Massapequa Fall Festivals, Corn Mazes, Hay Rides and Haunts Long Island 2015

We originally posted on our parent site “Massapequa Family”, but for our Mom and Dad readers, enjoy our list of Massapequa Fall Festivals, as well as haunts and other fall events on Long Island!!

Are you ready for fall?  Our family is!  Don’t get me wrong, we wish summer didn’t have to end, but since it did, we are ready for football, pumpkins, apple pie, ghouls and goblins!  Our house is all decked out and ready to go for Halloween and we’re looking forward to enjoying some local fall and Halloween events in and around the Massapequa area as well as all over Long Island.  Today we went apple picking, and although apple picking season is almost over, there are plenty of other fall festivals, hay rides, corn mazes, haunts and other things to do on Long Island this fall!


Massapequa Family picking apples at Lewin Farm


Here is a (growing) list of happenings, starting from within our town and then listed by alphabetical towns.  If you see we missed something, please email us!  If you want us to feature your event, reach out!

We’re also working on a collection of discounts, deals, coupons to some local events!


Massapequa Apple Festival, Saturday, October 17, 10am-4pm, Massapequa
The day features Long Island apples, homemade pie, hot dogs, crafts, vendors, music, trash & treasure,  face painting, and our new book, Signs of the Times! Enjoy live music by the Banjo Rascals from 11:30 am to 2 pm!

The 41st Annual Children’s Rag-A-Muffin Costume Parade, sponsored by the North Massapequa Fire Department. Rag-A-Muffin Online Registration is now open! Click here and select the link at the bottom of the page to register! Remember to dress up in your best Halloween costume!
Where: Starting at North Nassau Avenue and North Broadway
When: October 25, starts at 12pm

Annual Family Fall and Fun Festival, Features fun activities for children and adults alike, including Halloween crafts, a hayride, bouncies, games, children pick a pumpkin and can decorate it, serving apple cider and popcorn.
WHERE: Marjorie Post Park
WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 1pm-4pp

Cemetery of Lost Souls, Home Haunt located at 350 Broadway, Massapequa Park – FREE! (Donations accepted). Dates and details have not yet been announced for the 2015 season, but from past years, this is a free attraction, although you can make a donation.  All Proceeds go to charity.

Darkness Rising, Massapequa – We are still awaiting details on if this attraction will return this year.  Once we know something, we will update this listing.  Last year it was a $7.50 fee and all proceeds went to YES Community Counseling and The Anchor Camp

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WHAT: Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm
WHERE: 270 west lane, Aquebogue,
WHEN: Opening day September 19
MORE DETAILS: Hay Rides, Corn Maze


What: 26th Annual Apple Festival , hosted by The Rotary Club of Amityville.
Where: Park Avenue School Grounds, 140 Park Avenue, Amityville.
When: October 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
More Details: Enjoy fresh farm apples by the bag or case, apple pie, apple donuts and fresh apple cider.


WHAT: Brightwaters Farms Fall Harvest
WHERE: 1624 Manatuck Blvd, Bay Shore
WHEN: Fall Harvest begins Saturday September 26, 2015 through Saturday October 31, open daily
MORE DETAILS: 12 + acre countryside setting. Indulge in the harvest bounty from our country store & nursery where you will find: Fresh apple cider, Homemade baked pies, cookies and other goodies, Roasted corn on the cob, Fresh from the orchard apples, Fresh squeezed lemonade, Pumpkins and gourds, Straw bales and cornstalks, Mums, Halloween Decorations
Weekend & Columbus Day Schedule : $10.00 Admission per person under 1 year old is free includes: Unlimited Hayrides, Farm Playground, Live Entertainment with Zippy The Clown, Face Painting, Cartoon Characters, Animal Viewing, Magician show, Rubber ducky races, Strong man challenge, Pumpkin Pitch Bean bag toss, Farm pit stop challenge
Pumpkin Picking $0.69 per pound, Pony Rides $8.00 per ride 60 pound weight limit, Little Farmers Playland: (4) Giant Inflatable’s, Trike Ride & Mini Tractor Ride $2.00 per child per ride, Farm Animal Feeding $2.00 per cone Or POP Admission: $20.00 per child includes General Admission plus unlimited rides in Little Farmers Playland, Does not include Pony Rides or Farm Animal Feeding


