06/16/18 7:28am

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. (more…)

06/19/16 5:56am
Five-year-old Joshua Piraino of Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Five-year-old Joshua Piraino of Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Mattituck Lions Club is hosting its 62nd annual Strawberry Festival this Father’s Day weekend and selected its queen Saturday.

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.

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06/12/13 10:00am

strawberry festival

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…)