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. For the adults there is Free Live music from 1pm to 4pm. Wine, beer, hard cider and dessert wine tasting $5. Food available all over the farm including Becker Farms famous homemade pies and hand rolled Donuts. Enjoy our chicken &rib bbq as well! Click here for more information.
Pirate-themed Halloween family entertainment that has been delighting audiences for years. For all ages -- happy, not scary. Holiday Hollow is open rain or shine every weekend in October AND on Columbus Day! (We’re closed Halloween Day.) Opening day in 2016 is Saturday, October 1st! All shows (except Wacky Witch show) repeat at least twice during the day. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. to see ALL the shows. Click here for a coupon to get a discount off admission.
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.