Something that I’ve been meaning to do at Just Another Mom is post more about my home city. It took me quite awhile but especially after having kids, I finally learned to appreciate everything that this area has to offer. And while it may not seem like much to you either, there are definitely a lot of great things about living in Albany. Sure, we might not be as exciting or as fast paced as New York City, but we still have plenty to do. Here are the September Happenings in Albany, NY.
Capital District Scottish Games
September 5-6 – Altamont – More Information
Join the fun of various Irish and Scottish music, crafts and more. The event will include Highland dancing and athletics, Pipe and Band competition, food and more.
Final Stretch Music Festival Weekend
September 5-6 – Saratoga Springs – More Information
Labor Day weekend marks the closing of racing season at Saratoga Race Course, but it ends with a bang. There will be live music throughout downtown Saratoga during this event that is free and open to the public.
Albany Riverfront Jazz Festival
September 12 – Albany – More Information
This concert runs all day at Jennings Landing and will feature music, food, beverages and a fireworks show over the Hudson River. The family-friendly festival is free and open to the public.
Crailo Harvest Faire
September 12 – Rensselaer – More Information
This old fashioned agricultural festival is devoted to all aspects of harvest time in the colonial-era. There will be 17th and 18th century music, historical re-enactors, vendors, Native American and colonial demonstrations, games and activities.
September 19 – Albany – More Information
This one-day festival is one of the more well known in Albany. Every year it shuts down eight streets in the Lark Street Neighborhood of Albany as thousands of people enjoy music, arts, poetry, magic acts and more.
Capital Region Apple & Wine Fest
September 19-20 – Altamont – More Information
Enjoy a juried arts and crafts show, quilt show and sale, food court, food vendors, car show, wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and more at this event. There will also be plenty of activities for the kids, including haunted house, face painting, pumpkin painting, clowns, bounces and slides, pony rides and more. Altamont is pretty well known in this area for it’s apple picking.
Fall festival at Thatcher Park
September 26 – Voorheesville – More Information
Enjoy this family-friendly festival that will feature live music, games, hayrides, bird presentations, face painting, pony rides, games and more. Make your own cider or take part in the skillet toss contest.
Knickerbocker Mansion Harvest Festival
September 26-28 – Schaghticoke – More Information
Celebrate the start of fall in this original Dutch site of the settlement of Schaghticoke. Enjoy two days of food, historical programming and family fun.
Albany and it’s surrounding area, offers a lot to its lucky residents. I look forward to apple picking and will be sharing an apple picking list later on this week in case you’re in the area and want to take advantage of this as well.
What fun September happenings do you have going on in your neck of the woods?