LongIsland.com's 2016 October Family Fun Guide: Fall Festivals, Concerts, Charity Events & More!


October is overflowing with fantastic events to celebrate the arrival of autumn! From family festivals to outdoor hikes, here is just a sampling of what Long Island has to offer this month!

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Long Islanders at the East End enjoying an afternoon of pumpkin picking!

Photo by: Joe Galletta

When the leaves turn to their brilliant autumn colors and the heat of summer turns into a refreshing chill, only one thing can have happened - October has arrived! Before the end-of-the-year holidays consume the fall, October is a wonderful and relaxing time to focus on the beautiful scenery and family events.

The entertainment begins with Street Festivals and Craft Fairs. From seasonal baked goods to rides and games, Long Island's festivals provide memorable fun for all ages.

Things are only getting started, however, as plenty of Concerts & Performances will be held during the month to have you swaying to the beat of the music. Still have some energy left after dancing the night away? Grab your running shoes and head to a local charity run to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Not only will you be helping to raise money for a great cause, but you'll be able to spend a morning walking or running at a stunning local beach/park! Plus, there are plenty of other Outdoor Activities to enjoy this month as well, including guided hikes, bike rides, and nature walks.

And just when you began to think that the fun was waning, the last day of the month brings Halloween! With haunted houses, corn mazes, and trick-or-treating events to attend, the spooky thrills will be taking place all month long!

So without further ado, grab your planner and check out the October Guide below and plan for a month of fall fun!

Fall Festivals & Fairs
Fantastic family festivals are staples of weekend entertainment during the fall, and thankfully, Long Island has a massive quantity of events to satisfy!

With festivals planned every week throughout the month, the entire family will be busy munching on tasty treats, shopping at local craft vendors, enjoying carnival rides, and more!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturdays & Sundays, October 1st through October 30th, 8 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to NYCB Theatre's parking lot for the highest quality merchandise, original crafts, and vendors selling a variety of wares perfect for all ages and interests! Whether you're searching for a watch or a painting, the Westbury Market Fair has the one-of-a-kind items that you have been searching far and wide for!

Freeport Gem & Mineral Show at Freeport Recreation Center
130 East Merrick Road, Freeport, NY 11520
Saturday, October 29th & Sunday, October 30th, 10 AM - 5 PM
$5.50 Adults / Free Kids Admission With Paid Adult

The show will feature an enormous selection of minerals, gems, jewelry, fossils, meteorites, and plenty more one-of-a-kind items. Plus, every dollar of the admission fee helps support Freeport Recreation Center programs for children and seniors.

Rundead 5k Zombie Run & Fall Family Festival at Massapequa PAL
510 Parkside Blvd., Massapequa, NY 11758
Saturday, October 22nd from 9 AM - 1:30 PM
631-254-1465 X4203

The Rundead 5k Zombie Run would be your ordinary trail run, if your ordinary trail run included zombies! You will be tasked with making it from the beginning to the end without losing all of your three flags. Do you have what it takes to outwit the undead?
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Long Island Tech Day at Mitchel Field Athletic Complex - FREE!
1 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Uniondale, NY 11553
Tuesday, October 18th, 12 PM - 8 PM
Free Event

Long Island Tech Day is a revolutionary one-day expo created for Long Island-based tech companies. Exhibiting tech companies will have an unprecedented chance to gain exposure, publicity, talent and funding.

Fair Media Council’s Connection Day at Briarcliffe College
1055 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714
Friday, October 21st, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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FMC's Connection Day is dedicated to bringing the media and the community together for a day of open discussions, networking, story-pitching, and a variety of informative seminars. The day will include groups of sessions, renowned speakers, and topics that will be of value to all.

2nd Annual Long Island Marathon & FreedomFest Taste of Long Island Festival - FREE!
Patchogue Village (Main Street), Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, October 30th at 9 AM
Free Event

Patchogue Village is set to come alive after the 2nd Annual Suffolk County Marathon with a festival dedicated to local foods, craft breweries, and wineries. Race participants and attendees of all kinds will enjoy live music and plenty of family entertainment.

