This weekend, Long Island has number of fall festivals going on. There’s SeptemberFest that will be complete with beer samplings, the 9th Annual Fall Festival on the Lake at Michael P. Murphy Beach, Valley Stream Community Fest, the Fall Festival at St. Margaret’s Church and the 170th Annual Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. Other entertainment going on this weekend include a musical performance at NYCB Theatre at Westbury with the country-folk-rock band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, the high energy show Life in Color – “The World’s Largest Paint Party,” an antique automobile show in a historic setting and an exhibit from East Hampton Historical Society showcasing the impact of the 1938 hurricane that hit Long Island through images rarely seen before. Check out the details below!
FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 28, 2012
Who: SeptemberFest: Beer Tasting In Oyster Bay
Info: It’s Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay’s 1st Annual SeptemberFest! Join for a sampling of Brooklyn Brewery’s beer. There will also be music and food. Tickets are available for advance purchase and may also be purchase at the door. Proceeds go to benefit LECOB After Hours program. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Cost: Ticket covers 4 beer samples. $12 for Advance Ticket; $15 for Ticket At The Door
Time & Place: 7PM to 9:30PM at Life Enrichment Center at Oyster Bay, 45 East Main Street, Oyster Bay – (516) 922-1770
Who: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Asleep at the Wheel Appears at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Info: The American country-folk-rock band Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and nine-time Grammy award winning Western swing band Asleep at the Wheel join together for a performance that you don’t want to miss.
Cost: $39.50 to $59.50
Time & Place: 8PM at NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury – (516) 247-5200
Who: Life in Color – “The World’s Largest Paint Party”
Info: Formerly known as Dayglow, Life in Color brings a spectacular show complete with high energy music, art, dance and paint. It features DJs, soaring aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortion acts, fire shows and cannons delivering the famous “Paint Blast.”
Time & Place: 6PM at Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 South Bicycle Path, Farmingville – (631) 732-4011
SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 29, 2012
Who: 9th Annual Fall Festival on the Lake at Michael P. Murphy Beach
Info: Lake Ronkonkoma Civic Organization brings the 9th Annual Fall Festival on the Lake. There will be food, vendors, children’s activities, crafts, entertainment, fishing, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. The rain date is Sunday, September 30.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 10AM to 4PM at Michael P. Murphy Beach, Lake Shore Road, Lake Ronkonkoma – (631) 588-5869
Who: Valley Stream Community Fest 2012
Info: Valley Stream Community Fest is an event organized to highlight the community culture of Valley Stream. It’ll have a display of different cuisines, live music, kid activities, food vendors, craft vendors and more.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 11AM to 6PM at Rockaway Avenue between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road, Valley Stream – (516) 825-7872
Who: Fall Festival at St. Margaret’s Church
Info: The annual Fall Festival at St. Margaret’s Church offers fun for all attendees. There are quality vendors and crafts, flea market finds, delicious baked goods, take-home meals and on-site food grilling. There’s also a gift raffle basket with an offering of 75 gifts. The rain date is Sunday, September 30.
Cost: Free Event
Time & Place: 9AM to 5PM at Episcopal Church at St. Margaret, 1000 Washington Avenue, Plainview – (516) 692-5268
SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
Who: New Exhibit - The Long Island Express: Rare Photographs Of East Hampton After The 1938 Hurricane
Info: The East Hampton Historical Society’s offers a new exhibit with over 125 rarely seen images of the impact of the 1938 hurricane to hit Long Island. The hurricane pictures were discovered tucked away in two family photo albums. Images have been enlarged for exhibition. The exhibit is available through October 8.
Cost: No Admission – Donation Appreciated
Time & Place: 12PM to 5PM at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton 324-6850
Who: 170th Annual Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Info: This is the last day of the 4-day fair. Stop by to enjoy a ride on the ferris wheel, an animal show, food, games and more.
Cost: $15 ($8 for seniors age 60+ and Free for children under age 5)
Time & Place: 10AM to 5PM at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage – (516) 572-8400
Who: Antique Automobile Show at Hallockville Museum Farm
Info: The Antique Automobile Show is sponsored by the Peconic Bay Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Stop by to see vintage automobiles and trucks. The rain date is Sunday, October 7.
Cost: Call for information
Time & Place: 9AM to 4PM at Hallockville Museum Farm, 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead – (631) 298-5292
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