Photo: Peter Blasl

It was a beautiful day for a street fair and folks came from all over the region to enjoy the 44th annual Riverhead Country Fair in downtown Riverhead.

Vendors lined East Main Street and set up in rows in the riverfront parking lot. There were carnival rides for the kids, amusement games and lots and lots of food.

The agricultural displays and contest entries were set up on the grounds of East End Arts: antique tractors and engines from the L.I. Antique Power Association, farm animals, vegetables and fruits, pies, cakes and flowers, as well as quilts and needlepoint creations.

The Daughters of the American Revolution presented its community service award to the Riverhead Community Awareness Program during opening ceremonies on the town showmobile. Caroline Stepnoski of the DAR presented a certificate to Riverhead CAP executive director Felicia Scocozza and a large group of CAP volunteers.

Ceremonies included remarks by Supervisor Laura Jens-Smith, who was accompanied by council members Jodi Giglio and Tim Hubbard. Councilman James Wooten served as emcee.

Riverhead’s Van Renselaer Skidmore VFW Post 2476 presented the colors.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti and Peter Blasl

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