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Fall Harvest Festival

Mill Neck Manor Fall Harvest Festival

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FUN FACT: Mill Neck Manor’s Fall Harvest Festival originally began in the Fall of 1957… click for more.

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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.

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The 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!

Apple Fest_5The 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 more information or to sign up, please contact Nancy Leghart at (516) 628-4243 nleghart@millneck.org or Michelle Yadoo at (516) 628-4231 myadoo@millneck.org.

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 and Mill Neck Services for Deaf Adults. 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.

Apple Fest_2The 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 sponsorship opportunities or for more information about the Festival, please call (516) 628-4231.

 

 


 

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