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Haunted Mazes, Classic Cars, Live Music, Art Openings & Lectures & Owls

It's pumpkin season on the North Fork, and some of the big farms add scary corn mazes to the fall fun. Krupski's farm features live actors who will ramp up (or tone down) the fear factor depending on which guests they encounter; Harbes has its maze open at night for a special fright. But the North Fork is much more than pumpkins. Head back in time before '59 for a truly classic car show, hosted by appropriately costumed folk. Dozens of concerts play in historic buildings and tasting rooms. This weekend enjoy an art reception, an exhibit opening, and a gallery talk.  Special lectures include focus on local history and nature, while Mashomack Preserve hosts an owl prowl. And much more...

The Highlights

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Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday enjoy an oyster festival on Shelter Island, and a charity pig roast in Mattituck. Sunday head back in time before '59 with the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council's classic car show.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

The usual tours and tastings are supplemented with spooky corn mazes, a Sparkling Pointe wine dinner and Oktoberfest at the Ram's Head Inn.

Live Music

From a classical concert in a historic hall to live music in restaurants and wineries to special broadcast of Pavaroti operas, music lovers have a lot of great options this weekend.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Enjoy a gallery talk at Alex Ferrone, a special exhibit at Macari, a new exhibit at the Southold Historical Society, and an art reception at Borghese. Plus films, galleries, and interesting lectures.

History

Enjoy talks on local history and on the menhaden industry, and tour the historic Hallockville Farm and other local buildings.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Stargaze at Custer, and prowl for owls with Mashomack.

Festivals and Charity Events

Saturday

  • Shelter Island Historical Society: Oyster Event, Shelter Island. Taste local oysters (raw and cooked) plus artisan cheeses and homemade appetizers. Live music by Lisa Shaw & Tom Hashegan. Learn about Mashomack’s oyster & shellfish restoration work. View the tools of the oyster trade; meet Shelter Island oyster farmers & learn about growing your own. Enjoy Robert E. Walden III’s fascinating collection of memorabilia from The Shelter Island Oyster Co. 4-7 pm. Details.
  • Four Doors Down: Pig Roast Benefit, Mattituck. The annual pig roast benefit & motorcycle run, this year to benefit the Paul Drum Nautical Education Fund. Delicious food, raffles, live music by Romeo's Dream. Roast at 3 pm; live music starts at 5 pm. Details.

Sunday 

  • Back in Time Before '59, Cutchogue. Classic car show, with really old cars and people dressed in period costume. Last year they had over 80 cars, most of which were 1940 or older. Food, music and prizes too. The show is on the Cutchogue Village Green, and the historic buildings will be open for touring. 9 am-4 pm. Details.
Food, Farm and Vineyard

Friday

  • Stirling Sake: Sparkling Pointe Wine Dinner, Greenport. Four courses of Japanese cuisine paired with sparkling wine, plus an opening toast and sake with dessert. 730 pm. Details
  • Harbes Family Farm: Pumpkin FestivalMattituck. Picking a pumpkin right off the vine! Enjoy live music, homemade donuts, roasted corn, pedal carts, barnyard animals, children’s activities, singing hayrides, pony rides, corn mazes, wine tasting and more! 9 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Orchard: Spooky Night MazeSound Avenue. A Family Favorite! Grab your flashlights, friends & courage and wander the spooky corn maze (if you dare!) Rain cancels. 7-9 pm. Details.

Saturday 

  • Krupski's Farm: Haunted Corn Maze, Peconic. Throughout the maze, guests will come upon live-actor ghouls and scary-looking farmers, who tailor their scare to the audience. The farm also features a haunted barn and hayride. Noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard: Vine To Wine TourPeconic. The most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork, hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm: Pumpkin Festival, Mattituck. Picking a pumpkin right off the vine! Enjoy live music, homemade donuts, roasted corn, pedal carts, barnyard animals, children’s activities, singing hayrides, pony rides, corn mazes, wine tasting and more! 9 am - 6 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Orchard: Spooky Night MazeSound Avenue. A Family Favorite! Grab your flashlights, friends & courage and wander the spooky corn maze (if you dare!) Rain cancels. 7-9 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Ram's Head Inn: Oktoberfest!, Shelter Island. Live music from Points East, a traditional pig roast, onsite vineyard tastings from Pindar Vineyards and Lieb Cellars, local breweries on tap, and pumpkin painting on our Great Lawn. 1:30-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Winemaker's WalkCutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse: ToursMattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

