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Oct 1, 2017 8:07 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Crowds Fill Hampton Bays For San Gennaro Feast Of The Hamptons

From left: Sofia Arato, 13, of Manorville; Sarah Sullivan, 13, of New Jersey; Isabella Ataro, 15, of Manorville; Kathryn Sullivan, 15, of New Jersey at the San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons festival on Saturday. AMANDA BERNOCCO
Oct 2, 2017 9:48 AM

People from across Long Island gathered in Hampton Bays this weekend for the annual San Gennaro Feast of the Hamptons on Good Ground Road. Visitors enjoyed carnival games, rides, food and Italian music. AMANDA BERNOCCO PHOTOS

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The Scotto festival 90% non Italian vendors. A joke
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Oct 1, 17 3:55 PM
OR a festival that drew some crowds and was a little bit of fun. The food was good, the prices too high, and the only one that cares about percentage of Italian vendors is you.

By Genuin2 (10), Southampton on Oct 1, 17 4:25 PM
Make sure you don't look in the kitchen next time you grab a slice of pizza...you might be disappointed.
By Fore1gnBornHBgrown (8265), HAMPTON BAYS on Oct 2, 17 9:29 AM
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True, with Dominos open now I think our local pizzerias will be a little bit stressed.
By Genuin2 (10), Southampton on Oct 2, 17 7:43 PM
Simply because Mr. Scotto controls who can sell anything there and if your name is not Scotto, you can't sell sausage and pepper heroes. If you're not related to him you can't sell pastries. Those two items alone probably make up more than half the products at any other Italian feast and he locks it all up.

I'd guess that the contributions to charities are far outweighed by the Scotto family revenues. Time to stop giving away public resources for one man's private enterprise.
By VOS (1241), WHB on Oct 2, 17 7:55 PM
no comparison...just saying
By jackiej5 (3), East Quogue on Oct 8, 17 10:55 AM
Just think, when you volunteer your time and talents to raise thousands of dollars for our community, you can set your own rules

By bb (922), Hampton Bays on Oct 8, 17 6:37 PM
The rain kept attendance down.
By greeneyedlady (55), East Quogue on Oct 2, 17 3:55 PM
Sunday was packed...Saturday rained & there were still people around & vendors open, band playing
By jackiej5 (3), East Quogue on Oct 8, 17 10:58 AM
I honestly don't understand the negative posts. I was there several times since I can walk from home with family and friends - we ate, drank and chatted. There seemed to be a lot of people from outside HB (and based on the captions on the pictures - there were). It was especially crowded Sunday afternoon with lines for the food trucks. I was glad to see our local restaurants highlighting their fabulous food. I think Hampton Bays has the best restaurants and not everyone will come out just ...more
By G.A.Lombardi (575), Hampton Bays on Oct 4, 17 2:18 PM
Yeah the success of HB. Friendlys, diner, so on and so on closed. It was an Italian festival and Scotto dictates who's in and out. Sure they donate money but not as much as taxpayers pay to stage this event. Reminds me of the city San Genaro and the hi jinx that went on there.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Oct 4, 17 8:16 PM
The success I was referring to was a successful event arranged by volunteer organizers. So what if they too end up with customers that day. So did Kriegs Bakery and they didn't even have a food truck. I don't see where any taxpayer monies were used for this event. Obviously, this doesn't fix the problems of HB - no one said it did. The Town needs to address the illegal use of motels, code violations, the presence of gangs and drugs, business zoning, business development, etc. Celebrate one ...more
By G.A.Lombardi (575), Hampton Bays on Oct 5, 17 6:47 AM