Best fall festivals and fairs for NYC families

Enjoy the perks of the season with NYC's best fall festivals and fairs. Say hello to an autumn state of mind!

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Don the flannel and grab a pumpkin-spiced treat. Autumn is upon us, and the best fall festivals and fairs will return to put NYC in a festive spirit. With all of the goodies coming our way, you won't be sorry to see summer go. 

Weekends during September and October mean seasonal goodness at Luna Park in Coney Island. Don't forget for all-things creepy, cooky and fun at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's annual Ghouls and Gourds extravaganza. 

Find the perfect pumpkin for your family's Jack-o-lantern and sip on some delicious cider—there's nothing quite like fall in NYC! 

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While you're planning your calendar, don't forget to check out the best apple picking near NYC, the most adventurous corn mazes NY and the surrounding area have to offer and, of course, binge on the spookiest scary movies for kids