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Halloween Fest ’21: Coffin Races draw a crowd

The 'Back to the Future' team — York Fife, Jack Bartolo, Landon Zaleski, Quinn Stromski and Justin Lopresti — motoring in the DeLorean Time Machine, won the Ghoulies Division and took home a $150 prize.

Halloween Fest returns to downtown Riverhead Saturday, with coffin races, costume parade and more

Head downtown this weekend for Halloween fun, including coffin races, an after-dark costume parade, trick-or-treating on Main Street and contests for kids (and adults) of all ages. Events sponsored by the Riverhead BID are free to attend.

Popular Downtown Riverhead Halloween events canceled due to COVID restrictions

“Unfortunately, it would be impossible to socially distance all participants and stay within outdoor event crowd limitations and COVID-19 regulations,” the Riverhead Business Improvement District said in a press release.

Ghoul Waves are number one

A large crowd turned out to cheer on the competitors in the 2019 Coffin Races in downtown Riverhead Saturday afternoon.

Coffin races will return to downtown Riverhead with Halloween Festival Oct. 26

Get your coffins ready, Riverhead. Coffin races will be back at Riverhead's Halloween Festival this year on Oct. 25

With storm forecast Saturday, BID cancels coffin races, moves Halloween parade to Sunday evening

The forecast heavy rains and winds Saturday led the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association to announce changes to the Halloween Festival events.

Photos: Riverhead’s first Coffin Races draw huge crowds to downtown Riverhead

Riverhead's first Coffin Races were a smash hit, drawing a large crowd downtown for Main Street's Halloween festivities. The event was originally planned for tomorrow,...

Watch: Coffin racers prepare their caskets for tomorrow’s big race

Race teams have been busy building and decorating their coffins, getting ready for the big event. Each team can have up to five people — with one riding in the unusual and undeniably creepy “vehicle.”

Riverhead Coffin Races date changed due to Sunday weather forecast

With a bad rainstorm in the forecast Sunday, Riverhead’s Coffin Races have been moved to Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on the Peconic Riverfront.

Downtown Riverhead gears up for Halloween Fest weekend events

The Halloween costume parade will feature cash prizes for first, second and third place winners and the weekend events for the first time will include coffin races.