Plainview-Old Bethpage Craft & Gift Fair - FREE!
999 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803
Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

The Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce will be at the Plainview Public Library for a fair with vendors selling all types of crafts and gifts.

Oktoberfest at St Luke's Lutheran Church
170 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Saturday, October 1st, 10 AM - 4 PM

This annual Oktoberfest celebration will be complete with a beer garden, authentic German entertainment, vendors, and children's entertainment.

Long Island's 1st Turkish Festival
691 NY-109, West Babylon, NY 11704
Thursday, September 29th from 4 PM - 11 PM; Friday, September 30th from 4 PM - 12 AM; Saturday, October 1st from 12 PM - 12 AM & Sunday, October 2nd from 12 PM - 9 PM
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Celebrate the end of September and the beginning of October with Long Island's 1st Turkish Festival.

Amityville Rotary Club's Annual Apple Festival - FREE!
140 Park Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
Saturday, October 1st from 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Enjoy some of the freshest apples around, from apple donuts to apple turnovers, at the Amityville Rotary Club's Apple Festival

Holy Family Regional School Fall Festival and Craft Fair at St. Joseph Church - FREE!
59 Church Street, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, October 1st from 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Featuring quality handmade crafts and original art, great food vendors serving fall favorites, and activities for children, this fall festival will provide entertainment for the entire family.

Long Island Craft Brew Fest at Tropix on the Nautical Mile
395 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, NY 11520
Saturday, October 1st from 1 PM - 5 PM
$55 Per Person

Try out more than 100 of the best local brews that Long Island has to offer at this craft brew festival.

Fiesta Latina! at Rogers Mansion - FREE!
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Saturday, October 1st, 1 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Head to Rogers Mansion for an afternoon of games, food, and music for the entire family to enjoy.

Fall Festival at Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Hwy between Manor Lane & Gardiner Drive, West Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sunday, October 2nd from 10 AM - 4 PM
$7 Per Person / Children Under Age 3 Free

Experience a colonial fall festival unlike any other and watch the 3rd NY Revolutionary Regiment perform maneuvers and learn some of their daily routines.

Levittown Street Fair at Levittown Public Library - FREE!
2890 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
Sunday, October 2nd, 10 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Produced in association with the Levittown Library Foundation, this 5th annual fair will have vendors selling all kinds of jewelry, crafts, and everything in-between.

Franklin Square Kiwanis Fall Street Fair - FREE!
Franklin Avenue, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Sunday, October 2nd, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

The 20th iteration of this popular festival will fill a half-mile stretch of Franklin Avenue with vendors, a car show, rides, food, and much more.

Long Island Fall Festival 2016 at Heckscher Park - FREE!
2 Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Friday, October 7th from 5 PM - 10 PM; Saturday, October 8th from 11 AM - 9 PM; Sunday, October 9th from 11 AM - 9 PM & Monday, October 10th from 5 PM
Free Event

Brought to you by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Huntington, this event is held annually during columbus day weekend and attracts tens of thousands of families from all over the New York tri-state area to the 25 acres of Heckscher Park.

St. John's Lutheran Church Annual Fall Festival - FREE!
Merrick Avenue & Margaret Blvd., Merrick, NY 11566
Saturday, October 8th from 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Shop at vendor booths, taste delicious baked goods, and participate in all of the family activities at this fall festival.

Yaphank Presbyterian Church's Fall Festival - FREE!
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
Saturday, October 8th from 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Yaphank Presbyterian Church will host a fall festival/rebuilding fundraiser filled with carnival games, raffles, food and plenty of vendors.

Sachem Marching Band Fall Festival Fundraiser - FREE!
Sachem HS East. 177 Granny Rd, Farmingville, NY 11738
Sunday, October 9th from 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Get your holiday shopping started while enjoying a fun family day of music, kids games, raffles, bubble soccer, vendors of all types and great food trucks.

