Scenes from the 41st Polish Town Fair in Riverhead

The 41st annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival was held this weekend in Riverhead’s Polish Town.

Despite the ninety degree heat, thousands of people roamed the streets of Polish Town, enjoying traditional foods, shopping at one of many craft and vendor booths and attending a variety of demonstrations.

A group of friends from Riverhead enjoying the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

A group of friends from Riverhead enjoying the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mark Pendizick of Commack gives the thumbs up to a cold beer in an official Polish Fair mug. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Mark Pendizick of Commack gives the thumbs up to a cold beer in an official Polish Fair mug. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Meghan Burns and Cindy White of Riverhead man the t-shirt booth. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Meghan Burns and Cindy White of Riverhead man the t-shirt booth. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Any message you want can be found on red and white t-shirts at the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Any message you want can be found on red and white t-shirts at the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Kiladitis family of St. James enjoying the day. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The Kiladitis family of St. James enjoying the day. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brittany Brewer, left, helps Madison Collins create sand art. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Brittany Brewer, left, helps Madison Collins create sand art. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Corn husker Kevin Chew dressed for the occasion. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Corn husker Kevin Chew dressed for the occasion. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Handmade crafts at the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Handmade crafts at the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

First place winner in the corn husking contest Matthew Kolakowski, 9, of Lindenhurst, left.  On the right is second place winner Eric Czyroski, 7, of Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

First place winner in the corn husking contest Matthew Kolakowski, 9, of Lindenhurst, left. On the right is second place winner Eric Czyroski, 7, of Riverhead. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Rachel and Glenn Bosah of Bayville with the Polish eagle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Rachel and Glenn Bosah of Bayville with the Polish eagle. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Manny Fuentes of Bethpage serves up shish-ka-bob.  (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Manny Fuentes of Bethpage serves up shish-ka-bob. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowds at the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crowds at the fair. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Kevin Berla, 13, of Westhampton shows off his tiger paint. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Kevin Berla, 13, of Westhampton shows off his tiger paint. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crew from the Polish Town Civic Association. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The crew from the Polish Town Civic Association. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Gabriella Pucilowski of Farminville performs a Polish song. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Gabriella Pucilowski of Farmingville performs a Polish song. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Sherri Oney, Andrea Allen and Kathy Huber with four-year-old Mendy, a bulldog mix.  Although Mendy is camera shy, she's very sweet and available for adoption from the Last Chance Animal Rescue of Southampton. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Sherri Oney, Andrea Allen and Kathy Huber with four-year-old Mendy, a bulldog mix. Although Mendy is camera shy, she’s very sweet and available for adoption from the Last Chance Animal Rescue of Southampton. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)