LongIsland.com’s October 2018 Family Fun Guide: Fall Festivals, Haunted Houses, Charity Runs & More!


Long Island has an unbelievable amount of fall fun to look forward to this October for both the young and young at heart!

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Pumpkin picking is an essential activity for celebrating the arrival of autumn!

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The last days of September may have given Long Islanders a taste of the fall, but October is the time to experience the season's true colors! Though pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and foliage trips may provide enough entertainment for the month, there is a full events calendar overflowing with activities for the entire family to enjoy.

Fall Festivals and Fairs are spread across every one of the month's weekends, giving Long Islanders a chance to experience the joys of the season with each other. Keeping the energy moving right along, a wide selection of Concerts and Live Shows provide access to the best international and local performers.

Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are no shortage of charity runs/walks to raise funds for local organizations that fight the good fight. Plus, since being outdoors is simply too compelling to resist during the fall, there are plenty of options for Outdoor Fall Fun to take advantage of.

Dozens of events to attend means that there isn't a moment to waste this October! Grab your planner and keep reading to see which local events you are not going to want to miss!

Fall Festivals & Fairs
Towns across Suffolk County and Nassau County will be celebrating fall with a diverse selection of festivals and fairs! Gather the entire family and preapre for pumpkin carving events, mouthwatering treats, unique crafts, and plenty of other events and surprises!

Spooky Fest at Center for Science Teaching & Learning
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays, October 13th through 28th, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$15 Scary + Non-Scary / $10 Non-Scary

The 9th Annual Spooky Fest packs in more Halloween entertainment than ever before thanks to a Maze of Zombies, Haunted Woods, Mystic Den, craft area, live animals exhibit, friendly monsters, and a not-so-spooy walk through the woods!

Westbury Market Fair & Flea Market at NYCB Theatre - FREE!
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturdays & Sundays, October 6th through October 28th, 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!

Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park - FREE!
Route 25A & Prime Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Friday, October 5th through Monday, October 8th
Free Event

Held over Columbus Day Weekend, the four-day Long Island Fall Festival has quickly become one of Long Island's largest community gatherings. In addition to booths by local businesses and vendors, attendees will enjoy live entertainment, food, and hands-on activities.

Harvest Day Fair at Rogers Mansion - FREE!
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Saturday, October 6th, 11 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

The Southampton History Museum invites Long Islanders to experience what life was like in Southampton during the 19th century with activities for all ages.

1st Annual Commack Day at Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve
200 New Highway, Commack, NY 11725
Saturday, October 6th, 11 AM - 6 PM
$10 Adults / Free for Kids (12 and Under)

Set at the beautiful Hoyt Farm Nature Preserve, Commack Day is poised to be a memorable day packed with outdoor activities for all Long Islanders.

Mill Neck Family's Apple Festival at Mill Neck Manor
40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765
Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, October 7th, 9 AM - 5 PM
$15 Per Vehicle ($10 Advance)

Mill Neck Manor School will be the site of a two-day apple festival packed with tasty treats, children's activities, and Manor House tours.

Apple Festival Amityville Rotary Club at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School - FREE!
140 Park Avenue, Amityville, NY 11701
Saturday, October 6th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Plenty of delicious New York apples, plus mouthwatering apple donuts and pies, will be available at the Annual Toray Club Apple Festival.

Fall Festival and "Mourning at the Manor" at Sagtikos Manor
Montauk Highway & Manor Lane, West Bay Shore, NY 11706
Sunday, October 7th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Adults $10 / Seniors/Students/Children (5-12) $5

Between live musical performances, demonstrations by the 3rd NY Regiment, and an authentic Victorian wake and funeral, Sagtikos Manor's Fall Festival will take Long Islanders back to an incredible time in history.

Riverhead Country Fair - FREE!
Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Sunday, October 7th
Free Event

Returning for its 43rd year, the Riverhead Country Fair is a beloved community event that is packed with vendors, performers, and members of local organizations.

West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Fall Street Fair - FREE!
Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Sunday, October 7th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Whether you're looking for unique crafts, delicious food, or terrific live music, the Annual West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce Fall Street Fair is where you'll find it all.

