It's fall in Syracuse and that means leaves, lederhosen and lots and lots of beer. Hops take a top spot in Syracuse this autumn, and with a number of events in Central New York, you and your friends can enjoy the best of the region this spooky and savory season. So raise your glass (and fork!) to the tastiest brews and bites our city has to offer. Check out our list of upcoming local Oktoberfests, bar crawls, costume parties and more.

Fall Harvest Festival

When: Every Sat. & Sun., Sept. 17 - Oct. 23
Where: Critz Farms, 3232 Rippleton Rd., Cazenovia, NY 13035

This annual celebration of the season offers something for everyone. From apple and pumpkin picking to wagon rides, cider-making demonstrations, live music, hard cider and beer tastings, corn maze explorations and more, Critz Farms makes autumn fun for the whole family. Admission covers all activities and entertainment and costs $8.50 per person, $5 for seniors, children two and under are free. Crops, food, drinks and gifts are available for purchase. Bonus: admission fee includes a season pass for free admission and unlimited access through the remainder of the season.


The Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest

When: Fri., Oct 15th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Sat Oct 16th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: The NYS Fairgrounds

2022 Oktoberfest at the New York State Fairgrounds! The German-American Society of CNY has partnered with The Great New York State Marathon to host a weekend full of road races and German cultural celebration! Traditional German food and music. Imported German beer as well as your favorite domestic drinks too. Admission is $5 per person, however if you're running any of the races throughout the weekend your admission to the festival is included.


Dark Halloween At Heritage Hill Brewery

When: October 28th, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Heritage Hill Brewery

Come out for this adult only fun event. The night will feature live music, costume concert and party. $25 advance sale, $30 at the door, 200 tickets total. Get your scare on!


Boo's & Brews 5K

When: Sat., Oct. 29, 9:45 am - 12:00 pm.
Where: WT Brews, 18 E. Genesee St., Baldwinsville, NY 13027

A Haunted Halloween 5K Race two days prior to Halloween in Baldwinsville, NY with a start time of 11AM. Costumes are not mandatory but certainly encouraged. The event ends with a fun post race party at WT Brews (big plans in the works!). The post race event at WT Brews will include beer specials plus Tomato Pie (fresh from Utica), homemade Halloween cookies and of course "Ghoulash"

Overall, Masters Overall and Age Group awards. There will be a separate costume contest with prizes awarded for best, most unique/creative, and scariest. The race event will benefit the Baldwinsville Meals On Wheels


Syracuse Halloween Bar Crawl

When: Sat. Oct. 29, 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Where: Check in at Clinton Street Pub

Featuring six downtown venues, tickets can be purchased for attendees to receive delicious drink deals on beer, $4 Vampire Shots and $5 Pumpkin Spiced White Russians, and other fun specials. Participants can crawl in their costumes through downtown, making stops at Clinton Street Pub, Orbis Lounge, Gilded Club, Pressroom Pub, Saltine Warrior Sports Pub, Shaughnessy's Irish Pub and possibly more to be announced. Grand prize contests include best group costume, scariest costume and sexiest costume. This is a 21 and over event, rain or shine.


Halloween Party at JP's Tavern

When: Sat., Oct. 29, 7:00 PM - 11:00 pm
Where: JPs Tavern, 109 Syracuse St,Baldwinsville,NY,United States, Baldwinsville, United States

Head to JP's Tavern for another spooky, Halloween party. Grab your friends, dress up, arrive early, and party late!


Halloween Bash at the Collegian Hotel & Suites

When: Thurs., Oct. 29, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Where: 1060 E. Genesee St. Syracuse 13210

Head to the Collegian Hotel for a night of dancing, DJing, a costume contest, assorted Halloween themed food, and a 4-hour open bar. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

Whether you’re in the mood to grab a quick drink with friends, have a happy hour with coworkers…