Which Festival or Fair Do You Favor Most?

From the Street Painting Festival in May to the Country Fair in October and many in between, the area sees a lot of events each year. We're curious which one you look forward to the most.

It starts each year with in May and ends in early October with the .

The months in between are filled with tourist-centered weekends, many of which include multi-day affairs ending in the suffix "-Fest."

There are classics, rooted deep in the area's history such as the upcoming and the each fall in Greenport. Other longtime favorites include Southold Rotary's and another event taking place this weekend (though it's traditionally been held later in the year), the . And then there are relatively newer events in the fold such as GarlicFest at Garden of Eve and East End GreenFest.

Out of all the themed festivals and fairs the North Fork and Riverhead see each year, the coming of the Strawberry Festival and Blues Festival has us curious: which event is our readers' favorite one?

Jaguar-Guy June 15, 2012 at 10:32 AM
We LOVE the Polish-Fest in Riverhead. Great gifts and the FOOD is awesome.
lj June 15, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Polish Fest is a Great festival.When is it this year 2012?
Lisa Finn (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 12:41 PM
Polish Fair will take place this year on August 18 and 19. It most definitely is a great festival.
indy June 15, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Strawberryfest! Primarily because of last night, a "preview" night for the locals. Such a joy without the throngs of Citiots.
Lisa Finn (Editor) June 15, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Indy, check out our story about last night's Hulling Night , which will be live online in about 5 minutes. It was such a great evening, filled with community spirit!
John Rooney June 15, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Railroad Museum of Long Island's Railfest, August 25/26. John Rooney.
MaryAnn June 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Strawberry Festival in Mattituck is the best of everything all in one place
Pat Gatt June 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM
I take offense at your use of the word 'citiots'! The citiots, as you call them, probably account for at Least 75 percent of the sales for North Fork businesses for the year. They may be a nuisance but they're the lifeblood of commerce in the area. I doubt you'd be sipping your wines in as many fancy wineries, enjoying the sumptuous meals in as many restaurants or selling as many souvenirs without the visits from the 'citiots'.Be grateful for them and the dollars and jobs they add to the local econo my!
Deborah Kusa June 17, 2012 at 11:40 AM
Hallockville Fall Festival! Always a great family day on the historic Farm!
Pat Gatt June 17, 2012 at 11:21 PM
I visit the North Fork often throughout the year but I especially love early Fall the b est with all the beautiful bright Fall colors, the pumpkins, gourds, flowers, etc. All year long, we enjoy the bountiful arrays of fresh produce and garage sales galore until harvest time when Mother Nature outdoes herself with her blinding last hurrah of technicolor before donning her winter whites! It seems to us that there just IS NO OFF SEASON on the North Fork!


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