Celebrate the Season with these Fall Festivals in Cooperstown

Fall in Cooperstown, NY brings crisp air, cool temperatures, vibrant golden leaves, and warm pumpkin spice. It also ushers in the start of a season of celebration with fun, family-friendly fall festivals in Cooperstown.

Sharon Springs Harvest Festival

When: September 18th and 19th

Where: Sharon Springs, NY

Every year thousands of visitors head to the upstate community Sharon Springs, NY, for the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival. Festival-goers can find unique autumn-themed crafts and goods made by local upstate vendors and artists.  Families will find that there’s plenty to do with children. They love the horse-drawn carriage rides through the fair and playing in the Children’s Village. And with plenty of savory and sweet options to choose from, filling up on fall fair food is a must.

42nd Annual Harvest Festival

When: September 18th-19th 10am-5pm

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

Since 1978, The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown has celebrated the bounty of the autumn season with a huge fall festival. The ever-expanding regional favorite draws in crowds of locals and visitors to the area and brings together a wide variety of performers, artisans, and vendors year after year.

4th Annual Oktoberfest

When: September 24th-26th

Where: Red Shed Brewery

Experience an authentic Bavarian celebration right here in Cooperstown, sponsored by Red Shed Brewery. Be transported with décor, polka music, traditional German food, and Red Shed’s own Oktoberfest lager! Lederhosen and dirndls are optional but preferred to get you in the spirit of Oktoberfest!

Tractor Fest

When: October 9th-10th

Where: The Farmers’ Museum

A unique Cooperstown tradition, the Tractor Fest is fun for all ages! Learn about the vast world of tractors and explore the over 60 different types of tractors and farm equipment on display and at work just for this special event. Make sure you stay for the tractor parade. The impressive presentation of farm technology will leave you wowed. Kids love the tractors, live animal exhibits, carousel, and other attractions featured during this fun-filled event!

Cooperstown Fall Fling

When: October 9th 10am-5pm

Where: Clark Sports Center

This year will be the first annual fall fling showcasing the best of autumn in Cooperstown. Bring the whole family out for an exciting day filled with pumpkins, apple cider, crafts, live music, local vendors with fall-themed foods and wares, and more! This huge inaugural fall community celebration will be one to look forward to in years to come.

Honorable Mentions

The communities just outside of Cooperstown are filled with rich history and culture and feature autumn events that draw visitors from all over Otsego County!

Susquehanna Valley Garlic Festival

When: September 18th

Where Milford, NY

One of the most prominent garlic-producing regions in New York state, every year, local growers get together to showcase their harvests, unique garlic products, and wares, all to the sounds of live music from resident artists!

Autumn Fest

When: September 26th

Where: Unadilla, NY

After being postponed due to COVID, the 6th Annual Autumn Fest returns with a bang! Come out for a live music & vendor showcase, free crafts for the little ones, a corn maze, dog pageant, fall food, and more

Where to Stay in Cooperstown

inn at cooperstown

Enjoy these fall festivals in Cooperstown with a stay at The Inn at Cooperstown. Our accommodations include luxury and premium suites, standard and classic rooms, plus adjoining guest rooms that are perfect for families or friends traveling together during the fall season! Our award-winning bed and breakfast are conveniently located near The Baseball Hall of Fame, Otsego Lake, and downtown – making it easy to enjoy all there is to do in Cooperstown.