Leaves have turned6, and the smell of apple cider and pumpkin spice fills the air. Fall is certainly here and Fall fair and festival season is well underway. Halloween is almost here, but no matter where you live on Long Island there’s still plenty of family fun to be had. Grab your favorite person and a sweater and get out to enjoy fall!
Below is a list of Long Island fairs and festivals that you can still attend in the 2019 Fall Season:
HICKS NURSERY FALL FESTIVAL
Visit the famed Long Island nursery, where patrons can visit “Otto the Ghost”, enjoy hayrides and pet farm animals. There will be pumpkins, fresh-picked apples, fudge, apple cider, candy apples, and other tasty treats.
Hicks Nursery. 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury, hicksnurseries.com Saturdays and Sundays, Now through-October 27th. Admission is $20
THE FALL FARM FESTIVAL 2019
Huntington’s longest Fall festival is back for its latest go-around, packed with activities, from the expected (pumpkin-picking, a magic show) to the out-of-left-field (Tricks for Treats Exotic Bird Show). A variety of fall foods will also be available, from roasted corn to fresh baked pies. NEW for 2019, White Post Farms Introduces Ollie the Baby Giraffe
White Post Farms. 250 Old Country Road, Melville. whitepostfarms.com Saturdays and Sundays, Now through October 27th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $22.10
FINK’S COUNTRY FARM FALL FESTIVAL
Head to Fink’s and spend your weekend enjoying hay rides, a 5-acre corn maze, kiddie train rides, U-Pick pumpkins and a fully stocked farm stand featuring the freshest autumn produce.
Fink’s Country Farm, 6242 Middle Country Road, Wading River. finksfarm.com Saturdays and Sundays, Now through October 27th, 9:30 a.m.-5 .pm. Admission starts at $15
FRONTIER FAMILY FUN
Ring in the fall every weekend in October at this extravaganza featuring pumpkin picking, gem mining, a petting zoo, a corn maze and a spooky walk.
Dees’ Nursery, 69 Atlantic Avenue, Oceanside. deesnursery.com. Saturdays and Sundays, Now through October 27th, 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Free Event
OKTOBERFEST! MUSIC FEST
Sit back and enjoy live Bluegrass music in a farm setting. Proust! Local craft beer from Garden of Eve Organic Farm hosts this annual event that features craft beer for adults and Family Fun Fields for kids. The family attractions include hay rides, a pedal kart track, maze, lovely lavender labyrinth, and farm animals. Fresh food such as roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade and hot dogs will be available for purchase.
Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market. 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com. October 19th & 20th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $7.95/Per Person
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Borella’s farm stands Fall Festival offers hay rides, pumpkin picking, fresh apple cider, inflatable rides, candied apples, live entertainment, duck races and so much more.
Borella’s Farm Stand. 485 Edgewood Avenue, St. James. borellasfarmstand.com Saturday, October 26th, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $11, Children under 3 are Free
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN FEST
Put on your Halloween costume and head to the Madison Theatre at Molloy College for a spooky good time. Admission includes a magic show, a haunted house, children’s games, live entertainment, face painting pumpkin picking and decorating, cupcake decorating, a duck pluck game, balloon creations, food trucks, entertainment, and a costume contest.
Madison Theatre at Molloy College. 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre. madisontheatreny.org. October 26th, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Rain Date October 29th. Ticket Prices TBA
30th ANNUAL HALLOWEEN BOAT BURNING AT LONG ISLAND MARITIME MUSEUM
The Halloween Boat Burning has been a tradition at Long Island Maritime Museum for nearly three decades, and it continues this October with an event to remember.
88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796 (631)-HISTORY. Friday, October 25th, 5 p.m., Rain date Saturday, October 26th. $5 Admission, Children Under 5 Free
SEVENTH ANNUAL GREAT JACK- ‘O-LANTERN SAIL
At this family event at Belmont Lake State Park, the first 50 carved pumpkins brought by attendees are placed on flotation devices and lit with candles and then sailed by kayaks around Belmont Lake at the end of the evening. Throughout the day there will be entertainment for all ages including- balloon twisting, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, children’s crafts and bouncy houses.
Belmont Lake State Park. Southern State Pkwy. Exit 38, North Babylon. Saturday, October 26th, 3 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.. Pumpkin Sail begins at 6:15 p.m.- Free Event
FREEDOMFEST, TASTE OF LONG ISLAND FESTIVAL AND STREET FAIR
FreedomFest is a showcase of the diverse range of food and beverage options available in Suffolk County. The event is organized by the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce. After participating in the Suffolk Marathon, visitors and runners can wind down with a celebration and some of the best craft food and drink Long Island has to offer.
Patchogue Village. suffolkmarathon.com/FreedomFest.aspx. Sunday October 27th, All day, Free Event
SAG HARBOR RAGAMUFFIN PARADE
Kids, adults, and even pets are encouraged to show off their costumes during this parade down Main Street in Sag Harbor. The parade ends at the Custom House Lawn, where games and a bake sale are planned.
Nassau Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 Sunday, October 28th at 1 p.m., Free Event
ISLIP COUNTRY FAIR AND FALL FESTIVAL
The Islip Chamber of Commerce’s second annual fall festival will be bursting with entertainment, line dancing, a pumpkin patch, kids’ costume parade, face painting, and food, art & craft vendors.
401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751 Islipchamberofcommerce.org Saturday, November 3rd, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.. Free Event