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The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village
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The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration takes place Sept. 20-22 and 28-29, and has been held annually since 1842. Go back in time with farm animals, brass bands, contra dancing, puppet shows and more. (Oct. 7, 2006)

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Fairs celebrating LI's history

Farming traditions may be disappearing, but you still can see a prizewinning homemade pickle or record-size zucchini, admire the 100-year-old technology of a vintage tractor and otherwise get a taste of the way things were during Long Island's agricultural past. Here are scenes from festivals celebrating the history of Long Island.