Westbury BID's Annual Street Fair - FREE!
Post Avenue from Union Avenue to Rockland Street, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, October 15th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

At Westbury BID's Annual Street Fair, visitors will be able to browse specialty vendors, interact with animals at the petting zoo, and participate in the creation of a street mosaic.

Patchogue's 2016 Fall Festival on Main Street - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Saturday, October 15th from 12 PM - 5 PM
Free Event

This year's festival will include a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, face painting, live music, chili and chowder contest, costume parade, balloons and vendors.

6th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival - FREE!
939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Saturday, October 15th from 12 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

The annual Chili Cook-Off is a day where Long Islanders can enjoy the most diverse, delicious, and creative meat and vegan chili dishes from local food establishments, area businesses, and local talent.

33rd Annual Oyster Festival at Theodore Roosevelt Park - FREE!
West End Ave., Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Saturday, October 15th & Sunday, October 16th from 11 AM - 6 PM
Free Event

Every year, more than 200,000 visitors flock to an Indian-summer weekend on the waterfront in downtown Oyster Bay. The popular event will feature live entertainment, top-notch artisans, various shows, rides, and the iconic oyster eating and shucking contest.

10th Annual Malverne Fall Festival & Classic Car Show - FREE!
342 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565
Sunday, October 16th from 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

A pet parade, costume contest, pumpkin patch, face painting, and tons of craft vendors are just some of the things to look forward to at the Malverne Fall Festival.

1st Annual Islip Fall Festival - FREE!
401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, October 22nd from 11 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

The Islip Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 1st Annual Fall Festival to celebrate autumn.

Sayville's Fallfest - FREE!
Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782
Saturday, October 22nd

The Sayville Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Fallfest with plenty of entertainment for all ages.

Harvest Fair At Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church - FREE!
1294 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore, NY 11710
Saturday, October 22nd, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

The Harvest Fair will be packed with vendors specializing in everything from hand-crafted goods to tasty treats.

Garden City Street Fair - FREE!
Seventh Street, Garden City, NY 11530
Saturday, October 22nd
Free Event

The fair will be held on Seventh Street and will feature plenty of vendors and an endless supply of unique items.

Bethpage Engine 7 Street Fair - FREE!
Stewart Avenue Train Station, Bethpage, NY 11714
Saturday, October 23rd, 11 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Bethpage Fire Department's Engine Company 7 will host its annual street fair complete with vendors, live musicians, a petting zoo, and a delicious BBQ.

FreedomFest Taste of Long Island Festival and Street Fair at Patchogue Village - FREE!
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, October 30th at 9 AM
Free Event

FreedomFest Taste of Long Island Festival and Street Fair is coordinated with the Suffolk County Marathon and will fill downtown Patchogue with energy! The day will feature live music, local craft breweries and wineries, and local food and produce.

Music, Concerts & Shows
Regardless of the kind of music that is needed to get your foot tapping, Long Island will have a live performance to get you moving and grooving this month! From classic acts to exciting up-and-comers, memorable shows will be taking place across the Island!

Vetstock 2016 at The Emporium
9 Railroad Ave., Patchogue, NY 11772
Saturday, October 15th from 3 PM - 9 PM
$22 Per Person

Vetstock is a fundraiser and all proceeds go to spreading awareness about the veterans' struggle and to help further Project9line’s Mission. This is Long Island's only music festival dedicated to our veterans, where the veterans perform and all proceeds go to help them.

Nitework at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Friday, October 14th at 9:30 PM
No Cover Charge

Featuring ten talented members, Nitework will blaze through some of the greatest R&B, funk, and rock songs from the 60s and 70s.

Rocky Horror Show Live at Off Key Tikki
31 Baker Place, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sundays, October 23rd & 30th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$35 Per Person

The classic Rocky Horror Picture Show arrives at Off Key Tikki for two special shows this October. Enjoy this renowned favorite of the Halloween season while you sip delicious "Rocky Punch" and enjoy a "Bag of Goodies."

