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

Best fall festivals and fairs

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Winter Jam 2019

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Amid the messy streets and cold temps, we may sometimes forget that winter in New York is supposed to be awesome. (Seriously.) The Parks Department reminds us why we should love the colder months thanks to Winter Jam, its annual winter sports festival in Central Park. Families can learn or take part in snowshoeing, skiing and sledding. Bring your own snow sports gear or borrow the equipment on load at no cost, then while away the hours sipping hot chocolate and enjoying the outdoors during this ultimate snow day. The rain date for the 2019 event is Feb 2. Enter the park at 72nd St, as the festivities will take place in the Bandshell area. All ages.