Fall Family Festival at Planting Fields Arborteum State Historic Park
1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771
Sunday, October 7th, 11 AM - 4 PM
$20 Per Car

Children will enjoy trick-or-treating and a Halloween costume parade while parents enjoy the beautiful dahlia garden and Coe Hall.

37th Fall Festival Clam Chowder Contest at Montauk Village Green
742 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Sunday, October 7th at 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Montauk's Clam Chowder Contest returns for a 37th year and brings with it live music, local beers and wine, a farmers' market, and more.

Village of Lake Grove Annual Harvest Festival at Kelly Park - FREE!
Patricia Lane, Lake Grove, NY 11755
Saturday, October 13th, 12 PM - 3 PM
Free Event

Head to Lake Grove for an afternoon of family games, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and assorted fall fun.

Chippewa Elementary School PTA Fall Festival
31 Morris Avenue, Holtsville, NY 11742
Saturday, October 13th, 12 PM - 4 PM
$10 Per Child / Free For Adults

Chippewa Elementary School PTA invites families from across Long Island to a fall celebration complete with games, prizes, and shopping.

Harvest Fair at Grace Lutheran Church - FREE!
1294 Bellmore Avenue, North Bellmore, NY 11710
Saturday, October 13th, 9 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Find the perfect crafts and fall decorations for your home at Grace Lutheran Church's Harvest Fair/

Downtown Wading River's Fall Fest and Zombie Walk - FREE!
302 North Country Road. Wading River, NY 11792
Saturday, October 13th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Combining a family-friendly fall festival with a costume parade for whoever wants to participate, Downtown Wading River's seasonal event promises memories for all.

Annual Fall Festival at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church - FREE!
90 Edgewater Avenue, Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, October 13th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Browse one-of-a-kind crafts, enjoy a scare at the haunted house, or listen to live music from local acts at this year's Fall Festival at St. Thomas of Canterbury Church.

Arts Below Sunrise- S.T.E.A.M. Festival - FREE!
1 Johnson Place, Woodmere, NY 11598
Sunday, October 14th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

In addition to dozens of hands-on activities and interactive exhibits for children to engage with, this Woodmere event also features a full seasonal festival with music, craft vendors, and food.

Deer Park's 3rd Annual Fall Festival at Geiger Lake Memorial Park - FREE!
Grand Boulevard, Deer Park, NY 11729
Sunday, October 14th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Bring the entire family to Geiger Lake Memorial Park for a full day of music, food, contests, and seasonal activities.

12th Annual Malverne Fall Festival & Classic Car Show - FREE!
342 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne, NY 11565
Sunday, October 14th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Tons of fantastic classic cars will be on display at this annual Malverne event, which also features craft vendors, costume contests, and rides.

Long Island Fall Beer Festival at Academy Sports Complex
875 Conklin Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735
Saturday, October 20th, 12 PM - 5 PM
$55 - $75 Per Person

Held at the Academy Sports Complex in Farmingdale, the Long Island Beer Festival is a 21+ event that brings together beer lovers for an afternoon of unlimited samples by local breweries.

Long Island Whiskey and Craft Spirits Fest at NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Saturday, October 20th, 2 PM - 9 PM
$50 Per Person

Distillers will gather at NYCB LIVE to provide Long Islanders with fascinating information regarding whiskies and spirits, plus plenty of samples.

Fall On The Bay at Tanner Park Beach
400 Baylawn Avenue, Copiague, NY 11726
Saturday, October 20th, and Sunday, October 21st, 11 AM - 10 PM
$9 - $20 Per Person

Combining food, drinks, and seasonal activities, Fall On The Bay brings an entire weekend of entertainment to Tanner Park Beach for Long Islanders of all ages.

Moriches Fall Fair - FREE!
Main Street, Center Moriches, NY 11934
Saturday, October 20th, 10 AM - 4 PM
Free Event

Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of Moriches, this annual fall event features fun for both the young and young at heart.

Westbury BID's Street Fair - FREE!
Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, October 20th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

Children will be thrilled by inflatables rides and a petting zoo while parents enjoy a fantastic selection of unique items from local merchants.

