Harvest Fest and Halloween in Long Lake, NY

Chip Farr Drops a Pumpkin

Long Lake hosted Harvest Fest on October 9th featuring the long anticipated pumpkin drop. Judges, Natalie Luxford, Trudi Winter and Valerie Galvangi compared seventeen entries.

Judges for the Pumpkin Drop

Stephen Lamos of Long Lake took home the coveted cash prize for Best Splatter.

Highway Superintendent, Chip Farr, and Canton college student, Erik Arsenault, were launched over 42 feet in the air to drop the pumpkins behind the Long Lake Town Hall on Route 30.

Ghoulish House on Route 28N in Long Lake NY

Halloween has arrived early in Long Lake. Sam and Jim Bateman have decorated their front lawn and porch with spooky ghoulish creatures, lights, pumpkin heads, spiders, and all things Halloween. Their home, located on route 28N in Long Lake, creates an impact at night surprising passers by with the orange glow from the decorations. Sam has witnessed cars driving by at full speed stop in their tracks and back up to check out her display.

When asked why she does it? Whether its Halloween, the Fourth of July or Christmas, Sam likes to have fun with whatever holiday she can. Check out her displays nightly at darkness until about 8:30pm. Their home is on Newcomb Road in Long Lake, about a mile from the intersection of Route 30 and 28N.