4 Food-Friendly Fall Activities to Enjoy This October on Long Island

Photo by Blair Fraser

Fall means outdoor fun—but it also means finding the most delicious spots to indulge in a seasonally festive treat or two. If you’re looking for the best fall-related treats on Long Island, we’ve got the list for you. Read on for our favorite fall activities—all of which feature food front and center.

A Trip to Fairview Farm at Mecox

In Bridgehampton, the Ludlow family produces a wide array of delicious treats, all with a side of fun. Show up for the epic corn maze or corn cannon, and enjoy an ear of hot roasted corn, a bag of local popcorn (freshly popped, of course), or the potatoes, which are shaved into a pile and served hot, a cross between potato chips and French fries. If that’s not enough decadence for you after a long day of mazing, hit up the store for a pie or two to enjoy at home.

Fun with Friends at May’s Farm

Kids will love the fact that Elmo and Cookie Monster visit this Wading River farm on the weekends—and adults will love the fact that May’s serves roasted corn and candy apples, two treats that scream: Fall is here! Enjoy music from a banjo player while you take down some of Long Island’s great candy apples.

Fall Festival at Brightwaters Farms

In Bay Shore, stop by the weekend fall festivals—which run through the month of October—for some food and fun. After you’ve finished with the hayrides, animal feeding, and pumpkin picking, move on to the main event: The food. There are fresh apples and apple cider, homemade pies, cookies, and cider donuts, roasted corn-on-the-cob, and fresh-squeezed lemonade, as well as pumpkin and apple cider beer—two adult-friendly offerings that you should definitely sample this fall.

A Haunting at F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm

Melville has one of the greatest fall experiences out there for fun and food lovers on Long Island. The farm hosts a massive corn maze, and has inflatables and pony rides for younger visitors. There are also daytime and nighttime haunted walks (tickets are available online), which is endless fun for those who enjoy a good Halloween theme. At the farm stand, you’ll find all manner of delicious treat, including pumpkin pies and fresh roasted corn-on-the-cob.