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A petting zoo, featuring pony rides and animal (Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

A petting zoo, featuring pony rides and animal feeding, kept children and adults entertained during the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. (Sept. 8, 2012)

22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest

Organized by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, the Merrick Fall Fest attracts 15,000 to 20,000 participants over two days. This year was the festival's 22nd year. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Rania Elbaz, owner of Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, watches
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Rania Elbaz, owner of Merrick Pediatric Dentistry, watches face painters at her tent during the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Tim Feldis, of Rockville Centre, owner of Feldis
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Tim Feldis, of Rockville Centre, owner of Feldis Florist, his daughter Julia, 12, and her friend, Sabrina Haertig, 13, enjoy the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. Feldis handed out roses to festivalgoers. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Festivalgoers enjoy the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest
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Festivalgoers enjoy the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest on Merrick Avenue. Organized by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce, the Fall Fest attracts 15,000 to 20,000 participants over two days, organizers said. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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Children play with rescued Shetland Sheepdogs during the
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Children play with rescued Shetland Sheepdogs during the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Gail and Steven Chandler, owners of A Cake
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Gail and Steven Chandler, owners of A Cake Lady on the Scene Cuisine, came from Jericho to sell gourmet fall-inspired dishes from their food truck during the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. (Sept. 8, 2012)

The annual Merrick Fall Fest is organized by
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

The annual Merrick Fall Fest is organized by the Merrick Chamber of Commerce. The Fall Fest, in its 22nd year, attracts 15,000 to 20,000 participants over two days, organizers said. (Sept. 8, 2012)

A petting zoo, featuring pony rides and animal
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

A petting zoo, featuring pony rides and animal feeding, kept children and adults entertained during the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. (Sept. 8, 2012)

Candy apples were just one of the festive
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Candy apples were just one of the festive treats at the 22nd annual Merrick Fall Fest. (Sept. 8, 2012)

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