Long Island Fall Festivals and Fairs 2017

Pumpkin picking is a mainstay at Long Island fall festivals (Photo by Jim Pennucci)

From the farms on the East End celebrating their harvest to western Long Island communities hosting autumn-themed carnivals, there is no shortage of fall festivals to revel in the season with picking pumpkins, going on hay rides and navigating corn mazes while enjoying some apple cider, pumpkin pie or a great many other fresh goodies.

Here are more than 50 Long Island fall festivals and fairs this season:

Bayville Waterside Festival
Music, food, drinks, inflatable rides, petting zoo and more. 11 Bayville Ave., Bayville. bayvillechamberofcommerce.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9.

Harbes Orchard Apple Festival
Celebrate the return of apple picking season, compete in the Apple Cider Donut eating contest and more. Harbes Orchard, 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 9, 10.

37th Annual Country Fair
Celebrate North Fork agricultural traditions and folk arts in an old-fashioned country fair. Hallockville Country Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. hallockville.com $8. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 9, 10.

Fall Festival
Crafts, music, old-time treats and museum tours. Fitz-Greene Hallock Homestead, 2869 Pond Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma. $5. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 10.

St. Margaret’s Fall Fair
This festival allows everyone to enjoy vendors, great baked goods, raffles and treasures of all kind. St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1000 Washington Ave., Plainview. stmargaretepiscopal.org Free. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16.

Pickle Festival
Every type of pickle imaginable will be available, from fried pickles to pickles on sticks and specialty pickles at this 38th annual festival. There will also be a farm stand, hay rides, vendors, live music and rides on the Lollipop Farm train. John Gardiner Farm, 900 Park Ave., Greenlawn. greenlawncenterporthistorical.org $5. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16.

Garlic Festival
A wide variety of garlic-inspired foods, crafts, live music, a Junior Iron Chef Garlic competition and Garlic Eating Contest! Garden of Eve, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com $5. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 16, 17.

Cow Harbor Day
Saturday features a 10K race and 2K fun run during the day, then bands and decorated boat display at the village dock at night. Sunday features vendors, a parade, crazy boat races and more. Main Street, Northport. cowharbor.org 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 16, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 17.

Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
As one of the oldest agricultural festivals in the country, families will transported back in time with activities such as blacksmithing, weaving and candle making. Entertainment includes live music, pony rides, magic shows and more. Admission prices TBD. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 16, 17, 23 & 24.

Fall Festival
Take a picture with Otto the Ghost, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you’re here enjoy fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn, popcorn, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! Hicks Nursuries, 100 Jewricho Tpke., Westbury. hiscknursuries.com Sept. 16-Oct. 29.

Great South Bay Seafest
Music, food court, crafts, fishing clinic, paddleboard clinic, rides, petting zoo, historic boat tours. Bay Shore Marina, South Clinton Ave., Bay Shore. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23.

Maritime Festival
Vendors, music, boat tours, food, drinks, demonstrations and more. Mitchell Park, Greenport. eastendseaport.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23.

Valley Stream Community Festival
This annual event is committed to bringing fun, food and festivity to the community. Families can get a sense of the community through different food vendors, music, businesses and more. Rockaway Avenue, Valley Stream. vscommunityfest.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23.

Wildwood Fall Festival
This annual event includes live music, vendors, food and more. Activities include children’s games, wagon rides, pony rides, petting zoo and inflatables. Wildwood State Park, Sound Avenue, Wading River. $10 parking. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23.

23rd Annual Covert Annual Street Fair
This annual street fair will include a craft fair, children’s rides and live music. Newly added is a Classic Car Show, fun for all ages. 1 Covert Ave., Elmont. lifairs.com 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23.

Festival By the Sea
Lido Beach is offering two days of fun for the whole family. Activities include live concerts, food, crafts, novelty vendors, sand sculptures and more. Events such as circus acts, pony rides and petting zoos will be available for children. 630 Lido Boulevard, Lido Beach. toh.li 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 24.

Fall Festival
Pumpkins, live shows, music, bounce houses, animals and much more. White Post Animal Farm, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville. whitepostfarms.com $21.17. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 23-Oct. 29 and Columbus Day.

Country Farm Fall Festival
Hay rides, 5-acre corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, kiddy train rides, combine slide and much more! Fink’s Country Farm, 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River. finksfarm.com $15. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Weekends Sept. 23-Oct. 29.

Caleb Smith State Park Fall Festival
This festival allows participants to embrace the natural features of this state park, including fishing, free pumpkins and nature tours. Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, West Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown. friendsofcalebsmith.org $10 per car. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

Franklin Square Fall Fair
This half-mile long event includes a giant craft fair, classic car show, health fair and a food court. There will be inflatable rides, perfect for children. Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square. lifairs.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 24.

