Mattituck Strawberry Competition to return with rides, fireworks, leisure and — after all — strawberries

After the cancellation by the pandemic last year, the 66th annual strawberry festival will take place in Mattituck from Wednesday, June 16 to Sunday, June 20.

“We are very excited to be holding the Strawberry Festival after a year off,” said Chris Ekster, festival chairman and first vice president of the Mattituck Lions Club. “We expect this to be a great time for all participants.”

The event features carnival rides, entertainment, crafts, food – and of course, strawberries. A full schedule is available on the website Festival website.

For the first time, the festival will open on a Wednesday evening with no entry fee from 5pm to 10pm. Entry is free on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and $ 10, and Fridays through Sundays. Children under five have free entry.

If the weather is nice, there will be a fireworks show on Thursday and Saturday evenings. The entire festival opens on Friday evening. In addition to the food court and carnival rides on offer over the past two nights, there is a fair for craft and business vendors.

The strawberry queen will be crowned on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The festival ends on Sunday with Father’s Day offers, including free entry for all fathers accompanied by a paid child.

Social distancing and masks are required for anyone who is not fully vaccinated as per CDC guidelines. All participants must undergo a temperature check and sign a health screening form stating that they will wear a mask at all times if they are not vaccinated, except when eating or drinking. The shape is available here to be completed in advance.

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