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FALL FESTIVALS ON LONG ISLAND: WHERE TO SPEND YOUR FALL

DO YOU HAVE THE PERFECT AUTUMN EXPERIENCE PLANNED YET?

Summer of 2014 is drawing to a close, and for many of us, that means looking forward to the colors, festivals, celebrations and food that symbolize autumn. Autumn is many people’s favorite season for good reason: gone is the heat and humidity of summer, and it’s replaced with a more temperate and stunningly gorgeous landscape. The colors of autumn are the highlight of the year for many of us, and if you live on New York’s Long Island, you get one of the most vibrant displays of fall foliage in the country.

Another benefit to living on Long Island in the autumn is the sheer amount of festivals and celebrations that are available, whether you’re looking for family-friendly fun or late night autumn-themed hangouts. Why not turn your night into a real spectacle and book a Your Perfect Atlantic City Night Out to handle your commute to and from these events? You won’t have to worry about limiting your libations, and everyone in you group will have a safe, punctual ride home at the end of the night.

If you aren’t sure which fall events to pencil into your schedule, take a look at a list of our favorites below.

LONG ISLAND FALL FESTIVAL

October 10-13, 2014

Hecksher Park, Huntington, New York

The Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce is responsible for bringing this behemoth of autumn fun to the good people on and near Long Island. A three-day extravaganza of live entertainment, food courts with a variety of tastes for any palate, and a carnival to delight the kids, the Long Island Fall Festival has a little bit of everything. In addition to all the activities, you’ll enjoy free admission throughout the event so you won’t have to choose between being festive and being frugal.

MERRICK FALL FESTIVAL AND STREET FAIR

September 14, 2014

Merrick, New York

If you’re interested in artisan crafts and local vendors, the street fair in Merrick, New York is the perfect autumn activity to fill you schedule. You’ll get to meet tons of local vendors, creators and artists, choose from a variety of crafts and jewelry and perhaps even get an early start on your Christmas shopping. The Street Fair is a great way to support local artisans while enjoying the gorgeous fall foliage and heavenly weather.

FALL HARVEST AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

September 20-21, 2014

West Islip, New York

Captree State Park in West Islip will host this dynamic fall festival in September, bringing a variety of vendors and activities for kids and grownups of all ages. In addition to the food and vendors, there will be pony rides, inflatables, a crab race, boat rides and musical entertainment. Perfect for the whole family or as a fun weekend activity for friends or couples.

WILDWOOD FALL FESTIVAL

September 27, 2014

Wildwood State Park, Wading River, New York

The Wildwood Fall Festival is held in yet another scenic state park, perfect for viewing the fall foliage and breathing in some of the crisp autumn air. Juggling shows, pie eating contests, pony rides, crafts, and amazing food are just a few of the things you can expect at this fall event. If you’re interested in artisan crafts, there will be a slew of vendors set up on the grounds. A perfect time for families to get together and snap pictures for a perfect autumn memory.

24TH ANNUAL MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL

September 27-28, 2014

Cedar Beach, Harbor Beach Road, Mount Sinai, New York

Sponsored by the North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce, the 24th Annual Music and Arts Festival is presented by the Long Island Blues Society, and promises to be every music lover’s autumn-themed dream come true. Not only do you have an impressive variety of musical acts to choose from, you’ll also have amazing food vendors, art and crafts, children’s activities and more. Admission is $5.00 per person, but children 12 and under get in free.

OYSTER FESTIVAL

October 18-19, 2014

Theodore Roosevelt State Park, Oyster Bay, New York

Heralded as the largest outdoor festival in the state of New York, the Oyster Festival attracts over 200,000 people each year. For the price of free admission, you get access to some of the best food vendors in the area, as well as arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities including a dog show, pirate display, carnival rides, musical entertainment and more.

Even if you don’t choose one of these amazing fall festivals to fill one of your weekends this autumn, rest assured that any time spend on Long Island will be among the most picturesque ways to soak in the fall foliage and the crisp weather. With a chauffeur on hand to manage your commutes, you won’t have to think about navigation or parking. All you have to do is enjoy the changing seasons.

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