The last September weekend of 2012 brings with it a few celebrations of this year's harvest, a celebration of September, a celebration of the following month as well, and live music and entertainment throughout the region.
One popular North Fork destination has altered its parking and traffic flow, so hopefully it's a smooth ride out.
Click on the links for more information on each event below, and to see what else is going on this weekend, click on the full calendars at North Fork Patch, Riverhead Patch, Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch, Southampton Patch, and East Hampton Patch.
Where will you be? Let us know in the comments.
FRIDAY NIGHT DIALOGUE: Communication and public relations specialist Robbie Vorhaus will visit Shelter Island Library on Friday night at 7 p.m. for a conversation about effective communication
BOOK READING: Southold Town Historian Antonia Booth will read from her new book, "Trawling My Town: Glipmses of Southold Past and Present," on Sunday from 4 to 5 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Library. Admission is free.
HARVEST SUPPER: Held at McCall Vineyard on Main Road in Cutchogue, this third annual harvest celebration dinner prepared by aMano and aLure owner Tom Schaudel will benefit the Group for the East End. It will feature local winemakers, farmers, food artisans and more. Tickets are $150.
HARVEST FESTIVAL: Saturday is Pindar Vineyards' annual Harvest Festival, a day full of live music, wine, vendors and more. Admission is $20 for everyone over the age of 21, and includes a glass of wine and a keepsake glass.
GARLICFEST: The 9th Annual Garlicfest takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Garden of Eve on Sound Avenue. Garlic for planting, cooking demonstrations, eating contests as well as a craft marketplace, farm tours, music, family activities and more will be on display. Cost is $3 for everyone over the age of 6.
OKTOBERFEST: The new North Fork Tasting Room on Sound Avenue will be featuring beer and brats, other traditional German food and live music. Beer specials and Oktoberfest menu items will be available from Friday through Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
WHBPAC: On tour in support of his new album "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns," John Hiatt, a Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter, will be performing at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center on Friday night starting at 8. Tickets start at $100. Joe Robinson is playing Saturday night. Tickets start at $25.
HUDSEY 5K RUN/WALK: This 5K run/walk and fun run will take place on Saturday morning, with registration starting at 8:45 a.m. and the race at 9 a.m. at the Quogue Elementary School. Day-of registration is $25, and proceeds will benefit the heart healthy activities at Quogue Elementary School.
COMEDY NIGHT: Need a laugh? Saturday starting at 8 p.m., at Hampton Bays High School, a benefit for the Southampton Town Police Superior Officers Association will feature Adam Ferrara. Tickets are $50.
MULTI-FACETED DAY: Saturday at the Southampton Animal Shelter, a unique spin on an adopt-a-thon will feature a car wash, a tag sale with goods from a local thrift shop, and more. The activities will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
SEPTEMBERFEST: Organized by a handful of non-profits, the Southampton Village business community, and local officials, the Second Annual Septemberfest kicks off at noon in Agawam Park - however space is limited at the free event, so arrive early. The event will feature live music, food, wine, art and more.
OKTOBERFEST: Up the street at Southampton Publick House, the brew house is celebrating Oktoberfest with live music, drink specials and contests. Admission is free.
ANTIQUES FAIR: Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, and a variety of collectables will be sold inside and on the lawn of the White House, 159 Main St. in Southampton Village.
OLD SCHOOL PARTY: At 230 Elm, comedian D.T. Owens and R&B artist Natasha Coward will be performing starting at 9 p.m. Admission is $20 per person or $30 per couple.
FINE ARTS/CRAFTS SHOW: Sponsored by the South Fork Craftsmans' Guild, this showing at the Presbyterian Church of Bridgehampton will feature paintings, photography, handmade jewelry, duck decoys, and more. Admission is free and the event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL: With a kick-off event Friday night from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Old Whalers Church and a full day of music and more on Saturday, the Sag Harbor American Music Festival welcomes John Hammond as the festival's headliner. Tickets are $20.
: Want to win big? The Sag Harbor Community Food Pantry and the Community House at Old Whalers are holding a benefit lottery for $50 per ticket, with proceeds going toward the organizations. The cocktail party and drawing will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday.
MUSEUM DAY: Guild Hall will open its doors free of charge on Saturday along with over 1,400 other participating venues for the eighth annual Museum Day Live! Guild Hall will emulate the free admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C. Just download a Museum Day Live! ticket at Smithsonian.com/museumday. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
BOOK READING: Ashley Prentice Norton will read from and sign her new book, "The Chocolate Money," the story of the daughter of a glamorous chocolate heiress who must navigate a complex landscape of wealth, sex, and decadence through a privileged childhood, with only her narcissistic mother to guide her. This event is free of charge and takes place from 8 to 9 p.m.
HAMPTONS MARATHON: Also with half-marathon and 5K distances, this benefit for Project Most will start on Saturday at 8 a.m., starting and ending at the Springs School. Registration is closed, however the runners could always use some support along the way!
- Taking place each Sunday through Oct. 7, each Sunday the Southampton Chamber of Commerce will host a farmers market on Jobs Lane.
- One in Greenport will run through Oct. 13 at the Methodist Church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
- In Sag Harbor, a farmers market is running through Oct. 27 in front of the Breakwater Yacht Club on the same days, at the same time.
- Flanders Fresh Farm Food Market runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the David Crohan Community Center through Oct. 13.
- In East Hampton, Friday farmers markets are held at the Nick and Toni's parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Westhampton Beach Farmers Market runs through Nov. 17 at the Village Municipal Parking Lot, each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COUNTRY FUN: Harbes Farm in Mattituck comes alive in the fall with Country Fun Days beginning at 10 a.m. each weekend day. This truly North Fork experience features live music, farm animals, barnyard bounce, ponyrides, tricycle track, goat mountain, singing hayride and educational tour, pig races, lunch and dinner country fresh food, wine tasting, local fruits and vegetables and more. Read more about Harbes and take a photo tour of all three North Fork locations here.