If you’re looking for something to do over Columbus Day Weekend, there are plenty of options. In addition to pumpkin picking and farm stand visits, the Hamptons International Film Festival arrives to offer film buffs five days of screenings and events. Also on tap for the holiday weekend is a concert, an antique fair, the annual Bridgehampton Road Rally and more. Read on for our top picks for Columbus Day Weekend on the East End through October 8, 2018.

Hampton International Film Festival 

The Hamptons International Film Festival returns and runs from Thursday to Monday, October 4 - 8, 2018 at venues in Westhampton Beach, Sag Harbor, East Hampton and Southampton in The Hamptons. This year’s festival is filled with stars and includes five world premieres.

Centerpiece films include Sara Colangelo’s “The Kindergarten Teacher” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased” starring Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crow and Joel Edgerton himself. More information on all the centerpiece films can be found here.

The Spotlight section features Steve McQueen’s “Windows,” starring Viola Davis and Michelle Rodrigues, as well as, the East Coast premiere of Felix Van Groeningen’s “Beautiful Boy,” starring Timothée Chalame, Steve Carell, and more. HIFF Signature Programs including a Competition Section, where viewers get to vote for their favorites, plus films developing themes that include "Views from Long Island," "Breakthrough Artists," "Air, Land & Sea" and more. Click here for details.

Special events include talks with Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emilio Esteves, and Damien Chazelle held throughout the weekend. Tickets are $30 online and at the box office.

To discover information on film screenings, venues, events and ticketing, click here.

Tickets for Screenings start at $15 with discounts available at the Box Office only for seniors and students. If Advance Tickets are sold out, it may be possible to see the film. Rush lines for Sold Out screenings begin to form at the venue 45 minutes prior to start time.

Piano/Violin Duo at the Parrish

The Parrish Art Museum presents “Salon Series: Violinist Francisco Fullana and Pianist David Fung” on Friday, October 5, 2018 at 6 p.m.

To kick off their Salon Series, the Parrish features Spanish violinist Francisco Fullana – winner of the 2018 Avery Fischer Career Grant – and worldwide solo pianist David Fung. The duo will perform a program of popular works by Bach, Mozart, Franck and Sarasate. Following the performance, attendees have the opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians discussing their approach to interpretation and program selection.

Tickets are $25, $10 for members, students and children, The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org

Click here for event details.

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Photos left to right: Francisco Fullana by Felix Broede; David Fung by Roger Mastroianni. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

Photos left to right: Francisco Fullana by Felix Broede; David Fung by Roger Mastroianni. Courtesy of The Parrish Art Museum.

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Antiques and Collectibles Fair

The Hallockville Museum Farm presents their “Antiques and Collectibles Fair” on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 9 a.m.

The fair will feature glassware, furniture, dolls, linens, decoys, tools, jewelry and more. Admission is free. The Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901. www.hallockville.com

Click here for event details.

Annual Bowls of Plenty Benefit at Water Mill Museum

The Water Mill Museum presents “Bowls of Plenty Benefit” on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11 a.m.

To close the season, the Water Mill Museum holds its annual benefit featuring bowls by the Clay Art Guild of the Hamptons. Guests may choose from a selection of over 100 handmade bowls to be filled with homemade soup and accompanied by fresh-baked bread and desserts, all included with admission.

Tickets are $25 at the door. The Water Mill Museum is located at 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill, NY 11976. www.watermillmuseum.org

Click here for event details.

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Cincy Piccus at Clay Art Studio. Courtesy of the Water Mill Museum.

Cincy Piccus at Clay Art Studio. Courtesy of the Water Mill Museum.

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Bridgehampton Road Rally

The Bridgehampton Museum presents “The Bridgehampton Road Rally” on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the daylong event. The fun gets started at 10 a.m. for the public with registration for participants starting at 9 a.m.

The 26th annual Road Rally is designed to celebrate Bridgehampton’s rich racing history. The day includes registration and judging in the morning, followed by a parade of vehicles, the Rally Race – including a poker game, historical trivia and a time component throughout – and the awards ceremony. The non-participating public is welcome to watch and enjoy refreshments and the Bridgehampton Museum grounds.

Registration and judging take place Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. on the William Corwith House grounds. Complimentary coffee, pastries and bagels will be provided to motorists. For the non-participating public, the early morning is the best time to view the historic vehicles, starting when the gates open at 10 a.m.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. and follow the 1949-1953 four-mile race loop. The Rally will begin at noon for newer cars and 12:30 p.m. for older, vintage cars. Participants will follow a 60-mile route taking about 3 hours to complete.  The awards ceremony begins once results are tallied. If you’re interested in participating, application information can be found here. Entry fee is $125 for the Rally and $100 for the Tour.

Admission is free to the public. The Bridgehampton Museum’s William Corwith House site is located at 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY 11932. www.bhmuseum.thenostrum.com.

Click here for event details.

Dreamscape Immersive Gives Talk on Virtual Reality 

Sag Harbor Partnership and the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center present “Bruce Vaughn: The Future of Cinematic Experience and Immersive Narrative” on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Pierson High School in Sag Harbor, NY.

Bruce Vaughn, the CEO of Dreamscape Immersive – the company responsible for creating the most cutting-edge virtual reality in the world – will discuss interactive virtual reality and the immersive experience. Vaughn family has lived in Sag Harbor for four generations and he will discuss these experience as part of the talk.

Admission is free, reservations are recommended. Pierson High School Auditorium is located at 200 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor, NY 11963.

Click here for event details.

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"Bruce Vaugn: The Future of Cinematic Experience and Immersive Narrative." Courtesy of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center.

"Bruce Vaugn: The Future of Cinematic Experience and Immersive Narrative." Courtesy of the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center.

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