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.
Shortly after 16-year-old Joy Davis of Mattituck was crowned queen, she said she’s looking forward to representing her hometown.
“This community has given me so much, so I am looking forward to finally being able to give back,” she said.
On top of traditional festival food, club volunteers are serving strawberry shortcakes, strawberry daiquiris, chocolate covered strawberries and more. Family activities, entertainment and musical performances are also planned, as well as fireworks.
Ripe and bursting with flavor, much-beloved strawberries will be front and center this weekend during the annual Strawberry Festival. One of the East End’s most anticipated events the festival is downhome fun at its finest featuring a carnival, vendors, live music and, of course, freshly picked strawberries. (more…)