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Aquebogue-Jamesport News: Events at Hallockville Museum Farm

Old Steeple Church in Aquebogue will host its annual Antique Show this Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The event is quite unique and has a real hometown feel. It’s popular with our summer visitors and tourists, but locals love it too. Don’t miss it! Tickets are $6 each; the rain date is Sept. 3. For more information, contact Jean at 631-722-4131 or [email protected].

It seems the increased humidity and higher temperatures have gotten to everyone this summer. Local residents requested the Jamesport Community Yard Sale be moved to Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More details to follow in subsequent columns. For information, contact Angela DeVito at [email protected] or 631-722-2589.

Don’t forget: This Sunday, Aug. 28, is the 18th annual Jamesport Fire Department/Sound to Bay 10K/5K Race. The 10K begins at 9 a.m. at Iron Pier Beach and the 5K begins at 9 a.m. at South Jamesport Beach. I believe you can register online for $25 until Aug. 27. Otherwise, you can register the day of the event for $30. As of right now, I can’t attend the run. If my schedule changes, I’ll see you there (walking, of course!). Please come out and support this great local event! For registration and more information, visit

Even while we are basking in the summer breezes (at least one morning this week), it’s a good idea to look ahead to September! Hallockville Museum Farm wisely moved its Fall Festival from October to September, citing autumn traffic as a concern. As someone who lives just down the street from Hallockville, I really appreciate the date change.

Set aside Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10-11, for the festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. The event is rain or shine and features many family-friendly activities. Hallockville Museum Farm is a nonprofit organization and the Fall Festival is its largest fundraiser of the year. Your admission supports educational programs, historic restoration, special exhibits, upkeep of 19 historic buildings on 28 acres of preserved land, friendly farm animals and so much more! Admission is $8 for adults (ages 13 and up), $5 for children ages 5 to 12, and $20 for a group of two adults with two children. Children ages 4 and under are free. Please support the museum by attending this great local event!

My next column will appear Thursday, Sept. 8. Since the offices will be closed for Labor Day, you will need to get all news and announcements to me by Thursday, Sept. 1.

I have not yet heard that the editors have found a new writer for this column. I will stay on through September if needed, but if you’re interested in taking over, please contact Lauren Sisson at [email protected].