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For many, the Autumn season on Long Island is the best season. The temperature ranges from crisp to comfortable, Maple trees create a vibrant assortment of reds and oranges, and apple picking and fall festivals are abundant all over the island. We are excited to be a part of multiple Long Island communities and wanted to inform you of some upcoming events that can be a lot of fun for the whole family.
Hosted by Festivals on the Bay at Tanner Park Beach, Fall on the Bay is one of the biggest and most exciting Fall Events on Long Island. The event will be hosted on October 20 & 21 and tickets can be purchased here.
The event will be supporting local businesses and will feature live music, food trucks restaurants and a pumpkin beer tent. For kids, there will be a Bounce Castle Maze, hay rides and a Halloween themed “Spook Walk”. Oh and did we mention that the price of the ticket includes free parking, food, beer tastings and access to all of the different attractions mentioned above? If you have any questions you contact Festivals on the Bay through their Facebook page.
This event is completely free to attend and will take place on October 13th at Main St in Patchogue. It will feature some of the typical things you would find at a fall festival like face painting, pony rides and live entertainment. But Patchogue will have some other events that other fall festivals won’t have.
In addition to having a petting zoo and a costume parade, Patchogue will be hosting their 5th annual chili and chowder contest. For only $10 you can taste all of the best chilis and chowders that the participating restaurants in Patchogue have to offer and vote for your favorite to be crowned “Best Chili or Chowder” of the year. The event will begin at 11am and has a rain date for the following Saturday. Additional information can be found at the Facebook page of Patchogue’s Chamber of Commerce.
If you live in the Smithtown or Hauppauge area, you might want to take your kids to the Monster Mash this year at Hoyt Farm. Hoyt Farm is a Nature Preserve in Commack that has picnic areas, nature walks, playgrounds, fields for sports and other activities, and an animal farm.
To be a part of this children’s festival, you must be a Smithtown resident. You need to register ahead of time for your child as they stop selling tickets when they fill up the park. The event will take place October 20th and 21st and will begin at 12pm.
Nothing says October like Oktoberfest. If you live in Nassau, you might want to go to Crossroads Farm’s very own annual Oktoberfest celebration. Featuring local brews only from Long Island along with great wines, the event will be hosted on October 13th from 1pm – 6pm.
In addition to the typical beer and bratwurst you’d find at any Oktoberfest, this event will be fun for the whole family and have a very fall festival feel to it. Children can enjoy activities like pony rides, hay rides, pumpkin painting and a petting zoo. If you aren’t into German food, there are still other great food truck options like the Empanada Queen and the Good Eats Grill. You can purchase admission tickets on their website.
Long Island is such a diverse and lively place to live, with so many fun things to do with the family. Unfortunately, at this time of year, car accidents tend to increase. This could be due to the fact that drivers have not yet adjusted to the increased darkness and changing weather conditions. There are also more drivers on the road now that schools and colleges are back in session. Halloween is also has more fatalities than any other holiday, due to an increase in drunk drivers on the road on that day.
That is why at Palermo Law, we decided to expand our offices so that our clients can be helped in a convenient manner. Dealing with an injury is a really devastating situation, and we want to do all we can to help those injured receive the financial help they deserve. In addition to our main office in Hauppauge, we have three other locations in Suffolk county in Huntington, Babylon and most recently in Patchogue. We also have an office in Garden City for people who have been injured in Nassau County. We are wishing everyone a happy and safe October.