26th Annual Cedar Beach Blues Festival at Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Avenue
West Sayville, NY 11796
Saturday, October 1st & Sunday, October 2nd, 11 AM - 7 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Featuring two days of bands, art, and all-around good times for all, the 26th iteration of the popular Cedar Beach Blues Festival is sure to be a hit to be remembered.

Dick Fox's Golden Boys at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, October 1st at 8 PM
$49 - $99 Per Person

The legendary Dick Fox's Golden Boys will be performing at NYCB Theatre at Westbury for an evening of classics.

Brothers Osborne at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Wednesday, October 5th at 8 PM
$30 Advance / $40 Door

My Country 96.1 Presents Brothers Osborne with support by Mickey Guyton and Tucker Beathard.

Dee Myers at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Wednesday, October 5th, 6 PM - 9 PM
No Cover Charge

Dee Myers will be filling Butterfields with the sweet sounds of live music.

45 RPM at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Friday, October 7th at 8 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Door

45 RPM will be setting the dance floor alive as The Emporium hosts its weekly happy hour event.

Hello Brooklyn at The Stephen Talkhouse
161 Main Street, Amagansett, NY 11930
Saturday, October 8th at 10 PM
$15 Per Person

Crowd-favorite Hello Brooklyn will be performing at The Stephen Talkhouse for unmissable nights of live music.

RX Bandits at Mulcahy's Pub
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, October 8th, 7:30 PM - 11:45 PM
$29 - $34 Per Person

RX Bandits will be playing "...And The Battle Begun" in its entirety on this special 10th Anniversary Tour with special guests 'And So I Watch You From Afar.'

Totally! The Ultimate 80's Experience at Farmingdale Public Library - FREE!
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, October 9th, 2 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Totally! is an 80’s cover band that performs the soundtracks of movies like "The Wedding Singer", "Dirty Dancing", and "Footloose".

Mike Stud at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, October 9th at 6 PM
$19 Advance / $25 Door

Mike Stud will be bringing the unique flavors of his renowned live performances to The Emporium.

Engelbert Humperdinck at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Friday, October 14th at 8 PM
$59 - $99 Per Person

The one-and-only Engelbert Humperdinck will be arriving at the NYCB Theatre for an unforgettable night of hits.

Rubix Kube at The Emporium
9 Railroad Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Friday, October 14th at 8 PM
$7 Advance / $10 Door

Rubix Kube will be on hand to fill The Emporium with the sounds of the 80s during the venue's popular happy hour event.

Chapin Family Reunion's Harry Tribute at Suffolk Theater
118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Saturday, October 15th at 8 PM
$45 - $49 Per Person

The Chapin Family legacy includes not only Harry Chapin's classic hits such as Cats in the Cradle, Taxi, and others- but the great Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, and The Chapin Sisters - Lily & Abigail.

Ted Sperling’s Broadway: A Broadway Romance at Tilles Center
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
Saturday, October 15th at 8 PM
$48 - $75 Per Person

The Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning music director/conductor/pianist, Ted Sperling, will bring together Broadway's best for a stunning evening not to be missed.

The Rippingtons at Madison Theatre
1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11571
Saturday, October 15th at 8 PM
$40 - $95 Per Person

With Kilimanjaro, Tourist in Paradise, Weekend in Monaco, and plenty of other albums to their credit, The Rippingtons are one of the most popular contemporary jazz groups of all time.

The Legendary Murphys at Butterfields
661 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Friday, October 21st at 9:30 PM

The Legendary Murphys are a classic rock band that have been bringing guitar driven rock-n-roll to Long Island and the New York tri-state area since 2001.

A Tribute to the Artists of Woodstock at Farmingdale Public Library - FREE!
116 Merritts Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Sunday, October 23rd, 2 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Gathering Time will be at Farmingdale Public Library to play the music of the best acts of the 3 days of peace and music, including Arlo Guthrie, The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and many more.

