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38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead

Dressed in festive and traditional Polish clothing, Sierra

Dressed in festive and traditional Polish clothing, Sierra Kaelin and Naomi Cichanowicz hold hands at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012) Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

More than 200,000 people attended the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead.

This little festival-goer is listening intently to the
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

This little festival-goer is listening intently to the sounds of the Rich Bobinski Band at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

These children show off their painted faces at
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

These children show off their painted faces at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

At the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead,
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

At the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead, a little girl and her father try to win a prize in a game featuring rubber ducks. (Aug. 19, 2012)

A father stands holding his son, while listening
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

A father stands holding his son, while listening to polka music at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

An elder man smiles as he watches a
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

An elder man smiles as he watches a performance by polka dancers at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Dressed as royalty, Marta Czaplak, crowned the 2012
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Dressed as royalty, Marta Czaplak, crowned the 2012 Polish Town Queen, attended the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

At the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead,
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

At the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead, attendees hold up the American Flag. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Cathy Stasiukevicz and Pat Penny are part of
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Cathy Stasiukevicz and Pat Penny are part of the team that worked the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

At the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead,
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

At the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead, an attendee named Bob entertains a child. (Aug. 19, 2012)

The Rich Bobinski Band performs authentic polka music
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

The Rich Bobinski Band performs authentic polka music at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

The Rich Bobinski Band performs at the 38th
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

The Rich Bobinski Band performs at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Elizabeth Buchenhain brought her two dogs to the
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

Elizabeth Buchenhain brought her two dogs to the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Attendees of the 38th annual Polish Festival in
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

Attendees of the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead sit in the Polish Hall and feast on Polish delicacies. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Donned in an appropriate mask, an attendee of
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

Donned in an appropriate mask, an attendee of the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead does the Chicken dance. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Dressed in festive and traditional Polish clothing, Sierra
Photo Credit: Rob Rich/ SocietyAllure.com

Dressed in festive and traditional Polish clothing, Sierra Kaelin and Naomi Cichanowicz hold hands at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Joan Kielkowski, Dorothy Budgin, Cindy Slivonik, and Connie
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Joan Kielkowski, Dorothy Budgin, Cindy Slivonik, and Connie Stelzer work at a raffle table at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Jeff Thom poses at the 38th annual Polish
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Jeff Thom poses at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

An attendee of the 38th annual Polish Festival
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An attendee of the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead wears a tee shirt advertising his Polish heritage. (Aug. 19, 2012)

A festival attendee holds her canine companion close
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A festival attendee holds her canine companion close at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

A plethora of tee-shirts with Polish-related jokes and
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A plethora of tee-shirts with Polish-related jokes and sayings was on display at the 38th annual Polish Festival in Riverhead. (Aug. 19, 2012)

Karen Waski, 51, of Riverhead, cooks authentic potato
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Karen Waski, 51, of Riverhead, cooks authentic potato pancakes during the 2012 Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Joy Glass, 59, of Rocky Point, sells pickles
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Joy Glass, 59, of Rocky Point, sells pickles during the 2012 Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Chris Ferguson, 30, of Riverhead, gets a beer
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Chris Ferguson, 30, of Riverhead, gets a beer for a customer during the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Aug. 18,2012.

Ruver Fuentes, 67, of the Bronx, sells crepes
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Ruver Fuentes, 67, of the Bronx, sells crepes during the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. (Aug. 18, 2012)

The Diaz sisters and their friends pose for
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The Diaz sisters and their friends pose for a photo during the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. According to Terry Diaz, the family has attended the festival for more than 30 years. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Members of the Rich Bobinski Orchestra play traditional
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Members of the Rich Bobinski Orchestra play traditional polka music outside Polish Town Hall during the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Carolyn Trinkis, 40, of Massapequa Park, (left) performs
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Carolyn Trinkis, 40, of Massapequa Park, (left) performs a traditional polka dance with Terry Diaz, 58, of Kings Park, during the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Members of the Rich Bobinski Orchestra play traditional
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Members of the Rich Bobinski Orchestra play traditional polka music outside Polish Town Hall during the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. (Aug. 18, 2012)

Asia Ferraro, 21, and boyfriend Kyle Ratikan, 26,
Photo Credit: Michael Cusanelli

Asia Ferraro, 21, and boyfriend Kyle Ratikan, 26, of Mastic Beach, attend the 38th annual Polish Town Fair and Polka Festival in Riverhead on Saturday. Guests enjoyed traditional Polish food and drinks, in addition to vendors and carnival games for kids. (Aug. 18, 2012)

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