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Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Celebrate Your Vegetable Victories at Hicks Nurseries’ Summer Harvest Competition It’s not only important to eat your vegetables, it’s also important to show them off! Join us for the 3rd Annual Summer Harvest Competition on Saturday, August[...]
Sep 16 – Oct 29 all-day
12:00 am
Fall is one of our customers’ favorite seasons to visit Hicks. Take a picture with Otto the Ghost*, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you’re here[...]
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
10:00 am
Everyone is invited to participate in this newly expanded competition which not only includes giant pumpkins but additional categories for large, unique and decorated vegetables. Registration begins at 10am; judging begins promptly at 11am.* Categories[...]
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
4:00 pm
Registration begins at 4pm, Parade begins at 5pm, Costume Competition Winners will be announced at 6pm. Bring your pets to Hicks Nurseries for our third annual Pet Parade! Travel down a decorated path to meet[...]
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
12:00 pm
Come see the amazing array of chrysanthemums grown by members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society as they compete for prizes. Members will be present to answer questions. Saturday, November 4th, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, November[...]
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:45 pm
11:00 am
Come see the amazing array of chrysanthemums grown by members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society as they compete for prizes. Members will be present to answer questions. Saturday, November 4th, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, November[...]
Nov 11 – Dec 24 all-day
12:00 am
Family traditions begin at Hicks Nurseries. Stroll through our free animated story featuring life-sized animatronic scenes. Admission is always free.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Long Island Cares. Meet Santa in-person. Don’t forget to[...]
12:00 am
Mail a letter to Santa in the North Pole mailbox at Hicks Nurseries and he will respond! Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The last day to leave a letter for Santa and receive a[...]
12:00 am
Meet Santa in person at Hicks Nurseries November 24th through December 22nd. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Santa’s hours are Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm & 5pm-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm.
Aug
12
Sat
Summer Harvest Competition
Aug 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Summer Harvest Competition

Celebrate Your Vegetable Victories at Hicks Nurseries’ Summer Harvest Competition

It’s not only important to eat your vegetables, it’s also important to show them off! Join us for the 3rd Annual Summer Harvest Competition on Saturday, August 12th at the nursery in Westbury. Enter your homegrown tomatoes, eggplant, squash, peppers and other vegetables for a chance to win bragging rights and a gift card from Hicks Nurseries.

The categories are:

Most Uncommon Tomato or Other Vegetable: Show us an heirloom or other variety we wouldn’t necessarily find at the supermarket.

Heaviest Zucchini & Heaviest Tomato: Bring us the big guys to be weighed.

Best Decorated Vegetable: We encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest! You can decorate one vegetable or a grouping of vegetables.

Beginner Gardener Category: Children are encouraged to bring in their favorite vegetable that they grew at home. All children will be awarded a certificate of participation.

Beautiful Bouquets: Create a bouquet of your favorite flowers and greenery from your very own garden. (Please display in your own vase)

Contestants may enter one item per category only. Each contestant may enter up to two categories. Attendees to the event will vote to determine the winner of the Best Decorated Vegetable. A panel of judges will determine the winners of all other categories.

Entries will be accepted beginning at 10 am on the day of the contest only and judging will begin promptly at 11am. Each contestant can win in only one category. Vegetables must be ripe with no signs of rot and not be frozen or previously frozen. Entries brought to the competition after 11 am may be exhibited but may not be eligible for prizes. 

Sep
16
Sat
Fall Harvest
Sep 16 – Oct 29 all-day

pumpkinFall is one of our customers’ favorite seasons to visit Hicks. Take a picture with Otto the Ghost*, enjoy a hayride down a decorated trail and visit with the farm animals. And while you’re here enjoy our fresh picked apples, fudge, roasted corn*, popcorn*, apple cider, candy apples and other fall treats! Our animated children’s story, featuring Otto the Ghost, leads children and adults through a new story each year that focuses on friendship, family and Halloween cheer. In addition, we encourage children and adults to grow their own pumpkins to enter in our giant pumpkin contest. During the week, we will bring your school group through all of the exciting events and they leave with a pumpkin and a fresh picked apple. Call for details.

