10 Fun Things to Do This Fall in Binghamton

Posted by Sophia Cohen on September 6, 2019

Are you ready to FALL in love with fall?! Well, you're in luck because Binghamton is chock-full of things to do throughout the season to ensure you make the most out of all the foliage, food and fun!

Hike the Nature Preserve

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Enjoy the beautiful changing leaves (and get some great new content for Insta) right in Binghamton University’s backyard! With over 180 acres to explore, you’re bound to have some fall fun in the Nature Preserve.

Go apple picking

Nothing says fall quite like farm-fresh apples. Go pick your own and bring home a taste of the season. Some local favorite spots include Apple Hills and Lone Maple Farm. The Cider Mill is also a great destination for pre-picked apples, pumpkins and tons of other delicious fall goodies (be sure to order a cider slushie)!


Celebrate local art on First Friday

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Kickstart each month by heading downtown for First Friday! Sample local cuisine, listen to music, admire art and just take in everything the local community has to offer. Check out the First Friday website for dates and info!

Enjoy a capella at the Dollar Show

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The semesterly tradition is back! For just $1, you'll have the opportunity to see all nine a capella groups (and the Pappy Parker Players) sing their hearts out across several genres of music! Hear reworked versions of some of your favorite tunes, support your friends and find out if the a capella life is right for you.

Chow down during Restaurant Week

Get read to unleash your inner foodie, because every student’s favorite week of the semester is back -- Restaurant Week! Take full advantage of the Binghamton food scene with special deals and discounts during lunch and dinner. It’s the perfect opportunity to try out places you haven’t or to visit some old favorites.


Show your #BingPride at Homecoming

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Celebrate all things #BingPride during this jam-packed weekend! Come experience the 50th anniversary of the Decker School and School of Management, kick off Harpur College’s 70th anniversary, enjoy Tailgate ‘19 and our first-ever Binghamton Block Party. It will be a Homecoming you won’t want to miss!

Attend a fall festival or two

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This year experience not one but two exciting fall festivals! The Port Dickinson Pumpkin FestiFall is a brand new event, offering pumpkin picking and painting, as well as pumpkin-based treats from local food vendors. The Endicott Apple Festival is an annual tradition offering delicious varieties of NY State apple,s and featuring over 80 local vendors!

Have fun at Family Weekend

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Do you think Binghamton is the best? Well let your family know it too when they come and visit during Family Weekend! There will be all kinds of special campus activities like Baxter’s Spirit Celebration, residential community festivals, Bearcat family portraits, free Binghamton swag and, of course, lots of fun!

Catch a Broadway show

Broadway in Binghamton is back for another season of top-quality entertainment at a reasonable price. Shows this semester include Beautiful: the Carole King Musical, Jersey Boys and The Office! A Musical Parody.


Root for the Bearcats

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What better way to kick off the semester than by cheering for our beloved Bearcats on the court and field? Check out the full calendar and start warming up your best Bearcat roar!

Sophia is a senior majoring in English. She loves exploring all the opportunities Binghamton has to offer. In her free time, she likes to bake, listen to classic rock and hang out with her Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi sisters. 

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