Who says the end of summer means the end of the fun festival season? Rochester is full of festivals, special events, and activities as we transition into fall. Check out this list of just some of the events and activities happening in the area when you visit Rochester and the Finger Lakes this September.


Fun at Festivals

Hop Harvest Festival

September 10 |  Genesee Country Village & Museum

2022 M&T Bank Clothesline Festival

September 10-11 | Memorial Art Gallery

Rochester Fringe Festival

September 13-24 | Downtown Rochester

*Check out Visit Rochester's Guide to the 2022 Fringe Festival for more information on how to experience Fringe

Oktoberfest Roc 2022

September 16 | Rohrbach Brewing Co.

CollegeFEST 2022

September 17 | Innovation Square

Purple Foot Festival

September 18 | Casa Larga Vineyards

Barktoberfest: The Walk For Animals

September 24 |  Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Sager Oktoberfest

September 24 | Sager Beer Works


Fall Festivities

Fall Harvest Festival

September 5-October 31 | Wickham Farms

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch

September 17-October 23  | Stokoe Farms

Scenic Sky Rides

Starting September 11 | Bristol Mountain


Art & Culture

Drum Corps Associates World Championships

September 2-4 | Rochester Community Sports Complex


September 6-October 2 | Image City Photography Gallery

Jane Eyre

September 6-October 2 | Geva Theatre Center

Beethoven's 5th

September 8, 10 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Market Place

September 9 | Parcel 5


September 9-25 | Blackfriars Theatre

Country Hits: Songs from Nashville

September 16-17 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Erie Canal Bicentennial

September 17 | Perinton Park

Fantastic Findings Sale

September 22-25 | Rochester Museum & Science Center

Mozart, Mendelssohn & Martin

September 25 | Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre


For Families

Nao Trinidad

August 31-September 4 | F3 Marina

Movie in the Park: Encanto

September 2 | Highland Park

PAW Patrol: Adventure Play Closing Celebration

September 10-11 | The Strong Museum of Play

Family Archaeology Days

September 11 | RMSC Cumming Nature Center

Home Team Tailgate Block Party

September 17 | DICK's House of Sport Victor

Snow Leopard & Red Panda Awareness Weekend

September 17-18 | Seneca Park Zoo

Moonlight Mazes

September 23-October 8 | Long Acre Farms

Fringe Festival: Juggling Lessons World Record

September 24 | The Strong Museum of Play

2022 Rochester Cyclocross

September 24-25 | Genesee Valley Park

Rochester Half and 5K and Kids 1/2 Mile

September 25 | Frontier Field


Food & Drink

Fall Brunch

September 3 | New York Kitchen

Silent Disco: Ready, Set, Dance!

September 3 | Red White & Brew of Rochester

Cocktail Master Class

September 6 | Rochester Brainery

Midday Bash

September 7 | Parcel 5

Eat Up Roc

September 8 | Downtown Rochester

Transforming the Cacao Bean

September 8 | Rochester Brainery with Laughing Gull Chocolates


September 9 | Seneca Park Zoo

Celebrating 10 Years of the Genesee Brew House

September 10 | Genesee Brew House

Beginner Comedy Improv

September 12 | Rochester Brainery

Taste of Spain

September 15 | New York Kitchen

Cornhole at 20 Deep Winery

September 17 | 20 Deep Winery

Fall Release Social

September 17 | Chateau Frank

Apples, Ales & Tails 2022

September 24 | Seneca Park Zoo


There are so many things to see, do, and experience when you visit Rochester this September!  Whatever you choose to do, share your adventures in Rochester with us using #VisitROC!