09/20/17 6:04am
The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 23, 24 and 25. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

The East End Maritime Festival runs this weekend, Sept. 22, 23 and 24. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

Some might argue that harvest is the best time on the East End.

With plenty of fall festivals, pumpkin picking, corn mazes and more, it certainly is often the busiest season.

Here are 9 festivals and events for fun on the North Fork this autumn. (more…)

03/10/16 10:00am
The outdoor tasting area at Mattebella Vineyards in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The outdoor tasting area at Mattebella Vineyards in Southold. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The temperature might still dip below freezing at night, but the recent openings of these North Fork farm stands and markets remind us that the days of beach permits and boating excursions are drawing near. (more…)

11/24/15 6:08am
Zuhoski Farms' 'cut your own Christmas tree' lot

Zuhoski Farms’ ‘cut your own Christmas tree’ lot on Oregon Road in Cutchogue

It’s time to get that Christmas tree.

Here are 12 places on the North Fork and Shelter Island where you can buy a fresh, pine-scented Douglas fir and other varieties.

Not sure what kind of tree to get?  Click here for our handy North Fork Christmas tree guide.

If you’re feeling really ambitious, six of the following places will let you cut your own. Just remember that most tree sales don’t begin until the weekend after Thanksgiving, so be sure to call ahead.

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09/13/14 9:00am
Fink's Country Farm will hosts its annual Fall Festival. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

Fink’s Country Farm will hosts its annual Fall Festival. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch photo)

A Fall festival can’t be contained to one weekend at Fink’s Country Farm in Wading River. The family-owned and operated farm kicks off the season on Saturday, Sept. 20 and keeps the autumn-themed activities going through Nov. 2 with family-friendly hayrides, pumpkin picking and even some night life. (more…)