Bill Wilkinson and LI Sound Swing Band at Connetquot Public Library - FREE!
760 Ocean Avenue, Bohemia, NY 11716
Sunday, October 30th, 2 PM - 3:30 PM
Free Event

The Long Island “Sound” Swing Band, a 19-piece professional big band that plays all of your favorite tunes of the Big Band Era, will be performing a live set for all to enjoy.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Charity Walks/Rides
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and to commemorate the event, Long Islanders have planned an array of fantastic benefits to choose from. Help raise awareness for the disease, as well as other great causes, by attending one of this month’s fundraising events.

Mission Pink Health and Wellness Fair at Smith Haven Mall - FREE!
313 Smith Haven Mall, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Saturday, October 22nd, 12 PM - 6 PM
Free Event

This health and wellness fair will be held at Smith Haven Mall's Center Court and is free for all to attend. Visitors will learn about helpful products and services that can benefit the lives of the young and young at heart alike.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5 Mile Walk at Jones Beach
Ocean Parkway (JB Parking Field 5), Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, October 16th at 8 AM
Donation-Based Admission

Help raise funds for groundbreaking breast cancer research, life-saving education, and critical patient services by walking in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Making Strides of Long Island.

2nd Annual Ride For A Cure at Stony Brook University Cancer Center
3 Edmund Pellegrino Road, Stony Brook, NY 11794
Sunday, October 2nd, 10 AM - 12 PM
$10 - $20 Per Person

Join Stony Brook Cancer Center at the 2nd Annual Ride For A Cure to benefit cancer patients at the Stony Brook Cancer Center. The event will provide necessary comforting amenities, educational programs and resources

Long Island Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk at Jones Beach
Ocean Parkway (JB Parking Field 5), Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, October 9th at 9:30 AM
$50 - $60 Per Person

Help raise awareness and funds for the Lustgarten Foundation during this walk to find a cure for pancreatic cancer.

17th Annual Shelter Island Run/Walk to Benefit Breast Health
Crescent Beach Road, Shelter Island, NY 11965
Saturday, October 15th at 11 AM
$30-40 Adults / $10-20 Children

With proceeds going to directly support the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, this USA track and field certified race will provide beautiful scenery for all runners and walkers.

23rd Annual Walk for Beauty at Stony Brook Village Center
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30 AM
$35 - $45 Per Person

With options for both a 4K and 6K walk, as well as the 10K Hercules on the Harbor run, this event will help to raise money for Stony Brook Medicine for Breast Cancer Research and WMHO Unique Boutique for prosthesis and wigs.

Outdoor Fall Fun
For those looking to enjoy the crisp October air and the beautiful fall foliage, heading out to one of Long Island’s gorgeous parks or beaches is essential! With fantastic outdoor events planned, however, you can experience the fall magic with friends and family!

Fall Foliage Walk at Sunken Meadow State Park
Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Sunday, October 9th, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$4 Adults / $8 Parking

Enjoy the splendid array of autumn colors, from the golden browns of the marsh grass to the orange and reds of the forest, on a casual walk through the park. Knowledgeable naturalist volunteers Lane and Joan Smith will lead you on this autumn journey.

2016 Family Fall Fishing Festival at Hempstead Lake State Park - FREE!
Southern State Parkway, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Saturday, October 15th from 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Head to Hempstead Lake State Park for a day of fishing with the entire family! In addition to fishing, participants can learn about fish identification, fishing equipment and techniques, fisheries management, angling ethics and aquatic ecology.

Trails Less Traveled at Belmont Lake State Park
Southern State Parkway Exit 38, North Babylon, NY 11703
Satruday, October 1st, 10 AM - 12 PM
$3 Children / $4 Adults / $8 Parking

Enjoy a hike at Belmont Lake for an event during their year-round series hiking “the trails less traveled.”

Fall Container Garden at Bayard Cutting Arboretum
440 Montauk Highway, Great River, NY 11739
Satruday, October 1st, 10:15 AM - 12 PM
$45 Members / $55 Non-Members

Expert Marjorie Potash will be on-hand to provide an informative workshop on container gardening.

Autumn Horseshoe Tournament at Brady Park
Maple Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, October 1st
$10 Per Person

Smithtown Recreation Department will host its Autumn Horseshoe Tournament at Brady Park for ages 16 and up.

