An anticipated North Fork tradition took place Fourth of July weekend as the Mattituck Chamber of Commerce hosted the 42nd Annual Old-Fashioned Street Fair. Held Saturday July 6th on Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, the event featured booths from local vendors, a variety of food trucks, and live music on stage. Adjacent to the fair, Love Lane businesses were also open to patrons seeking further shopping and dining experiences.
The easy accessibility of the fair’s location gave families the opportunity to linger through the afternoon or to visit on and off throughout the day. Ample seating at the heart of the fair by the stage allowed people to rest and refresh themselves while watching live entertainment before returning to peruse the stalls. And ample space along the closed-off street gave children the freedom to play and parents the chance to enjoy a summer afternoon with the kids. East End businesses and organizations with a presence included non-profit Kait’s Angels, Riverhead’s Twin Stills Moonshine, the Mattituck-Laurel Civic Association, and Southold Bay Oysters.
The North Fork Animal Welfare League was also on site with adoptable dogs to visit. And the North Fork Community Theatre offered information and raffles for its upcoming youth production of the musical Pippin. Various crafts and artworks from local creators were also on display and for sale.
The highlight of the street fair was the judging and announcement of the new Little Miss Mattituck and Little Mister Mattituck. Contestants were asked simple interview questions by Livia Perrin—daughter of Chamber of Commerce Vice President David Perrin—and provided charming responses to the delight of the audience. In the end, Gavin Springer was crowned Little Mister Mattituck and Julianna Witczak was crowned Little Miss Mattituck. Both young winners will make appearances at various Mattituck Chamber of Commerce events for the next year.
Of course, a major draw for attendees to the 42nd Annual Street Fair was also the Annual Mattituck Chamber of Commerce raffle which featured forty prizes donated by local businesses and organizations. Winners were announced during the afternoon as a finale to this year’s event. Thankfully, the weather stayed balmy and beautiful throughout the day to allow guests to enjoy the street fair for as long as possible. Children and adults, tourists and locals alike were able to go home with memories from one of Mattituck’s oldest and most enjoyable summer traditions.
Thank you, Mattituck Chamber of Commerce, for continuing to help the Annual Old-Fashioned Street Fair be a success year after year.