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What to know before heading to the 2021 Babylon Village Fall Harvest Festival

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The 28th annual fall festival street fair is back and the Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce is pulling all the stops for a day of great eats, great shopping, and great live entertainment.

The Babylon Village Fall Harvest Festival happens this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the downtown. Revelers can enjoy street dining, sidewalk sales for the latest fall merchandise, check out various games, see a petting zoo, get pony rides for the kiddos, and more.

“It feels really nice to run what feels like a pre-pandemic event again,” said Babylon Village Chamber of Commerce president Kelly Peckholdt. “We had a great turnout at our block parties this summer, but we were trying really hard to be cautious and we did what we felt was right, but we think the feedback from that shows people are ready to be out and about doing things.”

People can roam around the closed-off Deer Park Avenue and find more fun on Main Street, Railroad Avenue, and the surrounding cross streets.

There will be two stages for live music performances:

  • The north stage (located at the corner of Deer Park Avenue and Park Avenue, near Lily Flanagan’s) will feature the bands Jet Stream from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 1 Step Ahead from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The south stage (located at the corner of Deer Park Avenue and Main Street, near the Burger Bar) will feature the Denice Givens Band from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and The Zigons from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m., Peckholdt said Positions Dance Studio and Royal Dance Center will have dance performances at both the front of Positions and by the south stage.

On the same day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. is the Apples and Art Festival at The Conklin House, which is located at 280 Deer Park Avenue.

Families can take part in the activities on the lawn of the Conklin House property and browse the local artwork inside.

Earlier that morning is the Post Office “5k Run” starting at 10 a.m. at the Post Office Café (130 W. Main St.).

Parking is recommended at the municipal lots east and west of Deer Park Avenue and south of Main Street.

In case of inclement weather this weekend, the rain date for this event is Oct. 23.

For updates on the fall festival, continue to follow greaterbabylon.com.

Top: Babylon Village’s Fall Harvest Festival in 2019 (file photo).