Top 20 Things to Do in Syracuse This Fall
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 1:00 PM by Mary Kate Harrigan
Fall is finally here and we have the inside scoop on how you can have your best one yet in Syracuse, NY. Keep reading for trip planning inspiration on autumn events, attractions and happenings.
Grab a bier at one of the many Oktoberfest celebrations happening this fall in Syracuse. Breweries, festivals and bars are all stepping up to the occasion with plenty of opportunities to celebrate.
Lafayette Apple Festival
Apple season and here, what better way to get your apple fix than with a festival? Grab a candy apple, shop crafts and enjoy family fun at the Lafayette Apple Festival.
Catch a Syracuse University Football game
Fall is the perfect time for sports at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse University Hill will be full of fans, tailgates and friendly rivalries. Read our game weekend insider guide for ways to take your game day to the next level.
Experience the Syracuse Crunch Opening Weekend
The Syracuse Crunch will have their first home game of the season in October, don't miss the opportunity to cheer them on during their opening weekend. Check out their full season schedule, here.
Hike Clark Reservation
Explore a multitude of trails at Clark Reservation this fall including meadows, woodlands, a cliff trail and swampland.
See the Leaves Change at Green Lakes State Park
There's nothing like the changing leaves reflected on the stunning turquoise waters of Green Lakes State Park. Make sure to bring your camera to capture it's fall splendor.
Go Pumpkin Picking
Fall isn't complete without pumpkin picking. Find the perfect pumpkin to carve at one of our many pumpkin farms.
Visit Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards
Beak & Skiff Apple Orchards is a local fall staple. Eat cider donuts, visit the 1911 Spirits Tasting Room and of course- pick apples!
Face your Fears at Fright Nights at the Fair
Fright Nights at the Fair offers multiple haunted house experiences within the same building. Test your bravery by going through just one or all five of their attractions this season.
Explore Haunted History Trail Spots
The New York State Haunted History Trail highlights some of the spookiest spots in Onondaga County. To see special events, stops and more, click here.
Learn Local History
The chillier days are perfect for spending time inside one of our many museums. Check out the Onondaga Historical Association to explore what you can discover next. They even host "ghost walks" in historic locations throughout Onondaga County where actors dress up as important individuals from the region's past.
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Find Your Way through a Corn Maze
The farm festivities are plenty in Upstate NY during harvest season. Challenge your sense of direction this year with corn mazes scattered throughout the region.
Peep Some Leaves
The colder weather brings the changing of leaves in New York State and Onondaga County is no exception. Walk through our county parks or take a drive throughout region, this is a simple way to enjoy one of the best parts of Fall. Check out some of favorite spots to get outdoors, here.
Warm up with Fall Lattes
Get cozy and warm up with one of these delicious drinks. There's nothing like pumpkin spice latte on a fall day.
See Scenic Skaneateles
Skaneateles Lake is beautiful every season of the year- so there's no bad time to pay the village a visit. Discover unique seasonal offerings throughout local businesses and take in the gorgeous lake views.
Westcott Street Cultural Fair
Discover Syracuse’s vibrant Westcott neighborhood during the Westcott Street Cultural Fair. This one-day festival full of community celebration showcases exclusive to Westcott food and vendors along with it's popular entertainment scene.
Halloween Irish Road Bowling
If you haven't heard of this part golf, part bocce, part bowling sport then you need to spectate asap. Irish Road Bowling hits Onondaga Lake Park this season with a Halloween twist. Check out event details, here.
Catch a Theatrical Performance
See professional theater done right at one of our many local theaters. Explore the arts & culture section of our events calendar to discover what's in town.
Just Wing it!
Looking for spontaneous fall adventures in 'Cuse? Check out our weekly event roundup so you can stay in the know of what you should check out next.