8th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Fall Festival at Association for Mental Health and Wellness - FREE!
939 Johnson Avenue, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-471-7241 x1329
Saturday, October 20th, 12 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Regardless of whether you're a meat-eater or vegan, there will be an enormous selection of delicious chili dishes to enjoy, as well as other foods and drinks.

Fall Festival at Fusion Academy Long Island
260 Crossways Park Drive, Woodbury NY 11797
Sunday, October 21st, 12 PM - 3 PM
$5 Per Person

Fusion Academy of Long Island's 1st Annual Fall Festival will be a seasonal celebration overflowing with live entertainment, food vendors, and more. All profits from the event will go to student-selected charities.

Sayville's Fall Fest - FREE!
Main Street, Sayville, NY 11782
Sunday, October 21st
Free Event

Main Street in Sayville will come alive with entertainment for all ages, local merchants, and fall activities.

28th Annual Halloween Boat Burning at Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796
Friday, October 26th
See Event Listing For Pricing

The Halloween Boat Burning has been a tradition at Long Island Maritime Museum for nearly three decades, and it continues this October with an event to remember.

The Great Jack-o'-Lantern Sail at Belmont Lake State Park - FREE!
625 Belmont Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Saturday, October 27th, 3 PM - 6:30 PM
Free Event

Presented by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, this annual event features dozens of pumpkins sailing at Belmont Lake State Park, in addition to Halloween entertainment for all.

2nd Annual Islip Fall Festival - FREE!
401 Main Street, Islip, NY 11751
Saturday, October 27th, 11 AM - 5 PM
Free Event

The Islip Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Fall Festival will be bursting with pumpkin decorating, craft vendors, a pie eating contest, and a kids costume parade.

Oysterponds Historical Society's Fall Festival - FREE!
Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957
Sunday, October 28th
Free Event

Beginning with entertainment for the entire family and concluding with trick-or-treating on Village Lane, Oysterponds Historical Society is where Long Island families will want to head for a Sunday of family fun.

Sag Harbor's Ragamuffin Parade - FREE!
Nassau Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Sunday, October 28th at 1 PM
Free Event

Children, adults, and pets are all encouraged to dress up in creative costumes and join in the parade on Main Street in Sag Harbor.

9th Annual Port Jefferson Harvest Fest - FREE!
Main Street, Port Jefferson, NY 11777
Sunday, October 28th
Free Event

Head down to Main Street in Port Jefferson Village for an annual fall event that features something for everyone.

Music, Concerts & Shows
A healthy supply of concerts and shows this October gives Long Islanders a number of options for enjoying live entertainment. From Amagansett to Wantagh, keep your foot tapping to the beat with these exciting performances.

The Sixties Show at Bay Street Theater
Corner of Bay Street & Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Former members of the bands of Bob Dylan, James Brown, Ray and Dave Davies, and Saturday Night Live will perform 60s favorites alongside current members of The Smithereens.

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Friday, October 26th at 8 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Rumours of Fleetwood Mac will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rumours with a performance of the full album and other Fleetwood Mac favorites.

Dick Fox's Golden Boys with Frankie Avalon, Fabian & Bobby Rydell at NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590
Sunday, October 7th, 7 PM - 10 PM
$39.50 - $99.50 Per Person

Frankie Avalon, Fabian, and Bobby Rydell will be performing at NYCB Theatre at Westbury for an evening of beloved classics.

Elton John at NYCB LIVE
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Tuesday, October 9th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Elton John will be bringing his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour to NYCB Live on Tuesday, October 9th. Don't miss your chance to see the legendary performer performing many of his beloved hits.

Flamenco Night Fundraiser at Sangria 71
1095 Jericho Turnpike, Commack, NY 11725
Wednesday, October 10th at 7 PM
$70 Per Person

50% of all proceeds of Sangria 71's Flamenco Night, which includes dinner, drinks, and live music, will go to JDRF.

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at Tilles Center
720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548
Friday, October 12th at 8 PM
$49 - $114 Per Person

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will be performing a very special acoustic set at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post.

