Mangano: Volunteers Needed For The 170th Annual Long Island Fair

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that volunteers are needed to work at the 170th Annual Long Island Fair which takes place Thursday, September 27th through Sunday, September 30th on the Fairgrounds at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

Volunteers are needed to bring water to thirsty farm animals; peddle doughnuts, toys and peanuts; weigh pumpkins and apples; judge corn husking and cross-cut sawing contests; help with sack races and other games; work at the Flying Horses Carousel; set up and oversee displays of prize-winning crafts, fruits and vegetable, flowers and culinary items; sell raffles or help visitors at the information booth.

Prospective volunteers must be at least 14 years of age and willing to serve one or more days. Attendance at an orientation meeting one week prior to the fair is required. For more information please call the Volunteer Coordinator at: (516) 572-8416, email:, visit the website at: or write to the Long Island Fair, Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, New York 11804, attention: Volunteer Coordinator.

About the Long Island Fair

Every fall, Old Bethpage Village Restoration hosts The Long Island Fair; the official New York State sanctioned County Fair for Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Held on the re-created historic Mineola Fairgrounds, the fair combines the best of old time county fairs with prize winning competitions. Thousands of exhibits are entered and will compete for blue ribbons in areas including culinary, horticulture, livestock, needlework and even agricultural skills. In addition, a variety of bygone performances and demonstrations will be provided for entertainment such as jugglers, mimes, puppet shows, magic acts, and traditional dancing. Band concerts, horse drawn wagon also offer historic amusement in a modern day setting.