Here are five North Fork events we think are worth checking out this weekend:
Country Fest Long Island
The family-friendly, two-day event being held Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, will feature live country music from 10 artists. Headlining bands include one of country music’s rising new stars Ali Isabella, the tri-state area’s premier country/rock band Six Gun and the North Fork’s own Southbound.
There will be food, beer and crafts on sale from local vendors.
The event features kids events, monster trucks, food and dancing.
Tickets are $14 for adults and children ages 10 and under are free. Two-day passes are available for $20. Tickets will be available at the door; cash only.
Sparkling Pointe Carnaval Celebration
Join Sparkling Pointe on Saturday, July 25 from 1 to 6 pm for the 6th annual Brazilian Carnaval Celebration. The event will feature the release of Cuvée Carnaval Rouge, the Samba Novo drum band, Samba dancers and local food vendors from Blondie’s Bake Shop, The Kitchen by Waterside Caterers and noah’s.
Tickets are available at the door at $15 per person and include a glass of sparkling wine and souvenir flute.
Call (631) 765-0200 for more info. Sparkling Pointe is located at 39750 Route 48 in Southold.
Southold-Greenport Rotary Lobsterfest
This is the clubs’ 24th year hosting the feast, which draws hundreds of people to Founders Landing. In 2013, the crowd consumed more 900 lobsters, 300 steaks, corn and potatoes donated by local farmers, we reported..
Guests have their choice of lobster or steak. Tickets also include mussels, corn, cole slaw, potato and watermelon. Hot dogs and burgers, corn, watermelon and lemonade will be available for kids.
There will also be a cash bar for wine, beer and soft drinks.
Lobsterfest is Saturday, July 25. Food will be served from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, located at the end of Hobart Road in Southold. Enjoy continuous live music until 9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $40 in advance for adults or $50 at the door. Kids 12 and under are $7.
Tickets can be purchased by calling Barbara Ackerman (631) 298-5868 or (631) 379-9813.
The Greenport Farmer’s Market
The Greenport Farmer’s Markets runs on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot located on South Street and Second Street. The event will continue weekly until Sept. 13.
Southold Run for the Soldiers
The Southold Run for the Soldiers 5K kicks off at Southold Elementary School on Saturday, July 25.
The race is $25 per person and you can sign up here.
Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8:30 a.m.
All proceeds form the event benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit supporting veterans services. For more information call Fitness Advantage (631) 765-4015.
The elementary school is located at 420 Oaklawn Avenue extension in Southold.