Fall Fun in Genesee County
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Fall Fun in Genesee County

by Morgan Hoffman

The rush of summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun should end. Visitors and locals alike will have their pick of fall festivities happening here in Genesee County, located centrally between Buffalo and Rochester.

Fall Flavors

Genesee County is full of fall flavors to get your fix of pumpkin spice lattes, local ciders and brews, and delicious baked goods. Follow our Instagram to stay up-to-date with local flavors!

Buttercrumbs Bakery offers fall-inspired baked goods that are sure to keep you coming back for more! Apple cinnamon scones, pumpkin muffins and apple caramel walnut pies are just a few of its seasonal offerings.

Eli Fish Brewing Company is ready to kick off fall with Oktoberfest on September 10. The festival features German food, drinks and live music! Along with its own draft beers and food, Eli Fish features 20 locally-made ciders. 

The Coffee Press is brewing up pumpkin spice lattes and other fall-themed drinks in the newspaper themed coffee shop! Sip on one of these deliciously crafted drinks while checking out the displayed antique typewriters.

Fall Harvest

Spend your fall days supporting local vendors and enjoying family friendly activities at our festivals. See all festivals and events here.

Harrington’s Produce, Pully’s Farm Market, McPherson Orchards, and Roanoke Orchard should all be top on your list for fall goodies including apples, cider, pumpkins, apple cider donuts and more! Make a quick stop to pick up what you need, or spend a while watching the pumpkin cannon or zig-zagging through the corn maze at Pully’s.

The Corfu Autumn in the Village Festival on October 1 will give families the chance to enjoy food trucks, artists, kids activities, crafters and local vendors, a magic show, tarot card reading, and more!

Farmers Markets in Genesee County are plentiful and perfect for picking up pumpkins, mums and local apple ciders. Get the supplies to make your own homemade apple pie, or pick a fresh one up from one of our local baker’s stands.

Fall Scares

Genesee County’s attractions offer everything from family-friendly spooks to full-on SCARY ghost hunts.

Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park is back with its Fright Fest, featuring family-friendly thrills by day and the scariest frights by night! Only running on select dates. 

Haunted History Tours at Seymour Place will take you through what stands as today's GO ART! building. Home to a few different spirits, paranormal investigators have picked up on spooky sounds and sights in this 1831 building.

The Historic Batavia Cemetery Candlelight Ghost Walk offers one night of guided tours through the cemetery on October 22. Featuring re-enactments of men and women of Batavia who held great power in their day, or may have met a tragic ending.

The Holland Land Office’s West Side Ghost Walk will take you on a guided tour of Batavia’s west side, every Friday in October. With tales of murders, hangings, grave robbings, ghosts and other eerie happenings from Batavia’s past. 

Rolling Hills Asylum takes scary to the next level! Originally built in 1827 as the Genesee County Poor Farm, the location is now known as one of the most haunted in the country. Rolling Hills Asylum has been featured on many paranormal and ghost hunting shows. Explore on a flashlight tour, historical tour or overnight self guided ghost hunt… if you’re brave enough.

Fall Outdoors

Breathe in the crisp fall air while you take in the fall colors in Genesee County.

Genesee County Park & Forest is the perfect spot to take in the brilliant fall leaves while exploring the many maintained nature trails. Kick off your fall with a guided Full Harvest Moon Hike on September 9. Enjoy outdoor exercise among the habitats of nocturnal wildlife. Or join the guided Full Moon Owl Prowl, where you’ll have the opportunity to listen for the sounds of nocturnal wildlife and visit owl habitats on October 8.

The Ellicott Trail features 9.7 miles of views for fall leaf peepers to take in the colors of the season with the crisp fall air. The trail passes through DeWitt Recreation Area, Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Williams Park and Downtown Batavia, offering a variety of views.

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