The beloved Lobsterfest tradition returns to Founders Landing

The annual event brings hundreds to Founders Landing on the last Saturday in July. (Credit: David Benthal)

Several hundred North Fork residents and visitors enjoyed a surf or turf dinner in a serene setting as the Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs hosted their 27th Annual Lobsterfest at Founder’s Landing Saturday.

One of the North Fork’s most beloved summertime traditions, the four-hour event raises money each year for a variety of projects that benefit both communities.

Guests get a choice of lobster or steak with sides of steamed mussels, baked potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw and watermelon. And there’s hamburgers and hot dogs for children.

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A lobster plate is prepared.

Cooked lobsters.

Kevin McLaughlin helps to cook the lobster, as he does each year at the event.

Mike Clancy of DiCarlo grills the steak.

David Benthal, editorial, portrait, davidbenthal.com

The annual event brings hundreds to Founders Landing on the last Saturday in July.

Sarah Johnson and Tom Treacy wore festive hats.

Cooked lobster.

The annual event brings hundreds to Founders Landing on the last Saturday in July.

The annual event brings hundreds to Founders Landing on the last Saturday in July.

The annual event brings hundreds to Founders Landing on the last Saturday in July.

A table full of food.

Rich Wells serves up some corn,

Walter Krupskiflips burgers.

Grab a slice of watermelon.

The Mangos perform.

The Mangos perform.

The annual event brings hundreds to Founders Landing on the last Saturday in July.