Riverhead Country Fair brings “block party” downtown

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Photo by Jay Webster

Hailed by locals as a “town-wide block party” the annual Riverhead Country Fair is one of the largest festivals in New York State.

Now in its 38th year the fun starts this Sunday Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 200 Howell Ave., in downtown Riverhead.

The event celebrates the town’s agricultural heritage and offers plenty of activities everyone will enjoy. The fair features artists, entertainers, food, more than 450 local merchants, amusement rides, pony rides, agricultural and homemaking displays and competitions and of course, more food.