WHAT: Bayville Scream Park at Bayville Adventure Park
WHERE:8 Bayville Avenue, Bayville
MORE DETAILS: Bayville Scream Park provides thrills and chills for visitors of all ages. Attractions such as Jungle Tree Top Adventure, The Lost Temple Maze, and a rock climbing wall encourage healthy competition, while Pirate Adventure Golf invites guests to practice their short game and best parrot impression. The park also has an arcade, an ice-cream parlor, and, weather permitting, other outdoor attractions including a bungee bounce and the Jungle Tree Top Adventure.  GET A DISCOUNT HERE!


WHAT: Zombie Shooting Experience
Where: NYZ Apocalypse, 450 Commack Road, Deer Park
More Details: NYZ is a unique interactive theatrical production. Equipped with military grade laser guns, your group will survive the apocalypse by shooting hundreds of live zombies in an underground prison system. Squads of 5 maximum can enter the elevators at a time, so be sure to conserve your ammunition as you explore the terrifying jail cells, medical labs and offices. Once inside, never let your guard down. Zombies aren’t the only threat in the Apollo Prison System.  Walkthrough, $15.  Outbreak Package $35.  GET A DISCOUNT HERE!

The Outbreak package grants access to the underground Apollo Prison and lasts about 40 minutes. Designed to hit all senses, the experience includes scent machines and takes place in 20 rooms, including cell blocks, employee living quarters, kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, employee rec rooms, lunch halls, and a “dead body hall”.


WHAT: Chamber of Horrors
WHERE: 1745 Express Dr. N, Hauppauge
MORE DETAILS: Chamber of Horrors NY brings three fright-filled interactive haunted attractions to the table with their Trilogy of Fear. Creepy clowns lurk in the shadows, and murderous denizens meander the halls covered in blood and bruises, all either undead or nearly there. Their goal is to terrorize all human guests to the point that they’re screaming for their mothers. Nestled inside Matt Guiliano’s Play Like a Pro, this haunted house is 11 months in the making by seasoned veterans of the horror industry.


WHAT: Elwood Pumpkin Farm Hayride and Corn Maze
WHERE: 1500 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington
WHEN: Starts Sunday, September 27. Will run from 3 pm to 5pm on weekdays and Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day from 10am to 5pm.
MORE DETAILS: The hayride tours the 22 acre farm and acts also as a shuttle to one of the picking fields, although some people choose to take the 5 minute walk. Pumpkins are priced by size.


WHAT: Crossroad’s Farm at Grossman’s Fall Festival and Oktoberfest
WHERE: 480 Hempstead Avenue, Malverne
WHEN: Fall Festival: Oct. 18
This will be our sixth annual fall festival at Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s in conjunction with the Malverne Fall Festival and Car Show. It will take place on Oct. 18 from 12. to 5.
Enjoy hayrides, pumpkin picking, storytelling, farm animals, live music, roasted corn, face painting and more at one of Nassau’s last remaining farms.
WHEN:3rd annual Oktoberfest celebration: October 24
We will have several local Long Island Craft Breweries to choose from including Barrier Brewing, Lithology Brewing, Port Jeff Brewing, Oyster Bay Brewing and more. There will be several food options, live music, vendors and lawn games. Stay tuned for more details as the event date gets closer. Last year’s event was huge, there were over 1000 beers poured and we are expecting it to be bigger and better this year. We hope to see you there, please spread the word! Saturday, October 24 at 1:00pm


WHAT: White Post Farms
WHERE: 250 Old Country Road, Melville
WHEN: Runs September 19th-October 25th on Weekends & Columbus Day
Admission Gates open 10AM – 4PM (stay til 6pm). FREE Hayrides included with your admission on September 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30

WHAT: F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
WHERE: 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville
MORE DETAILS: Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides & Farm Animal


WHAT: Dee’s Nursery
WHERE: 69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside
WHEN: Weekends in October plus Columbus Day
MORE DETAILS: Pumpkin picking, face painting, petting zoo


WHAT: Rise of the Jack O Lanterns
WHERE: 71 Old Westbury Road, Old Westbury
$30/ticket, but CLICK HERE FOR A DISCOUNT!
MORE DETAILS: There’s nothing better at Halloween than an expertly carved jack-o’-lantern — except maybe 5,000 of them. Celebrate the season with this offer, and you’ll secure your tickets to RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns.