The Legendary Murphys at Butterfields
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Saturday, October 13th
No Cover Charge

Enjoy a meal at Butterfields in Hauppauge while enjoying a performance by The Legendary Murphys.

Jack Russell's Great White, BulletBoys & Enuff Z’Nuff at The Paramount
370 New York Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743
Sunday, October 14th at 8 PM
See Event Listing

Three iconic 80s rock bands will rock The Paramount during a night of MTV hits and fan favorites.

Rich Iacona's Bad Little Big Band at The Jazz Loft
275 Christian Avenue, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Thursday, October 18th, 7 PM - 9:15 PM
$10 - $20 Per Person

Led by pianist Rich Iacona, The Bad Little Big Band is a 15-piece jazz group that utilizes each of its talented members to craft an impressive sound.

Salon Series: Pianist Nadejda Vlaeva at Parrish Art Museum
279 Montauk Highway, Watermill, NY, 11976
Friday, October 19th, 6 PM - 9 PM
$25 Public / $10 Members

Nadejda Vlaeva's extraordinary abilities wil be on display during this special performance at Parrish Art Museum.

Mike Delguidice and Big Shot at Mulcahy's
3232 Railroad Avenue, Wantagh, NY 11793
Saturday, October 20th at 9:30 PM
$17 - $20 Per Person

Mike Delguidice and Big Shot will be headlining at Mulcahy's for what is sure to be a great night of entertainment.

Perfect Combination at Butterfields
611 Old Willets Path, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Wednesday, October 24th, 6 PM - 9 PM
No Cover Charge

Enjoy delicious entrees, appetizers, and cocktails at Butterfields while watching a performance by Perfect Combination.

Adelphi Symphony Orchestra at Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530
Friday, October 26th at 7:30 PM
$25 Per Person

Three of Haydn's symphonies will be performed, as well as the premiere of Binelli’s Violin Concerto, during this night of music at Adelphi.

The Allmost Brothers Band & Half Step at The Space at Westbury
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
Friday, October 26th at 8 PM
$22+ Per Person

The Allmost Brothers Band, an Allman Brothers tribute, and Half Step, a Grateful Dead tribute, will be performing at The Space at Westbury

Forever Motown at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts
2 East Main Street, Smithtown, NY 11787
Saturday, October 27th at 8 PM
$50 Per Person

From "Dancin' In The Street" to "My Girl," iconic Motown favorites will be performed in an aunthentic manner at Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month & Charity Walks
Long Islanders are known for their commitment to helping those in need. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there are a number of charity walks to increase awareness for breast cancer and other worthy causes, and to help local organizations raise the funds needed to continue their important work.

19th Annual Shelter Island Fall 5K Run/Walk at Crescent Beach
Crescent Beach, Shelter Island Heights, NY 11965
Saturday, October 20th at 11 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Supporting The North Fork Breast Health Coalition, The Coalition for Women's Cancers at Southampton Hospital, and Lucia's Angels, the 19th Annual Shelter Island Fall 5K Run/Walk is a community-driven event where all race proceeds go to direct patient care for Long Island women.

Walk for Beauty at Stony Brook Village Center
111 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Sunday, October 21st, 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
$25 - $45 Per Person

Whether you particpate in the 4K/6K Walk or the 10K Run, the 25th Anniversary of Walk For Beauty promises to be a great day in support of the fight against breast cancer.

Walk to End Alzheimer's at Suffolk County Farm - FREE!
350 Yaphank Avenue, Yaphank, NY 11980
Sunday, October 14th, 9 AM - 12 PM
Free Event

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held in more than 600 communities across the nation, and participating in the Suffolk County Farm event will ensure that you're part of Suffolk County's.

5K 4 Fighters at Shore Front Park
49 Smith Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Saturday, October 6th, 9 AM - 12 PM
$28 Per Person

The 2nd Annual 5K 4 Fighters Run will benefit female veterans in need. Head to Patchogue on October 6th to participate in this important event.

