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Hot Spots: Fairs, Carnivals, Festivals and More in the Latest Weekend Watch

It's a weekend packed with fairs, carnivals and festivals on Long Island! Check out the hot spots here!

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Get ready for a weekend complete with fairs, carnivals and festivals on Long Island! There are events with a maritime theme, harvest and seafood theme, and even a garlic theme. Other hot spots included cover music entertainment and comedy entertainment. Check out the details below!


Who: 24th Annual Greenport Maritime Festival At Greenport Village
Info: Enjoy this festival that runs through the weekend! It includes the arrival of the Tall Ships and the chance to tour marvelous vessels. There’s also a parade, family-friendly pirate show and crafts and shopping to enjoy.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 9PM at Greenport Village, Front Street, Greenport – (631) 766-6537

Who: The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell Tour At The Paramount
Info: Enjoy this alternative rock band from New York with lead singer Taylor Momsen. The band also includes Ben Phillips as lead guitar and backing vocalist, Mark Damon for bass and Jamie Perkins for drums.
Cost: $15 to $45
Time & Place: 8PM at The Paramount, 370 New York Avenue, Huntington – (631) 673-7300

Who: Annual Veterans BBQ At Eisenhower Park
Info: The event is hosted by Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano. Come out to enjoy a BBQ lunch and live band entertainment. Nassau County agencies will also be present to offer assistance and information to veterans and their families.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: Eisenhower Park, 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow – (516) 572-0200


Who: Long Island Fair At Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Info: Head over to the Long Island Fair! It’s the only county fair for Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties and it’s the official New York State fair for those counties. There are farm animals, brass band concerts, traditional music, wagon rides, pony rides, flowers, crafts and much more. The fair runs until Sept. 22 and again on Sept. 27-29.
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 571-8406

Who: For The Kids Of East Islip Annual Carnival At Timber Point Elementary School
Info: Come out to support the children of East Islip! There are rides, international food, raffles, games and more! The carnival continues through this weekend.
Cost: Free Admission
Time & Place: 1PM to 10PM at Timber Point Elementary School, 200 Timber Point Road, East Islip – (631) 859-0418

Who: Central Islip Fire Department Comedy Show And Dinner
Info: Enjoy a night of comedy at a sit down dinner. There are also free raffle door prizes. Comedians will include Isaacs & Baker, Hiram Kasten, Fran Capo and there is a special guest appearance with Chilly Most.
Cost: $40 Per Person 
Time & Place: 6:30PM to 10:30PM at Central Islip Fire Department, 97 Carleton Avenue, Central Islip  – (631) 404-9479


Who: Annual Craft & Gift Show At Christopher Morley Park
Info: Come by for this family event with opportunities to interact with emerging and established artisans offering high quality crafts, gifts and other affordable goods.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Christopher Morley Park, 500 Searingtown Road, Roslyn – (516) 442-6000

Who: Annual Long Island Garlic Festival
Info: It’s an all-day celebration of the wonders of “Garliciana.” The festival features vendors offering a variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, music and organic garlic to eat and plant. There’s also a garlic eating contest for the Garlic Iron Chef.
Cost: $3
Time & Place: 10AM to 6PM at Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 722-8777

Who: Harvest And Seafood Festival At Captree State Park
Info: Enjoy a festival complete with produce, boat rides, crab races, pony rides, inflatables and musical entertainment.
Cost: $8 For Parking
Time & Place: 11AM to 5PM at Captree State Park off Robert Moses Causeway, West Islip – (631) 321-3510

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