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Downtown Sayville officially embraces autumn on Saturday, Oct. 12, during the community’s annual fall festival along Main Street. Long Island will have bid farewell to its second-summer days of 70- and 80-degree temperatures by the time Fall Fest 2019 and all of its pumpkins and roasted corn roll into town.
“It’s such a great day to visit Sayville and enjoy every inch of our Main Street stores that are all contributing to this great day,” said Eileen Tyznar, president of the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce. “Fall Fest is great, traditional family fun.”
The free event features a Halloween parade, contests, tons of food vendors and a steady flow of musical entertainment throughout the day.
Here’s a rundown of what you and the crew need to know before heading down to Fall Fest.
The fun kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts until the music stops playing at 5 p.m.
The Halloween parade begins at 11 a.m. Line-up for the parade is at 10:45 a.m. near the corner of Greene Avenue and Main Street.
Entries for the homemade pie baking contest must be submitted by 12 noon at The Sayville Chocolatier. Judging is at 2 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 3 p.m.
Scarecrow contest entries must be brought into JD Chandlery by 1 p.m. The judging is at 2:30 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 3:30 p.m.
Entries for the Pumpkin carving contest must be submitted at a station in front of Island Salt and Spa by 1 p.m. The judging is at 3 p.m. and the winners will be announced at 4 p.m.
Fall Fest will feature eight musical acts on two stages. Here’s a schedule of who is playing where:
Chase Bank Stage
10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sayville Library Kid Zone with Miss Donna
11 a.m. Halloween music for the parade
11:15 a.m./11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. South Bay Arts Kids, featuring Jack Licitra & Local youth artists