Fall Festivals via Amtrak

Dear EscapeMakers — The perfect Fall Getaways await you off Amtrak’s Adirondack route!
Plus, SAVE 15% on Amtrak travel within New York State!


blazeGREAT JACK O’LANTERN BLAZE Sept. 30th – Nov. 13th / The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event, the Blaze, returns with more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns, hand-carved on site by a team of artisans. Meander through a historic, 18th century riverside landscape at Van Cortlandt Manor! Click here for lodging options. STOP: Croton-Harmon + walk 10 minutes.


oktfest OKTOBERFEST – Oct. 1st-2nd / Once a year, Whiteface Mountain dusts off its lederhosen, fires up the oompah band, and enjoys a tall mug of German beer. Oktoberfest is a weekend-long celebration of Bavarian culture complete with authentic music, gondola rides, dancing, food, and beer. More on lodging. STOP: Westport, NY + shuttle (25 mins.).


sheepwoolSHEEP & WOOL FESTIVAL – Oct. 15-16th – Browse among the colorful vendors at this family-friendly festival. Be inspired by cooking demos, shop for crafts, watch a fashion show, and eat your favorite food. Are you a knitter? Register for fascinating workshops and judge competitions in knitting, crocheting, hand spinning, and wool combing. Tons of kids activities and punkin’ chunkin’ contest. More on lodging. STOP: Rhinecliff + cab 5 mins.).


lakegeorgefestLAKE GEORGE FALL FESTIVAL – Oct. 21-23rd Celebrate local fall flavors as the entire village of Lake George transforms itself into a fairgrounds of fun, games and food trucks! More on lodging. STOP: Glens Falls + cab (20 mins.).


saratogafestSARATOGA FALL FESTIVAL – October 29th – Pony rides, a rock climbing wall, petting zoo, arts and crafts, circus acts, trick or treating, and the famous Pumpkin Roll, the Festival is a must-attend event for the entire family! Saratoga Springs has gone from being the “August Place to Be” to a culturally sophisticated, year-round destination! More on lodging. STOP: Saratoga + cab – 5 mins.).