HICKS NURSERY FALL FESTIVAL
Get ready for the turning leaves at the famed Long Island nursery, where patrons can enjoy hayrides, petting farm animals, fresh-picked apples, fudge, apple cider, candy apples and much, much more. Hicks Nursery. $20 per person. 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury, hicksnurseries.com Sept. 15-Oct. 28.
NEW FAMILY FESTIVAL BY THE SEA
Give summer one last sendoff with amusement rides, craft vendors, a petting zoo, boardwalk games and live music featuring tributes to Journey and The Beatles. Lido Beach Town Park. 630 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. hempsteadny.gov. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22, 23.
THE FALL FARM FESTIVAL 2018
Huntington’s longest Fall festival is back for its latest go-around, packed with activities, from the expected (pumpkin-picking, a magic show) to the out-of-left-field (Tricks for Treats Exotic Bird Show). A variety of fall foods will also be available, from roasted corn to fresh baked pies. White Post Farms. $22.10. 250 Old Country Rd., Melville. whitepostfarms.com 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekends Sept. 22-Oct. 28 and Columbus Day.
25TH ANNUAL WILDWOOD FALL FESTIVAL
The annual autumn festival is a family-friendly blowout of activities, including a petting zoo, pony rides, wagon rides, bouncy castles, refreshments and various contests, from pumpkin weighing to build-a-scarecrow. Wildwood State Park, 790 Hulse Landing Rd., Wading River. Free. parks.ny.gov 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 22.
2018 GREAT SOUTH BAY SEAFEST
Enjoy the sun and seafood while it lasts, featuring children’s attractions, flyboarding, craft food vendors, live music and an appearance from the Long Island Aquarium Shark Truck. Bay Shore Marina, South Clinton Ave., Bay Shore. 12-6 p.m. Sept. 22.
FINK’S COUNTRY FARM FALL FESTIVAL
Spend your weekends in October with hay rides, a 5-acre corn maze, kiddie train rides, U-Pick pumpkins and a fully stocked farm stand featuring the freshest autumn produce. Fink’s Country Farm, 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River. $15. finksfarm.com 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept 22.-Oct. 28.
29TH ANNUAL EAST END MARITIME FESTIVAL
Coastally-inclined guests can enjoy a full slate of activities, demonstrations, live music, classic boat exhibits and food and drink tastings. East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation. Mitchell Park, Greenport. Sept. 22-23. 10:00am-5:00pm
LONG ISLAND FAIR AT OLD BETHPAGE VILLAGE RESTORATION
This fair is all about a litany of activities, from cornhusking, flower shows, advanced hobbies and needlework, camelback riding, a petting zoo, pumpkin weighing and “The Ninja Experience.” Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. Adults: $15, Children ages 5-12: $13, Children under 5: Free. lifair.org 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 22-23.
22ND ANNUAL FRANKLIN SQUARE KIWANIS FALL STREET FAIR
Festivities include a craft mall, a mechanical riding bull, a rock wall, live music, inflatable children’s rides and more. Franklin Ave., Franklin Square. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 23.
WEST ISLIP COUNTRY FAIR
Including craft vendors and live entertainment for all ages. 3 Higby Ln., West Islip. Free. Facebook.com. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23.
SEAFORD HARVEST FAIR
Join the Seaford Historical Society in marking 375 years with this anniversary celebration, featuring contests, food, a pumpkin patch, kids’ activities and live entertainment including cabaret and a special performance by Seaford High School Marching Band. Trolly service to shuttle visitors from the Seaford Library parking lot and the Seasons at Seaford. 3890 Waverly Ave., Seaford. Free. seafordhistoricalsociety.org. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23
HERITAGE TRUST FALL INTO FUN CARNIVAL
Four days’ worth of rides, food, fireworks and other carnival fun can be found at Heritage Park, for thrill seekers and casuals alike. Heritage Park, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Rd., Mt. Sinai. $23. msheritagetrust.org. 6-10 p.m. Sept. 27. 6-11 p.m. Sept. 28, 12-11 p.m., Sept. 29, 12-6 p.m. Sept. 30.
VALLEY STREAM COMMUNITY FEST
Celebrate the vibrant culture of this wonderful town with a shindig supporting its local businesses, music, food and charity organizations. Rockaway Ave., Valley Stream. Free. vscommunityfest.com. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29.
LEVITTOWN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL
Featuring handcrafted gifts and local merchants and vendors. St. Bernard’s School Gym. 3100 Hempstead Tpke., Levittown. levittownchamber.com/cms/. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29.
SAN GENNARO FEAST OF THE HAMPTONS
Eat, drink and be merry at this legendary festival celebrating the vibrant Italian-American community on Long Island. Featuring live entertainment, fireworks, food and artisan vendors, food eating contests and even a car show. Good Ground Rd., Hampton Bays. Facebook.com/pg/SanGennaroFeastOfTheHamptonsInc Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29-30.
