In 1951, The Mill Neck Manor launched its first AppleFest, a family friendly fall festival with arts, crafts, sweets, pies and – of course – plenty of New York grown apples. Since that first year, Mill Neck’s AppleFest has become a Long Island tradition, attracting tens of thousands of attendees over the Columbus Day weekend.
The 2023 Apple Festival will bring the best of the fall season to Long Island, showcasing an assortment of apple varieties, Karl Ehmer specialty meats, grilled bratwurst, roasted corn, cotton candy, cheeses, plenty of mouth-watering baked goods, jellies, fudge, and more. In addition, there will be games for kids, live music (ASL interpreters provided), local craft vendors, free healthcare screenings, and storytelling… and don’t forget about the pie-eating contest!
This year’s Apple Festival will be held October 7 and 8 from 9:00am to 4:00pm. It is located on the campus of the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765. The suggested parking donation is $20 per vehicle.