VIDEO: Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival

Thousands flocked to the North Fork this weekend for the Mattituck Lions Club’s 54th annual Strawberry Festival.

Residents strolled through the field nibbling on chocolate-covered strawberries, taking bites of strawberry shortcake and sipping strawberry daiquiris. Small children spun in giant strawberry-shaped cars.

And the much anticipated 2011 Strawberry Queen was announced, with Kaitlyn Doorhy, 17, of Mattituck taking the crown.

The festival is open until 11 p.m. on Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

KATHARINE SCHROEDER PHOTO | The 2010 Strawberry Queen, Veronica Stelzer, helps Kaitlyn Doorhy with her cape.