Mill Neck Family’s Annual Apple Festival: A Lasting Tradition

Mill Neck friends, family, supporters and volunteers gathered together for another memorable and successful Apple Festival weekend on Oct. 7 and 8.

The Mill Neck Family’s Apple Festival has had its roots firmly planted in the Long Island community since 1957, and this year, brought back a reminiscent look and feel to its vintage beginnings. With the backdrop of the scenic 86-acre Mill Neck Manor campus, this year’s festival boasted new branding—Red headed “Apple Boy” from a beautifully crafted 1920s fruit label—and opened up the Mill Neck Manor to the public for exclusive tours—a Tudor revival style mansion where the school for the Deaf began.


The major players, of course, were the 12 varieties of delicious apples featured at the festival, which included all NY state apple favorites and the one-of-a-kind SnapDragon apple. Thanks to our longtime partnership with CrunchTime Apple Growers, the Apple Festival continues to offer the rarest and tastiest apples on Long Island.

Attendees also enjoyed free hearing testing from Center for Hearing Health’s brand new Mobile Audiology Van; food tastings from Karl Ehmer’s specialty meats; grilled and seasonal fare; scrumptious baked goods, fudge, honey and a selection of cheeses; children’s activities; handmade crafts; raffles and more.­

A huge thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors, volunteers, friends, family and staff. The festival would not be possible without all of your helping and supportive hands!

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