Photos from the 44th Polish Town Fair in Riverhead

08/19/2018 9:51 AM |

The Polish Town Fair returned to Riverhead for the 44th year this weekend. 

The festivities kicked off Saturday with food, crafts and fun, including the Polka Dance Festival.

The fair continues from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Elected officials pose with the 2018 Polish Town Queen Lilly Basia Whitehead. Riverhead Town Councilman Tim Hubbard, Riverhead Town Justice Lori Hulse, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, PTCA President Kay Davis, NY Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, Riverhead Town Councilman Jim Wooten, Receiver of Taxes Laurie Zaneski. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Dancing to polka by Mike Costa & the Beat and Polka Method. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Dancing to polka by Mike Costa & the Beat and Polka Method. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Robert Wenzler of Nesconset dancing with his son Robert. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Carol Dabovich of Bethpage and Steve Majercak of Clinton, N.J. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Joe and Carol Ruszczyk of Kings Park dance the polka.

PTCA volunteers preparing traditional Polish food. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

This year’s fair featured an inflatable playground in Polonaise Park. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Polish Town Fair souvenir t-shirts. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Polish Town Fair souvenir t-shirts. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Mike Betzag of Rockville Centre admires Polish Town Fair souvenir t-shirts. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Afternoon showers on the first day of the 2018 Polish Town Fair. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

PTCA volunteer Troy Muller of Centereach toasts Danny and Linda Caravella of Brooklyn, James Galley of Smithtown, and Kayla Velez of Smithtown. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

PTCA President Kay Davis interviews with Lisa A. Dabrowski for WLNG. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio, 2018 Polish Town Queen Lilly Basia Whitehead, and NY Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

NY Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo congratulates PTCA President Kay Davis and the 2018 Polish Town Queen Lilly Basia Whitehead on another successful year. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Riverhead Town Councilman Tim Hubbard, Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski, Riverhead Town Councilman Jim Wooten, Riverhead Town Councilwoman Jodi Giglio. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Kay Davis, PTCA President and Polish Town Fair Coordinator, thanks the community for continuing the traditions of Polish heritage. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

The 2018 Polish Town Fair mug. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Pierogi served by PTCA volunteers. (Credit: lLizabeth Wagner)

Kielbasa sandwiches served by PTCA volunteers.

PTCA volunteers serve authentic Polish food, including: kielbasa, homemade pierogi, and galumpki (stuffed cabbage). (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Representatives of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe Polish Supplementary School in Riverhead sing traditional Polish songs. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Representatives of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe Polish Supplementary School in Riverhead sing traditional Polish songs. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Steve Smith of East Quogue dances with his son Bryce. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Festival-goers dance to polka played by Middlesex Express. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Middlesex Express plays polka music on the bandstand. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Middlesex Express plays polka music on the bandstand. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

8. Patrycja Decowska of Riverhead sings the National Anthem and the Polish National Anthem while 2nd Vice Don Sievers of Medford and Post Adjutant Jerry Mulvaney of Riverhead represent American Legion Post 273 of Riverhead in the Flag Raising Ceremony. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Weronika Pucilowski, Gabriela Pucilowski, Nataniel Pucilowski, Zbigniew Pucilowski, and Olivia Decowska celebrate their Polish heritage. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Scenes from the 2018 Polish Town Fair. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Lorelei Holgerson, 2, poses with mother Stephanie Holgerson of Center Moriches. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

Lorelei Holgerson, 2, with parents Stephanie and Chris Holgerson of Center Moriches. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

3. 2018 Polish Town Queen Lilly Basia Whitehead poses with past PTCA president Carol Worrell. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

2018 Polish Town Queen Lilly Basia Whitehead of Riverhead. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

2018 Polish Town Queen Lilly Basia Whitehead of Riverhead poses with her grandmother, Polish Town Civic Association member Barbara Zaneski of Riverhead. (Credit: Elizabeth Wagner)

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