Where to Find Furry Friends to Pet This Fall


Have some fun down on the farm this Fall petting cute animals!

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Hordes of people head out to Long Island farms during the Fall for pumpkin picking, hayrides, and corn mazes but Long Island farms have even more than that to offer visitors! Another great activity to do while one the farm is spend some time with the animals. Many farms have a petting zoo for kids and families to enjoy during their full day of fun on the farm.

Petting zoos are a wonderful way for kids to learn about animals up close and personal. They get to interact with them, feed them, pet them and learn fun facts about them. Introducing children to animals at a young age also helps them to foster a love and appreciation for animals. It can help spark an interest in them that they may not have had otherwise.

This Fall be sure to bring your kids down to the farm to enjoy the benefits and fun of petting zoos.

Fall Farm Events With Petting Zoos

Levittown Chamber of Commerce Fall Community Festival
Levittown Veterans Memorial Park, Hempstead Turnpike & Shelter Lane, Levittown, NY 11756
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10 AM – 4 PM
Some attractions may have fees

Levittown festival will have a petting zoo along with face painting, crafts, a pumpkin patch, and more!

Babylon Fall Festival
Babylon Town Hall Park, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Saturday, October 11, 2014, 12 PM – 3 PM
Free Event

The Babylon Festival will include a petting zoo, live music, hay rides, face painting, a pumpkin patch, food, and other entertainment.

Fall Festival and Costume Parade
Kennedy Plaza, 1 West Chester Street, Long Beach, NY 11561
Saturday October 11, 2014 & Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10 AM – 5 PM
Some attractions may have fees

Not only will the Fall Festival have a petting zoo, it will also have music, hay rides, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch and a carousel. The costume parade will begin on October 11th at noon.

Fall Festival at Deepwells
Deepwells Farm County Park, Route 25A & Moriches Road, St. James, NY 11780
Saturday October 11, 2014 & Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10 AM – 5 PM
Some attractions may have fees

The Fall Festival at Deepwells will feature a petting zoo and pony rides, old fashioned games, a hay jump, pumpkin painting, craft vendors, a pumpkin patch and entertainment throughout the day.

Farms With Petting Zoos

F&W Schmitt’s Farm
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747

White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road, Melville, NY 11747

Green Meadows Farm
7350 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004

Animal Farm Petting Zoo
296 Wading River Road, Manorville, NY 11949

Photo by Kelly Tenny