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Denise Flowers and her daughter, Liana, 6, of (Credit: Johnny Milano)

Denise Flowers and her daughter, Liana, 6, of Huntington enjoy the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

33rd annual Pickle Festival

Thousands enjoyed the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn.

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John
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The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn honors the cucumber farmers and the pickle industry that thrived in the Greenlawn area of Huntington from the 1870s through 1940s. (Sept. 22, 2012)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn honors the cucumber farmers and the pickle industry that thrived in the Greenlawn area of Huntington from the 1870s through 1940s. As a way to expand the festival's activities, the farm's chicken coop was open for viewing. (Sept. 22, 2012)

A worker at John Gardiner Farm dressed as
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A worker at John Gardiner Farm dressed as a pickle for the 33rd annual Pickle Festival, which is held at the farm but is run by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association. Proceeds from the event go to the organization’s preservation efforts. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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A menagerie of pickles, from garlic to kosher,
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A menagerie of pickles, from garlic to kosher, were the hot commodity for more than 4,000 people who came to the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Denise Flowers and her daughter, Liana, 6, of
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

Denise Flowers and her daughter, Liana, 6, of Huntington enjoy the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Dustin Nesis, 1, of Oyster Bay Cove, chews
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Dustin Nesis, 1, of Oyster Bay Cove, chews on a pickle during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

RJ Calanese, 5, of Huntington, takes a front
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RJ Calanese, 5, of Huntington, takes a front row seat in the historical Lollipop Farm Train during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Despite being stocked with 6,000 pickles, by mid-afternoon
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Despite being stocked with 6,000 pickles, by mid-afternoon the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn had run out of pickles. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn honors the cucumber farmers and the pickle industry that thrived in the Greenlawn area from the 1870s through 1940s. As a way to expand the festival's activities, the farm's chicken coop was open for viewing. (Sept. 22, 2012)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn honors the cucumber farmers and the pickle industry that thrived in the Greenlawn area from the 1870s through 1940s. Aside from the pickles grown at the Greenlawn farm, other varieties were for sale, including Bread and Butter Pickles, Lime Pickles and Sweet Midget Pickles. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Participants wait on line to claim their share
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Participants wait on line to claim their share of pickles during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn honors the cucumber farmers and the pickle industry that thrived in the Greenlawn area from the 1870s through 1940s. As a way to expand the festival, the John Gardiner Farm also has haystack rides, which takes families around the farm, pulled by one of the tractors. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Lily Majewski, 5, and Cooper Majewski, 1, of
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Lily Majewski, 5, and Cooper Majewski, 1, of Huntington, sink their teeth into pickles at the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Howard Fine of Ronkonkoma takes a bite into
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Howard Fine of Ronkonkoma takes a bite into one of the several pickle varieties offered at the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Martin, 3, and RJ Calanese, 5, of Huntington
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Martin, 3, and RJ Calanese, 5, of Huntington take a front-row seat for a ride in the Lollipop Farm Train during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John
(Credit: Johnny Milano)

The 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn honors the cucumber farmers and the pickle industry that thrived in the Greenlawn area from the 1870s through 1940s. As a way to expand the festival, the John Gardiner Farm also has a cornfield maze, allowing children and their family to make their way through the farm's corn stalks. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Brian Frantzen, 58, of Commack, and Dorothy Haber,
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Brian Frantzen, 58, of Commack, and Dorothy Haber, 68, of Centerport, fill up a bag with garlic pickles during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

More than 4,000 people attended the 33rd annual
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More than 4,000 people attended the 33rd annual Pickle Festival in Greenlawn, which is run by the Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association. Proceeds from the event go to the organization’s preservation efforts. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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From left, Sarah McNaughton, 8, of Kings Park,
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From left, Sarah McNaughton, 8, of Kings Park, Samantha Perillie, 8, of Huntington, and Rebecca McNaughton, 8, of Kings Park, enjoy a pickle and popcorn at the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

The kosher pickles were in high demand during
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The kosher pickles were in high demand during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association volunteers, from left, Bill Perks,
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Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association volunteers, from left, Bill Perks, of Greenport, Russ Vollmer, of Greenlawn, and Jenice Sesti, of Huntington, manned the front table, where they told attendees who arrived too late that the the pickles had run out at the 33rd annual Pickle Festival in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Antique cars were parked in the back field
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Antique cars were parked in the back field at the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Jeffrey Brown, 7, of Huntington, rides a toy
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Jeffrey Brown, 7, of Huntington, rides a toy train at the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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Bill Perks of Greenport shares his knowledge about
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Bill Perks of Greenport shares his knowledge about the Greenlawn area's rich pickle farming history during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

Nick Zummo, 50, of Greenlawn drove the tractor
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Nick Zummo, 50, of Greenlawn drove the tractor for the hay ride during the 33rd annual Pickle Festival at the John Gardiner Farm in Greenlawn. (Sept. 22, 2012)

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