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Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her face painted during the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 03, 2013)

Feast of St. Rocco 2013

More than 6,000 meatballs, 2,000 stuffed shells and 300 gallons of sauce -- when it comes to eating, the St. Rocco's Feast in Glen Cove doesn't fool around. At this event, hosted by the Church of St. Rocco through Sunday, the food is the star of the show.

Festival-goers enjoy the rides at the Feast of
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Festival-goers enjoy the rides at the Feast of St. Rocco celebration in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

D.J. Peluso, and his son Ryan, 3, of
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D.J. Peluso, and his son Ryan, 3, of Lindenhurst, take a ride on the spinning teacups at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Volunteer chef Mark Ermmarino, 50, of Glen Cove,
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Volunteer chef Mark Ermmarino, 50, of Glen Cove, cooks Italian sausages on the grill at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her
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Nicole Geres, 10, of Glen Cove, gets her face painted during the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 03, 2013)

From left: Jae Park, his wife Irene and
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From left: Jae Park, his wife Irene and their son Max indulge in Italian sausages and onions at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 03, 2013)

Volunteer chef Michael Colangelo, 48, of Glen Cove,
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Volunteer chef Michael Colangelo, 48, of Glen Cove, cooks hot Italian sausages on the grill at the Feast of St. Rocco in Glen Cove, cooks hot Italian sausages on the grill. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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"Jungle Bob," a reptile specialist, shows off a snake during a children's reptile show at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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"Jungle Bob," a reptile specialist, places a tarantula on the hat of a fair-goer during a children's reptile show at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

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"Jungle Bob," a reptile specialist, places a tarantula on the shirt of Calvin Kavrazonis, 6, of Queens, center, during a children's reptile show at the Feast of St. Rocco festival in Glen Cove. (Aug. 3, 2013)

Visitors dance to live music near the dessert
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Visitors dance to live music near the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

You've savored a sausage and pepper hero like
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You've savored a sausage and pepper hero like Noreen Diaz here at "The Best Feast in the East" on July 30, 2013. That's the slogan for the annual St. Rocco's Feast in Glen Cove, which draws tens of thousands of attendees each year. It features a smorgasbord of Italian food, rides, games and a procession of the St. Rocco statue, which is carried through the streets.

Jenny Caraturo enjoys a Belgian Waffle with strawberries
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Jenny Caraturo enjoys a Belgian Waffle with strawberries in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Diners in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the
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Diners in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

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Joanne Riccardi, left, dances with a guest as
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Joanne Riccardi, left, dances with a guest as the Giglio band makes an appearance in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A plate of eggplant parmesan with spaghetti beckons
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A plate of eggplant parmesan with spaghetti beckons in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Volunteers dish out food in the Pasta Plus
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Volunteers dish out food in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Marion Salvatore holds a platter of food, including
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Marion Salvatore holds a platter of food, including tripe, veal parmesan and meatballs at the Pasta Plus Pavilion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Angie Bastile makes a cappuccino float in the
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Angie Bastile makes a cappuccino float in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

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Assorted desserts in the dessert tent await eaters
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Assorted desserts in the dessert tent await eaters at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Gus Trombetta plays with the Giglio band in
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Gus Trombetta plays with the Giglio band in front of the church at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Sausage and peppers heros are on display at
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Sausage and peppers heros are on display at the feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Hot peppers sizzle on the grill at St.
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Hot peppers sizzle on the grill at St. Rocco's Sausage and Peppers at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Tripe is served at the pasta take-out booth
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Tripe is served at the pasta take-out booth at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. ( July 30, 2013)

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Eliana Acevedo serves candied apples, grapes and other
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Eliana Acevedo serves candied apples, grapes and other sweets at Everything Chocolate at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Lisa Ann Robinson holds a turkey leg at
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Lisa Ann Robinson holds a turkey leg at her truck at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Sisters Geraldine Melfi and Maria Coronado, along with
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Sisters Geraldine Melfi and Maria Coronado, along with Theresa Graziosi, prepares peaches and wine for the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A belgian waffle with strawberries is served in
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A belgian waffle with strawberries is served in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A cannoli and a cappuccino in the dessert
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A cannoli and a cappuccino in the dessert tent at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

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Broccoli rabe with cavatelli is served in the
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Broccoli rabe with cavatelli is served in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

A bowl of tripe in the Pasta Plus
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A bowl of tripe in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. (July 30, 2013)

Volunteers dishing out food in the Pasta Plus
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Volunteers dishing out food in the Pasta Plus Pavillion at the Feast of St. Rocco's in Glen Cove. ( July 30, 2013)

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