- The Brookhaven Fair returns to The Pennysaver Amphitheater at Bald Hill for three weekends of fun, thrills and entertainment for the entire family on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Memorial Day; May 24, 25, 26, 27; May 31, June 1, 2, and June 7, 8, 9. The Fair opens on Friday, May 24th with a special opening night admission price of only $1.00. The fair closes at midnight.
The Brookhaven Fair is like a trip to a great amusement park, yet so close to home. Strates Shows, the last great carnival traveling by train and midway provider for the New York State Fair for over 50 years, will once again bring its line-up of spectacular state fair rides to the Brookhaven Fair for their only Long Island appearance. Rides like the Wave Swinger, Giant Wheel and Swing Tower will make their only area appearance at the Brookhaven Fair.
The Brookhaven Fair has entertainment you just can’t see any where else on Long Island. The Grizzly Experience gives fair goers a look in to the life of North Americas’ most prestigious predator, the Alaskan Grizzly Bear. “Tonk” the 7 foot tall, 600 pound Grizzly bear, along with Yogi and Booboo, two cubs, under a year old and weighing less than 100 pounds, will be live up close and personal at the fair to delight crowds of all ages with their impressive size and amazing behaviors. During the daily shows, Tonk will perform for the crowds. Learn all about these magnificent creatures several times each day, only at the Brookhaven Fair.
For 25 years, Robinson’s Racing Pigs have been entertaining crowds all across North America with their racing pigs attraction. In 2000, the PADDLING PORKER SHOW was created. This amazing new act has the pigs swim race four at a time to the crowd’s delight. The traditional pig races and the new paddling porkers can all be seen daily at the Brookhaven Fair.
By popular demand, the Lance Gifford Magic and Illusion Show will be returning to the Brookhaven Fair for its only New York metro area appearance. The award winning act has spectacular stage illusions and magical feats your eyes won’t believe. The show plays to a packed house every year at the fair.
New at the fair this year is an amazing Las Vegas style Hypnotist Show. On Friday and Saturday nights, crowds will be astounded as they are put into deep sleep and made to perform incredible feats. This is a show not to be missed!
Appearing for the first time at the fair is the award-winning Hi Flying Pages Circus. The Pages will perform several shows each day in a unique open-air setting. The circus will feature equestrian demonstrations with comedy and the breathtaking high-flying feats of the Pages family on the trapeze high above the fairgrounds. These masters of the aerial acts are not to be missed.
Families can also visit the free petting zoo where dozens of exotic animals are available to get up close and personal. Meet Michael Sandloffer, animal rescuer, trainer and conservationist. Other attractions include camel rides, pony rides, music and a spectacular free fireworks show every Saturday night.
No visit to the midway would be complete without a great assortment of fair food or a prize from one of the games. Candy apples, cotton candy, sausage and peppers, Greek Gyros, crab cakes, funnel cakes and zeppoles are just some of the mouth-watering treats that can be found at the Fair.
Admission is $4 with a buy-one-get-one-free admission coupon available at www.BrookhavenFair.com; regular price is $8. For a schedule of events, directions and vendor information, visit www.BrookhavenFair.com or call (631) 920-2309.
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Note: The Brookhaven Fair and special events schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions.