Pumpkins and apples. Scarecrows and hayrides. Corn mazes and haunted houses. It can only mean one thing -- fall fun is awaiting Long Island families.
To help you make the most of the season, we've rounded up the can't-miss fall activities for families on Long Island. Take a look.
Family fall festivals
From hayrides and petting zoos, to pumpkin-picking and carnival games, there are many family festivals in September and October. Some of the upcoming festivals: The Long Island Fair, Apple Festival, Oyster Festival, Halloween fairs and more. To find the complete list, check out our family fall festivals guide.
At Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson, a Not-So-Spooky Walk for families will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. There will also be face painting, pumpkin decorating, photo booth, a hay maze and more. On Friday, Oct 27 and Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., there will be a Spooky Walk, featuring horror villains like Michael Meyers, Freddy Krueger, Jason, Ghostface and more. Price: $5 per person, cash only.
Pumpkins, corn maze, more at F&W Schmitt Family Farm
Picking pumpkins isn't the only thing you can do at F&W Schmitt's Family Farms (26 Pinelawn Rd.) in Melville. There's a daytime, seven-acre corn maze, with this year's theme "Bewitched," free hayrides, straw pyramid, fire truck and treehouse slide, pumpkin patch playground, petting zoo, pony rides and a haunted mansion. Open daily starting Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free entry; $8 corn maze, $6 haunted mansion (weekends only); schmittfarms.com.