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Escape to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this Fall!

October 5th, 2021 by Mark Macnish

Escape to Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast this Fall! Whether your ideal fall escape includes leaf peeping, Fall festivals, apple picking or your tastes lean toward the macabre, the North Fork of Long Island has something for you in the Fall.

Leaf Peeping

Everyone’s eyes turn to Upstate New York, or New England for Fall leaf peeping, but the East End of Long Island explodes into a bounty of fall colors, usually starting in mid-October and can extend to the second week of November, depending on the weather. And since the weather can be a bit unreliable lately, check out the I love NY Fall Foliage report here.

Farm Stand Hopping

Whether it’s picking pumpkins in the field or off the cart nothing rivals the selection of the North Fork’s many farmstands. What they have to offer doesn’t just include pumpkins and gourds, but all of falls bounties and the agrotourism market that has developed on the East End has grown to make it a fun and exciting experience. Check out our area page for a list of local farm stands.

 

Harvest Festivals

Harvest festivals abound in fall on the east end. Check out the 45th Annual Riverhead Country Fair on Sunday Oct. 10 from 10am to 5pm. The event will feature craft vendors, food, carnival rides and midway games for children. Live entertainment and local craft spirits and beverages will be available throughout the day. Riverhead’s rich past with exhibits and contest for agriculture, homemaking and needle crafting will also be on display. Then there is the Annual Harvest Festival at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Greenport on Saturday Oct. 9 from 10am to 3pm, Rain Date Monday, Oct. 11. The event will feature a large yard sale, food, basket raffle, homemade pie, children’s activities and more. Items for sale include furniture, books, plants and jewelry. For more information, call (631)477-0662.

Barn Dances

Nothing says Fall like a good old fashion post-harvest Barn Dance. They are having one at Hallockville Musuem Farm on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 9:30. The family friendly event will feature a live band and traditional dancing led by instructor Chart Guthrie. The dance will be held in the Naugles Barn at the museum farm — 6038 Sound Ave. in Riverhead.Prior to the dance at 4:30 p.m., VIP ticket-holders will have a three-course dinner from Rolling in Dough Pizza Truck and the Treatery. Cocktails will be provided by the Bar Truck.Tickets cost $25 for adults, $10 for children aged five to 16 and children four and under are free. VIP tickets cost $100 per adult, $40 for children aged five to 16 and children four and under are free. Purchase tickets here.  For something a little spookier there is the North Fork Country Halloween Barn Dance at Spirit’s Promise Rescue, Celebrate Halloween at a barn dance on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The event will feature dance instructor Deanna. Guests are encouraged to dress in a costume and brink their own drinks and snacks. Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes.  A similar event without the ghosts and gouls theme will be held on Nov. 13 at the same venue.

Graveyard tour

If you prefer to consume your local history with a little macabre on the side, then the you will be interested in the third annual Mattituck Presbyterian Graveyard tour. Six “widow guides” dressed in Victorian mourning costumes will guide attendees from the theatre through the over 300 year-old graveyard where costumed actors will recount the lives of notable figures in Mattituck’s history while standing atop of their graves. This will include a reenactment of the locally famous the Wickham murders, the victims of which are buried at the gravesite.The tour is Oct. 16 from 2pm-5pm. Make sure you get your tickets soon by clicking this link, because the tour sold out fast in the last two years.

Fall Run

If you crave a little exercise in the crisp fall air, make sure you attend Shelter Island’s Annual Fall 5K Run/Walk Returns with Virtual Race which  onors of Breast Cancer Awareness Month returns virtually this year. Participants are able to upload their times and photos beginning October 16th through October 24th, 2021. Registration will be $30 for both walkers and runners and includes t-shirts and bibs (while supplies last). Runners may register online.

Harvest Dinner

O’Mally’s in Southold is having a special harvest dinner on Nov. 4. to benefit the Southold Historical Museum between 12-8:00pm. Come at your leisure to enjoy a complete dinner, including salad, entrée, coffee/tea, and dessert. There will also be a 50/50 raffle! Tickets are on sale at the museum’s office at the Prince Building, 54325 Main Road, Southold, Mon. – Fri. 10am-2pm through November 3. Tickets: $35, includes gratuity.

All of these events are easily accessible from Shorecrest Bed and Breakfast, so make sure you book your stay now for a memorable autumn experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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