Event Details

36th Annual Montauk Fall Family Festival

Date: October 8th, 2017
Venue: Montauk Village Green
Address: Main Street
City: Montauk
Organization: Montauk Chamber of Commerce
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Price: Free
Age: All ages
Website: http://www.montaukchamber.com
Phone: 631-668-2428
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The festival kicks off on Saturday with the “Famous Clam Chowder Contest,” at 11 am, with a variety of unforgettable chowders from local restaurants available “until they run out” which is around 1 pm. Food personalities judge and present awards for the best New England and Manhattan chowders. Winners are announced at 3 pm that day on the Chamber’s Facebook page and posted at www.montaukchamber.com.

Both days include children’s activities such as inflatable rides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, crab races, a free 30-horse carousel, and more. There is live music by Island wines and beer. The Montauk Farmers Market is open on both days. On Saturday, under the tent, is a Sports Memorabilia auction and a display of local artists’ works. On Sunday, the 3 B’s band performs, 12 to 4 pm and there is a Chinese Auction under the tent. To round off the weekend, Montauk Chamber’s annual Cash Catch drawing The Lynn Blue Band on Saturday, 2 to 5 pm; raffles; delicious Oktoberfest style food, clams and oysters; Long is held at 4:30 pm Sunday with cash prizes up to $20,000 awarded.

To get around Montauk on Festival days there are two free trolleys operated by North Fork Trolley Co. to take festival goers between downtown and the Montauk Lighthouse, Harbor and LIRR station, 10 am to 6 pm. The service is made possible by a grant from New York State Taste NY, East End Getaways and Montauk Chamber of Commerce. Hampton Jitney runs free, local, intra-town service to help people park further west in Southampton, Bridgehampton, East Hampton and Amagansett and travel to Montauk. (Reservations are required, call the Jitney at 631-283-4600.)