Lustgarten Walk at Jones Beach State Park
Ocean Parkway (Field #5) Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, October 7th, 8 AM - 12 PM
$50 Per Person

Support the Lustgarten Foundation's missiom to raise awareness and increase rearch funding for pancreatic cancer.

VIBS Walk the Walk 5k Walk/Run at Smith Point County Park
1 William Floyd Parkway, Shirley, NY 11967
631-360-3730 ext 144
Saturday, October 13th, 9 AM - 12 PM
$20 Per Person

In recognition of October being Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, support VIBS by participating in this walk/run at Smith Point County Park.

Hunger Relief Charity Walk at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
Parking Field #1 Westbury, NY 11590
Saturday, October 13th, 10 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

The 9th Annual CROP Hunger Walk will be held at Eisenhower Park and will feature one and two mile walks to benefit Church World Service's food drive.

Alzheimer's Foundation of America's "Alzheimer's Walk in the Park" at Babylon Respite Care Relief Park
200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, NY 1175
Saturday, October 13th, 10 AM - 1 PM
$15 Per Person

The Alzheimer's Foundation of America and the Town of Babylon will team up for a walk to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. The event will also have family entertainment and health and wellness activities.

EPIC Long Island's WALK for Epilepsy at Eisenhower Park
1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, October 13th, 9 AM - 1 PM
$35 Per Person

Participate in this walk at Eisenhower Park to support the programs and services dedicated to assisting individuals with epilepsy, developmental disabilities, and mental health challenges.

Take Steps Walks at North Hempstead Beach Park - FREE!
175 West Shore Road, Port Washington, NY, 11050
Sunday, October 14th, 12 PM - 4 PM
Free Event

Held at North Hempstead Beach Park, this Take Steps walk will be benefitting the work of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation.

NephCure Long Island Walk at Eisenhower Park - FREE!
1899 Hempstead Tunpike, East Meadow, NY 11554
Sunday, October 14th, 9 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

Help be part of the movement to find a cure for FSGS and the diseases that cause Nephrotic Syndrome by lacing up your sneakers and walking at NephCure's walk at Eisenhower Park.

Long Island Strides for Stripes Walk to Fight NET Cancer at Eisenhower Park
Parking Field #5, East Meadow, NY 11554
Saturday, October 20th, 10:30 AM - 2 PM
$50 Per Person

Fight cancer and support the community battling Neuroendocrine and Carcinoid Cancer during the tenth anniversary of this popular charity walk.

27th Annual Race for MPS at The Post Office Café
130 West Main Street, Babylon, NY 11702
Saturday, October 20th at 8 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

The 27th Annual Race for MPS is in celebration of Mark and Casey Lessing and will benefit the National MPS Society, Inc.

2nd Annual Walk the Talk at Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County
100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Sunday, October 28th at 9:30 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

In addition to a 5K Walk to support the Holocaust Museum there will be museum tours and Gloria Glantz, a Holocaust survivor, will be signing books.

Suicide Prevention Walk by AFSP at Jones Beach - FREE!
Ocean Parkway (Field #5), Wantagh, NY 11793
Sunday, October 28th, 11 AM - 1 PM
Free Event

Help raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which has programs aimed at reducing suicides in America.

4th Annual Suffolk County Marathon & FreedomFest Taste of Long Island Festival
Main Street, Patchogue, NY 11772
Sunday, October 28th at 8 AM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Catholic Health Services' 4th Annual Suffolk County Marathon returns to the South Shore for a day of intense running and endurance. There will be a full marathon (26.2 miles), half marathon (13.1 miles), 4 member relay race, and a 5K race.

Outdoor Fall Fun
The crisp autumn air and stunning foliage establishes the setting for a month full of outdoor fun. Local hiks and family workshops ensure that all ages will be able to go outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

Nocturnal Animals at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve
50 Barry Drive, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Saturday, October 13th, 2 PM - 3 PM
See Event Listing For Pricing

Children and their parents will meet the incredible creatures that can be found outside at night. The event also includes light refreshments and admission into the museum.

Family Haunted House Tours at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
Friday, October 19th, 7 PM - 9 PM
$4.00 per person

Head into South Side Sportsmen’s Club at night to experience a Halloween tour and hear some spooky ghost stories. Program is intended for families with children ages 7 and up.

