Sullivan County

Oct. 1st & 8th: Fall Garden Harvest Market, Bethel. Noon - 4 p.m. at the "Day in the Garden" festival site in Bethel. Farmer's market, arts & crafts vendors, hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo, children's activity tent and lots more! New York's only Scarecrow Festival!! Call (518) 794-3000, ext. 5010 or 292-6180.

Oct. 7th & 8th: Annual Octoberfest, Narrowsburg. Crafts fair, Bavarian Band, dancers, refreshments. Under tents. Noon-10 p.m. Noon-8 p.m. Fireman's Field, Rte. 52. Call (518) 252-3547 or 252-7434.

Ulster County

Oct. 1st: 25th Annual Mum Festival, Seamon Park, Saugerties; exhibits, crafts, food; see thousands of mums in bloom; fun for the whole family.

Oct. 7th & 8th: 21st Annual Fall Festival and Crafts Show at Belleayre.

Oct. 7th, 8th, & 9th: Pumpkin Patch Annual Harvest Festival and Giant Barn Sale at Country Charm Farm, New Paltz; U-pick pumpkins; scarecrows, hayrides, dried flowers; 10 AM - 4:30 PM; (914) 255-4321.

Oct. 10th, 11th, & 12th: Italian Fest II with Mary Mancini and Mario Tacca at Villa Baglieri's Dinner Theatre, Highland; (914) 883-7395.

Oct. 14th & 15th: Annual Harvest Festival, Blues and BBQ at Benmarl Vineyards, Marlboro; (914) 236-4265.

Oct. 14th & 15th: Pumpkin Patch Annual Harvest Festival and Giant Barn Sale at Country Charm Farm, New Paltz; U-pick pumpkins, scarecrows, hayrides, dried flowers; 10 AM - 4:30 PM; (914) 255-4321.

Schoharie County

Oct. 1st: Fall Festival. 10 AM - 5 PM. Dyes created from nature, harvest skills, cider press, bake sale, crafts for children, open-hearth cooking. $3.00 admission. 1743 Palatine House Museum, Springs Street, Schoharie. (518) 295-7505.

Oct. 7th: Middleburgh Fall Festival. Starts at 10 AM. All day festivities; Parade on Main Street at 11:30 AM, award ceremony, arts & crafts, antiques, flea vendors, block dance, games, pumpkin painting, horseshoe tournament, chicken bar-b-que. Free. Main Street, Middleburgh. (518) 827-6711.

Oct. 14th: Fall Harvest Festival. 10 AM - 11 PM. Celebrate the Harvest Season in Schoharie county with a day of fun for the whole family, food sampling, hayrides, clowns, evening Square & Line dancing. New York Power Authority, North Blenheim, and sponsored by the Schoharie County Chamber of Commerce. (518) 295-7033.

Oct. 29th: St. Paul's Annual Festival and Holiday Bazaar. 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM. Bazaar featuring crafts, plants, homemade foods. Buffet Smorgasbord dinner. $7.50. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, West Main Street, Richmondville. (518) 234-3671.

Greene County

Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st: Oktoberfest. The traditional Celebration of the Harvest, the Oktoberfest spans two weekends and offers entertainment direct from Germany & Bavaria. Join us for music and dancing, games, rides & crafts for the kids, and lots of food & drink. It all takes place in the beauty of the Northern

Sept. 30th & Oct. 1st: 1st Annual Fall Celebration: Celebrate the Fall season: maple syrup demonstrations, honey bee demonstrations, fresh apple cider, apples, pumpkins, fruit, craft demonstrations, hay rides, sugar on snow, pumpkin painting and much more. Free admission. Partridge Sugar House, Route 23, Acra, NY (next to Lange's Groveside). (518) 622-2163

Oct. 1st: Heritage Craft Fair. Demonstration and sale of traditional craftwork. Live music performed by Herb Schmidt's Good Time Jazz Band. Food will be available from Brook's BBQ. 12-5 at the Bronck Museum, Rt. 9W, Coxsackie, NY (518) 731-6490.

Oct. 7th: Oktoberfest & Pig Roast. Whole pigs roasted on an open grill. Roasted corn on the cob, salads, baked beans. All in our German Beer Garden with all the beer and soda you can drink. $15 per person. 1 PM at the Blackthorne Resort, 1 Sunside Road, East Durham, NY. (518) 634-2541.

Oct. 7th & 8th: 7th Annual Cairo Apple Festival and Craft Show. Food, demonstrations, contests, juried crafts, music and special entertainment, children's events, hayrides. Rain or shine 10 AM - 4 PM. Admission charged. Sponsored by the Cairo Chamber of Commerce. (518) 622-9335/6217.

Oct. 7th & 8th: Harvest Festival 2000. 2 Days of fun featuring activities for the whole family including hay rides, pumpkin painting and performances by the "Crooked Creek Band". 10 AM - 4 PM both days. Ski Windham, CD Lane, Windham, NY. (518) 734-4300 or 800-SKI-WINDHAM.

Oct. 7th, 8th, & 9th: Oktoberfest. Enjoy German music and dancing, food and drink in the grandest Bavarian tradition. You can oomph with the best of them or just sit back and listen. And for the kids, there are free pumpkins, hayrides and arts & crafts. Free Admission. Hunter Mountain Ski Bowl, Rt. 23A, Hunter, NY. (518) 263-4223.