September 2022 Carnivals, Festivals, and Parades In and Near NYC
September 2022 is jam-packed with family-friendly carnivals, festivals, and parades in and near NYC.
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2022 Long Island Fair
WHEN: Sept. 16-18, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage
WHAT: Celebrate 180 years of Long Island Fair fun with music, dancing, artisan demonstrations, contests, races, amazing performances, and more!?
WANT TO GO? $20; $15 seniors 60 and older and children 5-12; free admission for children 4 and younger. 516-572-8409. https://lifair.org/.
Fall Festival 2022
WHEN: Sept. 17- Oct. 30, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Hicks Nurseries, 100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
WHAT: Try your hand at corn hole, take pictures at the many photo op stations and the pumpkin patch, enjoy the new hay maze, meet Otto the Ghost and more!
WANT TO GO? $20; free admission for children younger than 3.
East Meadow Chamber Fall Festival
WHEN: Sept. 15-18, Thursday and Friday, 6-10pm; Saturday, 12-10pm, Sunday, 12-7pm with vendors from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Eisenhower Park, Field 2, 1899 Park Boulevard, Westbury
WHAT: Everyone will have fun with carnival rides, bounce houses, magicians, face painting, food trucks, live music, shopping, and more!
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; pay one price bracelets available $30 before 9/15, $35 that.
Bellmore Family Street Festival
WHEN: Sept. 22-25, Thursday, 6-10pm; Friday 6-11pm; Saturday 10am-11pm; Sunday 10am-9pm
WHERE: Bellmore Village & Bellmore LIRR parking lot, 2700 Pettit Ave., Bellmore
WHAT: Come out to the Biggest Street Festival on Long Island with vendor fair on Saturday and Sunday. Don't miss this year's 3 Ring Super Circus!
WANT TO GO? Admission is free; Pay of Price ride bracelets available for purchase
Shinnecock Indian Powwow
WHEN: Sep. 2-5, Friday, 3-8pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-10pm; Monday, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Shinnecock Powwow Grounds, 1 West Church Street, Southampton
WHAT: Some 30,000 people visit the powwow grounds to partake in the celebration of the culture including (but not limited to) many Native Americans around the country. See award winning artists and native artisans who sell artisanal goods and souvenirs. Each day will have competitive dancing, guest entertainment, prayers, ceremonial dances, the acknowledgement of sponsors and visiting dignitaries.
WANT TO GO? $10-$26; free admission for children younger than 5.
FREE Labor Day Weekend Street Fair 2022
WHEN: Sunday, Sep. 4, 11am-6pm
WHERE: Hawkins Ave., Ronkonkoma
WHAT: Come out for live entertainment, merchandise, food, children’s rides, arts and crafts, shopping, and lots of fun for fall.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free, prices vary for goods and rides.
FREE HarborFest 2022
WHEN: Sept. 10-11, Saturday, Saturday, 9am-8pm; Sunday, 8am-6pm
WHERE: Sag Harbor, Marine Park Drive, Sag Harbor
WHAT: See Sag Harbor's rich maritime history on full display along with live music, kids activities, great food, whaleboat racing, and more.
FREE Dockside Family Festival
WHEN: Sept. 10-11, 11am-5pm
WHERE: Captree State Park, 3500 E. Ocean Parkway, Babylon
WHAT: Enjoy live music, boat rides around the bay, interactive pirate show, pony rides, magic show, and much more!
WANT TO GO? $8 parking fee in effect.
Harbes Orchard’s Annual Apple Harvest
WHEN: Sept. 10-11, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Orchard, 5698 Sound Avenue, Riverhead
WHAT: Take the Apple Express to the ripest rows of apples, navigate a corn maze, enjoy live music, pony rides, vendors, and additional children’s activities.
WANT TO GO? $22-$31; free admission for children 2 and younger.
20th Annual Long Island Garlic Festival
WHEN: Sept. 10-18, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
WHAT: Celebrate all things garlic with garlic inspired foods, crafts, music, and just plain organic garlic to eat and plant and more.
WANT TO GO? $10.95; $5 seniors over 65; free admission for children younger than 2.