Seaford Annual Harvest Fair
This festival, back for its 11th year, is packed with more than 50 vendors, food, raffles and entertainment. Seaford Historical Museum. 3890 Waverly Ave., Seaford. seafordhistoricalsociety.org Free. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Long Island Apple Festival
Families can check out the 18th century apple orchard and barn, while picking from trees that are over 100 years old. Families are also able to enjoy apple-related games, hikes, pony rides, story telling, and more. Sherwood-Jayne Farm. 55 Old Post Rd., East Setauket. splia.org $5 children and seniors, $7 adults. 11 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24.

West Islip Country Fair
This event includes more than 300 craft vendors, alongside a bounce house, a slide, magician, painting and sand art for children. A variety of food will be available, such as Italian, Mexican, Polish, ice cream, funnel cakes, hot dogs and more. 15 Celano Lane, West Islip. westislipcountryfair.com Free. 11 a.m-5 p.m. Sept. 24.

Village Day Fall Festival
Celebrate Fall with a petting zoo, hayrides around the Great Lawn, pony rides, pumpkin painting and more. Perfect for children and families. Sands Point Preserve. 127 Middle Neck Rd., Sands Point. sandspointpreserveconservancy.org $10 per car for members. $20 per car for nonmembers. 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24.

Wagon rides, live music, pumpkin decorating, games, corn maze, arts and craft vendors, pony rides, farm animals and more. Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank. ccesuffolk.org $12. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30.

Frontier Family Fun
Petting zoo, corn maze, pumpkin patch, spooky walk, pumpkin painting and more. Dee’s Nursury, 69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside. deesnursery.com Weekends Sept. 30-Oct. 29.

Fall Harvest
Pumpkins, hay rides, petting zoo, music and more. Brightwaters Farms, 1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore. brightwatersfarms.com $10. Weekends Sept. 30-Oct. 29.

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Fall Harvest Festival
Pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn maze, face painting, live music, inflatable rides, cow train, duck races, baked goods and more. Borella’s Farm Stand, 485 Edgewood Ave., St. James. borellasfarmstand.com $13. Every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Monday, Oct. 10.

Heritage Trust Fall Into Fun Carnival
This weekend-long carnival includes four days of rides, games and food. Friday night will include a fireworks show. Heritage Park, Mt. Sinai Road, Mt. Sinai. msheritagetrust.org Free. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 28, 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 29, 12 p.m.-11 p.m. Sept. 30 & 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. Oct. 1.

The San Gennaro Festival of The Hamptons
Live entertainment, artists, rides, fireworks and of course, food will all be part of the Hamptons’ 7th annual San Gennaro Festival. New activities will be added to the traditional events of the festival to provide more family fun. Good Ground Road, Hampton Bays. sangennarofeastofthehamptons.com Free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 30, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 1.

Fall Festival at Sagtikos Manor
Prepare to travel back into colonial times, with quilters, potters, basket weavers and old-fashioned games for children at this historic Long Island spot where Gen. George Washington once slept. 677 Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore. sagtikosmanor.org 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 1.

Annual West Hempstead Fall Street Fair
Includes a craft fair, classic car show, health fair and a food court. There will be inflatable rides, perfect for children. Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead lifairs.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1.

Fall Festival
An event full of shopping, arts and crafts, music, entertainment and food is chock full of fun! Plainview-Old Bethpage Library, 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. pobcoc.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 1.

Huntington Long Island Fall Festival
This fest features a world-class carnival, two international food courts and four stages of live entertainment. Heckscher Park, Route 25A & Prime Ave., Huntington. lifallfestival.com 5-9 p.m. Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 7, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 8 & 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9.

Amityville Rotary Club Apple Festival
This festival features a day of face painting, pumpkins and tons of fresh apples and apple-related products. Park Avenue School, 140 Park Ave., Amityville. facebook.com 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Fish Hatchery Fall Festival
This event is for the whole family with activities such as kids’ fishing, a petting zoo, pumpkin patch, music, a castle bounce and more. 1600 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. cshfishhatchery.org $6 Adults, $4 Child/Senior, Free for members. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 7.

Levittown Chamber of Commerce Fall Family Festival
Spend the day checking out exhibits and crafts while enjoying entertainment all day! St. Bernard’s School Gym. 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. levittownchamber.com Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Fall 2017 Festival
Enjoy a petting zoo, carnival games, bouncy house, obstacle course, cotton candy, face painting, Italian ices, hot pretzels, karaoke, DJ and sit on a firetruck. Freeport Memorial Library, 144 West Merrick Rd., Freeport. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 7. 

Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival
Food, drinks, chowder contest, pirate shows, treasure hunts, bounce houses, obstacle courses, pumpkin painting and more. Westhampton village marina. whboysterfest.com $5. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 7.

