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Five Long Island Fruit Festivals You Can’t Miss

LongIsland.com

From strawberries to peaches and everything in between, you'll want to add these 5 Long Island fruit festivals to your calendar

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Strawverry Festival at Garden of Eve 

May25-May 27

Admission is $7.95 per person and includes admission to U-pick organic Strawberry Field, Family Fun Fields, with a hay ride 11-5 weather permitting, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and much more. 

 

Strawberry Fair at Benner’s Farm

June 8-9

Held every year on the second weekend of June, Benner’s Farm’s Strawberry Fair is always a hit for the whole family. Children can enjoy carnival games such as wheelbarrow and balloon races, while all ages can interact with farm animals and sample strawberry-flavored treats. Popular ones include fresh jams and chocolate-dipped strawberries.

 

Mattituck Strawberry Festival 

June 13-16

In its 65th year, the Mattituck Strawberry festival attracts produce enthusiasts from across Long Island and beyond. Not only can attendees test hundreds of strawberry products—think daiquiris and shortcake—but young strawberry lovers can also enjoy the event’s carnival with more than 25 rides and games.

 

Mattituck Watermelon Festival 

August 10

Although Harbes Family Farm throws celebrations for all types of produce (including corn, strawberries and tomatoes) this year’s Watermelon Festival is a must-do. Between all-day watermelon eating contests and seed-spitting challenges, children and families can properly celebrate their favorite end-of-summer fruit. The festival also includes live music and a barnyard adventure with hayrides and pig races. 

 

Mattituck Peach Festival

August 24-August 25

Harbes Family Farm’s annual peach festival, complete with peach-eating contests, peach-flavored treats and live music from local jazz and country singers. While kids will lovethe  fresh-squeezed lemonade and farm games, adults can kick back on the rustic patio and senjoy wine from the farm’s awesome Wine Barn.