Rochester, NY is filled with festive activities that will help you make the most of the fall season. Check out this list of 30 things to do and to add to your autumn bucket list.

 

1. PICK A PUMPKIN

Long Acre Farms | Stokoe Farms | Wickham Farms

 

2. SEE THE CHANGING COLORS AT A LOCAL PARK

Cumming Nature Center | Genesee Country Village & Museum Nature Center |  Rochester + Monroe County Parks

 

3. VISIT A FARMER'S MARKET

Brighton Farmers Market | City of Rochester Public Market | La Marketa at The International Plaza | South Wedge Farmers Market

 

4. CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN IN STYLE

Halloween at the Market | HalloweenFest 2022 | Museum of the Dead 7 | Halloween Bar Crawl

 

5. ENJOY A PERFORMANCE AT THE THEATRE

Blackfriars Theatre | Geva Theatre Center | OFC Creations | Rochester Broadway Theatre League

 

6. ATTEND A LOCAL FESTIVAL

Fall Festival & Agricultural Fair  | Hilton Apple FestPurple Foot Festival | Rochester Fringe Festival

 

7. GET CIDER + DONUTS

Long Acre Farms | Schutt's Apple Mill | Stokoe Farms | Wickham Farms

 

8. HONOR ROCHESTER'S CIVIL RIGHTS HEROES

No Soil Better Frederick Douglass Tour | Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

 

9. CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST

Bristol Mountain OktoberfestFairport OktoberfestOktoberfest Roc 2022Rails & Ales OktoberfestSager OktoberfestWebster Oktoberfest 

 

10. VISIT YOUR FAVORITE WINERY, BREWERY, OR DISTILLERY 

20 Deep Winery | Casa Larga Vineyards | Deer Run Winery | Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery | Jojo Bistro & Wine Bar | Living Roots Wine & Co.  | New York Kitchen | Red White and Brew of Rochester

Fairport Brewing Company | Genesee Brew House | Nine Spot Brewing | Red White and Brew | Roc Brewing Co. | Rohrbach Brewing Company | Sager Beer Works | Strangebird | Young Lion Brewing 

Black Button Distilling | Iron Smoke Distillery

 

11. ENJOY SPOOKY SEASON

Ghost Hunting at Union TavernHaunted Stroll | Mansion Mysteries | Spirits of the Past

 

12. CREATE OR LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Rochester Brainery | Writers & Books

 

13. SPEND A DAY ALL ABOUT PLAY

The Strong Museum

 

14. SEE THE STARS

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium

 

15. ADMIRE LOCAL ART ON FIRST FRIDAY

The Hungerford | Anderson Alley Artists StudiosImage City Photography Gallery

 

16. LEARN ABOUT SENECA HISTORY & CULTURE

Ganondagan State Historic Site

 

17. COZY UP WITH A COFFEE

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters | Locals Only | Neutral Ground | RoCoCo Coffee | Village Bakery and Café

 

18. BIKE ONE OF ROCHESTER’S SCENIC TRAILS 

Best Trails For Biking

 

19. SEE A FILM

Dryden Theatre | The Little Theatre | ImageOut Film Festival

 

20. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN 5,000 YEARS OF ART HISTORY

Memorial Art Gallery

 

21. PLAY AT THE OLDEST MINI-GOLF COURSE IN NEW YORK

Parkside's Whispering Pines Miniature Golf

 

22. SHOP UNTIL YOU DROP 

Malls | Boutiques | Speciality Shops 

 

23. TAKE A FITNESS CLASS 

Compass Cycle & Flow | Roc City Circus | RocVentures Climbing Gym | The Warrior Factory

 

24. CRAFT A CUSTOM CANDLE

Scents by Design

 

25. PLAN A SPA DAY

Ape + Canary | The Del Monte Lodge Renaissance Rochester Hotel & Spa | The Spa at Woodcliff

 

26. BROWSE THROUGH A NEARBY MUSIC STORE

Bernunzio Uptown Music | Record Archive | The House of Guitars

 

27. TASTE SOMETHING NEW 

Best Local Spots | Group Dining | Fine Dining | Breakfast & Brunch

 

28. VISIT HIGH FALLS—ROCHESTER'S 96 FOOT DOWNTOWN WATERFALL

High Falls 

 

29. GO FISHING 

Fishing Guide 

 

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