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…)

09/12/16 10:27am
Owner George Gabrielsen feeds his goats in their new pen (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

Owner George Gabrielsen feeds his goats in their new pen (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

They may not be on Main Road anymore, but Gabrielsen’s Country Plant Farm will be in full fall festivity mode this coming weekend.

The popular plant and flower farm stand moved to its wholesale location on Herricks Lane in Jamesport earlier this year after its former Main Road location, which is owned by investors, was put up for sale in late 2015.

But the Gabrielsens will still kick off the season with their first festival weekend Saturday, Sept. 17 and Sunday, Sept. 18. (more…)

01/20/16 4:47pm
The Main Road property that recently housed Gabrielsen's Country Plant Farm is now on the market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Main Road property that recently housed Gabrielsen’s Country Plant Farm is now on the market. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

One of the most noticeable agritainment complexes on the North Fork’s main artery is no more.

Gabrielsen’s Country Plant Farm, which offered seasonal hay rides, corn mazes and a kiddie bounce house in addition to greenhouse-grown shrubs, annuals and perennials, has left its longtime Jamesport location. The retail business closed at the end of 2015. (more…)