2015 Strawberry Queen crowned under rainy skies

(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The girls make their way to the tent. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Despite the rain pouring down on the 2015 Strawberry Festival, visitors were all smiles underneath a tent where the crowning of the 2015 Strawberry Queen took place on Saturday afternoon.

Caroline Keil, 17, of Mattituck was chosen as this year’s queen while Jackie Davey, 17, of Southold was the runner-up.

[See photos from hulling night]

Underneath the “strawberry shortcake tent” volunteers were hard at work providing for the hundreds of people taking refuge from the downpour. Many of the vendor booths as well as some amusement rides closed up to wait out the rain, which continued to fall all afternoon.

The festival continues Sunday.

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(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Janet Brala and her improvised rain hat. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Cayleigh Orlowski, 5, of Mattituck shows off a juicy strawberry. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The Talanki family from Setauket enjoys strawberry shortcake. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Volunteers Ka Shya Hawkins, 9, and her mom Gwen, both of Mastic Beach. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Volunteer Bob Celic. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Chocolate covered strawberries. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Volunteers Liz Sullivan of Malvern with Joseph Pagano of Peconic. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Volunteers Liz Sullivan of Malvern with Joseph Pagano of Peconic. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Members of the North Fork Academy of Dance perform. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Contestants take shelter from the rain. From left: Mercedes Edwards of Greenport, Cora Small of Southold, Caroline Keil of Mattituck, 2014 Strawberry Queen Jasmine Clasing, Charley Claudio of Mattituck, and Jackie Davey of Southold.(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Runner-up Jackie Davey of Southold. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The newly crowned Strawberry Queen, Caroline Keil of Mattituck. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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Caroline Keil is interviewed by WLNG radio’s Dana Kallio.(Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The 2014 Strawberry Queen Jasmine Clasing and Caroline Keil. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

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The 2015 Strawberry Queen, Caroline Keil. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)