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Halloween on the North Fork: 2016 guide to haunted houses, parties and events

Halloween parades, parties and events

Southold PTA Halloween Parade
Saturday, October 29,  11 a.m.
For grades pre-K through 6. Meet at Southold Fire Department, 55135 Main Road, Southold. Activities follow at Southold Elementary School cafeteria, 420 Oaklawn Ave.

Greenport BID’s March of the Goblins – Greenport (Free)
Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m.
Goblins and Hounds parade for kids and pets. The parade will kick off at Mitchell Park near the carousel and end in the Capital One Bank parking lot.

Cutchogue Fire Department’s Annual Children’s Halloween Parade – Cutchogue (Free)
Monday, October 31, 6 p.m.
Cutchogue Fire Department will host its annual children’s Halloween parade. The parade will start at the Cutchogue West School on Depot Lane and conclude at the firehouse, where treats and refreshments will be available.

Costume Parade at The Shoppes at East Wind- Wading River (Free)
Monday, October 31, 5 p.m.
Line up in the courtyard at 4:45 p.m. Each child participating in the parade receives a free carousel ride.

Southold Historical Society’s Pumpkin Patch – Southold (Free)
Oct. 30-31, noon to 8 p.m.
For the second year, Southold Historical Society will have its community pumpkin patch on Halloween weekend. Hundreds of illuminated pumpkins will light up the museum complex. Bring your own Jack-O-Lantern to be included in the pumpkin patch. Battery-operated candles will be provided.

American Beech Halloween Party – Greenport (Free)
Saturday, October 29, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. with specialty drinks available. A DJ dance party and costume contest with prizes will run from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Halloween at the Greenport Harbor Brewing Company – Peconic
Saturday, October 29,  7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Enjoy newly released brews, music by DJ Mr. Pockets, costume contest, frightful food truck, raffle for VIP brewery tour and tastings. 21 and over.

Sound View Halloween Party – Greenport ($)
Saturday, October 29, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Get your costumes ready for the Sound View Inn’s annual Halloween bash. DJ Anthony will have the dance floor all night long. Prizes will be awarded in a costume contest. 21 and over, cover charge at the door.

Oysterponds Fall Festival
Saturday, October 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This family-friendly event will take place Saturday at the Oysterponds Historical Society. Get ready for spooky stories, a cider press, games, crafts, live music, harvest demonstrations, a scavenger hunt and more. A graveyard tour will take place at 2 p.m.

Orient potluck at Poquatuck Hall
Saturday, October 29, 5 p.m.
Trick-or-treating, a costume contest, potluck and more at Poquatuck Hall.

North Fork Roasting Company’s Sanderson Sisters Halloween Party – Southold
Sunday, October 30, 5 to 9 p.m.
This family-friendly event will include bobbing for apples, drinks, snacks, music and a costume contest. A bonfire will be roaring all day and night.

Riverhead’s Halloween Festival & Parade – Riverhead (Free)
Saturday, October 29
Downtown Riverhead’s annual Halloween parade is back this year with costumed performers, three hours of downtown trick-or-treating and many new events and festivities. Downtown restaurants and breweries will offer specials for the event. Costumed children can go trick-or-treating at downtown businesses from 2 to 5 p.m. The parade kicks off on Main Street at 6:30 p.m. After the parade, several movies, events and parties downtown will be available to choose from. And for the first time this year, a Jack o’Lantern display will fill the East End Arts property with carved illuminated pumpkins, with prizes available for several categories. For a full schedule of events, click here.

Masquerade Ball at Long Island Aquarium – Riverhead ($)
Saturday, October 29, 8 p.m.
Step into an elegant masquerade ball in the Sea Star Ballroom at Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center. Enjoy an open bar, hors devours, buffet stations, a live DJ, dancing and entertainment. Buy tickets at $69.95 per person here.

Halloween Costume Dance Party at Joe’s Garage – Riverhead
Saturday, October 29, 8 p.m.
After downtown Riverhead’s Halloween parade finishes up, head over to Joe’s Garage for a costume dance party. Food and drink specials will be available, with live music by Centerstage. Prizes will be offered for best costumes.

Riverhead Recreation’s Monster Mash Family Halloween Dance – Riverhead
Saturday, October 29, 6 to 8 p.m.
Show off your costume at this family Halloween dance! A DJ will play some family-friendly tunes and refreshments will be available. Prizes will be awarded for best costume and best family costume. Ghost tours of the “haunted” senior center will be available, as well as a candlelit performance of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven.” Pre-registration is required.

Long Ireland’s Halloween Party – Riverhead ($)
Friday, Oct. 28, 7 to 11 p.m.
Long Ireland Beer Company will hold its second annual Halloween party the Friday of Halloween weekend – costumes required! Tickets include admission, two beer tickets and live music by Beer Money. Food will also be available for purchase. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded for best costume. Purchase tickets for $25 per person at the brewery or charge by phone at 631-403-4303.

Haunted houses, mazes and spooky walks

Hallockville’s Spooky Nights tour – Riverhead ($)
Friday, October 21
Take a 50-minute guided tour through one of Riverhead’s oldest houses. The Hallock Homestead has more than 250 years of secrets and stories – from true tales of nineteenth-century axe murder to ghostly encounters. Local actors will portray various historical characters in family-friendly performances. Advance registration required.

Darkside Haunted House – Wading River ($)
Dates through October 31
This haunted house, set in an open field in Wading River, is one of the area’s most popular Halloween attractions. Take a walk through a haunted village and then the house itself, where professional scare actors transport their brave customers into some truly terrifying scenes. Darkside will be open every night from now until Halloween, offering daytime matinees on the weekends in addition to their nighttime sessions. To view the full schedule and purchase tickets, click here.

Spooky Walk – East Moriches ($)
Fridays and Saturdays through October 29
On the last two weekends of each October, Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck and the surrounding woods are transformed into an hour-long spooky walk, filled with hundreds of ghosts, ghouls and other scary creatures. The Spooky Walk is not only the longest-lasting haunted attraction on Long Island – it’s one of the oldest, with Spooky Walks dating back every year since 1989. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, a camp for children and adults with special needs, and 100 percent of proceeds go to the camp. At the end of the walk, refreshments will be available for purchase, including hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted corn, hot pretzels and home-made candy apples, as well as tons of Spooky Walk merchandise. To purchase tickets and view the full schedule, click here.

Harbes Spooky Night Maze – Riverhead ($)
Fridays and Saturdays through October 29
Bring your flashlights along to explore this haunted corn maze after the sun goes down. This family-friendly event is open Friday and Saturday nights through Halloween weekend. Tickets may be purchased for $13.95 each at the maze. Open from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Katie Blasl
Katie, winner of the 2016 James Murphy Cub Reporter of the Year award from the L.I. Press Club, is a reporter, editor and web developer for the LOCAL news websites. A Riverhead native, she is a 2014 graduate of Stony Brook University. Email Katie