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Top Ten ‘Fun Fall Fests’ on Long Island

October 2, 2014

Summer may be over on Long Island, but don’t fret. Fall is one of the best times to visit –our coastal climate keeps things a bit warmer than the rest of the continent, so the leaf peeping season extends well into November..

But the most anticipated part of the season is the fall festivals. Find a full schedule of events and check out some of our ‘Top Ten’ festivals below. All events at www.discoverlongisland.com

The Long Island Fair

10/2-10/5, 2014. Hot air balloon rides, Rough Riders demo, old time baseball, corn-husking contest and more. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, NY. www.lifair.org

 

Fish Hatchery Fall Fair

10/04/2014. Exhibits by environmental groups, children’s games, nature-related crafts and music. Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, Cold Spring Harbor, NY. cshfha.org

 

San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons

10/04 – 10/05/2014. Live entertainment, carnival rides, vendors, Grucci fireworks. Hampton Bays railroad Station, Hampton Bays, NY. sangennarofeastofthehamptons.com

 

Hamptons International Film Festival

10/09-10/13/2014. Celebrating the independent film and international films. Throughout the Hamptons. www.hamptonsfilmfest.org

 

Montauk Fall Festival

10/11/- 10/12/2014. Best clam chowder tasting contest, Long Island wine, children’s activities, live music, crab races. www.montaukchamber.com

 

The Rise of the Jack O’Lanterns

10/16/2014 – 11/02/2014. Extravagant jack o’lanterns created by professional artist and sculptures. A mutli-sensory experience featuring hundreds of lit pumpkins.

Old Westbury Gardens, Old Westbury, NY. www.therise.org

 

Oyster Festival

10/18/2014 – 10/19/2014. Oysters galore, live entertainment, tall ships, pirate shows, midway rides, oyster eating and shucking contest. Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, NY. www.theoysterfestival.org

 

Halloween Boat Burning

10/24/2014. Every year a boat deemed unsafe to sail is set a-blaze in sacrifice. Raffles, snacks, hot apple cider, and music. Long Island Maritime Museum, Sayville, NY. www.limaritime.org

 

Taste North Fork

11/8-11/9, 2014. Winery tastings, events, discounts and live music. ‘Hop on-hop off” free shuttle service throughout the North Fork, with links to the Long Island Rail Road and Cross Sound Ferry in New London, CT. www.liwines.com

 

Riverhead Country Fair

10/12- 10/12/2014.400 crafts vendors, entertainment, vegetable-decorating, contests, farm animals, tractor pull. Downtown Riverhead. http://www.riverheadcountryfair.com/

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