Mill Neck Manor Apple Festival
Spend your Columbus Day Weekend with ripe apples, handmade crafts, produce, bratwurst, and activities for the whole family. A cheese house and country store will be set up to purchase cheese, baked goods, fudge and more. There will also be face painting and a pumpkin patch for children. Mill Neck Manor. 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. millneck.org $15 per car. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, 8.

Montauk Fall Festival
Featured at this annual event is free carousel rides for children, the Long Island Wines & Farmers Market and live music. Of course, the famous Clam Chowder Contest will top the festival off. 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk. montauk-online.com Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, 8.

Riverhead Country Fair
With over 100,000 square feet of land, come enjoy artists, agriculture and homemaking displays and competitions. Authors, entertainers, merchants, food, rides, pony rides and more will also help make for a fun start to your Columbus Day Weekend. Main Street, Riverhead. riverheadcountryfair.com Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8.

Kicking off the event is a cocktail party, and continuing on with a taste of the East End with food from local restaurants. Supplying the entertainment for the weekend is live music, bubble shows, face painting, art, dance, and more. Main Street, Southampton. southamptonseptfest.org Free. Oct. 13-15.

Garden City Fall Festival Street Fair
This 38th Annual event also features a homecoming parade. Seventh Street between Franklin and Hilton avenues, Garden City. gardencitychamberny.chambermaster.com Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 14.

Fall Fest
Main Street, Sayville. Oct. 14. Rain date Oct. 15.

Long Beach Fall Festival
All are invited to this Long Beach tradition featuring live music, children’s entertainment, a petting zoo and a marvelous pumpkin patch waiting to be picked clean! Kennedy Plaza, Park Avenue, Long Beach. longbeachny.gov 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14, 15.

Oyster Festival
Families are welcome to enjoy a weekend with live entertainment, tall ships, artisans, pirate show, a food court and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest. Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay. theoysterfestival.org Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 14, 15.

Autumn Festival
Vendors, entertainment, raffles, prizes. Main Street, Islip. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15.

Huntington Apple Festival
Scarecrow-making, hayrides and traditional games are signature features of this festival held at the historic Kissam House. Kissam House, 434 Park Ave., Huntington. huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org12 p.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15.

Fall Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Family-oriented annual fishing festival integrates fishing with fall activities, such as a casting for pumpkins contest and pumpkin decorating. The event also includes fly fishing instruction, demonstrations, and outdoor exhibits by local fishing clubs. Hempstead Lake State Park, Eagle Avenue, West Hempstead. parks.ny.gov 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21.

Apple Festival
Crafts, vendors and, of course, apples. Free shuttle from Sayville LIRR station. Islip Grange, Sayville. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

Apple Festival
Crafts, music, tours, food. Historical Society of the Massapequas. 4755 Merrick Rd., Massapequa. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21.

Pumpkin Fest
The Village of Islandia’s annual Pumpkin Fest is back for another day of hayrides, pumpkins (of course), treats and all-around family fun. Islandia Village Hall, 100 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. newvillageofislandia.com Free. Oct. 21.

Fall Fair
Main Street, Center Moriches. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 21. Rain date Oct. 22.

Rock Hall Country Fair
Visit colonial historians and view demonstrations of historic trades. For entertainment, enjoy a harvest market, raffles, craft vendors, antique cars, farm animals, pony rides and a food court. There will also be a craft area, pumpkin patch and “Make Your Own Scarecrow” for children. Rock Hall Museum. 199 Broadway, Lawrence. toh.li Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21, 22.

Fall Harvest Festival and Street Fair
Main Street, Babylon village. babylonvillagechamber.org 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 22.

Harvest Fair
Enjoy a great day filled with live music, hayrides, pumpkin picking, produce, and cider making. Benner’s Farm. 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket. bennersfarm.com Oct. 22.

Great Jack O’Lantern Spectacular
Get the family in the Halloween spirit with balloon twisting, a children’s spooky den, trick or treating, games, crafts, and funny photos. Pumpkin carving is also included, and the first 50 carved pumpkins received will be placed on flotation devices and lit with candles. These pumpkins will be sailed around Belmont Lake at dusk. Belmont Lake State Park. Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon. parks.ny.gov 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Oct. 28.

FreedomFest Taste of Long Island Festival and Street Fair
After the Suffolk County Marathon, enjoy a day of live music and entertainment, local craft breweries, award winning wines, and local food and produce. Main Street, Patchogue village. suffolkmarathon.com 9 a.m. Oct. 29.

Harvest Fest
Bring the family to partake in a clam chowder crawl, scarecrow alley, music, children’s activities, and a costumed dog parade! Port Jefferson Chamber Visitors Center, 118 West Broadway, Port Jefferson. portjeffchamber.com Free. 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. Oct. 30.

Editor’s note: This list will be updated as more Long Island fall festivals are announced. Know of one we need to add? Email the editor at [email protected]