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Hard Cider Fesitval, Sailboat Races, Tractor Pulls

This weekend offers three very different, but classic, ways to experience the North Fork. The big headline event is the 3rd Annual Pour the Core hard cider festival, and it evokes North Fork farming, both because of our vineyards and our orchards. The 21st Whitebread 'round the Whirl Regatta reminds us of our gorgeous waterways, our sense of humor, and our commitment to outdoor play. Last but by no means least, the Long Island Antique Power Association's Fall Festival connects both to our farming history and to our history as a whole with its tractor pulls, pumpkins and kids' corner. Beyond these North Fork-evoking events, this weekend offers many ways to explore the land and creativity that make this place great. Enjoy live music while eating a locally raised oyster and sipping a local wine or brew. Gallery hop, through downtowns and in between. Get to know some of our artists and writers as they feature their works.

The Highlights

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Festivals & Charity Events

This weekend, hard cider enthusiasts have two ways to celebrate their love. Friday, Lieb Cellars celebrates the release of its hard cider, Rumor Mill. Saturday is the 3rd Annual Pour the Core festival. Non-cider festivities include the Long Island Antique Power association's Fall Festival, which features tractor pulls and other earthy fun.

Food, Farm & Vineyard

Wineries welcome you to tour and taste, while offering delicious local food. Lieb Cellars unveils its hard cider with a proper party. On Sunday nights, Noah's celebrates the harvest by pairing special courses with a local vineyard's wine.

Live Music

This week music plays up and down the fork, in a variety of settings and styles.

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Meet an award-winning writer; chat with artists after they give a gallery talk; see a new exhibit or two.

History

This weekend is one of the last to visit Horton's lighthouse, or one of the many other historic buildings on the Fork. Most close except for appointment later this month.

Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Reflecting the still beautiful weather, lots is happening outdoors. The 21st annual Whitebread regatta--a riff off the more famous whitbread--features many races and a great after party. Or explore the salt marsh of Mashomack preserve by kayak; explore seaweed hands on and learn how much you eat; stargaze.

Festivals & Charity Events

Saturday

  • 3rd Annual Pour the Core! Long Island's Hard Cider Festival, Cutchogue. More than 75 cider cider makers will pour their wares amid the lovely & easily accessible grounds of Peconic Bay Winery. For people 21 and over only, special cheap tickets for designated drivers. Details.

Saturday & Sunday

  • Long Island Antique Power Association Fall Festival, Jamesport. Tractor pulls, hayrides, kids corner, pumpkins! 10 am -5 pm. Details.
Food, Farm & Vineyard

Friday

  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Lieb Cellars Oregon Road--Rumor Mill Hard Cider Release Party, Cutchogue. Complimentary tastings, live music by Swear and Shake, food from Noah’s on the Road Food Truck 5-8 pm. Details.
  • Harbes Family Farm--Fall FestivalMattituck. Pick a pumpkin,  enjoy live music, wander the corn mazes and more. Details
  • Friday at Dilberto WineryJamesport. Fresh baked pizza & two glasses of wine for $25. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-8 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • Greenport Farmer's MarketGreenport. Local produce, poultry, eggs, shellfish, cheese, bread, wine, preserves, and more.  9 am to 1 pm. Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard-Vine To Wine Tour, Peconic. The most comprehensive wine tour in the region, at the first custom winemaking center on the North Fork, hosted  by Anthony Sannino, owner and winemaker.  Reservations required. 1 pm. Details.
  • Sang Lee Farms Tour, Taste, Talk, Peconic. Tour organic farm fields, greenhouses and barn with Karen Lee. Enjoy an amazing tasting of delicious vegetables and prepared products from the Sang Lee Kitchen.  11-12:30 pm. Details.
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Waters Crest Winery-Wine Blending ClassCutchogue. Winemaker Jim Waters will share his passion for wine and teach the art (and science) of making great wine. Reservations required. 2-4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse--Tours, Mattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 pm. Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Paumanok Vineyards-Oysters!Aquebogue. Paumanok Vineyards serves fresh, local oysters every Saturday in September and October, 2-5 pm. Details.

Sunday

  • Noah's: Winemakers' Dinner SeriesGreenportChef Noah's annual series of five course prix fixes, pairing a local winery with his fabulous local food. This week: Sparkling Pointe. Winemaker – Gilles Martin. In the private dining room, starting at 6 pm. Details
  • Winemaker's Studio, Peconic. Happy hour! 5-7 pm. Details.
  • Castello Di Borghese Vineyards--Winemaker's Walk, Cutchogue. Tour and tasting; starts at 1 pm. Details.
  • Bedell Cellars-Book Signing, Cutchogue.  James Beard Award Winning Author Paul Lukacs presents his “Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures.” 2- 4 pm. Details.
  • Shinn Estates Vineyard & Farmhouse-Tours, Mattituck offers a couple of ways to experience wine and wine making. Walk the vineyard with Barbara Shinn, Learn about sustainable, organic and Biodynamic winegrowing. Taste four wines. 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Details. Prefer to be indoors? Tour the winery and barrel center starting at 2:30, also involving a taste of four wines. Details.
  • Jamesport Vineyards Serves Noah's, Jamesport. Throughout the fall, Jamesport Vineyard's new wood burning oven will  be baking deliciousness from Noah's. 12-6 pm. Details.
  • Dilberto Winery-Barrel Tasting & ToursJamesport. Sample straight from the barrel, 11 am and 1 pm. Details.
  • Palmer Vineyards-YogaRiverhead East,Yoga in the Vines, 11 am+ Details.
Live Music

