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August – December 2014

Aug
24
Sun
Tomato Contest
Aug 24 @ 11:00 am

Tomato ContestLong Island gardeners – adults and children – are invited to bring their home-grown tomatoes to the 17th Annual Hicks Nurseries Tomato Contest to be held on Sunday, August 24, at the nursery in Westbury.

Prizes will be awarded for heaviest red tomato, largest circumference red tomato, tiniest red tomato and most unusual tomato of any color.

Entries will be accepted at 10 am on the day of the contest only and judging will begin promptly at 11 am. Each contestant can win in only one category. Tomatoes must be ripe with no signs of rot and not be frozen or previously frozen.

Hicks Nurseries is also encouraging children to bring in their “own-grown” tomatoes. Each child, 12 and under, will receive a special certificate. Children may also enter the contest.

 

Oct
5
Sun
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am

Giant Pumpkin Weigh OffOur Annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off will be held on Sunday, October 5th. Judging begins at 11 AM. Everyone who has grown a pumpkin – no matter what the size – is encouraged to bring it and show off their growing skills. In addition to awards for the three heaviest pumpkins, we will also award prizes to the ‘Rookie of the Year’ and ‘Best Pumpkin Grown by A Child’ (under the age of 15). Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10 AM.

Oct
11
Sat
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Oct 11 @ 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Carving ContestBring your carved and decorated pumpkins to Hicks Nurseries for our fourth annual Pumpkin Carving Contest! Registration begins at 2 PM; judging begins promptly at 3 PM. The winner of each category will receive a $20.00 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.

Oct
25
Sat
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Oct 25 @ 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, October 25, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-3:45pm. For more information visit www.longislandmums.org.

Oct
26
Sun
Long Island Chrysanthemum Show
Oct 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:45 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, October 25, 12pm-5:30pm and Sunday, October 26, 11am-3:45pm. For more information visit www.longislandmums.org.

Dec
1
Mon
Christmas at Hicks
Dec 1 – Dec 26 all-day

ChristmasChristmas begins at Hicks Nurseries with the opening of the Christmas animated story and the arrival of Santa Claus. Santa is available weekdays and weekends for picture taking with your own camera. Additionally, children can mail a letter to Santa in our special North Pole mailbox and get a response! Our real, live reindeer bring smiles to the faces of many children and adults, as well as a serving as a reminder that Santa will be coming to your home soon! Our music on the weekends has become a family favorite.

A warm cup of hot chocolate or cider while picking out your tree in a covered area will become a family tradition.