Albany is Amazing in Autumn 

Apples, Leaf-Peeping, Pumpkins, and Demons Galore!

Albany, NY - What comes to mind when you think of autumn? Whether you think of ghosts and demons, pumpkins and apple pie, colorful leaves, or harvest festivals, Albany has it all. Here's all the information you need to plan an amazing trip to Albany this Autumn!

Celebrate the harvest with us at one of our signature fall festivals. In September, you can enjoy the Capital Region Apple & Wine Festival at the Altamont Fairgrounds, or head into the surrounding Helderberg Hilltowns to enjoy the Discover the Hilltowns Farms & Artisans Tour, where you will meet local farmers and purchase their handmade items and homemade treats.

In October, you can spend the weekend at Goold Orchards in Castleton during their Goold Apple Festival and Craft Show on October 6 and 7. Why not take in a show at one of Albany's beautiful or historic theaters? In November, Hello Dolly takes over Cohoes Music Hall while the Palace Theatre keeps guests entertained with such acts as Bill Cosby, Melissa Etheridge, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

Looking for foliage? John Boyd Thacher State Park is the perfect spot to take in the stunning fall foliage throughout Albany County and beyond.

Located just a few miles southwest of Albany, NY, Thacher Park is located on the Helderberg Escarpment made up of limestone cliffs, open fields, and wooded trails that offer spectacular views of the Adirondack Mountains, Green Mountains, and the Mohawk-Hudson River Valleys. Visitors can also enjoy bird watching and fossil hunting within the park.

There are many other locations throughout Albany County that offer great foliage vantage points, as well, such as Washington Park, Indian Ladder Farms, or along the Hudson River.

If you're looking for a fright, consider taking the much-anticipated Capitol Hauntings Tour of the New York State Capitol. Last year, the tour was highlighted in the New York Times and now you have a chance to experience the chills and goose bumps as you walk the cavernous hallways of the impressive building.
Stops of the tour include the location where a night watchman was found dead after the Capitol Fire of 1911, and also the location of a demon hidden within the intricate stone carvings. He's there if you look close enough, and he's been watching people pass by for hundreds of years.

Not scary enough for you? Try a haunted tour 156 feet beneath the earth's surface at Howe Caverns during their 30th Annual Halloween at Howe Caverns this October 26th. Click here for more Halloween happenings in Albany.

That's just the beginning! You may know Albany for its summertime attractions, but now it's time to discover Autumn in Albany, An Amazing Discovery!

About the ACCVB:
The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. was established in 1976 to promote the civic and commercial progress of the community through increased development of conventions and tourism. ACCVB currently represents more than 300 member businesses and assists each year in hundreds of regional meetings. ACCVB also operates the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, Henry Hudson Planetarium, and the Albany International Airport Information Center. For more information, call 518-434-1217 or 800-258-3582 or visit