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Your Guide to the Queens Fall Festival Frenzy

Get excited for the Queens Fall Festival events lineup - the one you've been eagerly waiting for all year!

We know you’ve been looking for an excuse to use #sweaterweather on Instagram (or the audio from SNL), and we have a list of the perfect places to sport those sweaters you stocked up on during Zara’s January sale. These fall events add some cinnamon-scented candle warmth to your autumn nights. So, tuck your sweater into your sports bra (say what?) and loosen your belt (hello, seasonal treats!), because Queens is about to school you on how to fall like the fabulous leaf you are!

Bulldog dog in a dracula costume. Halloween vampire.

1. Queens Night Market

Sept 16 - Oct 28

The Queens Night Market is an open-air market, with an impressive array of over 100 food vendors representing cuisines from around the world. Beyond its culinary delights, the market also hosts small-scale cultural performances, adding an enriching and festive dimension to the overall experience.

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2. A Haunting in Hollis

Sept 28 - Nov 1

"A Haunting in Hollis" is a spine-chilling experience that will send shivers down your spine as you navigate the eerie mysteries of Hollis, offering a hair-raising journey into the world of the supernatural. Brace yourself for a night of frights and suspense that will leave you questioning what's lurking in the shadows.

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3. Cityside Pumpkin Patch

Oct 1 - 31

Experience the grandeur of this family-friendly immersive pumpkin patch on a Halloween-themed rooftop in the middle of LIC.

4. October on the Farm

Oct 1 - 31

Experience the charm of autumn at Queens County Farm Museum! Celebrate the harvest season with a visit that includes a pumpkin patch, moonlight corn maze, hayrides, and more. Enjoy free grounds admission October 1 - 28 & October 30 - 31.

5. Movie Under the Stars

Oct 26 - 27

NYC Parks and The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment host family-friendly movie showings across the five boroughs and for spooky season they have two amazing options in Queens!

a. Addams Family Values at Roy Wilkins Recreation Center

b. Hotel Transylvania: Transformania at Kissena Corridor Park

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6. Dogs! A Costume Parade

Oct 28

Embrace a day of furry fashion and fun at the New York Hall of Science, with a costume parade that lets you choose your own theme and promises wagging tails and adorable outfits.

7. Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

Oct 28

Experience a day filled with excitement, featuring the "Flight of the Gourds" pumpkin carving competition, New York's second-largest dog costume contest, engaging workshops, captivating performances, delectable food vendors, and a spectacular pumpkin launch.

8. Fall Festival and Queens Fiber Arts Festival

Oct 28

The King Manor Museum is serving up a double dose of fun hosting their annual Fall Festival and the Queens Fiber Arts Festival on the same day! There will be hands-on activities like corn husk doll making, along with complimentary books, candy, and goodies. Plus, the best part is that this day of festivities is open to the public and free of charge.

9. Halloween at the Garden

Oct 29

Queens Botanical Garden is celebrating Halloween with costume parades, a Trick-or-Treat Trail, crafts, live performances, adult beverages (available for 21+), and the opportunity to support local businesses.

Pro Tip: Don't forget to check out Queens Botanical Garden's pumpkin patch

10. Spooktacular Halloween Party

Oct 31

Take your little one to The Shops at Skyview to enjoy free candy from participating retailers and then stay for the Spooktacular Halloween Party. There will be treats, music from a live DJ, a complimentary Halloween photobooth, and a costume contest.

Are you ready to get into the Queens fall festival frenzy? Mark those calendars, rally your squad, and make room for both food comas and fun memories. Whether you're feasting, dancing, or crafting your way through the season, these festivals are the real MVPs of fall in the city.

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