    Held at Old Westbury Gardens throughout October, this must-see spectacle features 5,000-hand carved jack-o’-lanterns in different themed areas that light up the night. The entire event is fun for the whole family and suitable for all ages. You’ll see tons of giant, glowing creatures, including a dragon made out of hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns and spanning more than 50 feet, After checking out all the art on the 1/3-mile trail, stick around for live carving demonstrations, showcasing all the skills you need to unlock the spooky spirit at your own home.


WHAT: Borella’s Farm Stand and Whisper Vineyards
WHERE: 485 Edgewood Avenue, Saint James
WHEN: Sep 26, Sep 27, Oct 3, Oct 4, Oct 10, Oct 11, Oct 12, Oct 17, Oct 18, Oct 24, Oct 25
MORE DETAILS: $12 admission to the fall festival includes their u-pick pumpkin patch, where all pumpkins are still on the vine!  Enjoy a hay ride back to the corn maze, enjoy lunch or snacks (fresh roasted corn) while listening to their DJ. Other activities include Face Painting, Games, Corn Launcher, Inflatable Bounce Houses and more!


WHAT: Fink’s Country Farm Fall Festival
WHEN: Open weekends only; September 20th thru October 25th from 9:30am-5:30pm;  Columbus Day from 9:30-5:30PM, and safe trick or treating on Friday October 31ST from 4PM-7PM.
WHERE: 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River
Tel: (631) 886-2272
MORE INFO: Bracelet Price: $15.00 per person, Children 2 and under FREE! Includes unlimited corn maze and hay ride. FREE access with each bracelet to: Animal Farm, Barnyard Bouncer, Pig Races, Playground Area, Corn Crib, Combine Slide, Calf Roping, Character Appearances (11-4pm), LIVE music (Month of October only
Additional Attractions (additional fees apply) include: Corn Cannon, Face Painting, Fall Photos, Pony Rides – Starting at 10:30am, Pumpkin Slingshot, Roasted corn, U-pick Pumpkins on the vine, Food & Beverage, Kiddie Train
Night Life Includes: Flashlight Maze – $10.00 per person, Children 2 & under FREE: October 17th, 7:30-10pm
Spookie Flashlight Maze – $13.00 per person, Children 2 & under FREE: Oct. 24th & Oct. 31st 7:30-10:00pm
Plus live music.

WHAT: Lewin Farms Farm stand, pick your own, corn maze
WHERE: 812 Sound Avenue, Wading River
WHEN:Corn maze now open weekends and holidays, pick your own date/times are on their website
MORE DETAILS: The Corn Maze has been planted, the paths have been cut and Roto-tilled. The Maze is about the size of last year’s but slightly larger (Aprox 5+ acres). The design is fun, challenging but doable for any age group.

Our family visited Lewin Farm to pick our apples.



WHAT: Fall Festival at Sagtikos
WHERE: Montauk Highway between Manor Lane & Gardiner Drive, West Bay Shore
WHEN: Sunday, October 4, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MORE DETAILS: Experience life from the 1700’s. Watch the 3rd NY Revolutionary Regiment performing maneuver. Take a cemetery tour and listen to the history of the family members who reside there. Activities include crafts for children, old-fashioned games and learn about other historic activities. Also on hand are Colonial demonstrations and exhibits. The Manor will be open for self-guided tour. The Fall Festival is an event for the whole family.  No parking on Manor grounds for this event. Use Gardiner County Park across the street.
PRICE: $7 per person, $25 per family (4 max)


WHAT: Hick’s Nurseries
WHEN: Fall festivities begin September 19
MORE DETAILS: Take a picture with Otto the Ghost*, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you’re here enjoy our fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn*, popcorn*, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! Our animated children’s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family and Halloween cheer

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