Saturday's Top 10: Columbus Day Weekend Happenings

Christopher Columbus sailed on 3 ships. Here are some ways to sail through this 3 day weekend.

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In 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue on the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria.  The holiday commemorates his landing in the New World.  That was a very long time ago.  Fast forward to 2012 and the day is evolved into a celebration of sales rather than sails, parades and a way to extend a fantastic fall weekend.  

There are many great fall festivals happening on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Time to pick pumpkins, get lost in a corn maze, bounce around a field on a hayride, feast on apples & roasted corn, drink cider, jump on bouncers, ride a few carnival rides, and stock up on handmade crafts - just to name a few of the fun activities happening at these seasonal celebrations! 
The weather forecast looks great for Columbus Weekend, and here are a few of our favorite suggestions for activities for you and your family to enjoy over the long weekend:
  • Pindar Vineyard 
    37645 Main Road (Route 25), Peconic (631) 734-6200
    Celebrate their 26th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday from 10am-6pm with music and a glass of wine.
  • Long Island Fall Festival
    Heckscher Park, Huntington Village (631) 423-6100 
    Carnival rides, a great sampling of diverse foods (really, it's not just carnival food here) and terrific live music from Friday through Monday. 
  • Deepwells Farm
    25A and Moriches Road, St. James (631) 862-2020
    Hay bale jump, face painting, crafts and a magic show can be enjoyed from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Hamptons International Film Festival 
    (631) 324-4600 
    The 20th Annual Festival is held in variety of theater venues from Montauk to Southampton.
  • Borellas Harvest Fall Festival 
    485 Edgewood Ave, Saint James (631) 862-7330 
    Enjoy music, food, bouncie houses, corn maze, roasted corn, face painting, hay rides and pumpkin picking. Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm.
  • Harbes Family Farm 
    715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck (631) 298-0800
    Hop on the musical hayride to the corn maze and pumpkin patch open daily 9am-6pm
  • Hick's Nurseries 
    100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury (516) 334-0066
    Be amazed at their 10 Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Sunday at 11 am.  The Fall Festival is open daily.
  • Hank's Pumpkintown 
    240 Montauk Highway, Water Mill (631) 726-4667
    The orchard and maze park will be opened from 9:30 am-6 pm daily.
  • Montauk Fall Festival on the Green 
    742 Montauk Highway, Montauk (631) 668-2428 
    The 31th Annual Montauk Fall Festival on the Green, from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday.  Enjoy carousel rides for the kids, pumpkin decorating, face painting, a farmers' market, live music, and much more.
  • Fall Festival at the Manor 
    Montauk Highway and Monor Lane, West Bay Shore (631) 854-0939
    Enjoy an old-fashioned Colonial fair at Sagtikos Manor on Sunday from 11 am-4 pm.

Where will you be spending this Columbus Day Weekend?  Let us know on Long Forum.