New York Apple Festivals in 2021
Update for 2021 and Coronavirus:
It looks like most festivals are returning for 2021, with the possible exception of some in lockdown-states like California, Michigan, New York. Even so, many festivals will not finalize or announce their plans until the last minute, so when we have not seen an update, we've left last year's data below and suggest you see the festivals website or call the festival as the date gets close to see if they will hold it this year.
Looking for a apple festival in New York in 2021?
(just scroll down the page)There is no other listing as
complete and current as this list, just updated! All the apple
festivals in New York we can find are listed on this page!
If you love strawberries, look for a festival near you below! And I'm always
looking for more apple festivals! Please write me, if
you know of any to add! I update the dates as soon as the festivals
publish their information, but you can always click on the links (usually
the name of the festival) to see the current information on the festival's
I update this list
every year, but still click on the
links to the festival (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this
year's dates on the website for each festival. They may change or
at the last minute. . If they don't have a
website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S
DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.
Click here for the form to add a festival and have detailed information; or click
here if you have general information and are not connected with the event!
2021 Apple Festivals in New York - Where, When and More to Find an Apple Festival Near You!
Apples typically ripen from July (yes, some early varieties start
then, especially in southern areas)
through early November. Most apple varieties ripen in
Spetember and October and this is when most apple festivals are
Unlike strawberries, which grow almost anywhere, apples are
grown commercially in half as many states. They do not grow well in
very warm climates, like Florida, and along the Gulf coast, etc.
Apples require a certain number of hours of cold (below 40 F) in
order to produce fruit. So most commercial apple production and
apple festivals are north of Interstate 20 (I-20).
There are two general types of apple festivals 1) community festivals, usually organized by a church, school, local Chamber of commerce or a town and 2).
Apple festival held at and by a farm. They are different in what they
community festivals tend to be less expensive so they are grouped separately.
(of course not all states and areas have both.)
festival listings are links to our easy to follow directions about
making apple jam, freezing apples, apple pies and
Community Apple Festivals
- always scheduled for the weekend preceding the Columbus Day
weekend. Columbus Day is always the 2nd Monday in October.
Therefore, the Hilton Apple Fest is scheduled for the preceding
weekend; 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, and from 10:00am to 4:30pm
Hilton Community Center, Hilton, NY. Phone: 716-234-3378. Hilton
Apple Fest 2016 is held Rain or Shine. Held every year in Hilton,
New York our festival gets bigger and better each year! There is a
special entertainment for kids of all ages. Singers, magicians,
clowns and puppet shows have all been featured at the 'Kids Korner'
in past Apple Fests. Check the entertainment line-up for
- Niagara's Apple Country Festival
- Early October, from 10AM - 5PM
Fairgrounds, Lockport, NY. Phone: 716-433-3828. It was cancelled in
2015, but appears to be on for 2016.
- LaFayette Apple Festival - weekend in October
LaFayette, New York. Email:
[email protected]. Bringing Community, Non-profit organizations,
and Crafters together to promote apples, small town America, and
obtain monies for future endeavors. , Hours: Saturday 9 am to 6 pm
and Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Free Parking. Admission: $4 Admissions ($3
advanced tickets available at LaFayette McDonald's). Pie Contest,
Scarecrow Contest, King and Queen Contest. Please No Pets.
Map & Directions.
- Sunday, usually early October ,From 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m. Held RAIN or
Warwick, New York. Phone: 845-987-8300. Email:
Applefest began in 1989 as a simple harvest celebration. Named one
of the "Top 100 Events" in the country, over 30,000 visitors now
attend the one-day event, traveling from neighboring states to
experience the extraordinary variety of Warwick's apples, culture,
and entertainment. Admission is FREE. Over 200 craft vendors. Dozens
of food vendors. 50 local non-profit exhibitors. Music &
entertainment on several stages all day!. Children's Carnival.
Farmers' Market. Walk to Village shops, restaurants & businesses.
Apple Pie Baking Contest (slices for sale!). Fun for the whole
Lioness Club of Central Square Annual Apple Festival
- always held on the last full weekend in September,
Brewerton Speedway, 60 US-11, Central
Square, NY 13036. Email:
[email protected]. Our festival features
lots of crafts, free entertainment and demonstrations, amusement
rides, games, a variety of food, and fun for the entire family.
If you would like to view more Apple Festival photos, please
click here. Area non-profit organizations are encouraged to
participate by having a booth of their own. If you are
interested in joining the fun, please e-mail us. We are always
looking for new ideas! Our Festival is always held on the last
full weekend in September, so mark us on your calendar for
September 22nd thru 46th, 2017. Click here for directions to the
Festival, or call 315-675-8232 for more information.
- Queens County Farm Museum Apple Festival - apple festival
and corn maze on a Sunday in early October, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 pm
(one-day event, see website for exact date each year).
7350 Little Neck Parkway. Floral Park, NY 11004. Phone: (718) 347-3276.
October Apple Festival, A large variety of apples, apple products,
and freshly pressed cider will be available. The nation's largest
apple cobbler will be baked on site. Enjoy cider pressing
demonstrations while leaning fun apple facts at this delightful
event. Vendors will have a variety of collectibles for sale, food,
hayrides and free children's games will make this event fun for all
ages. Admission: free.
Ithica Apple Harvest Festival
- Friday to Sunday in early October
Ithaca, NY (downtown). Phone: (607) 277-8679. Ithaca's premier
event of the Fall, Apple Harvest Festival is a three day celebration
of food, fun, and apples! And a kick-off event to begin Finger Lakes
Cider Week 2015! Come taste regional ciders and talk with the
makers. The Great Downtown Ithaca Apple Harvest Festival set to take
place on Friday (12pm-6pm), Saturday (10am-6pm) and Sunday
Sample local wines
and cider, stock up on local produce, savor locally baked goods, be
entertained by musicians, and more. Plan to experience a play
performed by Johnny Appleseed, a puppet show performed by Tom
Knight, the "History of Apples by Ray" discussion, a climbing wall,
and great music in the Bernie Milton Pavilion. Farmer's Market
Friday will close at 6:00 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday the Commons
will again be filled with great food, produce and entertainment,
plus a craft show and amusement rides will appear on Cayuga and
State St. The festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue to 6:00
p.m. each day. Plan to experience live music and community dances
plus an apple pie eating contest, the hand made craft fair,
amusement rides and more.
Click here for a link to our Facebook page.
Hudson River Apple Festival - October
West Strand Park, Kingston, NY. Phone: 845-334-2760.The Hudson
Valley Apple Festival is held annually on the first weekend of
autumn in Germantown, NY and the proceeds from the event make it
possible for the Germantown Lions Club to provide support for local
charities, as well as assist those in the community with hearing and
vision needs. Admission is $5.00 for ages 14 and older. Admission
includes: children's activities, family hayrides, live music, an
apple crate derby & much more!
full schedule for the day HERE.
Farm Apple Festivals
In addition to community and church festivals, some private farms have their own apple festivals.
See each farm for this year's dates (they often do not announce them until the end of May). They usually have PYO apples then, too.
Also, scroll down to see the links to recipes, freezing, canning and jam making
directions at the bottom of the page.
- We will be adding these as we find them; Please write me,
if you know of any to add!
Related Apple Information: Freezing, Making Jam,
Canning, Apple Pies, Recipes and More
Also, see our pages on easy illustrated apple
Recipes and Canning directions
For other fruit and vegetable festivals, see this page!