Get your boots down to the bay and join hordes of country music enthusiasts at the first annual Harvest Fest, happening Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville.
The festival, co-sponsored by 96.1, Long Island’s top country radio station, will feature the tri-state area’s most prominent country acts including Six Gun and Southbound.
“We have been looking to host a unique, family-friendly fall event at the museum and Harvest Fest definitely fits the bill” said Kathleen Prokesch, the museum’s Director of Special Events. “Country music continues to surge in popularity, and the idea of bringing some southern hospitality to the south shore with great music, delicious food, and lots of family friendly activities has us really excited to host this festival.”
In addition to music, the festival will feature line dancing instruction, a children’s Halloween costume contest, food, beverages and a Kids Corral including a pumpkin patch, pony rides, a petting zoo and more for a nominal fee.
At noon, the Museum will officially dedicate the new hand-crafted front doors of the main building. Designed to evoke the original carriage house doors from the Hard Estate, the doors allow large boats to be moved in and out for exhibits and improve energy efficiency and handicapped accessibility greatly.
The ceremony will honor Fred Keute, 95 years young, a benefactor of the LIMM and the last living staff member from the original estate.
Admission is $10 per person, kids ages six to 16 are $5, and children 5 and under are free.
The museum is located at 88 West Avenue in West Sayville and the festival hours are 11:00 am to 6 p.m.
The Long Island Maritime Museum, which operates under a license agreement with Suffolk County Parks, serves to preserve Long Island's maritime history and heritage for educational purposes.