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Summer has come to an end and school has started back up which means one thing, fall is upon us in the tri-state area! As the leaves begin to change, trees become bare, and the weather becomes more brisk, it’s important enjoy the outdoors before it becomes intolerable. Westchester County is the perfect place to enjoy the fall season. With holiday themed autumn festivals, harvest fests, pumpkin patches, apple orchards, spas, and other events, there won’t be a shortage of things for you to do this season! Check out our top fall events in Westchester County below.
Top Events in Westchester This Fall
Halloween Themed Events in Westchester County
· Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
You’re not going to want to miss out on the most electrifying and biggest Halloween event in the tri-state area! The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is back in 2016 for an astonishing 32 eventful nights. Over 7,000 illuminated jack o’lanterns will light up this historic riverfront walkthrough experience. Last year’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze sold out every single night, and they expect this year to sell out quickly! It is located at the Van Cortlandt Manor at 525 South Riverside Ave. in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. It begins on September 30th and continues every weekend until November 13th. Purchase your tickets now before it is too late!
· Horseman’s Hollow
Most people know the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but have you experienced it in real life? Now you can at the Horseman’s Hollow at the Philipsburg Manor! This historical manor is transformed into a terrifying scene of the undead, the evil and the insane. The Headless Horseman returns and his wrath will lead visitors down a path of a town full of scary scenes created by him. The authenticity of this event makes it all the more realistic and haunted! It begins October 7th and continues every weekend until Halloween. It is located at the Philipsburg Manor at 381 North Broadway in Sleepy Hollow, New York. You should get your tickets now so you don’t miss out on this haunted attraction!
Apple & Pumpkin Picking in Westchester, NY
· Thompson’s Cider Mill
Opened since the 1870’s, this apple orchard sits on the Teatown Lake Reservation Nature Preserve in Westchester County, a part of the old Rickert Fruit Farm. It is officially open for it’s 40th cider and apple season each Saturday and Sunday from 10 am until 5:30 pm. It is located on 335 Blinn Road in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. Experience the rich history that New York has to offer while you enjoy delicious apples and cider!
· Outhouse Orchards
Located in Northern Westchester at 139 Handscrabble Road in North Salem, New York, this family owned and operated orchard has fun for the whole family. Whether you are looking to go apple picking, pumpkin picking, venture through a corn maze or purchase local produce, Outhouse Orchards has it all. Their opening day is September 10th and they are open 9 am until 5 pm.
Other Events in Westchester, NY This Fall
· Muscoot Farm
This early 1900’s interpretive farm is open year round and offers all types of fun family events, including farmyard visits and hayrides. There is also more than seven miles of hiking trails that lets you explore the 777 acres of woodlands, wetlands and fields. With the leaves changing color and the cooler weather, Muscoot is especially enjoyable and beautiful to visit in the fall. It is located on 51 NY-100 in Somers, New York and is open 10 am until 4 pm.
· Harvest Fest 2016
Looking for a family friendly fall activity? Look no further than this year’s Harvest Fest at the Stone Barns Center! The 13th annual celebration and fundraiser is on October 1st this year from 10 am until 3 pm. It is a community celebration of the harvest at it’s most fruitful. Events include hands-on farming, variety of seasonal food and drinks, live music, hayrides, a turkey parade, and more! It costs $40 for adults and $20 for children and all proceeds go to Stone Barns Center’s mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system that will benefit our community. It is located at 630 Bedford Road in Pocantico Hills, New York.
Fun Health & Wellness Activities in Westchester, NY
Sometimes during the fall the weather does not cooperate. Not to worry, there are plenty of enjoyable things to do in indoors in Westchester County! Schedule a relaxing spa day with your friends and enjoy facial treatments at New York Health and Wellness. To schedule your facial at one of the best spas in Westchester County or to become more educated on health and wellness during the fall season, be sure to contact us today!