Harbes Sunflower Festival
WHEN: Sept. 17-18, 9am-6pm
WHERE: Harbes Farms Jamesport, 1223 NY-25, Jamesport
WHAT: Sunflower Maze, apple and pumpkin picking, live music, hayrides, and more!
WANT TO GO? $7-$26; free admission for children 2 and younger.
Long Island Harvest Festival - Apples & Pumpkins & Mums - Oh My!
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 25, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Tanger Outlets Riverhead , 200 Tanger Mall Drive , Riverhead
WHAT: Celebrate fall and meet your local farmer, artisans, food trucks, chefs, artists, children’s entertainers, and many more!
WANT TO GO? $5-$10.
Pumpkin & Craft Brew Weekends
WHEN: Sept. 24- Oct. 31, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead
WHAT: Come out for the Pumpkin Field, Family Fun Fields, hay rides, jump pad, pedal karts, hay tower, farm animals, spider web, and more.
WANT TO GO? $10.95.
The Fall Farm Festival 2022
WHEN: Sep. 25-Oct. 30, Saturdays, Sundays and Columbus Day, 10am-6pm (last entry at 4pm)
WHERE: White Post Farms, 250 Old Country Road, Melville
WHAT: Enjoy favorites such as Sing-A-Long Hayrides, Pumpkin Picking, and Paint Your Own Pumpkins. Also enjoy five great shows including The Dominguez Attractions, The Dynamic Duo Variety Show, The Agri-Puppets, Kids Celebration Game Show, and the Magic of Jim McClenahan. Between the activities stop by one of the Fall Food stands for a delicious lunch!
WANT TO GO? $34.95; free admission for children younger than 15 months.
Rockland Festivals & Carnivals
New York Renaissance Faire
WHEN: Aug. 27- Oct. 9, Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, 10am-7pm
WHERE: Renaissance Faire, Tuxedo Park, 600 NY-17A, Tuxedo Park
WHAT: Travel back in time to cheer for your favorite knight at the Joust Tournament, meet Robin Hood and his Merry Band, see amazing acrobats, magical fairies, swashbuckling pirates, and more!
WANT TO GO? $35; $30 seniors 62 and older and military; $18 ages 5-12; free for children younger than 5.
Hudson Valley Hot-Air Balloon Festival
WHEN: Sep. 2-4, Friday, 2:30-8:30pm; Saturday and Sunday, 5:30-9am and 2:30-8:30pm
WHERE: Tymor Park, 8 Tymor Park Road, Lagrangeville
WHAT: This festival has 75 hot-air balloon ascensions scheduled throughout the weekend and includes the evening Majestic Hot-Air Balloon Illumination Moon Glow, fireworks each night, tethered hot-air balloon rides, full hot-air balloon flights, helicopter rides, live music and entertainment, food trucks, family activities and more.
WANT TO GO? $8-$15 per session
4th Annual Bergen Street Fest
WHEN: Sept. 8-11, Thursday and Friday, 4-9pm; Saturday, 11-9pm; Sunday, 11-7pm
WHERE: Teaneck Armory, 1799 Teaneck Ave., Teaneck
WHAT: This community event brings you the best of NJ's local cuisine, musicians, craft breweries, and vendors and features exciting activities/games for kids, a classic car show and so much more.
WANT TO GO? FREE Admission
FREE West Haverstraw Food Truck & Music Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10, 11am
WHERE: Peck's Pond Park, 130 Samsondale Ave., West Haverstraw
WHAT: Celebrate the end of summer with 12+ food trucks, live music, games and activities for all ages including face painters, air soft shooting gallery, Extrme Bubble Ball, Grand Prix RM racing, craft vendors and more.
FREE Nyack's SeptemberFest Street Fair
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Downtown Nyack, NY, Main St & Broadway, Nyack
WHAT: Celebrate SeptemberFest with live bands, great food, and hundreds of vendors offering unique crafts, jewelry and more.
FREE Ridgefield Park Downtown Street Fair
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am-5pm
WHERE: Ridgefield Park , 234 Main Street , Main Street from Cedar Street to Park Street , Ridgefield Park
WHAT: See Main Street transformed into a giant town block party featuring live entertainment, kiddie rides & games, great festival foods & food trucks, and so much more.