Gather together and celebrate all things pumpkinesque, as PumpkinFest offers pony rides, a children’s craft area, live science demonstrations, live music and of course, pumpkin picking and decorating. Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., Yaphank. $12. ccesuffolk.org 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 29-30.
FRONTIER FAMILY FUN
Ring in the fall every weekend in October at this extravaganza featuring pumpkin picking, gem mining, a petting zoo and a corn maze. Dees’ Nursery, 69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside. Free. deesnursery.com. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 29-Oct. 28.
FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL
All through October, Borella’s farm stand offers hay rides, pumpkin picking, fresh apple cider, inflatable rides, candied apples, live entertainment, duck races and so much more at their annual autumn celebration. Borella’s Farm Stand. 485 Edgewood Ave., St. James. General Admission: $11. Children under 3: Free. borellasfarmstand.com/. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Weekends and Columbus Day, Sept. 29-Oct. 28.
PLAINVIEW-OLD BETHPAGE FALL FESTIVAL
Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce’s biggest annual event, the fall festival features art, craft making, vendors and more at this countywide celebration. 999 Old Country Rd., Plainview. Free. pobcoc.com/. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 30.
LONG ISLAND APPLE FESTIVAL 2018
For the 29th year in a row, Sherwood-Jayne Farm hosts this Suffolk celebration of all things red and delicious, featuring live music, tug-o-war, open-hearth cooking demonstrations, hay and pony rides and an apple pie baking contest. Fresh pressed apple juice and other food will also be available. Sherwood-Jayne Farm. 55 Old Post Rd., Setauket. $5 for Children, Seniors and Members, $7 for Adults. preservationlongisland.org/long-island-apple-festival-2018/. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
LONG ISLAND FALL FESTIVAL
Bring everyone you know to this fall blowout sponsored by the Huntington Chamber of Commerce. Festivities include live music, a farmer’s market, pony rides, a petting zoo, dozens of local craft food and drink vendors and even a full-size carnival. Tickets available individually. Heckscher Park. 11 Prime Ave., Huntington. $30.lifallfestival.com. Oct. 5-8.
AMITYVILLE ROTARY CLUB ANNUAL APPLE FESTIVAL
Chow down on the best apples New York has to offer at this celebration of the humble fruit. Apple Doughnuts, pies, cider, turnovers and other baked goods are available for the more adventurous, along with live music, karate and dance demonstrations. Park Avenue School. 140 Park Ave., Amityville. Free. Facebook.com/events. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6.
This bonanza tribute to the bivalve features live entertainment, pirate shows, kids activities and food and beer vendors. Westhampton Beach Marina. 1 Library Ave., Westhampton Beach. $5 per person, $25 per family. Facebook.com/events. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 6.
MILL NECK FAMILY’S APPLE FESTIVAL
A Long Island institution for 61 years, this family-operated festival features baked goods, apples, fresh produce, face painting, children’s activities and Manor House tours all to raise money for the hearing impaired. Mill Neck Manor. 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. $10. millneck.org. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6-7.
37TH ANNUAL MONTAUK FALL FAMILY FESTIVAL
The much-loved clam chowder contest makes its way to Montauk on the Green, along with street painting, sand art, Oktoberfest-style food and drink, a 30-horse carousel and raffles. The Montauk Green. 742 Montauk Hwy., Montauk. iloveny.com. $50. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7, 12-5 p.m. Oct 8.
RIVERHEAD COUNTRY FAIR
Kick off Columbus Day in style with 100,000 square feet of everything fall, from agricultural, homemaking and needlecraft competitions to food vendors, live music and craft goods. Main St., Riverhead. Free. riverheadcountryfair.com. Fri. Oct. 7.
FALL FESTIVAL AND “MOURNING AT THE MANOR”
Celebrate fall through the lens of post-Colonial Long Island at Sagtikos Manor. Guests will experience a mock Victorian wake and craft demonstrations such as spinning, broom weaving, sheep-shearing, quilting, leatherworking, metalsmithing, cooking, pottery and even beekeeping as the 3rd NY regiment is on hand to perform maneuvers and demonstrate life for a soldier almost 2 centuries ago. Sagtikos Manor. 677 Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore. $10. sagtikosmanor.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7.
WEST HEMPSTEAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FALL STREET FAIR
Featuring live music, inflatable rides, a huge Craft Fair and an extensive food court, all stretching on for a half-mile. Nassau Blvd. at Hall’s Pond. West Hempstead. Free. lifairs.com/ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 7.
The second largest annual event on Long Island and one of the largest oyster fests on the East Coast. Theodore Roosevelt Park, Oyster Bay, theoysterfestival.org 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 13, 14.
