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The 39th annual Country Fair at Hallockville: Photos

Three-year-old Kacey tries her hand at the lasso. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

The annual Country Fair drew big crowds to Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead Saturday for an afternoon of old-fashioned family fun.

The North Fork tradition celebrates the region’s rich folk arts and agricultural heritage with craft demonstrations and more than 50 artisan vendors selling handmade items such as jewelry, jams and jellies, candles, hand knit pieces, and more.

The two-day festival also features live music, children’s activities, the Long Island Potato exhibit and guided museum tours. The demonstrations and displays include rug hooking, basketweaving, quilting, woodcarving, decoy carving and woodworking.

The Hallockville Country Fair is one of the non-profit museum farm’s largest fundraisers of the year. Admission supports education programs, historic restoration, special exhibits and the upkeep of 19 historic buildings on 28 acres of preserved land.

The 39th annual Country Fair continues today Sunday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Entry is $8 for adults and $5 for children 5-12 years old.

Hallockville Museum Farm is located at 6038 Sound Ave., Riverhead.

See more photos from the first day of the festival below:

The homemade bake sale at the Hallockville Country Fair. (Credit Cyndi Zaweski)
Creative Carving owner Richard Anderson demonstrated his work. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
The Long Island Potato exhibit. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Joe Bane, 11, hula hoops in the children’s section. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Juliet, 6, and Kacey, 3, explore the water well. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

There were more than 50 vendors. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Artwork from The Natural Flair. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Barrier Island Woodworking sells signs and other goods. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Hand crafted soaps from Empty Pockets Ranch. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Hand made jewelry from Sea Glass and Sunsets. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Hand made crocheted wears by Crocheted Creations. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Four-day-old Kune Kune pigs. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Ms. Kitty from the East End Livestock Horseman’s Association. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

Sandra Henriksen, of the Hallockville Jam Band, plays guitar. (Credit: Cyndi ZaweskI)
Denise Johnson, of The Peconic Ruggers, hooks rugs. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
The quilt display. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)
Live music was performed by Tom & Lisa & Friends. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)