Celebrate Autumn with These Fall Festivals in Niagara County

This autumn, experience all the fall festivals and events Niagara Falls and the surrounding region has to offer.

Fall festivals and events are an ideal way to pass a weekend day, with family-friendly fun like corn mazes to adult delights like craft beers. Plan your schedule with these six upcoming events throughout the season and use it as an opportunity to explore the charming and varied towns in Niagara Falls USA with all that they have to offer — including lots of local history too!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some events and festivals may be canceled, postponed, or hosted virtually. Please visit the event website, or call to confirm details.

Locktoberfest Celebration on the Canal

With 15+ vendors, Locktoberfest celebrates the historic Erie Canal, as well as the local community and businesses that surround. The weekend includes an extended community farmers market and Flight of Five demonstrations — all taking place the weekend of October 1 to October 3, 2021. Grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants nearby before or after.

Raise a Stein on Old Falls Street USA

Celebrate Oktoberfest on Old Falls Street, USA and enjoy authentic German cuisine and beer. Wear your best lederhose or dirndl and dance the afternoon away with live music provided by the German American Musicians Association. The fun takes places on Saturday, September 25 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Fall Fun on the Farm in Gasport

Got kids? Pick at least one weekend (or weekday) in September or October to head to Becker Farms in Gasport for fall family fun. With pony rides, hay rides, goat races, farm animal petting zoo, a bounce house and a playground, kids will find more than enough to keep themselves busy! Pick apples or try the Becker Brewery's cider and beer along with wine from Vizcarra Vineyards on the same property. Please note, tickets are mandatory on weekends only.

Guided Hikes in the Niagara Gorge

Immerse yourself in the great outdoors and participate in a free guided hike this fall. Join a park naturalist and witness the many colorful changes on a leisurely stroll in the Niagara Gorge and learn about the unique history of the region. Hikes are offered in October, November and December — but space is extremely limited, so pre-register ASAP. Browse all guided hikes here.

Paranormal Walks in Lockport

'Tis the season of all things eerie along the historic Erie Canal in Lockport. Every Saturday in October, the Lockport Paranormal Walks take guests on a historical ghost tour — and ghost hunt — exploring the town's bizarre past. All tours begin at 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online or in-person the day of the tour.

Haunted Lantern Tours at the Fort

This Halloween limited-engagement is a must-do—and it's a sell out every year, so don't delay on securing tickets! Led by a guide, the Lantern and Lore Tour is 45-minutes of OMG-moments including hair-raising stories of the darker side at Old Fort Niagara. Ticket purchases in advance only; available soon!

Family-Friendly Fall Festivals

Enjoy these local festivals near Niagara Falls that are perfect for the whole family! Kick off the fall season and find out when these festivals are going on. Plan your trip to Niagara County and request a FREE travel guide.

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