As the summer season comes to an end, and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, the City of Long Beach is busy making preparations for its 21st Annual Fall Festival. The two day outdoor festival will take place on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm in Kennedy Plaza located on Park Avenue between National Boulevard and Centre Street.
All are invited to attend this family friendly Long Beach tradition and to stroll through Kennedy Plaza taking in the sights, sounds and smells of autumn. The event offers something for everyone!
The weekend’s centerpiece is the pumpkin patch filled with thousands of pumpkins waiting to be picked! A Pumpkin Bounce House, a Petting Zoo, the Haunted House, Carousel, Hay Wagon, Petting Zoo, and Fire Engine rides are just some of the fun-filled kids activities returning this year. The children’s activity tent, sponsored by the Girl Scouts, will also return featuring fall related craft projects. Due to the popular demand we will also bring back the giant corn maze!
There is plenty for adults too… Vendors will offer fresh produce, breads and pies; and craft vendors will line the plaza. Those over 21 are invited to visit the Food & Wine Tent for wine tastings presented by Beach Liquors. Modestly priced samplings from local restaurants will take place in the Food & Wine Tent. An array of food vendors will also be on hand offering international fare along the plaza.
Live music and children’s entertainment will take place at National Boulevard on the bandwagon.
At Noon on Saturday, children in costumes will parade from the Recreation Center to Kennedy Plaza. Awards for best costumes and other categories will be given and each child in costume will receive special treats.
Admission to the festival is free to the public. The event will be held rain or shine. Each attraction costs $3. Non transferable pay one price (P.O.P.) wristbands providing access to all attractions are available as follows:
Saturday only ($20),
Sunday only ($20),
Saturday & Sunday ($30)
Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Special thanks to 2017 sponsors: Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Skudin Surf, The Chamber of Commerce, Blood Manor, Flex Events, Beach Liquors