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Visual, Performing & Literary Arts

Friday

  • Film: Esteban Vicente- Portrait of an ArtistShelter Island. A documentary from the Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival about the abstract expressionist painter that lived in Bridgehampton for nearly 40 years.  7 pm. Details.  
  • Matinee Film: It's Better to JumpMattituckIMDb:  "There is a centuries-old seawall in the ancient port of Akka, located on Israel's northern coast. Today, Akka is a modern city inhabited by Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha'i, but its history goes all the way back to rule of the Egyptian Pharaohs. ..." 1:30 pm. Details.

Saturday

  • South Street Gallery--New Exhibit: East End Musings,  Greenport.  East End Musings by Daniel Jones and James Sabaston, through November 3rd. Reception on October 18. Open Thurs-Mon 12-5 pm.  Details.

Sunday

  • Bedell Cellars-Book Signing, Cutchogue.  James Beard Award Winning Author Paul Lukacs. “Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures.” 2- 4 pm. Details.
  • Alex Ferrone Gallery-Gallery Talk: Bare, Cutchogue.  Michael Adelson and Ann Brandeis discuss the work they are exhibiting in Bare, spectral nudes. 1 pm.  Details.

All Weekend Ongoing

Mattituck Movie Theater Shows all week; listings here.

History

Ongoing

  • Oyster Ponds Historical SocietyOrient. The OHS has multiple galleries in several buildings, exhibiting works from four centuries. Thurs, Sat and Sun 2-5 pm;  Details.
  • Fire Fighter Museum, Greenport. The Fire Fighter is a famous and historic fireboat open for free tours Saturday and Sunday from 11 to 5. Details.
  • Southold Indian MuseumSouthold. Current Special Exhibit: Tobacco, Sacred to Profane, 5000 years of tobacco history on Long Island. Large permanent collection  includes the largest collection of Algonquin ceramic pottery and other treasures. Sunday 1-4:30 pm. Details.
  • Maple Lane ComplexSouthold. These crown jewels of the Southold Historical Society  and are open Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm. Details.
  • Historic Sign ExhibitSouthold. historic signs that were created on Long Island between 1830 and 1930. Runs from July 5 through October 12. Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday 1-4 pm  Details.
  • The Horton Point LighthouseSouthold. One of the Southold Historical Society's many treasures. Originally designed by George Washington, it is now home to a nautical museum. Open through Columbus Day, Saturday and Sunday 11:30 am - 4pm.  Details.
  • Historic BuildingsMattituck. The Mattituck-Laurel Historical Society has several historic buildings they are happy to show on weekends by appointment. Details.
  • Hallockville Museum Farm--"Defense of the Eagle"Riverhead East.   Learn about an overlooked naval battle that took place right here on the shores of the Long Island Sound during the War of 1812! Hallockville commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Battle of the Eagle which took place over three days in 1814. Fri-Sun 12-4 pm. Details.
Outdoors, Land, Sky & Sea

Saturday

  • Mashomack Point PaddleShelter Island.  Explore the beautiful winding salt marsh of Mashomack Point by kayak or canoe. 9 am to noon. rain/wind date Sunday  Details.
  • One Woman Wines-Tasting Under the Stars!, Southold. Outdoor movie, bonfire, s’mores, telescope, candlelight. Bring your own food. Rain cancels. 6-10 pm. Details.
  • The Custer Institute, Southold, is the oldest public observatory on Long Island. On Saturday nights from dark until midnight they give guided tours of the heavens, clouds permitting. Saturday the moon will be be nearly full, not great for targazing. Details.
  • Growing Garlic, the Stinking Rose, Southold. The Peconic Land Trust presents Renato Stafford who instructs. 10 am to noon. Details.
  • 21st Annual Peconic Bay Sailing Association Whitebread Regatta, New Suffolk.  From the website: "With 14 cruising and racing divisions and an expected fleet of over 120 boats, the Whitebread offers a great fall venue with a course starting in New Suffolk and rounding Shelter Island and back, offering all sailors a 30 mile race with and against wind and tide." After party features Legends's clam chowder, Greenport Harbor Brewing beer, and music by the Lone Sharks. Details.
  • Got Seaweed?, Cutchogue.  Explore seaweed samples, learn about seaweed slime, and discovery you consume more seaweed you think! At Downs' Farm Preserve with the Group for the East End. 10-11:00 am Details.

Ongoing