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Sep
15
Sat
Fall Harvest
Sep 15 – Oct 28 all-day

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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 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.

Parking & admission to the Fall Festival are free. 

New for 2018!
Purchase access to additional activities “a la carte” or buy our “pay one price” bracelet to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating and unlimited hayrides for the day. Cost: $20.00 per person. Weekends only. Bracelets are valid for one day only.

*Roasted Corn & Popcorn available weekends only.

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

Animated Children’s Story Featuring Otto the Ghost
Sep 15 – Oct 31 all-day
Animated Children's Story Featuring Otto the Ghost

Come and see the all-new animated story, “Otto’s Adventure”. The story follows Otto, a witch and a scarecrow as they explore the importance of friendship and teamwork. Open daily 8am-6pm. Admission is free but we would greatly appreciate donations of non-perishable food items for Long Island Cares.

Build Your Own Scarecrow (Weekends Only)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Build Your Own Scarecrow (Weekends Only)

Create your very own scarecrow during your Fall visit to Hicks Nurseries! You bring the scarecrows shirt and jeans. We provide the hay for stuffing, bamboo poles and a drawstring burlap bag stenciled with a face for the head. Stop by anytime Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day 10am-5pm. Cost: $15.00 per scarecrow

Fall Face Painting (Weekends Only)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Face Painting (Weekends Only)

Children and adults are encouraged to get into the fall spirit by having their face painted at the Hicks Nurseries fall festival. Choose from 3 fall-themed designs. 
Stop by anytime Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day 10am-5pm.

Cost: $8.00 a la carte; Or as part of the pay one price bracelet. 

New for 2018!
Purchase access to select activities “a la carte” or buy our “Pay One Price” bracelet to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating and unlimited hayrides for the day. Cost: $20.00 per person. Available weekends only. Bracelets are valid for one day only.

 

Fall Hayrides
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Fall Hayrides

Enjoy a hayride down an all-new path decorated with scarecrows, pumpkins, skeletons and much more! Available daily 10am-5pm September 15th through October 28th. 

Cost: $5.00 per person a la carte; Or as part of the pay one price bracelet.

New for 2018!
Purchase access to select activities “a la carte” or buy our “Pay One Price” bracelet to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating and unlimited hayrides for the day. Cost: $20.00 per person. Available weekends only. Bracelets are valid for one day only.

Pumpkin Decorating (Weekends Only)
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm
Pumpkin Decorating (Weekends Only)

Create a decorated pumpkin with your own design using a number of crafting decorations at Hicks Nurseries.
Stop by anytime Saturdays, Sundays & Columbus Day 10am-5pm.

Cost: $9.00 a la carte; Or as part of the pay one price bracelet.

New for 2018!
Purchase access to select activities “a la carte” or buy our “Pay One Price” bracelet to enjoy a package deal that includes: (1) ticket for a bag of popcorn, (1) Otto the Ghost bag, (1) face painting, (1) pumpkin decorating and unlimited hayrides for the day. Cost: $20.00 per person. Available weekends only. Bracelets are valid for one day only.

Sep
17
Mon
Breakfast with Otto (Click for details)
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – Oct 26 @ 10:00 am
Breakfast with Otto (Click for details)

Children are invited to enjoy breakfast with Otto. Choose apple or orange juice and either a pancake or bagel. After breakfast, children are invited to take a hayride at 11:30am. Reservations, breakfast choice and payment required by calling 516-334-0066. Cost: $19.99 +tax per child.

Choose Monday, Wednesday or Friday at 10am
September 17th, 19th, 21st, 24th, 26th, 28th.
October 1st, 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 15th, 17th, 22nd, 24th, 26th

Sep
21
Fri
Pizza Party with Otto (Click for details)
Sep 21 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm
Pizza Party with Otto (Click for details)

Chef Otto invites children to join him for a pizza party! At the end of the party, children are invited to take a hayride at 4:45pm. Reservations and payment are required by calling 516-334-0066. Cost: $19.99 +tax per child.

September 21st, 28th & October 5th, 12th, 26th at 4pm.

 

Sep
30
Sun
Fall Harvest & Giant Pumpkin Contest
Sep 30 @ 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
17
Wed
Pet Parade & Costume Competition
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Pet Parade & Costume Competition

Registration begins at 4pm, Parade begins at 5pm, Costume Competition Winners will be announced after the parade at approx. 5:45pm.

Bring your pets to Hicks Nurseries for our fourth 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!