North to South and East to West - the Island has Fall Foods!
Let New York’s Chocolate Sommelier, Roxanne Browning from Exotic Chocolate Tasting, guide you on a tasteful journey through the mysteries of Chocolate & Wine Pairings, September 9 in Laurel. Learn how wines and chocolates are created and properly paired in this hands-on workshop. Bring your taste buds and a picnic lunch.
Celebrate the harvest and support local charities at the 24th annual Fall Fair Benefitting Huntington Charities, September 22. Farm stand produce, cheeses and ciders, fresh baked goods and other yummies support a good cause. Shop a tag sale, handcrafted jewelry, pony rides and silent auction on the parish grounds.
Book a Long Island Wine Country VIP tour and sample New York’s finest vintages in elegant style. The September 29 Autumn Vines Tour takes you to three premium wine estates for private sit-down tastings of boutique wine releases, cheese tastings and behind-the-scenes tours, plus a gourmet vineyard lunch.
Join owner Karen Lee on a Tour, Talk & Tasting of Sang Lee Farms on Saturdays in September, and sample "The Dip" everyone is talking about. Experience the daily rhythm of the farm, taste the latest selections from Sang Lee Kitchen, and learn how to grow your own vegetables, herbs and flowers. Reservations required.
Find everything apple at the October 6 Amityville Applefest. A Farmers’ Market will offer fresh-picked apples and cider, apple pie and donuts, plus all varieties of fresh Long Island produce. This ever-popular fest also has handmade crafts and antiques, kid games, tours and lots of music.
Try to resist a trip to beautiful Mill Neck campus over Columbus Day weekend, October 6-7, when the Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest Festival returns with ripe apples, fresh produce, country crafts, handcrafted baked goods, and meats and cheeses galore. Kids will enjoy plenty of games and activities too.
When apples drop from the trees, it’s time for the Apple Festival at Kissam House Museum in Huntington, October 21. Admission is free so bring your family to sample the apple harvest and delicious harvest foods and desserts, play vintage games, try old-time crafts and dance to traditional music on the colorful grounds of this historic 1795 estate and museum.
Wine, Horses and Song converge on Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard with weekend music and fine wines through the fall season. Live music from artists like Ahmad Ali, Southbound and The Denice Given Band sets your winery visit to song. Taste the vineyard’s latest wines and visit the horse paddock’s noble beasts, including elegant rescued thoroughbreds.
For more information, visit the Long Island region.