual Farm Fest! It’s your chance to meet the animals and enjoy a day on the farm. There will be food, live music, games, hay rides, pumpkin decorating, local craft vendors, and more!
Join Roscoe Beer Co for their 9th annual Oktoberfest at the brewery on Saturday, September 23rd! The event will run from 11am-7pm with a whole day of family fun! The day’s activities will include games for kids & families, carriage rides, Oktoberfest food and beer, pumpkin painting, local vendors, Oktoberfest Steins, and live music. Make sure to stick around for the after party in the beer garden starting at 4pm.
This festival in Narrowsburg, NY promotes awareness, demonstration and education of the amazing honey bee! Spend the day on Narrowsburg’s Main Street where you can sample honey and honey products, check out street vendors, and celebrate all things honey bee.
Plan Your Fall Adventure
With the allure of fall festivals and the promise of vibrant entertainment, now is the perfect time to plan your fall adventure in the Sullivan Catskills. From the Harvest Festival‘s farm-fresh experiences to the cinematic wonders of the Big Eddy Film Festival, there’s a festival for every taste. Embrace the autumn spirit and discover the magic that awaits in the Sullivan Catskills this season.
For more information on these exciting events or to begin planning your fall getaway, feel free to reach out to us. Your autumn journey is just around the corner, ready to be filled with unforgettable memories!