Garlic lovers will rejoice at the return of Long Island’s only garlic festival, which will be bigger and better than ever by taking place over two weekends. At this all-day celebration, you’ll find an assortment of live music, hayrides, farm animals, and more garlic than you can imagine. 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead. $5-11. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., rain or shine. Sept. 10-11, 17-18.
There’s far too much to do at the Long Island Fair, one of America’s longest-running agricultural festivals. Enjoy an endless selection of vendors, activities, and competitions. Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage. $20 adults; $15 seniors and kids 5-12; under 5 free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 16, 17, 18.
The 8th annual boat race festival will include local and regional teams competing and will feature music and dance performances, children’s activities, and vendors for spectators. Port Jefferson Harbor. portjeffdragonboatracefest.comFree. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sept. 17.
Your all-day ticket gets you access to the hay maze, all sorts of delicious food options, a meet and greet with a ghost, and more. Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Tpke., Westbury. $20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17-18, then every weekend until Halloween.
Celebrate Hallockville’s biggest fundraiser of the year with food trucks, live music, endless vendors, a petting zoo, exhibits, and more. Hallockville Farm, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 17, 18.
Celebrate Irish culture and history through dance and competitions at the 50th annual Feis and Festival. Enjoy an Irish marketplace and kids’ activities as well. Nickerson Beach Park, 880 Lido Blvd., Lido Beach. $10, free for under 12. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 18.
Enjoy a variety of foods from around the world as well as more than 100 craft vendors, kids’ activities, live music, and more. West Islip Public Library, West Islip. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 18.
Enjoy more than 100 vendors and live music. 59 Jackson Ave., corner of Jackson & Underhill Aves., Syosset. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18.
Enjoy live music, historic home tours, a petting zoo, blacksmithing, and more at Smithtown Historical Society’s biggest family event of the year. Smithtown Historical Society, 239 E. Main St., Smithtown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18.
The Cow Harbor Day festivities are the perfect place for family. Catch a parade and then enjoy shopping, food, live music, and amusement rides. There’s no shortage of fun here. Northport Village Park, Main St., Northport.Free. 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 18.
The 36th Annual Bellmore Family Street Festival is the perfect place for you and your family to experience live music, food, arts & crafts, and carnival rides throughout the village. Sunrise Highway and Bedford Avenue, Bellmore. Free. Sept. 22-25.
This feast will feature all sorts of music, crafts, rides, and of course, food. Not only that, but new activities will also be present at this year’s event. Hampton Bays train station, Good Ground Road, Hampton Bays. $5, under 12 free. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 25.
The Long Island Harvest Festival is the place to purchase fall favorites such as apples and pumpkins. Enjoy family-friendly activities and live music as you shop and enjoy the offerings of the numerous food trucks. Tanger Outlets, Riverhead. $6. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 25.
The Baldwin Festival makes its return with more than 100 vendors and live music, as well as activities for everyone. Municipal lot at Baldwin Public Library, 2385 Grand Ave., Baldwin. Free. 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
Food trucks, live music, and a bounce house are just some of the activities you’ll find at the Bethpage Street Fair. 356 Broadway, Bethpage. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 2.
There’s always something to do at the Fall Harvest Festival. Enjoy a large assortment of fall favorite food items along with hay rides, a corn maze, and kids activities. 485 Edgewood Ave., Saint James. $12. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 4-5, then every weekend until Halloween.
The Fall Colonial Fair offers something for everyone. Enjoy fair staples such as live music, food, and a petting zoo, take a tour of the Sands-Willets House or watch Revolutionary War reenactors. Sands-Willets House, 336 Port Washington Blvd., Port Washington. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8.
The 41st Annual Montauk Fall Family Festival kicks off with their clam chowder event followed by rides, street paintings, food, live music, and shopping. There will be no shortage of fun at this festival. Village green, Montauk Highway, Montauk. Most events free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 8-9.
The Long Island Fall Festival is returning for some fun with an assortment of food, vendors, crafts, and other activities. Heckscher Park, 164 Main St., Huntington. Free. Oct. 7-10.
Sagtikos Manor Historical society presents its fall festival featuring “Mourning at the Manor.” There will be a meeting of cemetery spirits, colonial era re-enactments, sheep shearing, children’s activities, live music, games and more. Sagtikos Manor, 677 W. Montauk Hwy., Bay Shore. $10 for adults, $5 for children 6-14, free for kids under 5. $2 off for adults who bring a nonperishable food donation. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9.
Enjoy live music, food, and more than 50 art, craft and farm stand vendors. 671 Nassau Blvd., West Hempstead.Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9.
The 46th annual Riverhead County Fair will be the place to be if you’re in the mood for fun. Enjoy all sorts of crafts, food, music, and rides. Main Street, Riverhead. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 9.
This annual event is back in person this year. Join the Mill Neck Family of Organizations for a fun weekend of apple picking. Mill Neck Manor, 40 Frost Mill Rd., Mill Neck. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 9-10.
If you love oysters, then this festival is the one for you. It’s billed as the East Coast’s largest waterfront festival and will be returning after a two-year break. Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, 63 Larrabee Ave., Oyster Bay. Free. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15-16.
New York State environmental agencies will host a free fishing event that will include fishing instruction, casting practice, loaner rods, free bait, and fish cleaning services to all participants. Seaford Knights of Columbus will also host a “Casting for Pumpkins” activity for children during the festival. Hempstead Lake State Park, 1000 Lake Dr., West Hempstead. Free.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 15.
This annual event makes its return with live music, good food, a petting zoo, a car show, and kids’ activities. It’s fun for everybody. Rockaway Avenue between Sunrise Highway and Merrick Road, Valley Stream. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 22.
Celebrate Halloween a few days early with more pumpkins than you can count at the 17th annual Pumpkin Fest. Enjoy pumpkin-centric fun and games for the whole family. 1100 Old Nichols Rd, Islandia. Free. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22.
Celebrate Halloween early with a coffin race, trick or treating, on-stage performances, and a goblin parade. Main Street, Riverhead. Free. 3 p.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 22.
5951 Sound Ave., Riverhead. Free. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 23.