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Mill Neck Manor’s Fall Harvest Festival

… a Long Island family tradition for over 55 years!



About the Fall Harvest Festival:

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Mill Neck Manor’s Fall Harvest Festival originally began in the Fall of 1957… click to view an original 1950s fall festival pamphlet.

Every year, Mill Neck Family’s Fall Harvest Festival draws tens of thousands of returning visitors and many more new friends. The Festival annually brings the best of the autumn season to Long Island, making a trip to the beautiful Mill Neck campus over Columbus Day weekend irresistible. The 2015 Fall Festival, is to be held on October 10 and 11 from 9 am to 5 pm, promises to be better than ever, with the return of ripe apples, handmade country crafts, seasonable produce, grilled bratwurst, children’s activities and many more activities throughout the weekend.

Located on the grounds of a historic Gold Coast estate, between Oyster Bay and Bayville, the Festival, also known as the Apple Fest, has it all. Visitors will find a wide variety of cheeses in the “Cheese House,” and plenty of mouth-watering baked goods, jellies, fudge and strudels. The “Country Store” also features meat and bacon products.

Apple Fest_1The children’s activities area will feature a fantastic array of games and activities, as well as face painting and a pumpkin patch.

The Festival also showcases the latest in Deaf technology, sign language novelty items and books. Each year, Mill Neck Manor alumni attend the Fall Harvest Festival as a “homecoming,” with the event bringing the heart of the Long Island Deaf Community together.

Be sure to take a chance on our 50/50! Tickets are only $10 each, and the winner, picked on Sunday at 3 pm, receives half the net profit of the money collected. Over the years, winners have taken home over $10,000!

Volunteering at the Festival:

The Mill Neck Family of Organizations will host the fifth annual “Kick-Off Breakfast for Volunteers” at the Deaf Education Center from 9 to 11 am on the tentative date of Saturday, October 3, 2015. Open to all 2015 Fall Festival volunteers ages 16 and over, the “appreciation” event will include a continental breakfast, orientation and long-time volunteer recognition.

For 2015 volunteer opportunities and information, please click here. 


Sponsorship Opportunities:

The Festival owes its success to the support of volunteers, and the help of civic groups, students, alumni and parents. In addition, local businesses contribute to the Festival by providing donations and services or contributing products.

For our 2015 sponsorship opportunities, please click here.


About Mill Neck Family of Organizations:

Proceeds from the Festival benefit the Mill Neck Family of Organizations, which includes Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, the Mill Neck Manor Early Childhood Center, Mill Neck Services Center for Hearing Health and Mill Neck Services, Inc. Please join the Mill Neck family for our very special annual Fall Harvest Festival. As you enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of fall’s finest on Long Island, we know that you will want to make the Festival a family tradition.

Support Mill Neck Family of Organizations by making a donation today.



Thank you to our 2015 Fall Harvest Festival Sponsors:


Gala Sponsors

Summit Advisors of LI_Stefans Associates, Inc.-logo


Macintosh Sponsors

The Honorable Claire R. Kelly and Joseph A. DiBartolo


Greenings Sponsors

David P. Pearson

Old Brookville Police Benevolent Association


Additional Sponsors

Barbara Conolly





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