Nassau And Suffolk County Fall Festivals You Can't Miss!

Nassau And Suffolk County Fall Festivals You Can't Miss!

With pumpkin and hoodie weather just around the corner it's time to get a jump start on fall festivities!

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The way the trees fade into waves of green, orange, and yellow is just amazing. Since Autumn is around the corner now is the perfect time to get a jump start on fall festivities! Here are a few Long Island that kick off the fall season.

40th Annual Greek Festival
Presented by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
Where: 20 Field Avenue, Hicksville
Date: September 9 - 11, 2016
Time: 12:00PM - 11:00PM
Cost: Free

This is a must for anyone who loves the amazing food that is Greek. This is the 40th annual festival so expect great things from the three day festival. Check out the Sensational Hellenic Dancers of the Holy Trinity, live Bouzouki music, church tours and countless raffles.

12th Annual Long Island Garlic Festival
Presented by Garden Of Eve Organic Farm And Market
Where: Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, Riverhead
Date: September 17 - 18, 2016
Time: 10:00AM - 6:00AM
Cost: just $5 per person at the door, children under 6 free. (Rain or Shine)

This is a clear and obvious for those who are garlic fanatics! Come check out all the garlic vendors have to offer, live music, workshops and all the garlic drenched food you can image! Be sure to stick around for the Iron Chef Garlic competition to walk away with the winning recipe!

24th Annual Italian Festival Experience
Presented by Hofstra University
Where: South Campus, Hempstead
Date: September 18, 2016
Time: 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: Admission: $5.00 Seniors/$6.00 Adults/children Under 12 Free

Come celebrate the 24th Italian festival! Learn about the history Long Island has with Italy while enjoying delicious food and fantastic vendors. Music, Poetry, dance, handmade crafts, and thousands of people are to be expected!

Long Island Apple Festival
Presented by SPLIA
Where: 55 Old Post Road, East Setauket
Date: September 25, 2016
Time: 11AM - 4:30PM
Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Seniors And Kids 2-12

Come and enjoy some fun apple festivities. This is great for kids and adults alike! Pick some fresh apples while watching or participating in tug-o-war, relay races, and apple pie baking contests. There is also opportunities to hike on a nature trail and learn more about the historic Sherwood-Jayne house.

Great Cow Harbor Day Weekend
Presented by Northport Village
Where: Village Park, Northport
Date: September 18-19th
Time: 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: Free

Be one of the 25,000 people that visit this fantastic festival. Friday is dedicated to the Cow Harbor 10K while Sunday is when all the fun happens. The parade starts at 12pm after you can find a sea of vendors selling handmade goods or food in the park and seaside you will find boats decorated for the Lighted Boat contest.

6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival
Presented by Association for Mental Health Awareness
Where: 939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma
Date: October 15th, 2016
Time: 12:00AM – 4:00PM
Cost: Free

Come check out the Chili Cook-Off where both meat and vegan chili dishes will be served from restaurants, businesses, and local talent! Enjoy the vendors and food while exploring what Ronkonkoma has to offer. Be sure to stick around for the Halloween costume contest for kids. Prices will be given out throughout the day and all proceeds go to the Association for Mental Health Awareness.

Patchogue’s 2nd Annual Fall Festival
Presented by Patchogue Village
Where: Main Street, Patchogue
Date: October 15th, 2016
Time: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
Cost: Free

This year’s festival includes events for both kids and adults alike! Come by any time after 12 pm to enjoy the chili and chowder contests, petting zoo, pumpkin decorating, face painting, live music and more!

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8 Struggles Of Being 21 And Looking 12

The struggle is real, my friends.

“You'll appreciate it when you're older." Do you know how many times my mom has told me this? Too many to count. Every time I complain about looking young that is the response I get. I know she's right, I will love looking young when I'm in my 40s. However, looking young is a real struggle in your 20s. Here's what we have to deal with:

1. Everyone thinks your younger sister or brother is the older one.

True story: someone actually thought my younger sister was my mom once. I've really gotten used to this but it still sucks.

2. You ALWAYS get carded.

Every. Single. Time. Since I know I look young, I never even bothered with a fake ID my first couple of years of college because I knew it would never work. If I'm being completely honest, I was nervous when I turned 21 that the bartender would think my real driver's license was a fake.

3. People look at your driver's license for an awkward amount of time.

So no one has actually thought my real driver's license is fake but that doesn't stop them from doing a double take and giving me *that look.* The look that says, “Wow, you don't look that old." And sometimes people will just flat out say that. The best part is this doesn't just happen when you're purchasing alcohol. This has happened to me at the movie theater.

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4. People will give you *that look* when they see you drinking alcohol.

You just want to turn around and scream “I'M 21, IT'S LEGAL. STOP JUDGING ME."

5. People are shocked to find out you're in college.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had a shocked expression on their face after I told them I'm a junior in college I could pay off all of my student loan debt. It's funny because when random people ask me how school is going, I pretty much assume they think I'm in high school and the shocked look on their face when I start to talk about my college classes confirms I'm right.

6. For some reason wearing your hair in a ponytail makes you look younger.

I don't understand this one but it's true. Especially if I don't have any makeup on I could honestly pass for a child.

7. Meeting an actual 12-year-old who looks older than you.

We all know one. That random 12-year-old who looks extremely mature for her age and you get angry because life isn't fair.

8. Being handed a kids' menu.

This is my personal favorite. It happens more often than it should. The best part of this is it's your turn to give someone a look. The look that says, "You've got to be kidding me".

Looking young is a real struggle and I don't think everyone realizes it. However, with all the struggles that come with looking young, we still take advantage of it. Have you ever gone to a museum or event where if you're under a certain age you get in for a discounted price? Yeah? Well, that's when I bet you wish you were us. And kids' meals are way cheaper than regular meals so there have definitely been a couple times when I've kept that kids' menu.

So, all in all, it's not the worst thing in the world but it's definitely a struggle.

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16 'Golden Girls' Quotes That Are Still Golden In 2019

Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia..four unique middle aged women from different backgrounds under one roof.


One of the greatest shows of all time (at least in my opinion) is Golden Girls. I was not born yet when it first aired in 1985, but thankfully it is on Hulu. Here are just some of the many quotes from the series's seven-year run.

1. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. -Blanche Devereaux

2. Go to sleep sweetheart. Pray for brains. -Dorothy Zbornak

3. Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now, or does her dress really need ironing. -Rose Nylund

4. People waste their time pondering whether a glass if half empty of half full. Me, I just drink whatever's in the glass. -Sophia Petrillo

5. I've been having a giood time, and there wasn't even a man in the room. -Blanche Devereaux

6. As they say in St. Olaf, Helgenbargenflergenflurfennerfen. -Rose Nylund

7. Have I given you any indication that I care? -Sophia Petrillo

8. I'm as jumpy as a virgin in a prison rodeo. -Blanche Devereaux

9. Blanche, I could get herpes listening to this story -Dorothy Zbornak

10. I had a knack for coming up with the firmest, most appealing yams. -Rose Nylund

11. No, I will not have a nice day! -Dorothy Zbornak

12. Look, you didn't ask for my opinion, but I'm old, so I'm giving it anyway. -Sophia Petrillo

13. There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut. My toe has been on that line. Blanche Devereaux

14. You'll have to excuse my mother. She suffered a slight stroke a few years ago which rendered her totally annoying. -Dorothy Zbornak

15. Everybody likes me. -Rose Nylund

16. Silly rabbi. Tricks are for kids. -Sophia Petrillo

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