This is a great weekend to spend out doors and breathing in the smells, sounds and sights of early fall. Take part in one of the many festivals – apples, pumpkins galore or take your family to another time… literally and partake in a Medevial experience. It all awaits you this weekend somewhere on the Island!
Fall Pumpkin Festival
There are three locations – Mattituck, Jamesport and Riverhead.
Weekends starting September 18th – October 31st, 10AM-6PM
Jumpstart the pending transition to autumn. Choose one of three locations of the Harbes Family Farm and get the kids excited about fall festivities. Each location has slight variations and activities, so check their website to determine which locale is perfect for you and your family. Among the great events you’ll experiences are pick-your-own-pumpkins, pony rides, hay and wagon train rides, maze madness and much more. There is no admission to the farm or charge for parking. Individual activities range from $3 up.
Sands Point Medevial Festival
Sands Point Preserve
Saturday, September 18th and Sunday, September 19th. 11AM – 5PM
Take many, many steps back in time with the Kingdom of Acre. The educational group performs re-enactments of life during the Middle Ages. Purchase from “local” merchants, witness jousting and archery, as well as fashion shows. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 4-14.
Hicks Fall Festival
100 Jericho Tpke
Weekends, September 18th – October 31st, 8AM-8PM
Advertised as their FREE fall festival, Hicks Nurseries has a number of events going on starting this weekend through Halloween. See live animals, take hayrides and participate in gardening seminars (if you can escape from the family for a bit!). There’s a free children’s story complete with animated figures – sure to be a hit for the little ones. Call in advance to check on prices for individual activities.
55 Old Post Road
Sunday, September 19th, 11AM-4:30PM
The beautiful serene setting at the Sherwood-Jayne House comes alive at the 21st annual Long Island Apple Festival. Take part in listening to traditional music, pony rides, hay rides and old-fashioned games. There’s an apple baking contest and delicious baked apple goodies. The admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and children (2-12).