Sounds of Silence Paddle Out at Gilbert Park
Windsor Avenue, Brightwaters, NY 11718
Saturday, October 8th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Help break the silence for pregnancy and postpartum depression awareness by participating in the first Sounds of Silence Paddle Out event; a 3 mile paddle out to Great South Bay Bridge and back starting from Gilbert Park.

Nature Scavenger Hunt at Nissequogue River State Park
799 Saint Johnland Road, Kings Park, NY 11754
Saturday, October 8th, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
$4 Adults / $3 Children / $8 Parking

Join the Regional Environmental Education Team for a nature scavenger hunt guided by a member of the team.

Nature Bike Quest at Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, October 9th, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$4 Adults / $3 Children / $8 Parking

Embark on a challenge, biking or hiking, that will take you on a self-guided journey to find items on a scavenger list.

Signs of Autumn Walk at Garvies Point
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Saturday, October 15th at 1 PM
$3 Adults / $2 Children

Head to Garvies Point for an informative nature walk through the preserve.

Family Nature Walk at Bailey Arboretum
194 Bayville Road, Lattingtown, NY 11560
Sunday, October 16th, 11 AM - 12 PM
Suggested $10 Per Family

Wander through the Forest of Bailey Arboretum to see its fantastic tress, fascinating animals, and endless other natural surprises.

Walt Whitman Loop Hike at West Hills County Park
Sweet Hollow Road, Huntington, NY 11747
Saturday, October 22nd at 10 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Enjoy a walk around West Hills Park, including a visit to Jayne’s Hill, the highest spot on on Long Island.

October Wanderings at Caumsett State Park Preserve
25 Lloyd Harbor Road, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
Sunday, October 23rd at 9:30 AM
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Take some of the less-traveled trails at Caumsett State Park Preserve as you enjoy picturesque views of the Long Island Sound and Connecticut.

Wandering Hike at Wildwood State Park
Hulse Landing Road, Wading River, NY 11792
Wednesday, October 26th at 1 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Explore the trails of Wildwood State Park with fellow nature enthusiasts and hikers on this 3-5 mile hike.

Terrell River Ramble at Terrell River County Park
Montauk Highway, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Saturday, October 29th at 9 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Hike a beautiful trail looping around to a beach on Moriches Bay with views of a marsh.

Swamp, Pond & Pines Hike
Spinney Road, East Quogue, NY 11942
Sunday, October 30th at 1 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Visit Maple Swamp, Owl Pond, and the beautiful rolling terrain of the Paumanok Path.

Halloween Entertainment
Halloween may only last for 24 hours, but here on Long Island, there are festivities to enjoy on each one of October’s 31 days! With haunted houses, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and safe trick-or-treating events to attend, you’ll want to get a head-start on your costume and decorations!

Haunted Tunnel at Woodside Nursery
134 E. Woodside Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772
Daily, September 24th through October 31st, 9 AM - 6 PM

Woodside Nursery's haunted tunnel has been a staple of Halloween on Long Island for over two decades. The exhibit features haunted sights, moving props, special effects, and plenty of other spooks and scares.

Challenge Escape Rooms Halloween Edition: Killer Countdown
922 Hempstead Turnpike (3rd Floor), Franklin Square, NY 11010
Daily, September 26th through November 13th

Experience an hour of thrills and chills!. You and your group will try to beat the clock in our fun, interactive escape rooms. Complete puzzles and find hidden clues in order to escape! Are you up for the challenge?

NYZ Apocalypse
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through October 30th

NYZ Apocalypse is an interactive zombie survival experience that tasks you with eliminating the mindless beings before they eliminate you. Gear up with your friends or family and battle these hordes of the undead in an underground prison complex.

Pirates Nightmare at LI Aquarium Presented by HauntedProps
431 E. Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
631-208-9200 ext. 426
Daily, October 1st through 31st, 10 AM - 5 PM

Come out and enjoy all the fun and cool creatures that the aquarium has to offer year-round, plus a spooky haunted house the kids are sure to love.

