Guide to Long Island Fall 2017 Food Festivals

long island fall 2017 food festivals

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Welcome fall in a delicious manner. Long Island fall 2017 food festivals will have guests chowing down all day long. Make sure to go hungry as it will probably be hard to resist trying everything at these tasty extravaganzas.

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Montauk Seafood Festival, Montauk

For the fifth year in a row, the Montauk Seafood Festival is letting guests dig in with fresh local fish and shellfish, as well as burgers, hot dogs and sweets. Sip drinks from Pindar and Duck Walk Vineyards, Montauk Brewing Co. and Lynn’s Hula Hut. There will also be live music and activities including crab racing and an ocean petting zoo. Sept. 9-10, 12-5pm | 543 West Lake Drive Click to feast

Garlic Festival, Riverhead

Garlic lovers, get ready to indulge without worrying about stinky breath. This celebration swings back around with vendors offering garlic-inspired foods that prove just how diverse this potent ingredient can be. Feast on garlic jellies, garlic soup, pickled garlic and even garlic ice cream while listening to music and engaging in crafts. Dogs are allowed on a leash, but be careful they don’t eat any garlic! Sept. 16-17, 10am-6pm | Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Ave Click to feast

Long Island Bacon Bash, Farmingville

Bacon lovers, rejoice: You can sample all the bacon you want at this free event. Think bacon mac and cheese and bacon doughnuts. The event will also entertain guests with live music. Sept. 23 (rain date Sept. 24) | Pennysaver Amphitheater, 55 S Bicycle Path Click to feast

Maritime Festival, Greenport

Though not strictly a food festival, this yearly event enhances the festivities with yummy food. Hosted by the East End Seaport & Marine Foundation, the Maritime Festival kicks off with a parade leading into ship displays, kayak races and demonstrations of high tech water sports. Chow down with food from various vendors, eat fresh oysters and drink craft beers and local wines. Sept. 23 (10am-5pm) and Sept. 24 (9am-5pm) | Village of Greenport Click to feast

Huntington Long Island Fall Festival, Huntington

It only makes sense for one of Long Island’s most delicious towns to host a food festival. This annual family-friendly celebration features food courts, a beer and wine tent and a farmers market. There’s also four stages of entertainment, a carnival, arts and craft vendors and activities for children. Oct. 6 (5-9pm), Oct. 7 (11am-9pm), Oct. 8 (11am-9pm), Oct. 9 (11am-5pm) | Heckscher Park, NY-25A & Prime Ave Click to feast

Montauk Fall Festival, Montauk

Back for the 36th year, the Montauk Fall Festival is getting the party started with live music, Long Island beers and wine, Octoberfest foods and a free carousel. The anticipated Clam Chowder Contest Saturday is also on schedule on Oct. 7 at 11am. Oct. 7-8, 11am-5pm | Green across from the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, 742 Montauk Hwy Click to feast

The Oyster Festival, Oyster Bay

There’s no wrong time to slurp oysters, a reason why this waterfront festival is so popular. More than 200,000 visitors are expected to attend to eat oysters and other seafood prepared by culinary experts. The Oyster Festival was started in 1983 to celebrate Theodore Roosevelt’s 125th birthday. Now in its 34th year, the two-day event continues to honor his memory and give back to the community with profits from food court sales going to local charities. Oct. 14-15, 11am-6pm | Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, 1 West End Ave. Click to feast

Apple Festival, Huntington

Fall and apples go hand in hand. Huntington is celebrating with yummy apple recipes along with games, activities, demonstrations and music. Oct. 15, 11am-6pm | Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House, 434 Park Ave Click to feast

The Taste at Port Jefferson, Port Jefferson 

For $65.00 ($95 VIP), guests can try a variety of restaurants along with gourmet cocktails, wine and craft beers. Expect a performance by the rock band New Life Crisis. Oct. 21, 6-10pm | Lower Port Jefferson Area Click to feast

Harvest Festival, Port Jefferson

Another foodie event heads to Port Jefferson a few days later with a toast to fall. The free 8th annual harvest festival features a chowder crawl, tastings, a scarecrow alley, marshmallow roasting and woodcarving demonstrations. Oct. 29, 12-5pm | Harborfront Park, Centennial Park, 101A East Broadway Click to feast

I Love Chocolate Fest, Bethpage

Those with a sweet tooth should head over to this chocolate fest. Now two days “due to overwhelming demand,” the Bethpage event will offer free samples of everything chocolate. It’s $12 for adults and $8 for children 5-12. It’s free for children 4 and under, seniors, persons with disabilities, volunteer firefighters and military members. Nov. 4-5, 10am-5pm | Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road Click to feast

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Anna Halkidis is a web editor at Long Island Pulse. Feel free to reach out at anna@lipulse.com or on Twitter @annahalkidis.