Street Fairs in NYC: October Listings

A Guide to Manhattan Street Fairs in October 2016

••• Photo credit: Japan Block Fair

With crisp and pleasant fall days firmly upon us, Manhattan's street fair season is still going strong. In fact, you'll find some 25 fairs unfolding across the city throughout the month, including every single weekend in October. Set out to enjoy the pedestrianized streets in search of food stands, bargain shopping, chair massages, live entertainment, people-watching, and more.

Below, find the schedule of Manhattan street fairs for October 2016.

Note that most street fairs run between 10am and 6pm, though some start later and/or finish earlier:

  • October 1, 2016 (Saturday): Sixth Avenue Fair; 6th Ave. btwn 42nd & 56th sts.
  • October 1, 2016 (Saturday): 3rd Avenue Festival; 3rd Ave. btwn 6th & 14th sts.  
  • October 1, 2016 (Saturday): Sixth Avenue; 6th Ave. btwn 42nd to 56th sts.
  • October 2, 2016 (Sunday): 28th Annual Upper Broadway Harvest Festival; Broadway btwn 96th & 106th sts.
  • October 2, 2016 (Sunday): Third Avenue Autumn Fair; 3rd Ave. btwn 14th & 23rd sts.
  • October 8, 2016 (Saturday): Lexington Avenue Fair; Lexington Ave. btwn 42nd & 57th sts.
  • October 8, 2016 (Saturday): 24th Annual Upper Broadway Fall Festival; Broadway btwn 110th & 116th sts.
  • October 8, 2016 (Saturday): Astor Place Festival; Astor Pl. btwn Lafayette St. & Broadway
  • October 9, 2016 (Sunday): World Trade Center Block Party Series #3; Liberty St. btwn Broadway & Trinity Pl.
  • October 9, 2016 (Sunday): 6th Avenue Festival; 6th Ave. btwn Houston St. & Waverly Pl.
  • October 10, 2016 (Monday): Columbus Day Festival; Broadway btwn Liberty St. & Battery Pl.
  • October 14, 2016 (Friday): Grand Central Food Festival Series #5; 42nd St. btwn 3rd & Lexington aves.
  • October 15, 2016 (Saturday): Times Square Expo; Broadway btwn 47th & 57th sts.
  • October 16, 2016 (Sunday): Waverly Place Fair; Waverly Pl. btwn Broadway & Greene St.
  • October 16, 2016 (Sunday): Japan Block Fair; Broadway btwn 93rd & 94th sts.
  • October 16, 2016 (Sunday): Washington Square Arch Fair; Washington Square North, btwn 5th Ave. & University Pl.
  • October 16, 2016 (Sunday): 25th Annual Broadway Fall Festival; Broadway btwn 86th & 96th sts.
  • October 21, 2016 (Friday): Midtown East Fall Block Party; 40th St. btwn 3rd & Lexington aves.
  • October 22, 2016 (Saturday): USO–Avenue Of The Americas Autumnfest; 6th Ave. btwn 42nd & 56th sts.
  • October 23, 2016 (Sunday): West 4th Street Festival; W. 4th St. btwn 6th Ave & LaGuardia Pl.
  • October 28, 2016 (Friday): Grand Central Food Festival Series #6; 42nd St. btwn 3rd & Lexington aves.
  • October 29, 2016 (Saturday): Lexington Avenue Fall Festival; Lexington Ave. btwn 42nd & 57th sts.
  • October 29, 2016 (Saturday): Washington Square Fair; Waverly Pl. btwn 5th Ave. & University Pl.
  • October 29, 2016 (Saturday): Astor Place Festival; Astor Pl. btwn Lafayette St. & Broadway
  • October 30, 2016 (Sunday): Times Square Oktoberfest; 46th St. btwn 8th & 9th aves.

Note that this information was accurate at time of publication; street fairs might be cancelled or rescheduled for inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

Did I miss one? Please let me know about any and all street fairs for October and beyond on About.com Manhattan's Facebook page. 

Interested in more Manhattan street fairs? Check out the offerings, by month: June, July, August, and September.