Family Autumn Stroll at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
Saturday, October 6th, 10 AM - 11:30 AM
$4.00 per person / $8.00 parking fee

Take in the incredible autumn colors during this relaxing walk through Connetquote River State Park Preserve.

Bug Lighthouse Saturday Cruise & Tour at East End Seaport Museum & Marine Foundation
103 3rd Street, Greenport, NY 11944
Saturdays, October 6th through 27th, 4 PM - 6 PM
$19 - $39 Per Person

During this round-trip cruise from Rialroad Dock to Orient's Bug Light, attendees will enjoy fascinating information about the structure and incredible North Fork views.

9th Annual Striped Bass Tournament at Star Island Yacht Club and Marina
59 Star Island Road, Montauk, NY 11954
Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th
See Event Listing For Pricing

Whether a fisher owns a boat or wants to hop aboard one of those provided by SIYC Charter Fishing Fleet, all anglers are invited to compete at this annual tournament.

South Shore Fishing Classic at Captree State Park
3500 East Ocean Parkway, Bay Shore, NY 11702
Friday, October 12th, through Sunday, October 14th
$15 Per Person

Fish for striped bass and bluefish during this tournament that features awards for top places.

Family Spooky Scavenger Hunt at Connetquot River State Park Preserve
3525 Sunrise Highway, Oakdale, NY 11769
Sunday, October 28th, 1:30 PM - 3 PM
$4.00 per person / $8.00 parking fee

Learn about some of nature's most mysterious animals before heading out on the trails to find Halloween-themed items.

Halloween Entertainment
Representing some of the most horrifying of the holiday's entertainment, haunted houses, spook walks, and escape games will give even the bravest Long Islanders quite the fright!

Long Island's #1 Halloween Costume Party at The Space
250 Post Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590
516-234-4100 (Text)
Saturday, October 27th, 10 PM - 4 AM

More than a thousand Halloween-loving Long Islanders are expected to gather in Westbury for a fantastic night of dancing and creative costumes. Chriss Vargas, X96.3 DJ Lobo, and Power 105.1 DJ Self will all be performing.

Nocturnal Creatures NY Presents Monsters' Ball at Revolution
140 Merrick Road, Amityville, NY 11701
Friday, October 26th at 9 PM

Dance the night away at Revolution with an electric combination of dark wave, synth pop, industrial, and alternative music mixed by acclaimed DJs. Attendees will also be able to participate in a costume contest and enjoy Halloween-themed art.

Spooky Fest at Tanglewood Preserve
1450 Tanglewood Road, Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Various Days, Saturday, October 13th through Sunday, October 28th

Sixteen acres of family-friendly Halloween fun awaits at Tanglewood Preserve thanks to the work of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning. From the Mazes of Zombies to the Haunted Woods, there are both scream-worthy attractions and not-so-spooky options for the little ghouls.

Blood Manor Presents Crypts of the Coliseum at NYCB Live
1255 Hempstead Turnpike, Uniondale, NY 11553
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, November 3rd

Consisting of 5,000 square feet of horrifying sights and dark corridors, Blood Manor is a spine-tingling experience that turns NYCB LIVE’s Exhibition Hall into a scene out of a horror movie.

Gateway’s Haunted Playhouse
215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, November 3rd

Gateway's Haunted House brings together shocking special effects and committed actors to make a memorable haunted attraction that will stay with visitors look after the odyssey of terror is finished.

Darkness Rising at Strikeforce Sports
450 Commack Road, Deer Park, NY 11729

Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Saturday, November 3rd
Now located at Strikeforce Sports to provide even more space for thrills and chills, Darkness Rising has plenty of scares for first-time visitors and horror enthusiasts alike.

Hempstead House Haunt: Vampyres’ Lair
127 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, NY 11050
Thursday, October 25th through Wednesday, October 31st (Except October 27th), 7 PM - 11 PM

The extensive history that makes Hempstead House at Sands Point Preserve so special is utilized to create Vampyres' Lair, a realistic haunted attraction for the bravest of the brave.

