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Gacin Timmers, 5, of East Islip at Thursday night's Strawberry Festival in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Gacin Timmers, 5, of East Islip at Thursday night’s Strawberry Festival in Mattituck. (Credit: Vera Chinese)

Hulling night, an annual tradition of the Mattituck Lions Club’s Strawberry Festival, is held the first night of the four-day fair. The hulled berries are made into strawberry shortcake, daiquiris, pie and more.

The festivities kicked off Thursday night for the 60th annual festival. To see more photos, check out northforker.com.

06/15/13 10:00am
06/15/2013 10:00 AM

There was no shortage of helping hands at the 59th annual Mattituck Lions Club Strawberry Festival hulling night on Thursday.

Friends and neighbors from across the North Fork descended on Strawberry Fields in Mattituck to help prepare the thousands of strawberries needed for the annual fair.

As music played and strawberry smoothies flowed, hundreds of crates of strawberries were deposited on tables set up beneath a tent and volunteers got busy hulling.

The festival continues until Sunday, June 16th.