As the summer season comes to an end, and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, the City of Long Beach is busy making preparations for its 17th Annual Fall Festival. The two day, outdoor festival will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Kennedy Plaza located at National Boulevard and West Park Avenue.
All are invited to attend this family friendly, Long Beach tradition and to stroll through Kennedy Plaza taking in the sights, sounds and smells of autumn. The event offers something for everyone!
The weekend’s centerpiece is the pumpkin patch filled with thousands of pumpkins waiting to be picked! Puppet shows, a petting zoo, *pony rides, the Haunted House, carousel, hay wagon and fire engine rides are just some of the fun-filled kids activities returning this year. New attractions include a pumpkin bounce house, giant slide and a Ferris wheel. The children’s activity tent, sponsored by the Girl Scouts, will also return featuring fall related craft projects.
There is plenty for adults too… Vendors will once again line the plaza. Those guests over 21 are invited to visit the Wine& Food Tent for wine tastings presented by Beach Liquors. Modestly priced samplings from local restaurants including the Beach House, Minnesota’s, Sugo, The Atlantica, Himawari and Paninis & Bikinis will take place in the Food & Wine Tent. An array of food vendors will also be on hand offering international fare along the plaza.
Live music featuring the Long Island Harmonizers Chorus, Tommy Sullivan, Six Gun Country and Vintage Bliss will take place at National Boulevard on the bandwagon.
At Noon on Saturday, children in costumes will parade from the Recreation Center to Kennedy Plaza. Awards for best costumes and other categories will be given and each child in costume will receive special treats.
Admission to the festival is free to the public. The event will be held rain or shine. Each attraction costs $2 (except Pony Rides which are $5 per ride). Non transferable, pay one price (P.O.P.) wristbands, providing access to all attractions (except the Pony Ride) are available as follows:
Saturday only ($15.00),
Sunday only ($15.00),
Saturday & Sunday ($25.00)
Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
The City would like to thank the sponsors of Fall Fest: Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Verizon, King Kullen, NY Times, Skudin Surf, Newsday, EmPower Solar, Beach Tennis USA and Beach Liquors.
Visit www.longbeachny.gov/fall for more information.