HorseAbility's Haunted Hay Barn
SUNY Old Westbury, Route 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 12th through October 28th, 6 PM - 10:30 PM

More than a dozen rooms of 100+ year old horse stables will be transformed into a blood-chilling experience that will prevent sleep from ever occurring again.

Darkside Haunted House
5184 Route 25A, Wading River, NY 11792
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Wednesday, October 31st

A staple of Long Island's Halloween season for two decades, Darkside Haunted House is comprised of 30 spooky scenes and more than 14,000 square feet of eye-popping sights. Think you have what it takes to make it through to the end?

The Bloody Deed of 1857 at Historic Colonnade Row
430 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003
Fridays and Saturdays, October 6th through November 3rd, 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Who killed Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30th, 1857? Those interested in finding out the truth are not going to want to miss this 90-minute immersive play that utilizes actual historical accounts.

Bayville Scream Park
8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville, NY 11709

Six bone-rattling attractions - Bloodworth Haunted Mansion, Uncle Needle's Fun House of Fear, Temple of Terror, The Cage, and Evil in the Woods - await all of those that think they are brave enough to survive the epic Bayville Scream Park.

Epic Escape Rooms LI Halloween Feature
357 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 203, West Hempstead, NY 11552
Daily, Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, November 4th

A number of immersive escape room experiences are being offered this Halloween season by Epic Escape Rooms LI. Whether you're looking to get to the bottom of the mystery of The Amazing Balthazar or escape a haunted jail, there are plenty of haunted adventures to be had.

North Patchogue Fire Department's House of Horrors
33 Davidson Avenue, North Patchogue, NY 11772
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Wednesday, October 31st, 7 PM - 11 PM

The North Patchogue Fire Department celebrates Halloween by turning the facility into a horrifying experience that will take every ounce of bravery a visitor has to make it through. Don't say we didn't warn you...

Challenge Escape Rooms - Halloween Editions
Locations in Nassau, Suffolk, & Queens
Daily, Saturday, October 6th through Sunday, November 4th, 12 PM - 11:45 PM

Three horror-themed escape rooms - Killer Countdown, CarnEVIL, and Zombie Nation - are ready to provide teams with challenging experiences that will take both intelligence and guts to solve.

Deepwells Haunted Mansion
2 Taylor Lane, St. James, NY 11780
Fridays and Saturdays, October 12th though October 27th, 7 PM  - 10 PM

Deepwells Mansion has had plenty of unexplained examples of paranormal activity since its construction in 1845. Needless to say, this provides a solid base of horror for a haunted house packed with monsters, demons, and ghouls!

RISE of The Jack O'Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens
71 Westbury Road, Old Westbury, NY 11590
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, October 6th through October 29th (Select Thursdays as well)

5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins that are created each week for visitors to enjoy ensures that there is always a fantastic new experience to enjoy at RISE. The walk-through event features everything from multi-pumpkin structures to beloved characters carved into gigantic pumpkins.

Yaphank Trail of Terror
65 Main Street, Yaphank, NY 11980
Fridays and Saturdays, October 12th through October 27th, 7 PM - 11 PM

Once embarking on the Yaphank Trail of Terror, visitors will find that there is no way to prevent succumbing to the absolute horrors that lurk around every corner. Whose beady eyes are staring at you from behind the brush? Who, or what, is screaming in the distance? Most importantly, will you make it out alive?

Restless Souls Haunted House Complex
301 West Hills Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 12th through October 28th

Between The Shack, KLOWNKATRAZ in 3D, The Dark Colony, and File Frenzy Escape Room, there are more than enough attractions at Restless Souls to keep you screaming well into the darkest nights of October.

Chamber of Horrors NY
1745 Express Drive North, Hauppauge, NY 11788
Various Days, Saturday, October 6th through Wednesday, October 31st

A horror stage show, three haunted attractions, and dozens of actors combine at Chamber of Horrors NY for a ghoulishly-good Halloween time. Gather as many friends as you can, though, for you'll need all the support you can get to make it through with your soul intact!

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!

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