Harvest & Fall Festivals in Long Island

Harvest festivals are celebrated across the pond and in North America typically to mark the end of the harvest. It was the early settlers in America who brought the idea of harvest thanksgiving to us and we therefore celebrate it in the form of the Thanksgiving meal, as well as by attending harvest & fall festivals. We’ve compiled a list of such festivals in Long Island:

Nassau

Mill Neck

Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest Festival

October 8 & 9, 2011
9am-5pm
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765
(516) 628-4243

The festival, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary, will feature children’s activities and face painting, handmade country crafts, seasonal produce (including lots of apples), a variety of baked goods such as fudge, strudel and grilled bratwurst, along with many other anniversary activities. $5.00 per vehicle (suggested donation).

Suffolk

Babylon

Fall Harvest & Seafood Festival

September 17 & 18, 2011
11am-5pm
Captree State Park
Ocean Parkway, Babylon, NY 11702
(631) 321-3510

This festival features entertainment, pony rides and other children’s activities, as well as activities with a nautical theme, such as boat rides and crab races.

Huntington Village

The Long Island Fall Festival

September 30th-October 2nd, 2011
11am-10pm
Heckscher Park
Main Street, Huntington Village
(631) 423-6100

This festival features carnival rides, hundreds of vendors, food court, entertainment, beer & wine tent. Free admission.

Peconic

Pindar Vineyar’s Annual Harvest Festival

September 17th, 2011
11am-6pm
37645 Main Road (Rt. 25)
Peconic, NY 11958
(631) 734-6200

There will be music, food and wine & beer at this festival, along with children’s entertainment, such as clowns and face painting. $20 gets you entrance, a glass of wine and a keepsake glass to keep. Children under 21 are free. Bring your own chairs & blankets. (Rain date October 1st).

Riverhead

The 31st Annual Hallockville Fall Festival & Craft Fair

September 17th & 18th, 2011
10am-5pm
60-38 Sound Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 298-5292

This festival will feature livestock, tractor displays, crafts demonstrations and a fair which includes hand-crafted items, along with children’s activities. $7 per adult, $5 per child (age 5-12), $18 per family.

West Sayville

Country Fest at the Long Island Maritime Museum

October 8th & 9th, 2011
10am-6pm
86 West Avenue,
West Sayville, NY 11796
This festival features live country music, BBQ and country food, craft & gift vendors and children’s activities, such as pony rides, petting zoo and pumpkin decorating. $10 at the door.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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