04/01/15 5:11pm
04/01/2015 5:11 PM
The Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue in October attracted a big crowd. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

The Pour the Core hard cider festival at Peconic Bay Winery in Cutchogue in October attracted a big crowd. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

A quiet summer Sunday drive on the North Fork of Long Island — zipping past farm stands and rows of vines — may be a thing of the past. Thanks to an increase of tourism, the area is certainly changing and shows no sign of slowing down, longtime business owners and residents say.

And according to data from Southold Town, tourists are being drawn to the area for more special events than ever before. That means more festivals, more wine tastings, more fundraisers and especially more weddings.  (more…)