The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.-Beston

October 6, 2009

Well, it’s been a while…I started a new job that keeps me insanely busy, so it’s been hard to find the time to post updates.  I’m either going to do one big monthly post or bring on an intern, build a full fledged site and grow this thing into what it really can be.  Ugh…decisions!

Anyhow, let me get right to some of the great things that are going on around this Isle of Long, and forgive me if it takes a while for me to post again…

Ooooh, spooky!

Anyone who knows me knows that this is my favorite time of the year, with fall festivals, corn mazes, and haunted houses all around…and here’s a list of my picks–please note that many of the websites have coupons on them for less trafficked days/nights, so make sure you look for them!

Haunted houses

Darkside in Wading River has a kiddie version during the day, and a grown up version in the evenings…I went for opening night and they were still getting into the groove of things, so give it a week or so…

Mills Pond House…one of the scariest in Suffolk County!  Art gallery by day, and terror fest at night.  Make a point of seeing both sides of this historic home!

The Bayville Haunted Fire House has been around for eighteen years for good reason.  Do yourself a favor and get there early or you may find yourself waiting on line for up to two hours!

Schmitt’s Farm in Melville has both a corn maze and a haunted house…again, be advised that lines can be very long!

…and a boat burning!

The Sayville Maritime Museum has one of the most bizarre Halloween events around–every year, they select a boat that is too damaged to restore and set it on fire.  This takeoff of a Viking funeral attracts young and old alike.

Pumpkin picking and more…

Just because there’s a nip in the air doesn’t mean it’s time to quit the farmstands!  In fact, this is the BEST time of year to get locally grown fruits and veggies, pumpkins, cornstalks and more!  Many farmstands also carry locally baked goods as well these days, so make a point of checking out the best of local agriculture by clicking here!

For our furry friends

Several service providers of veterinary care, grooming supplies and more have banded together to help our furbabies weather the economic uncertainty.  Click here to learn more.

Across the universe

This Thursday, don’t miss Lennon in the Lobby, a one of a kind event featuring the best of LI’s original singer/songwriters performing songs by John Lennon.

All for now…let’s hope my schedule lightens up soon!

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