Beautiful night for hulling strawberries in Mattituck: Photos

The 64th annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival officially kicked off Thursday with hulling night. The hundreds of volunteers who helped prepare all the strawberries for the festival received a strawberry daiquiri.

The four-day festival features a full slate of events Saturday, including the crowning of the Strawberry Queen at 3 p.m. and the return of the shortcake-eating contest at 5 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

See more photos below:

The 64th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival.

Southold’s Fiona Dunn, Lindsay Zaffino, Julia Judge, Audrey Chapman, Rana Miller, and Olivia Zehil (all of Southold).

Volunteering with Mattituck Leo’s Club: Madison Schmidt of Mattituck, Gabrielle Dwyer of Mattituck, Lily Russell of Mattituck, and Antonio Marine of Mattituck.

Mattituck Cub Scout Pack 39’s Christopher Brincat of Jamesport.

Teresa McCaskie of Mattituck with Sandra Lazar of Mattituck.

Andrew McCarthy of Riverhead and Eric Richards of Mattituck prep freshly-hulled strawberries.

Southold’s Matt Larsen feeds a strawberry to his neighbor’s son, Wyatt Rebentisch.

Krystal Bialeski of Mattituck making strawberry daiquiris.

Freshly-hulled strawberries behind the scenes at the Strawberry Festival.

Aquebogue’s Welsh, Kosinski, Shields, Milano, and Cariello children enjoy their daiquiris.

Hulling night volunteers each received a strawberry daiquiri.

Mattituck’s Mary Burke, Bella Burke, Sydney Burke, and Mackenzie Conroy.

Kim DeNicola of Southold and Dawn Grzegorczyk of Southold.

Festival-goers hold up their wristbands.

Scenes from the 64th Annual Strawberry Festival fairgrounds.

Scenes from the 64th Annual Strawberry Festival fairgrounds.

Scenes from the 64th Annual Strawberry Festival fairgrounds.

Scenes from the 64th Annual Strawberry Festival fairgrounds.

Scenes from the 64th Annual Strawberry Festival fairgrounds.

Fireworks at the 64th Annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival.