“If a year was tucked inside of a clock, then autumn would be the magic hour.”
Sept. 16 – Oct. 29
FREE PARKING & ADMISSION | DAILY & WEEKEND ACTIVITIES
Weekend activities and hay maze are outdoors. In case of inclement weather, please call us to confirm that Festival is open before you come in: 516-334-0066
Fall Festival Pay-One-Price Wristband
$25 per person
Weekends Sept 16 – Oct 29 PLUS holidays:
– Mon. Sept. 25 (Yom Kippur)
– Mon. Oct. 9 (Columbus Day)
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Package deal includes:
– Unlimited all-new & improved hay maze for the day
– One sand art activity
– One mum + pot decorating activity
– One mystic pumpkin decorating activity
Hay Maze Only Ticket
$8 per person (2+ under free)
Available seven days a week
Hay Maze Instagram Contest
Enter our Hay Maze Instagram Contest for a chance to win a $50 Hicks Gift Card! LEARN MORE >>
SAVE TIME, BUY P.O.P. WRISTBANDS ONLINE!
Get your weekend P.O.P. wristbands to the Fall Festival in advance. No need to choose a date. Buy your wristbands online and pick up in store at customer service on the day you want to visit.
Weekends & Holidays Only. Weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, please call us to confirm 516-334-0066.
Fall Food Favorites
Available for purchase, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29
Country Kitchen: open daily 8 – 6
Bring home a taste of fall harvest with some of your favorite treats found in the Country Kitchen including our cider and fudge dipped donuts, homemade pies, New York State apples, apple cider, kettle corn, fudge, character cookies, and more.
Hicks Food Truck: open weekends and holidays 10 – 5
Serving fresh and tasty chicken tenders, hot dogs, our famous roasted corn, French fries, and beverages.
HERE’S WHAT’S FREE
In addition to what’s listed below, the entire family is invited to try a new version of corn hole that the kids will love, play scarecrow ring toss and take pictures at more than 14 photo op stations including our ‘pumpkin patch’.
Meet & Take Pictures with Otto the Ghost
Weekends Sept 16 – Oct 29 FREE
Mon. Sept. 25 (Yom Kippur)
Mon. Oct. 9 (Columbus Day)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 – 4 p.m.
Our famous Otto the friendly ghost is back and available for pictures with everyone in the family. A tradition that’s not to be missed!
Otto’s Animated Halloween Story
Daily Sept. 16 – Oct. 29 FREE
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Our animated children’s Halloween story is a walk through experience that has been delighting kids for decades! A new story every year emphasizes the value of friendship and being of service to others. This year’s story, “Otto’s New Neighbor” follows Otto, our famous friendly ghost and his friends as they get ready for Halloween.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to our annual Long Island Cares food drive. Drop-off at the end of the animated children’s story journey. “Let kids be kids instead of being hungry.” Learn more at licares.org
Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off
Sunday, October 15 FREE
Entries accepted 10 am – 10:45 am; Judging begins promptly at 11 am.
Watch as local pumpkin growers compete for prizes. Everyone who has grown a pumpkin, no matter what its size – is encouraged to bring it to the competition and show off their growing skills. Alongside prizes for the three heaviest pumpkins, we’ll recognize the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and the ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by a Child’ (under 15). Every participating child will receive a Certificate of Participation.
- 1st place: $500
- 2nd place: $300
- 3rd place: $200
- Rookie of the Year: $100
- Best Pumpkin Grown by a Child: $50 (ages 15 years old and younger)
Please note: Contestants who need help unloading their pumpkins must arrive at the nursery no later than 10am.
Pet Parade & Costume Competition
Wednesday, October 18 FREE
The pet parade is back! Bring your pets in their Halloween costume to Hicks Nurseries for our sixth annual Pet Parade and Costume Competition! Travel down a decorated path to meet Otto the Ghost for a chance to win a Hicks Nurseries Gift card.
- First place: $50 gift card
- Second place: $25 gift card
- Third place: $15 gift card
- Every pet gets a participation ribbon.
Please help support pets by bringing pet food, new toys, cat litter, leashes and other items to donate to Long Island Cares for pets in need. Learn more about Long Island Cares Baxter’s Pet Pantry.
Fall Harvest: Fall Plants & Decorations
Welcome fall into your home and garden with a mosaic of fall flowering plants, chrysanthemums, cabbage, pumpkins, seasonal vegetables, and holiday decorations.