Plattduetsche Park Restaurant's Baconfest is on Aug. 23 and 24.

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant's Baconfest is on Aug. 23 and 24. Credit: iStock

From now through fall, foodies around Long Island can enjoy small bites, drinks, music, games and more at local food festivals. Here are some worth checking out.

May

Nautical Mile Craft Beer Festival 

More than 100 craft beers — from Great South Bay Brewery, Blue Point Brewery Co. and Barrier Brewing Co. — and ciders — from Pennings Farm Cidery and Ace Cider — will be available at Tropix on the Mile (395 WoodcleftAve., Freeport) during its Nautical Mile Craft Beer Festival on May 11. The first session is from 1 to 4:30 p.m.; the second session is from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tropix's outdoor menu plus vendor food, live music and games, including Connect Four, Jenga and cornhole. Tickets range from $15-$60; $15 for a designated driver ticket; free ticket for event volunteers. More info: nauticalmilebrewfest.com

New Suffolk Chowderfest

At New Suffolk Chowderfest at the New Suffolk Waterfront (First and Main streets), a variety of locally prepared chowders, full barbecue lunch, live music, activities and perennial plants will be for sale on May 25 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Parking and shuttle available at Wickham’s Fruit Farm (28700 Main Rd., Cutchogue); tickets are $25, ages 6-11 are $5 and younger than 6 are free. Rain date: May 27. More info: 631-566-0806, newsuffolkwaterfront.org 

The New Suffolk Chowderfest is on May 25.

The New Suffolk Chowderfest is on May 25. Credit: Linda Auriemma

Long Island Greek Festival

The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul (110 Cathedral Ave., Hempstead) will be home to the Long Island Greek Festival this year over a consecutive four-day period starting May 30. Greek food, pastries, beer garden tent, wine and cheese tent, carnival rides, games and live music will be on hand. The event is free, but there is a fee for rides. Times vary by day. More info: 516-483-5700, longislandgreekfestival.com

The Long Island Greek Festival this year will take place...

The Long Island Greek Festival this year will take place over a consecutive four-day period starting May 30. Credit: Alamy Stock Photo/Karl Allgaeuer

June

BayFest 

The Great South Bay Brewery (25 Drexel Dr., Bay Shore) is celebrating its seventh annual BayFest on June 1 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., with beer (from Blue Point Brewery, Ghost Brewing Co., Spider Bite Brewing Co.), games, including cornhole, music and more. Local vendors, such as What the Soap, Village Cigars and Carleton Clothing, will be in attendance. Tickets range from $20 (for general admission) to $70 (VIP session); designated driver tickets, $20. More info: greatsouthbaybrewery.com

Tthe Great South Bay Brewery's seventh annual BayFest is on June...

Tthe Great South Bay Brewery's seventh annual BayFest is on June 1. Credit: Jeremy Bales

Long Island Uncorked: Wine and Food Event

Sample more than 100 world-class wines from Long Island’s vineyards, paired with dozens of tastings from restaurants, bakers, celebrity chefs and chocolatiers while listening to live jazz music at Oheka Castle Hotel & Estate (135 West Gate Dr., Huntington). Patrons must register for the June 5 event; tickets are $350, additional $100 to attend VIP Bubbly Party with one hour early access at 6 p.m. More info: 631-659-1400, longislanduncorked.com

Taste the East End 

Local eateries, alongside craft beer, wine and hard cider vendors, are serving up their best bites at the Taste the East End event on June 7, from 7-10 p.m. at the Long Island Aquarium (431 E. Main St., Riverhead). Tickets are $64.95 (plus tax) and include samplings from each food and drink vendor and aquarium access; must be 21 and over to attend. Reservations required. More info: longislandaquarium.com

Whales, Ales and Salty Tales: A Craft Beer Festival

Dozens of craft beer tastings, musical sea shanties by Sampawam’s Creek, hourly whaleboat chats about what whaling was like in the 1850s, and “Ale Tales” in the workshop where brewers share some of their brewing secrets — all at the Whales, Ales and Salty Tales: A Craft Beer Festival on June 8 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; 21 and older, photo ID required. Tickets are $35 and $15 for designated drivers. More info: 631-367-3418, cshwhalingmuseum.org

The I Love Chocolate Fest 

The I Love Chocolate Fest, featuring more than 50 chocolate vendors, is coming to Suffolk County Community College (1001 Crooked Hill Rd., Brentwood) on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to sweet treats, there also will be live music by local performers, chocolate eating contests, local and artisanal food, crafts and more. Ticket prices range from $10 to $12.50 before June 7 at 8 p.m. and $11 to $15 after that. More info: lovechocolatefest.com

North Meets South Farms, Food and Drink Festival 

Enjoy provisions from local farms, food from East End restaurants, drinks from local breweries, vineyards and cider houses, live entertainment and more on June 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  at Long Island Sports Park (149 Edwards Ave., Calverton). Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door ; $10 parking. More info: northforkevent.com

Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival

Get your strawberry fix at the four-day annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival (1175 Middle Rd., Mattituck), from June 13 to 16. Enjoy all things strawberry, like strawberry shortcake, pies and daiquiris, arts and craft vendors, business exhibits, food courts, a carnival with rides and more. More info: mattituckstrawberryfestival.org

The four-day annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival starts on June 13. 