  • Poquatuck Hall: Classical Concert, Orient. Cellist Andrew Smith is an Associate Professor of music at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he performs regularly as a member of The Cerberus Trio.  He is a member of the Camerata Deiá, a group founded in 2001 to be the resident ensemble with The Festival Internacional de Deiá, a summer festival in Mallorca, Spain. He is Principal Cellist of the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra. In historic Poquatuck Hall. 5 pm. Details.
  • A LureSoutholdNick Kerzner, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Duck Walk NorthSoutholdTBA, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Osprey's DominionPeconic. Sahara, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • PindarPeconic. Tommy Sullivan, 1-5 pm. Details.
  • Lenz WineryPeconicTBA, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Greenport Harbor BrewingPeconicRobert Bruey, 1-4 pm.  Details
  • Raphael Vineyard, PeconicIsabel Alvarez, 2-5 pm. Details.
  • Pugliese VineyardsCutchogueTBA. 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon RoadCutchogue.  Julia King, 3-6 pm Details.
  • Vineyard 48Cutchogue. Live DJ, 1-6 pm. Details
  • Laurel Lake VineyardsLaurel. George Tebbitt, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Clovis PointJamesportErin Chase, 1:30-5 pm. Details.
  • Jason's Vineyard, Jamesport. TBA  1-5 pmDetails.
  • Jamesport VineyardJamesportTBA, 2-6 pm. Details.
  • Diliberto Winery, Jamesport. TBA, 1-5 pm. Details
  • Martha Clara Vineyards, Sound AvenueEd Travers, 1-4 pm. Details.
Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Friday Night Dialogues: Algonquin Round Table, Shelter Island. With Kevin Fitzpatrick. 7 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Midnight in ParisSouthold. "Gil Pender, a screenwriter and aspiring novelist, spends time during a magical Parisian evening with some of the cultural heroes from the Jazz Age. This fantasy romance won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2012 (Woody Allen). 12:30 pm. Details.
  • Matinee Film: Woman in GoldMattituck.  "An octogenarian Jewish refugee takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family." 1:30 pm. Details.  

Saturday

  • Cosden-Price Gallery: Exhibit Opening: Big Business in a Small TownSouthold.  Every small town has its local businesses, but very few have images taken at the time they opened.  Local photographer Charles Meredith took these types of images from the 1930s through the mid 1960s as new businesses appeared in our town.  This exhibit will feature historic images (both interior and exterior) of various 20th century stores and shops that he captured through his lens.Th, Fri, & Sat, 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards: Exhibit Opening and ReceptionCutchogue. Enjoy a cocktail reception, meet artist Candace Eaton and see her Jazz Horse series. 5:30-7:30 pm. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild: Arts & Crafts ShowCutchogue. Enjoy the gallery and the fair on the lawn in front. 8am-4pm. Details.
  • Munnawhatteaug: The Last Days of the Menhadden Industry on Eastern Long IslandCutchogue. From the earliest days of settlement in Southold, menhaden, known locally as “bunker,” has played an important part in the lives of its residents. Co-author, Amy Folk, discusses the history, industry and local impact of this interesting aspect of our local history. 3L30 pm. Details.
  • Mattituck Presbyterian Church: Emerging Artisan Fair, Mattituck. Emerging artists of all kinds to show and sell their creations. 10 am-3 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Lecture: Exploring Our Jewish Heritage, Greenport. Debra Riva of Greenport and her friend, Suzan Lipson, of Texas will talk about their recent month-long journey to Eastern and Central European countries to explore their Jewish heritage. 11:30 am. Details.
  • Sunday Story: A Conversation with Michael HagermanSouthold. Michael Hagerman is the publisher/editor of Peconic Bay Shopper, a monthly paper preserving North Fork History, printed from and distributed by Academy Printing Services, a business owned and operated since 1948 by the Hagerman Family. 3 pm. Details
  • Gallery Talk: Globetrotting Exhibit, Cutchogue. Alex Ferrone Gallery presents Susan Dooley, Ray Germann, and Dave Burns to hear the discussion about their adventures and works. Though free, a light lunch is included, reservations required. 1-3 pm. Details. 
  • Macari Vineyard: Artist Showcase, Mattituck. Featuring original paintings in oil pastel and watercolor by Daniel Dubinsky. 11 am-5 pm. Details.

