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Some of the trees on display at CAST’s Festival of Trees in 2020. (Credit: CAST)

The third annual North Fork Festival of Trees hosted by the Center for Advocacy, Support & Transformation (CAST) will transform Treiber Farms in Peconic into a winter wonderland with beautifully designed trees decorated by artists, businesses and North Fork locals from Nov. 19–20.

This year, 27 trees and 12-14 decorated wreaths will be auctioned for charity, and guests can bid on silent auction items including a giant homemade gingerbread house made by Jessica Shearman of NoFo Baker. 

Some of the local trees this year include a “Día de los Muertos” design from Lucharitos; a “Pretty Gullible” seagull theme from Greenport Harbor Brewing; a Queen Elizabeth-themed “Her Majestree” from Craft Hair; “Fisherman’s Blues” from Cindy Pease Roe and Port of Egypt; “The Grinch” from Peconic Pediatrics and many more.

“I think, particularly this year, so many families are struggling to make ends-meet,” said Cathy Demeroto of CAST. “To bring people together is really special. It’s a fun and festive family event for everyone to enjoy and a great way to bring people together and enjoy the start of the holiday season and give back to the community.”

New this year is a Merry Marketplace filled with handmade items and crafts for purchase, including woodworking creations from students at Southold High School. There’s also a tasty-sounding Cookie Cottage and Santa himself will visit from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and children 6+. You can purchase tickets in advance online here.