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Celebrate the Autumnal Season in Montauk with 40th Annual Fall Fest

Written by Chris Boyle  |  04. October 2021

Long Island’s renowned south fork destination, Montauk, kicks off the autumn season with its 40th annual Fall Fest October 9-10, 2021 boasting live music, Montauk staple- the annual Clam Chowder Contest, and fun for the whole family. 
 
Known for its celebrity famed resort areas, scenic bluffs, fall foliage filled hikes, and historic attractions such as the Montauk Point Lighthouse, this year-round destination plays host to an array of seasonal events with fun for all. The annual Montauk Fall Fest is a favorite for families, locals and visitors alike boasting its farmers’ market, pumpkin decorating, Long Island beer and wine, children’s and family activities, live music and food. Held in the center of town at Montauk’s Village Green, the festival runs Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10 from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
 
On Saturday, October 9 the festival’s famed Clam Chowder contest will feature a sampling of this iconic destination-driven dish. A panel of select judges will pick a favorite iteration of this classic Long Island fare featuring both white and red chowders from over 20 local restaurants for consideration to be dubbed best in class. Guests enjoy a free cup of chowder with the purchase of a commemorative 2021 Chowder Mug while supplies last. Skip the line and order your mug ahead of time at MontaukChamber.com/Shop.  
 
The weekend-long festival will include kid-friendly activities including an inflatable rock wall slide, 60-foot obstacle course, plus double and single row slides. Other activities for the whole family include pumpkin painting, cookie decorating and crab races. All rides are open-air and professionally attended.
 
Classic festival bites will be served up to attendees featuring a homegrown twist such as bratwurst, hamburgers, raw oysters and clams, cotton candy and more. Guests can imbibe local seasonal sips from the Montauk Brewing Co. or indulge in a crisp glass of rosé or sauvignon blanc from Bridgehampton Breeze while taking in tunes from Joe Delia and the Thieves and The Realm playing live throughout the weekend. Attendees who participate in the Silent Auction, Chinese Auction, Cash Catch, and 50/50 Raffle have the opportunity to go home with a range of dream-worthy prizes. 
 
This fall is the perfect time to explore all Montauk has to offer with seasonal savings at top hotels and resorts across Long Island’s iconic South Fork. Whether you are looking for a mid-week getaway or a week-long escape Montauk’s seasonal experience will have you relaxed and ready for the holidays in no time. Visit MontaukChamber.com/stay to learn more about hotels.
 
To learn more about Montauk or for additional details on the Fall Festival including pricing and ticket purchasing details, please visit MontaukChamber.com/2021fallfest. For more information on Long Island and its iconic East End, please visit DiscoverLongIsland.com and eastendgetaway.com

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