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October on Long Island

Autumn Fest at Sands Point Preserve

Sands Point

Sunday, October 1, 2023

The Sands Point Preserve welcomes autumn on the Great Lawn with a slate of family-friendly activities, arts and crafts, animals, live music, and more.

Spooky Fest at The Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Rockville Centre

October 6-8, 13-15, 20-22 and 27-29, 2023

Spooky Fest celebrates the Halloween season with scary and non-scary attractions for all ages. There are wooded paths, exhibits, and spooky characters that greet visitors, as well as a zombie dinosaur attraction.

Montauk Chamber of Commerce Fall Family Festival


Saturday, October 7-Sunday, October 8, 2023

Visit "The End" of Long Island for the Montauk Chamber of Commerce Fall Family Festival, featuring music, local brews, Oktoberfest foods, a free, 30-horse carousel, a farmers' market and more.

Farmingdale Fair


Saturday, October 7-Sunday, October 8, 2023

Hosted by the Farmingdale Fire Department, this annual fall festival continues all weekend long. Celebrate fall with a carnival, rides, games, food, entertainment, and a parade.

Riverhead Country Fair


Sunday, October 8, 2023

The annual Country Fair returns to downtown Riverhead on October 8, featuring craft vendors, food, carnival rides, games and more.

Mourning at the Sagtikos Manor

Bay Shore

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Live music and historical and crafting demonstrations will be part of this festival at the Sagtikos Manor Historical Society.

East Meadow Fall Festival

East Meadow

Thursday, October 12-Sunday, October 15, 2023

Enjoy four days of carnival rides, games, music, food and fun at Eisenhower Park as the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce hosts its Fall Festival.

Town of Babylon Fall Festival


Friday, October 13, 2023

Hayrides, live music, a giant maze, inflatables, crafts and food trucks highlight the Town of Babylon's free fall festival at Tanner Park.

Long Island Oyster Festival

Oyster Bay

Saturday, October 14-Sunday, October 15, 2023

Have a shucking good time at the Oyster Festival, one of the East Coast's largest waterfront celebrations. Offering a mix of new activities and old favorites, this weekend-long festival is sure to entertain the entire family.

Merrick Fall Fest & Street Fair


Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22, 2023

Enjoy family-friendly fun along the colorful midway with rides and games for all ages and a variety of fair foods at the Merrick Fall Fest and Street Fair.

Rock Hall Country Fair


Saturday, October 21-Sunday, October 22, 2023

Rock Hall welcomes visitors for a weekend of country fun. Featured entertainment includes Stephen Christopher’s Time Traveling Magical Medicine Show.

Port Jefferson Oktober Harvest Fest

Port Jefferson—FREE

Saturday, October 21-Sunday, October 22, 2023

The 2023 Port Jefferson Oktober Harvest Fest will be held on October 21-22 along the harborside village area.

Fall Festival at Hicks Nurseries


Through October 29, 2023

At Hicks Nurseries Fall Harvest, mom and dad can fill their carts with fall decor favorites while kids enjoy fun festival activities. Otto the Ghost stars in his own walk-through adventure, "Otto's House Party," all month long.

Fall Festival Weekends at The Shoppes at East Wind

Wading River

Weekends through October 30, 2023

The Shoppes feature local craft vendors, food, and shopping to celebrate the season.


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