*Roasted Corn & Popcorn available weekends only.

* Otto the Ghost is available for picture-taking 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm weekends only.

Oct
1
Sun
Fall Harvest & Giant Pumpkin Contest
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Fall Harvest & Giant Pumpkin Contest

Everyone is invited to participate in this newly expanded competition which not only includes giant pumpkins but additional categories for large, unique and decorated vegetables. Registration begins at 10am; judging begins promptly at 11am.*

Categories include:

Heaviest Pumpkin
Everyone who has grown a pumpkin, no matter what its size – is encouraged to bring it to the competition and show off their growing skills. Prizes will be awarded for the 3 heaviest pumpkins.

Giant Vegetable or Flower
Have you grown a giant squash, sunflower head, cucumber or other vegetable? Enter your largest garden grown plants for bragging rights and a chance to win!

Best Decorated Vegetable
We encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest! Decorate one vegetable or a group of vegetables. Impress the judges with your creativity.

Fall Bouquet
Create a bouquet of your favorite flowers and greenery from your very own garden. (Please display in vase)

Beginner Gardener Category
Children are encouraged to bring their favorite vegetables or flowers that they grew at home. All children will be awarded a certificate of participation.

*Registration for all categories begins at 10 am. Judging begins at 11 am sharp. Entries brought to the competition after 11am will be exhibited but may not judged or eligible for prizes. 

Oct
18
Wed
Pet Parade & Costume Competition
Oct 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pet Parade & Costume Competition

Registration begins at 4pm, Parade begins at 5pm, Costume Competition Winners will be announced at 6pm.

Bring your pets to Hicks Nurseries for our third annual Pet Parade! Travel down a decorated path to meet Otto the Ghost. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter your pet in our Pet Costume Competition! Please help to support Long Island Pets by bringing pet food, new toys, cat litter, leashes and other items to donate to Long Island Cares for pets in need in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Nov
4
Sat
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Nov 4 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show

Come see the amazing array of chrysanthemums grown by members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society as they compete for prizes. Members will be present to answer questions. Saturday, November 4th, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, November 5th, 11am-3:45pm. For more information visit www.longislandmums.org.

Nov
5
Sun
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Nov 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:45 pm
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show

Come see the amazing array of chrysanthemums grown by members of the Long Island Chrysanthemum Society as they compete for prizes. Members will be present to answer questions. Saturday, November 4th, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, November 5th, 11am-3:45pm. For more information visit www.longislandmums.org.

Nov
11
Sat
Christmas at Hicks
Nov 11 – Dec 24 all-day

ChristmasFamily traditions begin at Hicks Nurseries.

Stroll through our free animated story featuring life-sized animatronic scenes. Admission is always free.  Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Long Island Cares.

Meet Santa in-person. Don’t forget to bring your own camera. Additionally, children can mail a letter to Santa in our special North Pole mailbox and get a response! 

Our music on the weekends has become a family favorite. Enjoy the festive sounds of the brass band weekends during the holiday season. A warm cup of hot chocolate or cider while picking out your tree in a covered area will become a family tradition.

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Mail a Letter to Santa & Get a Response!
Nov 11 – Dec 18 all-day
Mail a Letter to Santa & Get a Response!

Mail a letter to Santa in the North Pole mailbox at Hicks Nurseries and he will respond! Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope. The last day to leave a letter for Santa and receive a response is December 18th.

Nov
24
Fri
Meet Santa in Person! **Click below to see Santa’s hours**
Nov 24 – Dec 22 all-day
Meet Santa in Person! **Click below to see Santa's hours**

Meet Santa in person at Hicks Nurseries November 24th through December 22nd. Don’t forget to bring your camera! Santa’s hours are Monday-Friday 1pm-4pm & 5pm-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-1pm & 2pm-6pm.