The weather this year was wonderful! Everyone came out for the 35th annual Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association Pickle Festival. These two are enjoying the society's hand held "pickles on a stick."
Volunteers set up for the day's activities.
The families come in at 10:00
The Gardiner Barn
This is the society's pickle tent with Kosher dill pickles, but we have other things besides pickles.....
Greenlawn American Legion Post 1244 comes each year
Mike H., a representative from Newsday
Vivint solar company, with Daniel Glicker
50 different kinds of Ravioli from Bambino's Fresh Pasta of Deer Park
Horman's pickles from Glen Cove
Master Nick runs the free hayride
antique cars and trucks
The volunteers from the association lovingly restored the iconic Lollipop train
Engineer Pete drives the train
to the delight of all the children.
There is a free corn maze
Deanne Rathke, the director of the association, and the Pickle lady
Monty Bread with Joe Finger
Divine Brine of Huntington Station
The Big Cheese
Ridgewood Pork Store with their smoked meats
Nina's Batch, granolas
Wicked Teaspoon, Hope displays dips and dipping oils
A lovely mom and her son enjoying a pickle on a stick.
Hartman's hot dogs served up by Don Pope who comes all the way back from Florida each year to help out.
The kids love them
Each year farmer Tony Guarnaschelli uses the 100 year old Long Island potato digging machine to pop out the potatoes.
He plants rows so that children can see why Long Island was so famous for our potatoes.
Kids line up and make a mad dash for the potatoes!
They fill up paper bags and just get very excited about their potato trophies. Parents love this activity, because they can get pumpkins anywhere, but freshly dug potatoes, they can bring them home and cook them that night!
This mom said that this was her baby's first pickle, and as you can see he loved it.
The music was provided all day by Phillip Jordan's band, Leap of Faith. Members included Christine Jordan, Tommy Spiro, Joe Bowser, Kirsten Maxwell, and Mike Sharp. Over 5,000 people attended this event and all had a very happy family day outing. Don't miss next year's festival.