The four-day annual Mattituck Lions Strawberry Festival starts on June 13.  Credit: Randee Daddona

North Fork Fresh

Kick off summer at the Oysterponds Historical Society (1555 Village Lane, Orient), which hosts North Fork Fresh on June 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. Join local restaurants, farmers, chefs and more for an evening of eating, drinking and live music. Tickets are $75. More info: oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org

North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival 

Bask in the flavors of world-class wine and light bites at the North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival on June 22 at Martha Clara Vineyards (6025 Sound Ave., Riverhead). Afternoon session runs from noon to 3 p.m. and evening session runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Sample more than 100 wines and small bites, plus meet the winemakers for $46 to $54. More info: newyorkwineevents.com

The Carltun Cocktails & Food Festival 

Enjoy 100-plus cocktails, international cuisines and live entertainment at The Carltun Cocktails & Food Festival (1899 Hempstead Tpke., East Meadow) on June 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. Early bird tickets are $50 until June 1; $60 after June 1st; $40 for designated driver. More info: thecarltun.com/events

July

Taste the World

More than 60 exhibitors, both up-and-coming and seasoned veterans, will be on hand to showcase their foods during Famous Food Festival's Taste the World event at Tanger Outlets (152 The Arches Circle, Deer Park) on July 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors include The Halal Guys, AJ’s Grilled Cheese Shop, Empanada Papa and Wowfulls. Plus, enjoy live music, chef demonstrations, a video game truck, beer and wine garden, petting zoo and more. $5 per day. Children under 10 free. More info: famousfoodfestival.com

Wowfulls is one of more than 60 exhibitors at the Famous Food...

Wowfulls is one of more than 60 exhibitors at the Famous Food Festival's Taste the World event at Tanger Outlets on July 13 and 14. Credit: Instagram / @feedyourgirlfriend

Sweet corn; Tomato; Peach; Watermelon; Apple; Pumpkin festivals

Harbes Family Farm (715 Sound Ave., Mattituck) hosts six "produce" festivals, each offering a free eating contest, live music, games and more fun. The Sweet Corn Festival takes place on July 20 and 21; the Tomato Festival takes place on Aug. 3 and 4; the Watermelon Festival takes place on Aug. 10 and 11; the Peach Festival takes place on Aug. 24 and Aug. 25; the Apple Festival takes place on Sept. 14 and 15; the Pumpkin Festival takes place on Sept. 28 and 29. The first four festivals are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; the Apple fest is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the Pumpkin fest is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call for pricing. The produce is locally grown at one of Harbes' three farms in Mattituck, Jamesport or Riverhead. More info: harbesfamilyfarm.com

Harbes Family Farm hosts six "produce" festivals a year, starting July...

Harbes Family Farm hosts six "produce" festivals a year, starting July 20. Credit: T. Mulrain

August

Baconfest

Celebrate all things bacon — food, drinks and desserts, live music and more at Plattduetsche Park Restaurant’s (1132 Hempstead Tpke., Franklin Square) Baconfest on Aug. 23 and 24. The event is free, with food and drinks available for purchase. More info: 516-354-3131, parkrestaurant.com

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant's Baconfest is on Aug. 23 and 24.

Plattduetsche Park Restaurant's Baconfest is on Aug. 23 and 24. Credit: iStock

SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival

Peru comes to Long Island during the SUMAQ Peruvian Food Festival on Aug. 24 and 25, at the Cradle of Aviation Museum (Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City). Find your way through the mix of local and Peruvian chefs and dive into a live cooking demo. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children (2-12 years old). They include admission to the museum, cooking demos, Kids Zone and more. More info: sumaqpff.com

Seafood Festival 

The two-day Seafood Festival, held on the waterfront grounds of Long Island Maritime Museum (88 West Ave., West Sayville) will take place on Aug. 24 and 25, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Indulge in fresh local seafood (Blue Island Oyster Company and Claws Seafood Market) while listening to live music, then scout the arts and crafts vendors, take the little ones to get their face painted, create sand art and more. Admission $10; children under 12 free; includes free off-site parking, shuttle buses to and from the festival and all entertainment. More info: limaritime.org

The two-day Seafood Festival, held on the waterfront grounds of...

The two-day Seafood Festival, held on the waterfront grounds of Long Island Maritime Museum, will take place on Aug. 24 and 25. Credit: Ashley Sears @ ASPhotoNY

September

Long Island Garlic Festival 

You’ll find a wide variety of garlic-inspired foods, crafts, live music, an "Iron Chef"-style garlic competition and a garlic-eating contest at the LI Garlic Festival at the Garden of Eve (4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead). All access tickets are $10; children under 2 are free. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 15.  More info: gardenofevefarm.com

Pickle Festival 

Pickle enthusiasts rejoice — the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association is set to host its annual Pickle Festival on Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the John Gardiner Farm (900 Park Ave., Huntington). The event features specialty pickles, pickles on-a-stick and a pickle history display, among other foods, drinks, train rides, hay rides, a corn maze and more. Admission is a $5 donation, which grants you access to the hay ride and the corn maze; children under 12 free. More info: greenlawncenterporthistorical.org

The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association is hosting its annual Pickle Festival...

The Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association is hosting its annual Pickle Festival on Sept. 21. Credit: Johnny Milano

Apple Festival

Eat them, bake them, drink them and have a relay race with them. This year's Long Island Apple Festival takes place on Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Sherwood-Jayne Farm (55 Old Post Rd. Setauket). Participate in an apple pie baking contest and auction, apple-head doll making and relay races all while listening to music, taking cooking demonstrations and more. Tickets from $5-$7. More info: preservationlongisland.org