Hallockville will host the 41st Annual Country Fair and Craft Show next weekend

Guests enjoy the petting zoo at the 40th Hallockville Country Fair in Riverhead last year. (Credit: Bill Landon)

On September 17 and 18, you can celebrate the agricultural roots of the North Fork at the annual Hallockville Craft and Fair. Celebrating 41 years, the festival is Hallockville’s largest fundraiser and takes place on the 28-acre preserved farm.

Visitors will be greeted with live music and have the opportunity to explore 44 different food and craft vendors. Local products for sale will include baskets handmade by basket weavers on eastern Long Island, goat-based soaps from Nupine Dairy, candles and jewelry from Sag Harbor Wax Creations, and handmade wood furniture. handmade by Nurevel. There will also be live demonstrations of age-old crafts such as weaving, embroidery, bread making and honey harvesting. The Jam/Jelly & Honey contest is also back this year; 11 jams and seven honeys from Long Island have already been submitted and will be judged live at the festival on Sunday, September 18.

The event will also include a new feature – a small Farmers Market which will showcase fresh produce from the North Fork farm. Featured vendors include Jamesport Sourdough and Coffee Co., Peconic Gold Oysters and Aki’s Kitchen.

“It’s a national fair that’s true to its mission of providing a glimpse of what life might have been like 200 years ago,” said general manager Roberta Shoten. “We’re an unplugged country fair – just come join the fun.”

The event offers fun for the whole family. (Credit: Bill Landon)

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., visitors can tour the 1765 Hallockville Farm and the 1931 Cichanowicz Farm, originally built by Polish immigrants.

Inside the barn there will be a display of handmade quilts, many of which date back to the 1700s and were made by residents of the time.

In the spirit of Hallockville’s mission, children are encouraged to play traditional games like tug of war and sack races, as well as learn about the animals that live on the farm. There will also be pony rides, hay bale rides and a petting zoo.

Admission is $10 for ages 3 and up, $35 for a family pass (two adults and two children), and $85 for an all-inclusive family pass, which includes Hallockville membership, two pony rides and entry to the family zoo. Tickets can be purchased here.

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