Long Island’s 12th Annual Family Festival is scheduled to take place on Friday, September 14th to Sunday, September 16th. This exciting festival will be held in the Town of Babylon at beautiful Tanner Park.

Friday, September 13 ~ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday, September 14 ~ 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, September 15~ 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Highlights include:

 There’s Music in the Air

The Festival Stage will feature something to satisfy all musical tastes. Beautiful music will fill the air at the Festival beginning Friday evening. In addition, the Festival will feature continuous performances throughout the weekend; including international dancing and singing and great music from up and coming artists.

Excitement on the Midway

Children of all ages will spin, swirl and sway on the exhilarating rides featured in the Festival’s thrilling world-class carnival, presented by All Star Midway Amusements. Young and old alike can enjoy the thrill rides, and try their luck at games of chance and skill in an excitement packed carnival midway. Don’t forget to bring your appetite because there’s always room for ice cream, cotton candy and funnel cakes.

The Oceanview Arts, Craft & Gift Show                                                                    

An abundance of creative and talented vendors from all over will be setting up shop at the Festival’s Oceanview Craft & Gift Show featuring everything from jewelry, clothing, paintings, antiques, arts and crafts and one-of-a-kind specialty items. There will be items for the home, for the backyard, for the kids and even for the pet.

Corky’s International Haute Couture Fashion Show and Pooch Parade

What’s a well dressed dog supposed to wear? Well, if your canine “supermodel” participated in one of the hottest canine fashion shows on Long Island, then the outfit took on an international flair. Every year Corky Nightingale, the show’s creator, had put a “bark out” to all her international canine fashionista friends and their owners to “Paws for Style” and select an international canine couture outfit which will bring canine fashion to a new standard of prestige and style. This year's event is held in her memory.  Participating canines from all over the world parade in Prada, sparkle in Swaroski and walk in the park as they wag their tails on the “Catwalk” to the delight of local dog lovers and the “pupparazzi.” You can see French Poodles wearing berets while Scottish Terriers are sporting their kilts, dachshunds might wear their lederhosen and English Bull Dogs might tip their derby’s at you. Whatever international breed you have, there is one thing for certain -- this is the place where canines want to be seen!

Pet Expo In The Park                                                                                                                                            

An exciting part of the Festival is the "Pet Expo In The Park."  Everyone loves the petting zoo and Jungle Bob's live animal shows!  There will be plenty of great fun in the main ring which will include agility training demonstrations, Dancing with your Dog performances and Frisbee Demos with Dan Huebner of Mid Atlantic Disc Dogs.  Don't miss Corky's Canine Fashion Show And the Parade of Breeds!  Leashed pets are welcome to join in the fun and there are plenty of vendors with pet-related products and services.

 Mouthwatering Food

The Long Island Family Festival is your ticket to some of the tastiest, most delicious cuisine from all over the globe. Don’t miss out on authentic culinary delights from Spain, Greece, Italy and much more!

All Weekend Long


Pizza Eating Contest                                                                                                                                      

Calling all Pizza Lovers and Professional Eaters!  The Festival's Annual Pizza Eating Contest, sponsored by Joe's Pizza will be taking place on Sunday.  Rules are simple -- eat as many pizza pies as quick as you can.  The contestant who eats the most in 5 minutes is declared the LI Festival Pizza Eating Contest Champion of the day!  Everyone is welcome to cheer on our eaters as they race to eat "The Best Piece in Town." It is an event that you won't believe!

Meet 15 minutes before event at the Copiague Chamber Tent.