The 19th Annual Long Island Fall Festival
It’s that time of year again! The 19th Annual Long Island Fall Festival, the area’s most anticipated community event, will be held Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8 at Heckscher Park in Huntington, New York. The festival is the largest event of its kind in the northeast and will feature fun-filled festivities for the whole family including three stages of entertainment providing live music performances throughout the weekend, a world-class carnival, hundreds of arts and craft, promotional, retail and not-for-profit vendors, two international food courts, a farmer’s market and numerous activities designed especially for young children.
The Long Island Fall Festival at Huntington has become a premiere event for family fun. Brought to you by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Huntington, this exciting event attracts tens of thousands of families from all over the Tri-State area.
“The Long Island Fall Festival has something for everyone and highlights the best Huntington has to offer – from its civic-minded businesses, cultural institutions and service organizations, to its restaurants, local businesses and retailers,” said Larry Kushnick, Festival Chairman. “We are really looking forward to this year’s festivities and the celebration of the festival’s 19th year. We have added some unique, exciting events and attractions that are sure to entertain everyone. This is one event you won’t want to miss.”
The festivities begin early on Friday, October 5th, and continue until 10 p.m. that evening. The festival continues on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m (*carnival, music and park food court will remain open until 10pm each night*) and Monday, October 8th from 11am-5pm (*carnival, in-park vendors and food court only*).
Admission to the Long Island Fall Festival is FREE. There are plenty of ways to get here – whether you travel by car, by bus or by train. If you are driving, there is FREE parking at the Huntington Train Station with shuttle service to and from the festival on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6 pm. The shuttle will include a stop in Huntington Village this year so that everyone can take advantage of the great shops and restaurants in Huntington’s vibrant downtown with many places offering special discounts. The fee for a round-trip shuttle ride is $1.00.
And as every year, a great way to participate in this event and support your local community is to volunteer. There are positions available for every type of skill set. It is also a great way to meet the other people who are actively involved in our area.
Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are still available but are filling up fast so please get your application in as soon as possible to be included this exciting community event. For more information and to get involved in this year’s great festival celebration, call (631) 423-6100 or visit www.lifallfestival.com.