The Long Island Fall Festival drew thousands to Huntington’s Heckscher Park for a weekend full of unique vendors, delicious multicultural food, music running the gamut and rides galore for adults and children alike.
State Assemblyman Andrew Raia visited the Fall Festival on Saturday afternoon. Though the skies were gray and filled with mist, he still enjoyed the day, saying that people from as far as Queens came to partake in the festivities. He said he’s been attending since day one of the festival, selling pretzels and hot coffee that first year.
"There's still a good crowd, considering the weather. This is one of the best weekends in Huntington, for sure,” he said. “This is where we get to showcase what a great place we have here.”
Attendees Karen and Hugh Milton, both of Babylon, were first timers to the festival and were looking for an exciting way to spend their Saturday.
“We went through just about everything,” Hugh said as they browsed the various wares of the vendors surrounding the perimeter of the park.
“Despite the weather, it was fun,” Karen said.