Bellport Children's Festival

About the festival

Bellport Children’s Festival is held every summer on MAMA Farm, the private farm of Isabella Rossellini, in the historic seaside town of Bellport, Long Island, NY. 

Founded by Elizabeth Starkey, we are an English-style storytelling festival that’s tiny, whimsical, and immersive.

Why are we different? We invite children to dive inside stories - as budding listeners, readers, actors, musicians, illustrators and writers - so they may find joy in telling their own amazing tales. 

What are you waiting for? Jump on your pet whale and sail to our land of stories!

Saturday, 20th July, 2019

10am-5pm. Rain or shine.

Photo credit: @iralippke

Photo credit: @iralippke


2019 line-up

Our program is stuffed silly.

Come see WondersSpark, the best puppet theatre in NY, Quogue Wildlife Refuge’s badass owls, Michael Hearst’s Songs of Unusual Creatures and The Gateway and Storystock’s hilariously-hyper fairytales. Meet our talented host and creative partner, Isabella Rossellini. Explore workshops, garden games and a real Hansel & Gretel house. Join the East Coast’s first Color Kindness event and the inaugural opening of The Runcible Spoon, our kids-only café. Be brave and hold Eric Power’s spider or say boo to a boa. We will if you do.

10am to 5pm. Prepare to stay all day.

See the full list here

THE Mad Hatter’s Tea Party & other Immersive Fairytales by storystock & The Gateway’s Acting School

STORY CORNER with isabella Rossellinii, Jessie Hartland, Carin Berger & more!

Color kindness event with Crayon Collection

showtime! with wonderspark & more

Live Animals with Quogue Wildlife Refuge & More


Located on MAMA Farm

MAMA Farm lies on 279 South Country Road between the historic town of Bellport and Brookhaven Hamlet. Only an hour from Brooklyn or the Hamptons, the farm is easily accessible via Montauk Highway, I-495 or Southern State Parkway or via LIRR trains to Bellport or Patchogue.

Here’s how to get there


Vendors & partners

We invite amazing artisan chefs, makers and booksellers. Our partners are pretty special too.

See the full list here

Photo credit: @iralippke

food & Drink

We only invite the best! Tuck into the good life brought by Stone Creek Inn’s Mobile Pizza Oven, Carla Marla’s Ice Cream Parlor, Runcible Spoon Café (run by children, for children), Lili’s Baked Goods and others.



Pop in to our store of beautiful handcrafted toys, woodland creatures, and artisan objects by Little Miss Workbench, Hazel Village, and others.



Terrace Books, sister store to legendary Community Bookstore, sells beautiful, enchanting children books.

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Our festival is only possible with the generous help of companies who share our love of literacy. Our special thanks goes out to all our sponsors.


What are you waiting for?

Jump onto your pet whale and sail to our land of stories!