Long Island’s Seafood Festival Insider Guide

This weekend long Island is hosting the 20th annual Seafood Festival. Located right on the Great South bay in West Sayville on the grounds of the LI Maritime Museum.

Festival begins at 10Am and ends at 6PM. There’s an $8 admission fee for all, $5 for those 5 and under. Bring your camera as not only do you want to capture all the smiles of the day, but

Here are some insider tips to make your festival experience more enjoyable:

1.Parking: there is no parking at the festival site itself. You need to park (FREE) either at the Sayville LIRR  train station (Lakeland Avenue, 1 mile South of Sunrise Highway (Route 27), or the Oakdale LIRR Train Station (Montauk Highway (Route 27A) and Oakdale-Bohemia Road).  Either way, you’ll hop on the free shuttle going to and from the festival.

2. Dress appropriately-The festival is located on the Great South Bay. People are always surprised how much cooler it is here. There is no barrier from the bay breeze and a light jacket/sweatshirt may be needed.

3. Getting around-Stroller-Strollers are welcome and most likely necessary for little ones. There is a lot to see and do and the fairgrounds are crowded. The ground is mostly flat, with some paved surfaces. This will also make it easy for your little one to be part of the action, to dance and take part in the many activities focused on children. For those with little ones not walking, an infant carrier will keep you hands free and will make navigating the large space a bit easier.

4. Food- There are plenty! of  Seafood options available but one can find other food choices if seafood doesn’t suit your palette.

5. Overall-there’s a lot to do at the festival. It is a busy place to be. Live entertainment, music and dancing (under the tent pavilion), tons of craft vendors, artists, environmental displays and lectures, rides for the children, pirate activities, sailing on the famous Priscilla (fee extra), and of course lots of seafood!


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2 thoughts on “Long Island’s Seafood Festival Insider Guide

  1. Suzanne @ Mom Confessionals

    We went yesterday and I have to say it was a lot smaller than I expected. You can walk the whole thing in about 15 minutes. The kids liked the pirates giving out gold coins and rings. The best part was the fresh oysters shucked right in front of you. $1 each. Sad I only ordered 6.

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