HUNTINGTON APPLE FESTIVAL
Visit the Huntington Historical Society at the famous Kissam House for a haunted hayride, pumpkin painting, bee-keeping, scarecrow-building and a pet adoption event, along with the exhibit “Poetry in Thread” proudly on display. Dr. Daniel W Kissam House. 434 Park Ave., Huntington. Free. huntingtonhistoricalsociety.org/. 12-4 p.m. Oct. 14.
HEMPSTEAD LAKE FALL FAMILY FRESHWATER FISHING FESTIVAL
For those who want something different for their fall festivals, this outdoor excursion mashes up all the fall staples with a fishing theme, such as casting for pumpkins, fly fishing instruction, and pumpkin decorating. Hempstead Lake State Park. Lakeside Dr., West Hempstead. Free. parks.ny.gov. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20.
SAYVILLE APPLE FESTIVAL
Visit Islip Grange for a busy day of live exhibits, pony rides, a carousel, a petting zoo and a cooking contest featuring the festival’s namesake, apples. Islip Grange. 10 Broadway Ave., Sayville. For Paid Members Only, $19.95-$34.95 to join. fairsandfestivals.net. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 20. 10:00am-4:30pm.
MASSAPEQUA APPLE FESTIVAL
Not to be outdone, Massapequa is hosting an apple-themed get-together of its very own, featuring face painting, arts and crafts, raffles, live music and plenty of fresh, local apples. Downtown, Massapequa. Free. fairsandfestivals.net. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20.
2018 FALL FAIR
Come and celebrate the fall with the best Center Moriches has to offer. Main St., Center Moriches. Free. moricheschamber.org. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20.
33RD ANNUAL ROCK HALL COUNTRY FAIR
Nassau County’s famous Rock Hall celebrates the turning of the leaves by turning back the clock. This two-day event features farm and pony rides, craft and food vendors, presentations by colonial historians, a children’s pumpkin picking patch and the Indian River Olde Time Lumberjack Show. Rock Hall Museum. 199 Broadway, Lawrence. Free. friendsofrockhall.org. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 20-21.
HARVEST FESTIVAL AND STREET FAIR
Take to the streets and show your fall spirit at this block party featuring balloon animals, a petting zoo, parades, inflatable rides for children and more. Fire Island Ave., Babylon. Free. babylonvillagechamberofcommerce.com. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 20. Rain Date: Oct. 27.
THE TASTE AT PORT JEFFERSON 2018
Over 30 restauranteurs and purveyors will be showcased at this annual expo for all things food and drink, including domestic and imported wines, beers and other spirits, along with live music to spice up the evening. Harborfront Park. 101-A East Broadway, Port Jefferson. Prices TBA. portjeffchamber.com. 6-10 p.m. Oct 20.
Spend the weekend at Benner’s Farm’s annual fall celebration, where you can indulge in cider-making, pumpkin picking, live music, hayrides and the farm’s own fresh produce. 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., East Setauket. Free. bennersfarm.com. Oct. 20-21.
HALLOWEEN FAMILY FUN FEST
Attractions at this family-oriented festival include pumpkin picking, mask making, balloon making, a magic show, a haunted house, children’s games, live entertainment and face painting. Madison Theatre at Molloy College. 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. Ticket prices TBA. madisontheatreny.org. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27. Rain Date Oct. 29.
OKTOBERFEST! MUSIC FEST
Proust! Local craft beer from Garden of Eve Farm’s on-site brewery meets local bluegrass music from Buddy Merriam and the Backroads as Oktoberfest comes to Suffolk County. Other attractions include hayrides, a pedal kart track, a maze, pumpkin picking, and fresh food such as roasted sweet corn and squash, fresh-squeezed lemonade and hot dogs. Garden of Eve Organic Farm and Market. 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. gardenofevefarm.com. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27-Oct. 28.
VILLAGE OF ISLANDIA 13TH ANNUAL PUMPKINFEST
Join the community in ringing in an afternoon of fun, rides, games, pumpkins and a Halloween costume contest. Islandia Village Hall. 100 Old Nichols Rd., Islandia. Free. newvillageofislandia.com/. Oct. 27.
GREAT JACK- ‘O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR SAIL
Ring in the spookiest time of the year with balloon twisting, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, children’s crafts, inflatables and funny photo ops. As if that wasn’t enough, the first 50 pumpkins to be carved by guests will be lit from the inside with candles, placed on floatation devices and sent for a sail around Belmont Lake at the end of the festivities! Belmont Lake State Park. Southern State Pkwy. Exit 38, North Babylon. Free. parks.ny.gov. Sat. Oct. 27. 3-6 p.m. Pumpkin Sail begins at 6:15pm.
FREEDOMFEST TASTE OF LONG ISLAND FESTIVAL AND STREET FAIR
After participating in the Suffolk Marathon, visitors can wind down with a celebration of the best craft food and drink Long Island has to offer, from craft brews and wines to fresh, exciting food, along with live music. Free samples will be given to marathon participants. Patchogue Village. Free entrance. suffolkmarathon.com/FreedomFest.aspx. Oct. 28.