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From the Maritime Festival in Greenport to Jay & The Americans at The Suffolk Theater in Riverhead — NFRES Plans The Agenda
By Ruth Thomas - September 4, 2019

30th Annual East End Maritime Festival at Greenport Village

September 20, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm September 21 & September 22, 10 am – 5 pm Join us for the 30th annual celebration of local maritime heritage. The Annual Greenport Maritime Festival is hosted by the East End Seaport & Marine Foundation in partnership with the Village of Greenport. The Festival begins on Friday night with the Land and Sea Gala cocktail party. Saturday morning’s parade through downtown Greenport kicks off the festival at 11 am, followed by grand displays of classic wooden boats, kayak races, demonstrations of high tech water sports, wood carving and model ship building, music, delicious food, high end artisanal vendors, children’s activities, fresh oysters, craft beers and local wines. The evening brings music and dancing in Mitchell Park and screenings of original movies. On Sunday there are more family friendly activities throughout the village, including a chowder contest and old-fashioned games in Mitchell Park. East End Seaport Museum, www.eastendseaport.org

Apple Festival 

September 14 & September 15,9 am – 6 pm Join us for Harbes Orchard’s Annual Apple Festival. Don’t miss two fun-filled days of apple activities for the whole family. As part of the apple festivities, there will be hosted apple games throughout the day. Everyone will have fun competing in one of the exciting matches. There will be apple cider donut eating contests, apple rolling competitions and plenty of apple picking too. The 15-acre apple orchard has apples that are even within reach of the smallest of hands. The Apple Express will chauffeur you to the ripest rows of apples. FREE LIVE MUSIC in picnic area. Harbes Orchard,5698 Sound Avenue, Riverhead Harbes Family Farm, www.harbesfamilyfarm.com

16TH Annual Long Island Garlic Festival

September 14 & September 15, 10 am – 6 pm Garlic Lovers Unite for Celebration of Food, Farming, & Fun. Featuring: Junior Garlic Iron Chef Competition! Garlic Eating Contest! Garlic Olympics! Long Island’s ONLY Garlic Festival, an all-day celebration of the wonders of “Garliciana,” with festival vendors featuring a wide variety of garlic inspired foods, crafts, music and just plain garlic to eat and plant. Full Access Admission just $10 per person, admission before 12 pm is $5, children under 2 free – includes fun on the whole farm. Including unlimited Hayrides, bounce house, mini-pumpkin picking, farm animal area, and all other attractions. The Long Island Garlic Festival is all about celebrating the harvest season, enjoying good garlic, and most of all, having fun. 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market,  www.gardenofevefarm.com

Stomp Party at RG|NY

September 15, 1 pm – 5 pm Join us for the annual Stomp Party. Make history and get your feet wet while enjoying live music and views of the 200-acre vineyard and Entenmann Residence. Tickets include: a bottle of wine per person, Lombardi’s picnic basket (contains a sandwich, salad and chips per person), grape stomping, tours of the vineyard on a bicycle or tractor ride and access into the Entenmann Residence. $80 for adults and $25 for children. 6133 Sound Avenue, Riverhead RG|NY Vineyard, www.rgnywine.com

Jay & The Americans Rock & Roll Greats!

September 27, 8 pm Jay & the Americans, one of Rock & Roll’s Greats with 12 top 10 hits! Known for their hits Tonight (from the Broadway Musical West Side Story), Only In America, Come A Little Bit Closer, and This Magic Moment. Join these legends on this one night only performance! Tickets: $65, $69 The Suffolk Theater, www.suffolktheater.com

Pumpkin Festival

September 28 & September 29, 10 am – 6 pm Come celebrate the grand seasonal opening of the Barnyard Pumpkin Patch during the 30th Anniversary Season at Harbes Family Farm. Featuring the Annual Pumpkin Festival, a two-day weekend salute to Fall at the Mattituck Farm. The beautiful 7-acre “u-pick” Barnyard Pumpkin Patch offers many varieties of on-the-vine pumpkins and gourds to choose from. There will be pumpkin rolling competitions, potato sack races, tug of war, and you won’t want to miss the incredibly fun scarecrow dress-up relays. There will also be FREE LIVE MUSIC in the courtyard/picnic area. Come and celebrate pumpkin season at the Pumpkin Festival. 715 Sound Avenue, Mattituck Harbes Family Farm, www.harbesfamilyfarm.com

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