The inaugural North Fork Horseradish Festival is coming up next month, taking place at Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead and featuring such events as a horseradish sauce and dip contest and demonstrations.
The festival, on April 12 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., celebrates all thing horseradish.
All day, tours of Hallockville will be offered, plus demonstrations of horseradish grinding will be ongoing. From noon to 1 p.m., a lesson will be presented on the history and health benefits of horseradish. Then from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. a cooking demo is planned. From 3 to 4 p.m., learn how to garden and harvest horseradish.
Besides sauces and dips, festivalgoers can also enter their bloody Mary and horseradish soup recipes. Preregistration is required.
Admission is $20. Food will be sold by various vendors. No pets will be allowed. Tickets, for $20 each, are available at nofohorseradishfest.com.
Hallockville Farm is at 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead.