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Carnivals in the Hamptons, mapped

Summer is here, which means there are plenty of opportunities to ride a Ferris wheel

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It wouldn’t be summer in the Hamptons without passing through 27 on your way back from watching the sunset over the ocean to find a brightly-lit Ferris wheel at the Elks Club.

Play Week at Curbed is just about to come to an end, so we wanted to give readers a comprehensive map of where they can still find carnivals in the Hamptons. They’re popular on both the South Fork and the North Fork, so we’ve included both forks on this map.

Keep in mind, some of these have already passed—but we wanted to include them so that next summer our readers will know when they can expect to go to them. Each town usually hosts their carnival around the same time every summer.

If you know of any carnivals that you don’t see here, or for tips and corrections, please email hamptons@curbed.com.

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1. Southampton Elks Carnival

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605 County Rd 39
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-1574

When: May 11 to May 20, 2018
Where: The Southampton Elks Club, 605 County Road 39, Southampton
Cost: Free admission
About: The Southampton Elks host a two-week long carnival at the beginning of every summer. This year, they had a pre-sale for tickets where participants would have saved $8 on wristbands.

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2. The Strawberry Festival

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1105 North Rd
Mattituck, NY 11952

When: June 14 to 17, 2018
Where: Strawberry Fields, Middle Road, Mattituck
Cost: Free for children under 5, $5 for adults and children over 5, $30 for wristbands
About: Mattituck’s Strawberry Festival has been going on every year for 64 years. Go for carnival rides and food, hulling strawberries, and homemade virgin strawberry daiquiris.

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3. Jamesport Fire Department Carnival

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25 Manor Ln
Riverhead, NY 11901

When: July 19 to July 21
Where: Jamesport Fire Department, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport
Cost: N/A
About: The annual fire department carnival will be hosted for just three days in Jamesport, with fireworks on Saturday, July 21. A parade goes on the night before the carnival starts.

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4. Mid-Summer Carnival

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605 County Rd 39
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-1574
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When: July 19 to July 22
Where: The Southampton Elks Club, 605 County Road 39
Cost: Free admission
About: The Elks Club is the spot for carnivals, with their second one hosted there this summer. This shorter, four-day carnival will also have fireworks on Friday, July 20.

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5. Bridgehampton Carnival

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1995 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976

When: July 19 to 28, 2018; closed July 23 and 24
Where: Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, next to the Carvel
Cost: Wristbands are $30
About: Sponsored by the Southampton Housing Authority & Ascend, this two-week carnival will have rides, games, good, and lots of fun for all ages.

6. Hampton Bays Fire Department Carnival

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69 W Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946
(631) 728-9191
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When: July 31 to August 5
Where: Hampton Bays town, behind the firehouse.
Cost: N/A
About: Every year, the Hampton Bays Fire Department host a five-day long carnival, with a parade to kick it off on the first day.

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7. Sag Harbor Fire Department Carnival

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Havens Beach Rd
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
(631) 725-0222
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When: August 7 to August 11
Where: Haven’s Beach, Sag Harbor
Cost: N/A
About: The only carnival east of Bridgehampton is the Sag Harbor Fire Department’s annual event. There will be a Ferris wheel, rides, games, and food.

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1. Southampton Elks Carnival

605 County Rd 39, Southampton, NY 11968

When: May 11 to May 20, 2018
Where: The Southampton Elks Club, 605 County Road 39, Southampton
Cost: Free admission
About: The Southampton Elks host a two-week long carnival at the beginning of every summer. This year, they had a pre-sale for tickets where participants would have saved $8 on wristbands.

605 County Rd 39
Southampton, NY 11968

2. The Strawberry Festival

1105 North Rd, Mattituck, NY 11952

When: June 14 to 17, 2018
Where: Strawberry Fields, Middle Road, Mattituck
Cost: Free for children under 5, $5 for adults and children over 5, $30 for wristbands
About: Mattituck’s Strawberry Festival has been going on every year for 64 years. Go for carnival rides and food, hulling strawberries, and homemade virgin strawberry daiquiris.

1105 North Rd
Mattituck, NY 11952

3. Jamesport Fire Department Carnival

25 Manor Ln, Riverhead, NY 11901

When: July 19 to July 21
Where: Jamesport Fire Department, 25 Manor Lane, Jamesport
Cost: N/A
About: The annual fire department carnival will be hosted for just three days in Jamesport, with fireworks on Saturday, July 21. A parade goes on the night before the carnival starts.

25 Manor Ln
Riverhead, NY 11901

4. Mid-Summer Carnival

605 County Rd 39, Southampton, NY 11968

When: July 19 to July 22
Where: The Southampton Elks Club, 605 County Road 39
Cost: Free admission
About: The Elks Club is the spot for carnivals, with their second one hosted there this summer. This shorter, four-day carnival will also have fireworks on Friday, July 20.

605 County Rd 39
Southampton, NY 11968

5. Bridgehampton Carnival

1995 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976

When: July 19 to 28, 2018; closed July 23 and 24
Where: Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, next to the Carvel
Cost: Wristbands are $30
About: Sponsored by the Southampton Housing Authority & Ascend, this two-week carnival will have rides, games, good, and lots of fun for all ages.

1995 Montauk Hwy
Water Mill, NY 11976

6. Hampton Bays Fire Department Carnival

69 W Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays, NY 11946

When: July 31 to August 5
Where: Hampton Bays town, behind the firehouse.
Cost: N/A
About: Every year, the Hampton Bays Fire Department host a five-day long carnival, with a parade to kick it off on the first day.

69 W Montauk Hwy
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

7. Sag Harbor Fire Department Carnival

Havens Beach Rd, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

When: August 7 to August 11
Where: Haven’s Beach, Sag Harbor
Cost: N/A
About: The only carnival east of Bridgehampton is the Sag Harbor Fire Department’s annual event. There will be a Ferris wheel, rides, games, and food.

Havens Beach Rd
Sag Harbor, NY 11963