There are plenty of festivals and events to go in October not just for Halloween! There’s so much food, arts and culture to experience! Here are out top festivals and events that you should go to this month!
NYC Wine and Food Festival
NYCWFF exclusive events are running out fast so make sure to make your reservation! This festival is happening Oct. 13th-16th all over the city from Brooklyn to Midtown! Want to get discounts on other great New York City Restaurants? Try the Eat and Play Card!
New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con is one event you must experience at least once! Dress up as your favorite TV, movie or comic book character and show your fandom! You can attend exclusive panels, meet your favorite celebrities, and take a look at the many booths on display! This year, special guests include Carrie Fisher (Star Wars), Stan Lee, Christopher Meloni (Law & Order: SVU), and John Krasinski (The Office). The con is happening October 6th-9th at the Javits Center.
New York Botanical Garden: Scarecrows and Pumpkins
The New York Botanical Garden is the perfect place to not only celebrate Halloween but Fall in general! They have multiple events and displays going on through Oct. 30th that are family-friendly. Throughout the gardens, there are scarecrows on display and special experiences on Scarecrow Nights. Discover all the pumpkins and interact with demonstrations featuring creepy creatures. There are so many things to do at the NYBG in the Bronx this month!
Garment District Arts Festival
Experience the best the Garment District has to offer with this festival! Starting Oct. 20th, you can check out exclusive galleries/exhibits, installations, performances/events and visit open studios. They also have great activities you can get involved with! For example last year, you could personalize and decorate a postcard at the Postcard Project. Just walk down Broadway between 37th and 41st Street and you can see it all! This festival is truly a great way to appreciate the art and music of the city!
Cider Week NYC
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Cider! From Oct. 21st -30th, you can enjoy the best cider NYC has to offer! Event locations range from in Queens to Brooklyn to Manhattan! Enjoy a cider and cheese tasting or everything apple events like Applepalooza! Click here for more detail on Cider Week NYC!
These are just some of the many festivals and events you can go to in October! If you happen to be in the city for any of these, why not also take a NYC Bus Tour!