We are lucky to live here for so many reasons…beautiful surroundings, great community spirit, and fun year-round activities on Long Island. There are several Fall festivals in the Huntington/Five Harbors Area & Beyond.
Cold Spring Harbor- Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery ~ September 24th ~ features Petting Zoo, Castle Bouncer, Pumpkin Patch, Games, Environmental Exhibitors, Food, Live Animal Encounters & Music.
Cold Spring Harbor- Witches Night Out ~ October 27th ~ fly down to Cold Spring Harbor for a fun night of shopping and spirits. Come as you are or get dressed up for this special village event.
East Norwich- Martin Viette ~ September 24th - October 23rd ~ features a fall market complete with apple cider, fresh NYS apples, decorations. Weekend events also include pumpkin painting, animal farm, farm cutouts, pumpkin patch and refreshment stand.
photo courtesy of East End Maritime Museum
Greenport- 27th Annual East End Maritime Festival ~ September 23rd-25th ~ fundraiser to support the East End Seaport Museum which joins nautical history with merriment. Parade, music, demonstrations, artisan vendors, childrens activities, food, beer and local wines, a sail to Long Beach Bar "Bug Lighthouse" and much more!
photo courtesy of the Huntington Historical Society
Huntington- Apple Festival ~ October 16th~ celebrate the season and support the Huntington Historical Society. Delicious apple donated by Richter's Apple Orchard, baked goods by Reinwalds, treats by the Bon Bon and so much more. Various vendors will be selling jams, preserves and pickles. Bring old clothes to make your own scarecrow and hop on for a hay ride. The festival will be held at the Kissam house were tours will also be taking place.
photo courtesy of Long Island Fall Festival and Relaxing-fun.com
Huntington- Long Island Fall Festival ~ October 7th-10th ~ is one of the largest of its kind the Northeast. Filled with vendors of all sorts including food , arts & crafts as well as an international food court with beer and wine tent. Also in Heckscher park is an array of entertainment as well as carnival attractions.
photo courtesy of White Post Farms
Melville- White Post Farms ~ September 24th- October 30th on Weekends & Columbus Day ~ find your perfect pumpkin in the large pumpkin patch or check out one of the many events. Included in Festival admission; Six Great Shows, (The Great Stage Show, Tricks For Treats Exotic Bird Show, Mutts Gone Nuts, Horses Horses Horses, The Magic of Jim McClenehan, The Big Barnyard Game Show), Sing-A-Long Hayrides, Unlimited Use of Our Bounce ‘N Slides, Our Famous Animal Farm, Singin’ Chicken Show, Animal Farm Jamboree Show, Use of our Playground Areas, Use of our Picnic Tables, Play-In-The-Hay, Entry to our Ronnie’s Birdie Landing TM and Poppie's Lorikeet Landing Free Flight Aviaries.
photo courtesy of 27East.com
Montauk- Montauk Fall Festival ~ October 8th & 9th ~ make a day of it and enjoy events of the green including live music, free carousel rides for kids, Long Island Wines & Farmers Market along with the famous Clam Chowder contest.
photo courtesy of Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage- The Long Island Fair ~ September 24th-25th, 30th & October 1st & 2nd ~ Thousands of exhibits are entered to compete for blue ribbons in categories such as culinary, horticulture, livestock, needlework and hobbies. In addition, a variety of performers and demonstrators will provide traditional entertainment including: musicians, jugglers, magic shows, puppet shows, a mime, contra dancing and craft demonstrations. Skilled lumberjacks will be showing off their talents competing in events such as axe throwing, crosscut sawing and log rolling contests. Band concerts, pony & camel rides, an exotic petting zoo, as well as children's races and games of skill offer amusement in a unique setting.
photo courtesy of Everfest
Oyster Bay- 33rd Annual Oyster Festival ~ October 15th & 16th ~ much-awaited annual event that consistently attracts approximately 200,00+ visitors from along the East Coast. Its continued success is due to the dedication of members of the Oyster Bay Rotary who are committed to this event year-round and to the members of the Long Island business community that sponsors the event. There will be rides, bands, contests, boats and events at the waterfront including the appearance of the World's Largest Rubber Duck at the West End Waterfront Pier, sports clinics and of course OYSTERS!
photo courtesy of Planting Fields Arboretum
Oyster Bay- Planting Fields Arboretum ~ October 8th & 9th ~ Halloween trick or treat and costume parade, live music with Jerome Smith & The City Sounds Entertainment Band, River of Dreams (Billy Joel Tribute Band), jumbo garden games, pumpkins for sale, pony rides, potato sack races, face painting, watercolor demonstrations and halloween bounce house. Enjoy food and seasonal beer tastings of autumn with the Oyster Bay Brewing Company!
photo courtesy of Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve
Smithtown- Caleb Smith Preserve ~ September 25th ~ join the Friends of Caleb Smith Preserve for their 3rd annual Fall Festival. Many activities geared to the natural features of the historic park will be on hand. These include: kids fishing (free bait and tackle), free pumpkins for kids 12 and younger, Nature tours by popular local naturalists, hikes and demonstrations, continuous live music, face-painting, Colonial crafts and games for children, fly-fishing demonstrations, antique cars, 50/50 raffle, rehabilitated animal display.
photo courtesy of Hicks Nursery
Westbury- Hicks Nursery ~ September 17th- October 30th ~ Hicks will have various events throughout the month. Take a picture with Otto the Ghost (photos are available weekends only), enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. Enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn*, popcorn* (corn & popcorn available on the weekend), apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! Animated children’s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family and Halloween cheer.