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Fall fairs and festivals on Long Island to keep on your radar

There are more than 30 festivals and carnivals

There are more than 30 festivals and carnivals slated to take place at Long Island towns this fall.  Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Fairs and festivals are slated to return all over Long Island this fall and winter. Many are outdoor affairs, with food and drink vendors, family friendly activities and, often, live music, too. Event details are subject to change due to weather conditions or pandemic restrictions. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.


CRAFT AND VENDOR SALE. The ladies auxiliary hosts a craft and vendor sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6 at AMVETS Post 18, 141 Carleton Ave., East Islip, 631-277-9842.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. The Mother's Guild holds its annual craft fair with more than 100 vendors and food. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 6, St. Anthony's High School, 275 Wolf Hill Rd., South Huntington, 631-271-2020,

LONG ISLAND RESTAURANT WEEK. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course prix fixe meals Nov. 7-14, Fee $25-$42.

HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. Featuring 50 quality craft dealers, handmade and needle crafts, folk art, wood items and baked goods, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13, St. James Lutheran Church, 230 Second Ave., St. James, 631-584-5212,

CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR. Over 100 exhibitors with arts, crafts and gift items. See handmade textiles, jewelry, painted wood signs, painted flower pots, soft sculpture, totes, pillows and more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13, Hauppauge High School, 500 Lincoln Blvd., Hauppauge, 631-846-1459,

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. Vendors selling handmade items, includes hand-painted wood, metal and glass, hand-knit items, personalized ornaments, candles, primitives, baby items, fall and holiday decorations. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20-21, American Legion Post 948 - Bellmore, 2730 Royle St., Bellmore, 631-875-8848.

CENTRAL OPERATING LINES MODEL RAILROAD CLUB OPEN HOUSE. See the O gauge model railroad featuring four mainlines, an elevated transit line, a logging line, and a below-ground subway. Additionally, there are two cities, a re-creation of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, rural and industrial areas as well as a sound and light show of an actual thunderstorm. Please bring an unwrapped new toy for the John Theissen Toy Drive. 6-10 p.m. Nov. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 4-5, Central Operating Lines, 50A Carlough Rd., Bohemia, 631-563-0173, Fee Donation.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR. More than 100 vendors featuring crafts, sports memorabilia, new merchandise, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20, Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, 98 Cherry Lane, Hicksville, 516-433-2900 ext. 119,

CHRISTMAS FAIR. Christmas fair featuring vendors and crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 20, Trinity Lutheran Church of Islip, 111 Nassau Ave., Islip, 631-277-1555,

CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR. Features exhibitors with handmade and self-designed crafts, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20-21., East Islip High School, 1 Redmen St., Islip Terrace, 631-846-1459,

FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR. Featuring over 100 professional artists and craftsmen selling paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, wooden items, florals, handbags, clothing, toys, dolls and other handmade gifts for the holidays. There will also be a food court, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 20, Walt Whitman High School, 301 West Hills Rd., Huntington Station, 631-549-8582,

L.I. WHO: TIME FLIGHT 2021. A "Doctor Who" convention featuring authors, entertainment, gaming, podcasting, special guests, signings, presentations and more. Nov. 20-21, Holiday Inn Long Island, 1730 North Ocean Ave., Holtsville, 631-758-2900, Fee $49 weekend pass, $20 pass for ages 12 and under.

MODEL TRAIN SHOW. Multiple operating layouts from area clubs coordinated by Trainville Hobby Depot, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20-21 at William P. Bennett Hicksville Community Center, 28 W. Carl St., Hicksville, 516-433-4444, Fee $5 adults, $3 ages 4-11.

SCANDINAVIAN BAZAAR. Featuring imported Scandinavian decorative items and food including cheeses, chocolate, rodkal and authentic Scandinavian baked goods; includes a Scandinavian lunch. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 20, St. James Lutheran Church, 230 Second Ave., St. James, 631-862-8017.

BIG APPLE DEPRESSION ERA GLASS/POTTERY SHOW. Glassware and pottery from the Depression era for sale, including Cambridge, Fire King, Fenton, Carnival Glass, Pyrex, Roseville, McCoy, Fiesta, Kitchenware, Heisey, Fostoria and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 21, VFW Post 5253, Albertson, 155 Searingtown Rd., Albertson, 516-476-0155, Fee $6.

LONG ISLAND MUSIC LOVERS FAIR. . Records, compact discs, DVDs and memorabilia for sale, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 21, American Legion Hall - Massapequa Post 1066, 66 Veterans Blvd., Massapequa, 973-209-6067, Fee $5.

COUNTRY PARLOR HOLIDAY FOLK ART AND CRAFT SHOW. Holiday show of folk artists and craftspeople in the historic Naugles Barn at Hallockville, shop for folk art, crafts and gifts including baskets, tree trimmings and holiday decor, wreaths, rugs, woodcarvings and decoys, gift baskets, ornaments and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 26-28, Dec. 4-5, 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-298-5292,

TMB MODEL TRAIN CLUB OPEN HOUSE. A 4,000 foot layout featuring 10 trains running on 19 scale miles of mainline and branch line track and subway, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27-28, 120 Schmitt Blvd., East Farmingdale, 516-660-8099,

1880S THANKSGIVING. Thanksgiving celebration includes tradition cooking demonstrations, traditional fiddle music, historic legends and more, presented by Nassau County. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 27-28, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Round Swamp Rd., Old Bethpage, 516-572-8400, Fee $14, $8 ages 5-12 and older than 60, free for 5 and younger.

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