FREE Centennial 'Eats n' Beats' Street Festival
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 12-8pm
WHERE: Veterans Plaza, Franklin Ave., between Pulis Ave. DeKorte Drive, Franklin Lakes
WHAT: Enjoy live music, food trucks, interactive inflatable activities, and more.
Ridgefield PBA Food Truck & Music Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park, 554 Shaler Blvd., Ridgefield
WHAT: Featuring 18 gourmet food trucks, stage with 3 live bands, 50/50, kids zone, vendors & various local businesses, pony rides, petting zoo & a great day of family fun!
WANT TO GO? $5 admission; free admission for children younger than 5.
Water Lantern Festival
WHEN: Sep. 24-25, Saturday and Sunday, 4-9pm
WHERE: Liberty State Park (by the Columbus Monument), 1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City
WHAT: Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. This magical night includes food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflect upon the water. As the sun begins to set on the evening sky, Water Lantern Festival begins to shine with the launch of the lanterns onto the water. Watch your unique lantern drift out into the water as it joins other lanterns carrying hope, love, happiness, healing, peace, and connection.
WANT TO GO? $25.99-$55.99. Ticket price increases as event date gets closer.
Fall Family Fun Day
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24, 10am-4pm
WHERE: Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt, NY Motherhouse, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt
WHAT: This year's Fall Family Fun Day is the perfect way to ring in the fall season with music, food, affordable vendors, carnival games, raffles, and more.
WANT TO GO? Admission is free. Prices vary for goods and games.
FREE Norwood Day 2022
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2pm
WHERE: Kennedy Field, 453 Broadway, Norwood
WHAT: Rides, games, a petting zoo, live DJ, food and so much more will be on hand to celebrate Norwood.
FREE 2nd Annual Rutherford Day
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24, 12-6pm
WHERE: Memorial Park, 2 Darwin Ave., Rutherford
WHAT: Celebrate the borough of Rutherford with a cornhole tournament,”touch-a-truck,” food trucks, beer garden, kids, activities, Live Music by Kurty & Marty, and Super TransAm with Rutherford’s own James McGill & more!
New Jersey Carnivals & Festivals
FREE St. Bartholomew/UNICO Italian Festival
WHEN: Sept. 2-4, Friday to Sunday, 4:30-10:30pm and Monday, Sept. 4, 3-8pm
WHERE: 2032 Westfield Ave, Scotch Plains
WHAT: An annual tradition since 1974, the festival features live music each night, a midway with carnival rides and games for all ages, nightly & super 50/50 raffles, and plenty of delicious food including favorites like pizza, sausage sandwiches, zeppoles, clams, calzones, and more.
Brunswick Square End of Summer Food Truck and Music Fest
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 3, 11am-7pm
WHERE: Brunswick Square, 755 NJ-18, East Brunswick
WHAT: Say goodbye to summer with food, fun, games, vendors and live music. Pets are welcome! Family-friendly activities include Airsoft shooting range, extreme Grand Prix racing, boardwalk style games, bounce house, sand art,extreme bubble ball, Henna tattoos and more!
WANT TO GO? $8; $5 for kids-4-13; Kids under 4 free
St. Demetrios 45th Annual Greek Festival
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 8, 6pm-10pm; Friday, Sept. 9, 5pm-midnight; Saturday, Sept. 10, noon-midnight; Sunday, Sept. 11, noon-7pm
WHERE: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 721 Rahway Ave, Union
WHAT: Great food, live music, and folk dancing! Featuring homemade Greek food and homemade desserts, full bar, live music, dancers, vendors, rides and games.
WANT TO GO? $2. Parking is free.
FREE Red Bank Street Fair and Craft Show
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11, 11am-5pm
WHERE: 140 Broad St, Red Bank
WHAT: Enjoy live music, DJ, dancing, delicious foods, performances, rides, games, crafts and more.
FREE 44th Annual Festival of the Sea
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17, 10am (rain date Sept. 18)
WHERE: Point Pleasant Bleach (along Arnold Ave.)
WHAT: A celebration of the sea featuring a wide selection of fantastic seafood including crab cakes, shrimp skewers, paella, soups and bisques, along with plenty of other delicious fare like sausage & peppers, steaks, and fries. The festival will also feature over 200 craft and retail vendors, wine garden, live music, family activities and more.
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