North Fork Horseradish Festival Coming April 12

Horseradish is the subject of this day-long festival. Credit: Torring/iStock/Thinkstock

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

Hallockville Farm is at 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead.

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