The Fall on the Bay outdoor autumn festival is returning to Copiague’s Tanner Park next month.
This year, scheduled Oct. 12-13, will feature many of the same fun, including boutique shopping, food, bouncy houses, petting zoo, and pumpkins for all.
The event, organized by Festivals on the Bay and sponsored by Sully’s Wharf, was a hit in its debut last year, drawing over 3,000 people to the two-day fest. The festival is located on the field by the park’s bandshell.
“We wanted to create an environment where kids can play while adults hang out and enjoy themselves,” said Jamie Alfalla, an event organizer.
For the adults, there will be plenty of seasonal craft beers to try— two tastings come with the price of admission. There will also be non-alcoholic ciders available too.
Some new amenities added to Fall on the Bay will be an ax throwing station and live music the entire festival (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) on both dates. There will also be an arm-wrestling contest.
For food, Sully’s Wharf will be serving up lobster rolls, burgers, hot dogs, rice balls, calamari, among other dishes.
Ticket prices are $20 per adult and $10 for children 12 and under. As mentioned, adults will receive two drink vouchers with admission, while kids will get unlimited access to the petting zoo, pumpkin patch, and bouncy houses. Parking is free.
In addition to Fall on the Bay, there are plans to bring back Winter on the Bay and add a summer festival to Tanner Park.
“We have so many beautiful scenes here and we want to show this is an awesome place year-round,” said Melissa Fernandez, of Festivals on the Bay.
See our coverage from last year’s Fall on the Bay below.
Top: Children enjoying the pumpkin patch at last year’s Fall on the Bay.