Ten Fun Ways to Spend this Weekend, September 24-25

This week marked the beginning of Autumn, and with it brings many a fun-themed festival to Long Island.

Nassau:

Bethpage:Long Island Fair“, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage, 516 572 8400. Blue Ribbon Veggies, flower/craft displays, replica of 1866 Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall. Music, rides, crafts, contests, Sat. and Sun., 9-5PM. Fee: $12, $8 5-12, and seniors (60+).

Cold Spring Harbor: “Fish Hatchery Fall Fair”, Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium, 1600 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor, 516 692-6768.Exhibits by environmental groups/conservationists, children’s games, fishing for children under 12 and music. Saturday, Sept. 24 10Am-4:30PM, rain Date 10/1. General Admission Fee

East Meadow: “LI Art and Wine Festival“, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, 631 421 1590. Local vineyard wine tastings, and paintings.Sat., 10-6, Sun., 10-5PM. Fee: $5

Suffolk:

Greenport: “Maritime Festival”, Village of Greenport, 631 477-2100. Parade, vendors, music, traditional arts/crafts demo, old-fashioned games, dancing, whaleboat racing. Sat. and Sun. 11-5PM.

Greenlawn:”Pickle Festival”, John Gardiner Farm, 900 Park Ave., Greenlawan, 631 754 1180. Homemade pickles, james, jellies, farm fresh produce, baked goods and family activities.Sat., 11-4PM, rain date Sunday.

Huntington, “LI Naturally Environmental Fair”, Manor Farm, 210 Manor Rd., Huntington, 516 938 6152. Environmental fun and eco-education through games, exhibits, music and a safari, Sept.24 10-4PM, raindate, Sunday.

Mount Sinai: “Heritage Trust Family Festival”, Heritage Community Center, 633 Mount Sinai Coram Rd., Mt. Sinai, 631 499 6824. Rides, games, food. Sat.,12-10PM, Sun., 12-6PM

Port Jefferson: “American Music Festival”, Port Jefferson Village, Port Jefferson, 631 331-0808. Variety of music, includes children’s rides, and an antique car show. Sat., 12-6PM with a late -night Blues and Brews cruise at 11PM on the PJ Ferry, Sun., 12-6PM.

Sayville: “LI Seafood Festival“, LI Maritime Museum, 86 West Ave., West Sayville.  Seafood, children’s entertainment, Live music/shows, pirates, environmental displays/exhibits, rides. Free parking/shuttle from both the Sayville and Oakdale LIRR train stations. No parking on the fairgrounds. Sat/Sun 10-6PM. Fee: $8, $7 for Museum Members, children under 5, FREE.

Wading River: “Wildwood Fall Festival”, Wildwood State Park, Hulse Landing Rd., (north of Sound Ave), Wading River, 631 321 3510. Vendors, inflatables,wagon and  pony rides, funny photos, environmental displays, children’s entertainment. Sat., 11-4PM., Fee: $8 parking. 

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