8 Things to Do This Weekend in the Hamptons, October 11-14

Wolffer Estate Vineyard’s annual Harvest Party in Sagaponack may be sold out, but there are still several fun and enlightening events to choose from this weekend if your looking for something to do.

1. Hamptons International Film Festival 
The 21st annual HIFF began Thursday and lasts through Monday, taking place at multiple venues throughout the Hamptons. In addition to film screenings with cast and director interviews, special chats with Bruce Dern and Helena Bonham Carter are planned, as well as hot parties with Hollywood actors and filmmakers.

Visit hamptonsfilmfest.org for the schedule and tickets.

2. Montauk Fall Festival
Montauk’s 32nd annual Fall Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday. Sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce, the event will take place on the green in the center of town, featuring its usual array of entertainment—including the ever-popular clam chowder contest—as well as a new transportation option courtesy of the Hampton Jitney.  The festival will feature an array of programs, live music and autumn treats. Events for kids over the two days include a carousel, inflatable rides, crab races and face painting. Pony rides will be held on Saturday, and there will be street painting on Sunday.

Read Dan’s Papers full Montauk Fall Festival preview for more information.

3. Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival
Hosted by the Westhampton Kiwanis, the annual Westhampton Beach Oyster Festival is Saturday at the Westhampton Beach Marina on Library Avenue. Food vendors will serve oysters—of course—but also other seafood selections, plus barbecue, hot dogs, ice cream and more. A New England clam chowder contest is also planned. There will be two stages of live entertainment. Two solo acts and two bands are expected, plus two dance groups and a DJ. There will be educational activities and a decoy carver, a gill netter and a boat builder will host exhibitions. Kids entertainment includes a bounce house and games. Face painting and pumpkin painting will be available for a small fee.

Admission is $6 per adult and $2 per child — or $16 for the whole immediate family. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Check whboysterfest.com  for more info, and weather updates.

4. SYS Future Stars Tennis Tournament
This year is the 10th anniversary Southampton Youth Services opening the doors of the Southampton Town Recreation Center. To celebrate the milestone and to raise more money for sports scholarships at SYS, Future Stars Southampton will play host to a tennis tournament Friday. The tennis tourney will include a mixed doubles round robin format, followed by men’s and women’s round robin, on Wednesday, October 11 from 6:30–9 p.m. Future Stars requests a donation of $150 per person to benefit the SYS Scholarship Fund. Click here to register.

5. “Goodbye Lawn, Hello Bio-diverse Plantings”
Bridgehampton-based preservation group Friends of the Long Pond Greenbelt is presenting a special program titled “Goodbye Lawn, Hello Bio-diverse Plantings,” featuring Suzanne Ruggles, who runs The Barefoot Gardener in Westhampton, at 7 p.m. on Monday.  She will address the many benefits of lawns and gardens featuring native plants, including how they encourage proliferation of native animals and insects that have evolved along with them.  The free talk will be held at the Long Pond Greenbelt Nature Center (1061 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike).

6. Westhampton Beach Fall Sidewalk Sale
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the Westhampton Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual sidewalk sale. The sidewalk sale runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The events are rain or shine. All the stores along Main Street, Glovers Lane, Moniebogue Lane and Sunset Avenue will be participating in the sale, so look for everything from ski and swimwear to baby clothes, shoes and home décor. There will be food and drink specials at area restaurants, with sunny outdoor seating at many of the cafés—great for sipping coffee and people watching.

7. ARF Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk
The 20th annual Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. It begins at Mulford Farm at 10 James Lane in East Hampton. Proceeds from the 2-mile walk to the ocean benefits ARF’s shelter and animal rescue efforts. All registrants get a free nail clipping for dogs, an event T-shirt with artwork by Isaac Mizrahi, Starbucks Coffee, Dreesen’s Famous Donuts, use of the dog agility course, live music by Sandy Rapp, and the option to enter the Dog/Owner Look Alike, Pooch Who Can Smooch and Stupid Pet Tricks contests to win prizes from Baccarat, local restaurants and more. The cost to register begins at $25. Go to arfhamptons.org to sign up.

8. Betty Buckley at Bay Street Theatre
The musical theater legend will be at Bay Street in Sag Harbor Saturday at 8 p.m. with her all-new show The Vixens of Broadway, celebrating some of the greatest show tunes of all time. read Dan’s Papersinterview with Betty Buckley about the show.

For more information about Vixens of Broadway and to order tickets, call 631-725-0818 or go to baystreet.org

For more things to do this weekend in the Hamptons and on the North Fork, check out Dan’s Papers’ roundup of arts events and openings and events.danspapers.com.

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