RISE of the Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Old Westbury Gardens, Westbury, NY 11568
Thursdays-Sundays, October 7th-30th: 7 PM - 10:45 PM

Come see thousands of hand-carved illuminated jack o’lanterns creatively arranged along a scenic walking path and set to a musical score designed to bring out the Halloween spirit in visitors of all ages! The various new and exciting themes created for 2016 are sure to impress both RISE newbies and returning RISE fans.

Yaphank Trail of Terror
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
October 7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st-22nd & 28th-29th, 7 PM - 10:45 PM

Located on the grounds of the Yaphank Presbyterian Church this half-mile long trail through the woods will take you 15 terrifying minutes to complete with no place to run and hide. Utilizing the darkness of the woods to it's maximum potential you'll have plenty of time between scenes to contemplate what might be next or what that noise was that you heard.

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
October 14th-16th, 21st-23rd & 28th-30th (Fri/Sat: 6 PM - 10 PM / Sun: 5 PM - 9 PM)

The Shack of Screams, The Dark Colony, and Dr. Bane's Klownitorium in 3D are all awaiting your arrival at Restless Souls in Huntington Station! All three attractions will take you to the edge of fear and test your limits...proceed if you think you're brave enough!

Haunted Hendrickson's House of Horror
123 W. Merrick Road, Valley Stream, NY 11580
October 14th-15th & 21st-22nd, 7 PM - 11 PM

The Village of Valley Scream will be presenting four terrifying nights of Halloween insanity with the Haunted Hendrickson's House of Horror. Your biggest fears will all be realized the second you enter! Watch your back and don't come alone!

Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
October 15th, 21st-23rd & 28th-20th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Back for its seventh year, the Center for Science Teaching & Learning's Spooky Fest is bigger than ever! This year will feature 'Maze of Zombies,' 'Haunted Woods,' 'Mystic Den,' and family-friendly attractions.

SpookyWalk at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck
2 Chet Swezey Road, Center Moriches, NY 11934 (Map)
October 21st-22nd & 28th-29th, 7 PM - 9 PM

the Spooky Walk is a fundraiser hosted by the Moriches Paquatuck Squaws to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs. Delivering about 45 minutes of scares, and with one hundred percent of the proceeds going to the camp, visitation is a must!

Hempstead House of Horrors (Haunted Castle)
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
October 22nd-23rd & 28th-30th, 6 PM - 10 PM

The doors of the Hempstead House Mansion will be opened and the terrors will be unleashed this October! Once a home and then turned into an orphanage, the home was the site of numerous mysterious disappearances and torture complaints. Do you have what it takes to make it through?

Deepwells Haunted Mansion
Moriches Road & Route 25A, St. James, NY 11780
October 22nd, 28th, 29th, & 30th

Deepwells Farm Mansion will be transformed into a really scary haunted house for the 2016 Halloween season! The mansion will be open for three nights as well as a special event after the conclusion of St. James' Halloween Parade.

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LongIsland.com’s 2016 Halloween Guide for Events & other Scary-Good Fun!

More Fall Fun
Besides the massive quantity of events, there are plenty of daily activities to enjoy from the north shore to the south shore! Here are just a few ideas for seasonal fun that should keep you moving through the end of the month:

Head Into The Darkness Of A Haunted House
Looking for a real thrill this Halloween? Nothing satisfies the need for a true fright like a haunted house! With terrifying destinations throughout Nassau and Suffolk, prepare for a horror experience that will leave you screaming for more!

Enjoy A Quiet Afternoon Pumpkin Picking
Not all fantastic October entertainment has to be action-packed, as pumpkin picking is one of the most beloved activities of the season! Long Island's East End has numerous farms that turn their space into sprawling patches just for the autumn and simply cannot be missed!

Enjoy Fall's Colors At A Local Park
With beautiful fall foliage to enjoy, heading to a local park is a perfect way to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of the season. These town and state parks should provide the scenic views you crave!

                                          What Activities Are You Most Looking Forward To This October?
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