Harvest season has officially hit on the North Fork! We’re stocking up on apples and pumpkins galore, taking in the sights of local fall foliage, and spending these crisp and shorter days on farms and at wineries. There are several harvest themed events taking place over the next few weeks that highlight what comes from the very place that has long drawn first and second homeowners out east. We also look forward to Halloween festivities taking place in downtown Riverhead. If the cool weather is approaching a little too quickly for your liking, there is a stellar piece of real estate on the market that has us dreaming of warm West Coast days. Here is what’s happening on the North Fork…
CALIFORNIA COOL ON THE NORTH FORK
The North Fork has slowly been catching onto the modern home design trend, which has grown significantly in recent years. In East Marion, one home brings a California vibe with its contemporary style that in warm weather, you just may feel like you are worlds away. 840 Southern Boulevard, built in 2017, has four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in the open, airy home. High ceilings accented by walls of large windows bring the outside in and overlook the large private yard with a deck, patio, and heated saltwater pool. It is at once sophisticated and casual.
Listing agent, Douglas Elliman Real Estate licensed associate real estate broker Jill Dunbar, says, “This contemporary has a sophisticated and chic style but is set up for casual living and entertaining. The open living with floor-to-ceiling windows looks out onto the deck and heated saltwater pool. The yard is large and private. The master bedroom is on one side of the house and the other three bedrooms are on the other side, giving a restful sense of quiet.” This home is on the market for $1.3 million.
HALLOWEEN FEST IN RIVERHEAD
Draculas, zombies, ghouls and goblins, the streets of downtown Riverhead will transform into a playfully eerie scene to celebrate the annual Halloween Fest. From Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27, events, contests, and activities will take place at various businesses to celebrate all things fun and creepy. Catch the Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Suffolk Theatre, attend the masquerade ball at the Long Island Aquarium, enter the coffin race and navigate the racecourse, decorate lampposts to make a Halloween hometown, check out the jack o’ lantern display, and watch the grand parade. Trick-or-treaters can celebrate early as well, and all that attend are encouraged to dress up. Learn more at www.halloweenfestriverhead.com.
HARVEST THEMED EVENTS
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. is bringing back their annual Oyster Fest at their Carpenter Street location on Sunday, October 13. Enjoy oysters from ten different farms and the brewery’s Oyster Stout, plus other great brews, while listening to music by the Rusty Spur Band. This outdoor event will feature shellfish from Little Creek Oysters, Oysterponds, Cornell Oysters, Thatch Island, and more. Pindar Vineyards is hosting their annual Rock the Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 19. Food trucks will be onsite for guests to indulge in various provisions while enjoying the winery’s vintages. A beach glass jewelry popup will be present as well. This event wouldn’t be the same without music, so rock out to the sounds of Bon Journey, performing throughout the afternoon. Celebrate the local bounty with A North Fork Affair Farm to Table Dinner on Saturday, October 26 at CX Vineyards in Cutchogue. Guests will gather round a communal table, embracing all the North Fork has to offer this fall season. Grace and Grit Events will bring a unique culinary dining adventure outdoors, rain or shine.