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?