Fair and Festival Coming Up in Springs

Free food, drinks, and ice cream, provided by the East Hampton Reform Democrats, a new political party, will be served at Ashawagh Hall this evening from 5 to 8. The event, the Springs Community Food Festival, is new this year.

Participating food trucks include John’s Drive-In ice cream truck, OPA on the Go, Jellyfish Concessions, and King Andrew Cheese, with more expected.

The Reform Democrats formed after East Hampton Town Councilman David Lys, who had been registered as a Republican, was nominated by the town Democratic Committee to stand for election in November. A Sept. 13 Democratic primary will pit Mr. Lys against David Gruber, a longtime activist against noise at East Hampton Airport and unsuccessful East Hampton Town supervisor candidate in 2001.

Also at Ashawagh Hall, this year's Springs Agricultural Fair will take place at the farmers market there on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free fair will include contests in baking, produce growing, flower design, dog tricks, bubble blowing, and egg tossing. More detailed information about the contests' rules, prizes, and other events can be found at springsagfair.com.