Here are dozens of fairs and festivals all over the Island to explore this fall and winter.
LONG ISLAND CHOWDER CONTEST. Snapper Inn, 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale, 631-589-0248, thesnapperinn.com. Sample chowders from local restaurants, three categories will be judged. Contest starts at noon, winners announced at 2 p.m. Fee $10 suggested donation. Date Noon Feb. 1.
SOUPER BOWL LIV. Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 100 Fairway Dr., Port Washington, 516-883-6566, pwcoc.org. Taste soups donated by Port Washington restaurants, vote for your favorite; bring a nonperishable food item. Fee $10, $3 ages 11 and younger. Date Noon-3 p.m. Feb. 1.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER AT THE MANSION. Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, 631-854-5579, vanderbiltmuseum.org. Hors d'oeuvres in the Memorial Wing, dinner in the Northport porch and dessert in the Lancaster Room; reserve. Date 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Feb. 8.
HOPS AND PROPS CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL. NYCB Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, 516-572-4111, cradleofaviation.org. Sample a wide range of craft beers amid the planes; must be 21 and older to attend. Date 7-10 p.m. Feb. 8.
CHOCOVINO - A VALENTINE WINE AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING DINNER. Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9200 ext. 426, longislandaquarium.com. Five-course meal accompanied by Raphael wines and chocolate; must be 21 and older. Fee $199 per couple. Date 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
THE LONG ISLAND PEN SHOW. Hofstra University Student Center, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, 631-235-4690, lipenshow.com. Collectors and dealers of vintage and modern writing instruments exhibiting pens of all kinds, desk sets, inkwells, paper and writing supplies, demonstrations, repairs, appraisals and more. Fee $10 daily admission. Date 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 8.
PENGUIN EGG HUNT. Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9200, LongIslandAquarium.com. Children can "hunt" for up to 5 eggs filled with candy or fun aquarium prizes. Fee $33 ages 13-61, $27 seniors 62 and older, $24 ages 3-12. Date 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 11-12.
PENGUIN EASTER BRUNCH. Long Island Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead, 631-208-9200, LongIslandAquarium.com. Includes brunch, admission to the aquarium and a penguin egg hunt; reserve. Fee $54.95, $26.95 ages 3-12. Date 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. April 12.
LONG ISLAND TABLETOP GAMING EXPO 2020. NYCB Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, 516-572-4111, cradleofaviation.org. Events catering to new and experienced players of all games, an opportunity to learn everything from Dungeons and Dragons to Warmachine to Magic: The Gathering, and various board games. Fee $20, $10 ages 2-12 (in advance). Date 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Apr. 18.