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Lobsterfest will once again benefit Southold and Greenport rotary club projects. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Looking for something to do on the North Fork (or Shelter Island) this weekend? Here are five ideas.

Or, as always, you can visit for even more things to do.

Paddle Battle

A scene from the 2016 Paddle Battle Long Island event. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The fifth annual Paddle Battle Long Island is set to hit the Peconic River in Downtown Riverhead on Saturday, July 29. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on the Peconic Waterfront. Entry fees are $65 on race day. Rental canoes and kayaks are available for $4. Visit for more info.

Oxen 101 at Hallockville

Hallockville Museum Farm.(Credit: Krysten Massa)

Learn about working with oxen at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday, July 29. You’ll even get a chance to work in the field with Hallockville’s oxen Eddie and Dylan. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. and is $15 for museum members, or $20 for the public. Advance registration is required. Click here for more info.

Haven’s Farmers Market on Shelter island

The Shelter Island Historical Society is home to a weekly farmer’s market.
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Pickup some local produce, flowers, herbs, fish, breads, pies, salads, cheese, olive oils and more at the weekly Haven’s Farmers Market, held at the Havens House Museum on the Shelter Island Historical Society campus. The event is held from 9:30 a.m. until noon rain or shine and admission is free. Click here for directions and more info.


John Sabatino, left, and Kevin McLaughlin. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Enjoy lobster in a beautiful setting as the Southold and Greenport Rotary Clubs host the 25th Annual Lobsterfest at Founder’s Landing this Saturday, July 29.

One of the North Fork’s most beloved summertime activities, the event takes place from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and raises money for many projects that benefit both communities. The event is held at the Wharf House at Founders Landing, located at the end of Hobart Road in Southold.

Tickets are $55 in advance for adults or $60 at the door. Kids ages 12 and under are $7.

Advance tickets can be purchased by calling Barbara Ackerman at (631) 298-5868, Rob Brown at (631) 477-9752 or Jo Pettit at (631) 735-9061.

Opening at Alex Ferrone gallery

Municipal Building by Ray Germann will be on display at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue.

Check out the group exhibit Elemental Light at Alex Ferrone Gallery in Cutchogue. The gallery is located at 25425 Main Road in Cutchogue and is open on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Visit for more information.