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Little Falls Cheese Festival | New York by Rail

october, 2023

07oct10:00 am5:00 pmLittle Falls Cheese Festival10:00 am - 5:00 pm Main Street, Main Street, Little Falls, NY

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Little Falls Cheese Festival

The eighth annual Cheese Festival in Little Falls, NY, on October 7, features more than 120 cheeses, food trucks, entertainment and more.

Little Falls Cheese Festival

The Little Falls Cheese Festival

An estimated 10,000 visitors are expected at the 8th annual Little Falls Cheese Festival, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 7 on Main Street in Little Falls, NY. This small city, with a storied history in the dairy industry, sits on the Erie Canal and was once known as the Cheese Capital of the country. Considered to be the state’s premier gathering of cheesemakers, visitors can sample and buy various New York State cheeses—more than 120 varieties— from hard cheeses, like Gouda,  Cheddar and havarti to soft cheeses, goat cheeses, cheese curds, yogurts, and more. Numerous New York-based gourmet food and craft beverage vendors and the Food Truck Food Court will also be on hand to complement the cheeses. 

Several vendors will be selling cheese curds from cows and goats milk, cheese crisps, cheesecake, and assorted dips or spreads. Yogurt, regular and Greek, will be for sale, as well as various parfaits.

Music and entertainment will be showcased all along Main Street and there will even be a free, cheese-themed play. Free shuttle busses will run all day for ease of parking.


The Little Falls Cheese Festival will be held on Main Street and blocked off to traffic, allowing guests to freely travel the street in search of the finest cheese. While roaming the festival, visitors will be accompanied by regional talent. Scattered along Main Street, musicians will be performing at various times throughout the day. A schedule of artists can be found at the festival website, as well as their set locations for the festival. Festival programs will be provided the day of and will include a map and all necessary information.

Take Amtrak to the Little Falls Cheese Festival

Attend the Little Falls Cheese Festival via Amtrak to the Utica Station—Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount! The station is 22.6 miles away from Main Street, making it an easy and convenient option to get to the event.

Get picked up from the Utica Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Utica office today at 315-423-0022.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Main Street

Main Street, Little Falls, NY