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Calling Local Musical Talents: Join Huntington’s Long Island Fall Festival

This year's Fall Festival will take place Oct. 5 through Oct. 8.

Attention Local Musical Talent — Here’s the opportunity you have been waiting for.  The Long Island Fall Festival is looking for the hottest bands in the local area to perform at the Long Island Fall Festival and the Paramount Theater!   

Four local bands will have an opportunity to perform live during the Festival to compete for a chance to open at the Paramount Theater in Huntington.  To enter the competition, bands need to simply submit a video, consisting of one original and two cover songs by September 9th to:

An independent panel of judges will select the top 4 “finalist” bands.  The finalists will be announced in mid September.  Finalists will showcase their  live performance of three songs on the Chapin Stage during the 19th Annual Fall Festival on Friday, October 5th, 7:30 – 10:00 pm.  At the end of the evening, the judges will then select the winner who will have the great opportunity to open for an upcoming performance at the Paramount Theater.  The winners will be selected based upon the amount of fans they bring and audience appreciation.

The 19th Annual Long Island Fall Festival will be held Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8 at Heckscher Park in Huntington, New York. It is the largest

event of its kind in the northeast and will feature fun-filled festivities for the whole family including three stages of entertainment providing live music performances throughout the weekend, a world-class carnival, hundreds of arts and craft, promotional, retail and not-for-profit vendors, two international food courts, a farmer’s market and numerous activities designed for young children.

Brought to you by the Huntington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Huntington, this exciting event attracts tens of thousands of families from all over the Tri-State area and is a great way to showcase your musical talent in front of a large audience.

“The Long Island Fall Festival has something for everyone and highlights the best Huntington has to offer,” said Larry Kushnick, Festival Chairman. “We are really looking forward to this year’s “Long Island Fall Festival’s Battle of the Bands” and to supporting our local musicians.  This is one event you won’t want to miss.”

The festivities begin early on Friday, October 5th, and continue until 10 p.m. that evening. The festival continues on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m (carnival, music and park food court will remain open until 10pm each night) and Monday, October 8th from 11am-5pm (carnival, in-park vendors and food court only).

Admission to the Long Island Fall Festival is FREE.  There are plenty of ways to get here – whether you travel by car, by bus or by train.  There is FREE parking at the Huntington Train Station with shuttle service to and from the festival on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 6 pm. The shuttle will also include a stop in Huntington Village so attendees can visit the great shops and restaurants in Huntington’s vibrant downtown with many places offering special discounts.  The fee for a round-trip shuttle ride is $1.00.  For more information, call (631) 423-6100 or visit

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