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An Apple A Day… 

Last year’s Apple Festival in Huntington drew more than 1,000 visitors.

Fall is here, and for families starting to think about ways to spend time together and celebrate the season, the Huntington Historical Society has just the thing.

The annual Apple Festival is Sunday, Oct. 20 from 12-4 p.m. The festival has been bringing families together for the past 30 years.

“The festival is unique because it is charming and old-fashioned. It’s perfect for families,” said Huntington Historical Society Outreach Coordinator Cathi Horowitz.

According to the Apple Festival website, more than 1,000 Long Islanders were captivated by the allure of the festival last year.

The event, which will take place at the Daniel W. Kissam House, entertains families in many different ways. Families can learn to churn butter and listen to storytellers. They can also play games, take hayrides, and listen to music.

Some of the most popular attractions include scarecrow-making and pumpkin-painting. At the scarecrow-making, visitors can make authentic scarecrows up to 6 feet tall from hay and cloth. Attendees can explore the Kissam House Museum as well. They can learn what it was like to live during the colonial times, walk through the picturesque gardens, or look at gowns from the 1930s on display.

The festival also provides a wide variety of treats and drink, including candy apples, caramel apples and hot chocolate.

Admission to the festival is free, but donations will be accepted. It all takes place at the Daniel W. Kissam House at 434 Park Ave. Huntington.

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