Carol DelVecchio with her Best of Show Pumpkin. Photo: Denise Civiletti

It was a damp re-launch of the Riverhead Country Fair Sunday, a year after the COVID-19 pandemic forced its cancellation.

The weather kept visitors and vendors alike away from the 45th fair, a favorite event that usually attracts throngs of visitors from all across Long Island.

While turnout was low, much of the crowd browsing the booths along Main Street and the Peconic Riverfront consisted of local folks and they seemed to enjoy visiting with neighbors and acquaintances in the mellow atmosphere of this year’s fair.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Denise Civiletti

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Denise is a veteran local reporter, editor, attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including investigative reporting and writer of the year awards from the N.Y. Press Association. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.Email Denise.