Master Guide to Fall Fun in the Buffalo - Erie - Niagara Region
Stokoe Farms has good, old-fashioned family fun on the farm, especially in fall with their pumpkin patch and harvest fest. Later, Christmas trees! A low-cost, noncommercial way to spend an afternoon creating wonderful fall memories with your family.
Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
Are you looking for something to do this weekend for both kids and adults? The Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms is a fun family activity the kids will remember and want to return to year after year. The Fiesta is every Saturday and Sunday from in September to the end of October. Plenty of kids' activities plus pick your own apples and pumpkins. Food available all over the farm including Becker Farms famous homemade pies and hand-rolled donuts. And for the adults, try one of our beers in the Beer Garden or wine in our tasting room! Click here for more information.
The Great Pumpkin FarmCome celebrate at our Fall Festival!
The Great Pumpkin Farm’s Fall Festival will celebrate its 23rd year as Western New York’s favorite fall destination when it opens on September 14 at 10:00 a.m. For seven consecutive weekends, the Fall Festival offers something for every age, including amusement rides; hayrides and corn maze; “Zillions”of pumpkins and “Huge” mums; pumpkin cannon; shooting gallery; homemade donuts, pies, cookies and pastries; Halloween decorations and special events, such as the World Pumpkin Weigh Off and Pie Eating Contests, Oinktoberfest, New York State’s BBQ Cook-off, a Trebuchet Competition – and so much more!
Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's a wonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.
Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around our area.
HALLOWEEN EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the KidsOutAndAbout.com big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We tag each activity as being either scary or fun (or both) so you know exactly what you're getting into!
Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.