October Fun in the Capital Region!

8th Annual Maple Ski Ridge Fall Festival
When: Sat, Oct 10, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Maple Ski Ridge, 2725 Mariaville Rd., Rotterdam
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Join Maple Ski Ridge for our 8th annual Fall Festival – Craft, Car and Tractor Show from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.

27th Annual Goold Orchard Apple Festival
When: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 until Sun, Oct 11, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Goold Orchards; 1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton on Hudson
Cost: Adult $9; Kids under 12 are FREE!
It’s the 27th annual Apple Festival & Craft Show at Goold Orchards! This celebration of the arts, crafts and agriculture of the Capital Region offers fresh food, pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, live entertainment, craft vendors, horse drawn wagon rides, wine samples, and more!

19th Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival
When: Sun, Oct 11, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz
Cost: Adults $6 – under 12 FREE
Don’t miss the 19th Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival featuring volunteers dressed in early 1830’s costumes; quilt raffle; silent auction; early 19th century crafters and wares; sheep-shearing; border collies; heirloom poultry breeds; live music; singing; cider press; demonstrations; plus entertainment, activities and historic crafts for children; an assortment of vendors; and a variety of hot and cold food, including homemade soup, bread and baked goods. RAIN OR SHINE. No pets, please.

9th Annual Troy Chowderfest In Troy
When: Sun, Oct 11, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: River Street, Troy
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Come enjoy local chowder with a competitive edge. Over 30 restaurants are competing for best chowder. Who will win? YOU decide!

Shades of Autumn — Fall Fundraiser
When: Sun, Oct 11, 12:00 PM to 4:00 AM
Where: Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave
Cost: FREE ADMISSION, Donations Accepted
Scheduled Activities: Iroquois Stories with Mohawk storyteller Amanda Tarbell, Fabulous Footwear Workshop led by Colette Lemmon, Hands-on activities in the Children’s Museum, Movies in the indoor amphitheater, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, Selfies with the Museum Kitty – Little Boy, Atlatl Throwing with Mike Tarbell, Door prizes, Harvest themed refreshments made from the products of the season. Donors to Silent Auction include: Cabot Cheese, Cobleskill Golf & Country Club, Top of the Rock- NYC, Whole Foods Market and more, Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the “Buckskin to Bikinis: Haudenosaunee Wearable Art” exhibit, participate in the many activities and make new friends!

2015 Pride Center Gala
When: Fri, Oct 16, 6:00 PM
Where: Hilton Albany, 40 Lodge St, Albany
Cost: $95+
This special night benefits the Pride Center of the Capital Region and celebrates the important contributions of this year’s honorees who work hard to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. Every year, the Gala raises funds for the Pride Center’s fundamental programs and services, including the youth and senior programs. The Gala is Friday, October 16 at the Hilton Albany. Senior and student ticket discount rates are available. Please contact the Pride Center at 518-462-6138 for more information.

Food Fight – Pickle(d) Edition
When: Sat, Oct 17, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: North Pearl Street, Albany
Cost: FREE to attend, $1 per sample
The Downtown Albany Food Fight – Pickle(d) Edition is slated for Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM throughout North Pearl Street in downtown Albany!

Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice
When: Sat, Oct 17, 7:00 PM
Where: Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street, Albany
See Nancy Kerrigan’s Halloween on Ice at The Times Union Center!
Magical John’s Big Top Stage at Field of Horrors
When: Sat, Oct 17, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Where: Field of Horrors, 100 Farrell Road, Brunswick, NY 12182
Cost: $25

Pumpkins in the Park 5K & 10K
When: Sun, Oct 18, 10:00 AM
Where: Albany Corning Preserve
Cost: Registration through October 15th: $25/$30; Registration on October 16th, 17th & 18th: $30/$35
Plan Ahead Events of Albany is pleased to present the Pumpkins In The Park 5K & 10K benefiting Floyd Warriors. This event will be held on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 at the Albany Corning Preserve.

Make Every Moment Count Fall Luncheon 2015
When: Mon, Oct 19, 11:30 AM
Where: Century House, 997 New Loudon Road, Latham
Cost: $65.00
The Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation will host our annual “Make Every Moment Count” Fall Luncheon on October 19, 2015. There will be plenty of silent auction and raffle items, stories from MECF clients, and delicious food from the Century House! The Maternity and Early Childhood Foundation, Inc. is a not for profit organization in New York State that provides funds to community based agencies located in high need areas across New York State to serve low income expectant and new parents. Our goals are healthy birth outcomes,optimal child health and development, and positive parenting.

It’s Getting Chili Out!
When: Thu, Oct 22, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: The State Room, 100 State St., Albany
Cost: $25 suggested donation
Grab a spoon and see who has the best chili in the Capital Region! James Cadet and Carol Nieckarz of UBS are assembling a posse of amateur chefs – and you get to choose the winner! Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement.

Knick at Night
When: Fri and Sat, Oct 23 and 24th, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Rd, Schaghticoke
Cost: Souper Dinner ($7.00); Ghost Tours of the Mansion ($7.00)
What ghost will you meet? One of the Knickerbockers or a spouse…. Rumor has it that Rachel will be in the Mansion….. you never know who may grace us with their presence. Join us on October 23 and 24 for Knick at Night at the Knickerbocker Mansion, 132 Knickerbocker Road, Schaghticoke, NY. Souper Dinner ($7.00) from 5:00 – 9:00 PM; Ghost Tours of the Mansion ($7.00) from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Reservations recommended for groups of 8 or more. Contact the Mansion at 518-664-1700 and leave a message for more information

Live Life Local
When: Sat, Oct 24, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Farnsworth Middle School, 6072 State Farm Road, Guilderland
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Albany County Executive Daniel P. McCoy and a host of supporting partners will showcase local Capital Region businesses that are living “green” and working hard to reduce, reuse and recycle.

Kids’ Club 5K Spooktacular
When: Sun, Oct 25, 10:00 AM
Where: Voorheesville High School
Cost: $20.00 Adult/ $10.00 Child
The Kids Club Inc. is hosting its 2nd 5k fundraiser to be held October 25, 2015 at 10:00am. The event will be held at Voorheesville High School in Voorheesville, N.Y. A 3.1mile run, children’s spooky sprint, smaller scaled devilish dashes, raffles,refreshments and more offered to entertain the whole family! Contact the Kids’Club at 518-765-2043 for more information. All proceeds to benefit the Kids’Club, a not for profit before and afterschool program. Come in Costume if you DARE.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region: ‘Fall into Spirits’
When: Thu, Oct 29, 6:00 PM
Where: Sixty State Place, 60 State, Albany
Cost: $50 under 30/ $75 per person / $150 Honorary Committee
Celebrate with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s Timeless Mission at Fall Into Spirits!

Crossgates Mall-O-Ween
When: Sat, Oct 31, 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Crossgates Mall, One Crossgates Mall Road Albany
The event kicks off at 12 p.m. with the traditional trick-or-treat at many mall merchants and throughout the common area. Then, B95.5 finishes with a cool costume contest at 2 p.m. on the lower level near Apple. Every participant will receive a prize. A Crossgates Mall Gift Card will be awarded to the most original, the cutest and the scariest costume of each age group, and also to the best family/group costume!

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