Fall Festivals off the Adirondack Line

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect fall food and beverage getaways, festivals and packages await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack Service route! Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State!

ADIRONDACK BALLOON FESTIVAL – 9/21 – 9/24. Don’t miss this spectacular, FREE event! The 45th annual Adirondack Balloon Festival is the oldest and largest balloon event on the East Coast. Make a weekend out of it at a cozy B&B nearby. STOP: Adirondack to Fort Edward + cab (15 mins.).

LARKFEST – 9/23 Head north to the 36th Annual
LarkFest, Upstate New York’s largest one day street festival! It is one of Albany’s most anticipated events. Enjoy live music, food trucks, arts & craft, and activities for all ages! More on lodging here. STOP: Adirondack to Albany-Rensselaer + cab (8 mins.).

VEGFEST – 9/23 – It’s harvest season! Head to Poughkeepsie for Hudson Valley Vegfest, a showcase & festival celebrating the vegan world! From delicious eats to conversations about environmental protection and caring about animals, this inaugural event will get your wheels and taste buds spinning! Make a weekend out of it and plan a nearby apple-picking adventure at Fishkill
Orchards
with a Zipcar at the station — Dutchess County packages here. STOP: Adirondack to Poughkeepsie + cab (15 mins.).

CHOWDERFEST – 10/8 – Head up to Troy, NY to enjoy delicious, local chowder with a competitive edge! At the
11th annual ChowderFest, 30+ restaurants compete for the title of best chowder. Who will win? Cast your vote for the People’s Choice! More on lodging here.
STOP: Adirondack to Albany-Rensselaer
+ cab (8 mins.).

SHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL – 10/21-10/22 – Spend the day beneath the vibrant fall foliage in the Hudson Valley! Head up to Rhinebeck for the NYS Sheep & Wool Festival. Explore the traditions of farming, fiber-related arts & crafts, and the four-legged friends at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds. Make a weekend out of it and book an overnight package from $129/night. STOP: Adirondack to Rhinecliff + cab (7 mins.).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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