Looking for something fun to do this fall? Why not check out some of these events? Some events are subject to change. Some events may have passed.
Wildwood Fall Festival
Wildwood State Park
Date: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Details: A fun filled family event featuring a variety of craft vendors, children's entertainment, pony rides, petting zoo, inflatables and more. All activities are free! For questions and more details, contact the Regional Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510.
27th Annual Long Island Apple Festival
55 Old Post Road
East Setauket, NY
Phone: (631) 692-4664
Date: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Details: Autumn means apples! This year marks the 27th Annual Long Island Apple Festival
The Sherwood-Jayne Farm is East Setauket hosts the event. This family friendly event gives you a chance to explore an 18th century farmhouse and vast apple orchards that are still in use. There's old-fashioned games, colonial cooking demonstration, and sheep shearing.
Fall Festival at Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Highway and Manor Lane
Bay Shore, NY
Phone: (631) 854-0939
Date: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Details: The history is brought to the present at the annual Fall Festival at Sagtikos Manor. Guests will have the opportunity to see the Third NY Revolutionary Regiment perform as well as learn some of their daily routines. People will also see colonial trades exhibits, including quilters, potters and basket weavers. In addition to the exhibits, there will be crafts and old-fashioned games for children. The historical manor house and cemetery will be opened for self-guide tours and colonial music can be heard throughout the day.
Mill Neck Fall Harvest Festival
40 Frost Mill Road
Mill Neck, NY 11765
Phone: (516) 628-4231
Date: Saturday, Oct. 8
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Details: $15 per vehicle, fees for rides and food. Country crafts, petting zoo, children’s activities, meat shop, cheeses, apples, entertainment and the latest in deaf technology and information; no pets.
South Shore Surf Fishing Classic
The waters between the Jones and Moriches Inlets
Dates and Times: Friday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 16 at 12 p.m.
Awards Ceremony: Sunday, Oct.16, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. at Captree Bait and Tackle Shop in Captree State Park
Details: $15.00 entry fee per person. All fish must be hooked and landed from the beach, surf, jetty, bank or pier within the legal boundaries of Jones Inlet to Moriches inlet. $750.00 cash prizes will be awarded to the first place winners for the largest Striped Bass and largest Blue Fish. Equipment prizes will be awarded to the second and third place winners in each category. For questions and more details, contact the Regional Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Time: 1 p.m.
Details: It's time for leaf peeping Long Island- with this special event! Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a walk among the trees at Garvies Point, which has nearly 62 acres of forests.
Fall Family Freshwater Fishing Festival
Hempstead Lake State Park
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Detials: This family-oriented fishing festival integrates fishing with fall activities, such as, a casting for pumpkins contest and pumpkin decorating. The event also includes fly fishing instruction, free loaner rods and bait, and outdoor exhibits by local fishing clubs. Children also enjoy inflatables, face painting and a show featuring live animals. All activities are free. For questions and more details, contact the Regional Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510.
Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Haunted House
Fitz-Greene Hallock Haunted House
2869 Pond Road
Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
Phone: (631) 588-7599
Date: Sunday, Oct. 16
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Details: Come see how a historical house from 1888 can be turned into a haunting. Only $8.00 per child; donation includes Haunted House, games, crafts and face painting. We will scare the adults for free.
The Great Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular Sail
Belmont Lake State Park
Date: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016
Time: 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Details: This Halloween-inspired event offers FREE fun for all ages. Children can make scary crafts, play assorted games, visit the "Spooky Den" and various trick or treat stations. We encourage everyone to come in costume and to bring treat-or-treat bags. The highlight of the event is the pumpkin sail, which will feature 50+ pumpkins "sailing" on Belmont Lake. For questions and more details on how to enter your Jack-o-Lantern into the sail please contact the Regional Recreation Department at (631) 321-3510.