PHOTOS: 9th annual North Fork Craft Beer Festival

A group of friends arrive at the festival for a bachelor party.

A group of friends arrive at the festival for a bachelor party.

The 9th annual North Fork Craft Beer Festival was held on the grounds of the former Calverton Links Golf Course in Calverton Saturday afternoon.

Over 50 world class craft brewers poured samples of hundreds of different brews to the thirsty crowd of several hundred.

New to the festival this year were food trucks serving up everything from wood fired pizza to specialty pickles.

Six-person golf carts were used to shuttle people to and from the parking areas, making a lot of people happy to avoid the long walk under a scorching sun.

The event will help to raise funds for KIDS NEED MORE and the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual walk to end Alzheimer’s.

Photos by Katharine Schroeder.

A group of friends arrive at the festival for a bachelor party.

A group of friends arrive at the festival for a bachelor party.

A group of girls from all over the country held their bachelorette party at the festival.

A group of girls from all over the country held their bachelorette party at the festival.

Southold's own Nice Buns Slammin' Sliders serves customers. Food trucks were new at this year's festival.

Southold’s own Nice Buns Slammin’ Sliders serves customers. Food trucks were new at this year’s festival.

A beautiful can from Port Jeff Brewing Company.

A beautiful can from Port Jeff Brewing Company.

Service with a smile from Anthony Walsh of Port Jeff Brewing Company.

Service with a smile from Anthony Walsh of Port Jeff Brewing Company.

Yosuf Kadri and Maria Kispert of Queens enjoying the day.

Yosuf Kadri and Maria Kispert of Queens enjoying the day.

Dan Burke of Long Ireland Beer Company.

Dan Burke of Long Ireland Beer Company.

From left:  Brittany Carruba, Joann Marcus, Sarah Galligan and Shawna Gregory, all of Bethpage.

From left: Brittany Carruba, Joann Marcus, Sarah Galligan and Shawna Gregory, all of Bethpage.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company's LeeAnn Romanelli and Cait Burkhardt.

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s LeeAnn Romanelli and Cait Burkhardt.

The tasting glasses.

The tasting glasses.

Stella Artois glasses.

Stella Artois glasses.

Bob Wilson of Miller Place, left, with Dan O'Hare of Rocky Point.

Bob Wilson of Miller Place, left, with Dan O’Hare of Rocky Point.

Northforker staff Lindsay Riemer and Cerria Torres.

Northforker staff Lindsay Riemer and Cerria Torres.

The crowd under the tent.

The crowd under the tent.

Nate Payne, left, and Vanessa Bedson, right, of Crooked Ladder Brewing Company.

Nate Payne, left, and Vanessa Bedson, right, of Crooked Ladder Brewing Company.

A group of friends enjoy a beer in the shade.

A group of friends enjoy a beer in the shade.

Ralph Scerbo Jr. and Ralph Scerbo Sr. enjoy a cigar with their beer.

Ralph Scerbo Jr. and Ralph Scerbo Sr. enjoy a cigar with their beer.

The venue.

The venue.

Christopher Don prepares Hop Fries which are fried potatoes infused with beer.

Christopher Don prepares Hop Fries which are fried potatoes infused with beer.

Danny Smith of Boston drives one of the many trolleys running to and from the parking areas.

Danny Smith of Boston drives one of the many trolleys running to and from the parking areas.