Editor’s Picks: Riverhead Country Fair
Riverhead Country Fair
Sunday, October 9
Peconic Ballet Theater School
Kick off the Riverhead County Far with an outdoor production of contemporary and classical pieces staged by the Peconic Ballet Theater and Artistic Director Christiana Bitonti. Help the dancers celebrate Autumn and everything Riverhead has to offer!
Live Music with Southbound
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Southbound has taken blues, rock, country, southern and classic rock songs and made them their own. This versatile band that has been entertaining the tri-state area for over 20 years and was voted best cover band by Newsday two years in a row. The band features instruments such as the pedal steel, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, guitar, bass and drums, making for a unique sound.
The true celebration of Riverhead’s agricultural past can be found on the grounds of East End Arts, where competitions are held for everything from largest pumpkin to best apples, best gooseberry jam to most unique preserve. All entries must be grown on Long Island. In addition to competitive farming, awards — even cash awards — are handed out in other categories for basket weaving, floral arrangements, cake decorating, baked goods, needlework, wood carving and home brewing. Information and applications are available online at riverheadcountryfair.com.
Get on the Tractor
As they do every year, members of the Long Island Antique Power Association, a not-for-profit with a motto and mission “preserving the past for the future,” will host an antique tractor show at the Riverhead Country Fair. And while adults meander through fields of everything tractor, the little ones can jump on for a tractor pull ride.