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical Society, Orient. Mini-Exhibitions. Thurs, Sat & Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Shelter Island LibraryShelter Island. Art from the Island open studio event.  Open when the library isDetails.
  • Art Without BarriersGreenport. The grounds of beautiful Brecknock Hall host a sculpture garden like no other. The area’s first permanent outdoor sculpture exhibition is located on the grounds of Brecknock Hall. The sculpture garden showcases high-quality works by local and international sculptors that best complement and enhance this unique building and surrounding landscape. This year’s exhibition, “Art Without Barriers: What You Hear is What You See,” harnesses the power of assistive technology to enhance access to art – not just for those with visual impairments, but for the sighted as well. Daily through October. 11am - 3 pm,  Details.
  • Nova Constellatio GalleryGreenport. Exhibiting these paintings. Thurs-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5. Details.
  • Sirens' Song Gallery, Greenport.  Sat-Mon. 12:30-6 pm. Details.
  • Gallery M.  Greenport. Open 11-7 Weekend Days.  Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details.
  • Southold LibrarySouthold. Paintings of Don Wilson. Open when the library isDetails
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards, CutchogueThree exhibits:  Jazz Horse Series by Candace Eaton series through Jan. 7.  Music through the eyes of Photographer Stephen Lang, and The Fine Art of Wine by photographer Richard Ritter.  Open when the tasting room isDetails.
  • Jacqueline Penney Gallery & StudioCutchogue. A huge collection of the artist's acrylic landscapes and other works.  Open year round. Details.
  • The Old Town Arts & Crafts Guild, Cutchogue. Group show. M-Sa 10 am-5 pm; Sun noon-5 pm. Details.
  • Cutchogue Library GalleryCutchogueBoats. Show juried by Cecily Jaffe of Cecily’s Love Lane Gallery Celebrating the Whitebread RaceOpen when the library is.  Through November 9. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone GalleryCutchogueGlobetrotting. Featuring works by award-winning photographers Susan Dooley, Ray Germann, and Dave Burns. Go around the world with a selection of photographs from the journeys of these East Coast photographers. Through November 15. Open Thurs-Sun 11-6 pm.  Details.
  • Mattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituck.   Variations on a Dream — Paintings by Frances Liburt Open when the library isDetails.
  • Jamesport Manor Inn: Jerry Schwabe and Steven SchreiberJamesport.Paintings by Jerry Schwabe of East Hampton, NY and photographs by Steven Schreiber of Flanders, NY.  On display Wed. - Sun., noon to 10 pm. through October 28. Details

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week;  listings here.

History

Friday

  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Saturday

  • Munnawhatteaug: The Last Days of the Menhadden Industry on Eastern Long IslandCutchogue. From the earliest days of settlement in Southold, menhaden, known locally as “bunker,” has played an important part in the lives of its residents. Co-author, Amy Folk, discusses the history, industry and local impact of this interesting aspect of our local history. 3:30 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Sunday Story: A Conversation with Michael HagermanSouthold. Michael Hagerman is the publisher/editor of Peconic Bay Shopper, a monthly paper preserving North Fork History, printed from and distributed by Academy Printing Services, a business owned and operated since 1948 by the Hagerman Family. 3 pm. Details
  • Back in Time Before '59Cutchogue. Classic car show, with really old cars and people dressed in period costume. Last year they had over 80 cars, most of which were 1940 or older. Food, music and prizes too. The show is on the Cutchogue Village Green, and the historic buildings will be open for touring. 9 am-4 pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Tour 1765 HomesteadSound Avenue. This informative tour features the interior spaces of the 1765 Homestead, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn the history of the Hallock family and the many facets of farming life on Sound Avenue. Tour includes the historic Homestead Barn and takes about 45-50 minutes. tours are at 12:30pm or 3:00pm. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm: Early 1900’s Immigrant Farmer TourSound Avenue. Tour the interior spaces including the Cichanowicz Farmhouse, Trubisz House and Naugles Barn, that all tell the story of the Eastern European immigrant farmers that settled on the East End. 1:45-2 pm Details.

Ongoing

  • Shelter Island Historical SocietyShelter Island. Museum open Sat and Sun 10am-2pm. Details
  • Fire Fighter MuseumGreenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
  • The East End Seaport MuseumGreenport. The museum boasts an array of exhibits on the maritime heritage of the area, including displays on the Greenport menhaden fishing industry, the oyster industry, lighthouse lenses, a model ship of the USS Ohio, and more. Sat & Sun 1-6 pm. Details
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. A rich collection of primarily Algonquin art and artifacts. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Historic buildings and Carriage House Gift ShopCutchogue. Open to the public for the start of the season. Located on the hamlet's 'town' green. Sat, Sun & Mon 1-4 pm Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Mashomack Preserve: Owl ProwlShelter Island. Owls are most vocal and active at sundown. Come learn about these storied birds and have a chance to hear and possibly see screech owls – what could be better for the Halloween time of year? Join Tom Damiani on this search for nocturnal creatures. Bring binoculars and a flashlight.  6-7:30 pm. Details.
  • The Custer Institute: StargazingSouthold. The oldest public observatory is open for viewing, weather permitting. Note, viewing is best with less moon. This summer Saturn, Jupiter and Venus are easily visible.  Here's the moon calendar.  8 pm - midnight. Details.

Ongoing

  • Orient Beach State ParkOrient Point, offers a huge range of outdoor activities, including canoeing, hiking, paddle boarding, and swimming. Details.
  • Harbor Cruises, sailboatGreenport. Sail the harbor on the Virgin Star and check out the tall ships from sea; the expert crew will give historical background on each ship. Newly built 52’ Virgin Star is a large spacious trimaran that offers a comfortable stable sail, USCG certified for 47 passengers.  1:30-3 pm; 3:30-5 pm; 6:30-8:30 pm (Sunset Sail). Details.