So why not grab your friends and family and head down to a local festival to celebrate it?
Check out these five Queens and Brooklyn fall festivals happening this month that will make you glow with joy.
The Amazing Maize Maze
Saturday, October 17 - 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - $9 for adults and $5 for children - Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park - Fun for both kids and adults, navigate through the 3-acre (maize) maze by finding clues and solving puzzles. Don’t be worried about getting lost forever, guides will give you a “Stalk Talk” before you head out to the maze. And while visitors can visit the maze during any weekend in October, on October 17th there will be a special Maize by Moonlight event. You can take your chances at finding your way around until 9 p.m. with help from the starry sky (or flashlights).Don't forget the pumpkin patch!
King Manor Fall Festival
Saturday, October 17 - 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Free - King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica - For a more creative and educational experience, learn how to create your own apple cider and make crafts inspired by fall. As a bonus, you can learn how food was made before modern day electric stoves through delightful demonstrations.
Fall Harvest Fest
Sunday, October 18
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Some attractions will charge - Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing - This daylong event will be a treat for the whole family. From garden walks starring beautiful seasonal flowers, old-fashioned games and a petting zoo, there are plenty of activities for the young to the old. And while the kids search for the perfect pumpkins in the pumpkin patch, adults can relax with the help of the beer tent. Live music will be provided by Lonesome Moonlight String Band and Astrograss bluegrass music.
Creepy Crawly Halloween
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 - 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Near the Lincoln Road/Ocean Avenue, Prospect Park - Are those creepy Halloween-esque creatures making your skin crawl? Well, you just have to get to know them better. The Audubon Center in Prospect Park will provide a series of activities to help you get over your fears. Search for the park’s spooky residents and explore an area less-travelled. To round out the day join the Alliance Naturalists and watch a snake snack on a mouse. You can even help in the feeding!
Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, October 24 - 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6, 334 Furman Street - Celebrate fall with a classic view of Manhattan’s skyline. This waterside festival will feature a pumpkin patch, a fun-filled photo booth, an obstacle course, storytelling, volleyball and musical performances.