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Halloween Festival

A spooky night in downtown Riverhead, as goblins, zombies and dancing dinosaurs take to the street for Halloween parade

by Oct 24, 2021
Riverhead's Halloween Festival drew hundreds of people downtown Saturday for spooky family fun, starting with the crowd-pleasing coffin races, continuing with trick-or-treating along Main Street and culminating in an after-dark costume parade and performances.

Halloween Fest ’21: Coffin Races draw a crowd

by Oct 23, 2021
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

by Oct 19, 2021
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

by Oct 9, 2020
“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.

Grand Halloween Parade draws hundreds of revelers to Main Street

by Oct 27, 2019
Hundreds of people lined Main Street to take in the sights and sounds of the Halloween parade last night in Riverhead. Photo gallery.

Ghoul Waves are number one

by Oct 26, 2019
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

by Sep 18, 2019
Get your coffins ready, Riverhead. Coffin races will be back at Riverhead's Halloween Festival this year on Oct. 25

Halloween parade brings a ghostly good time to downtown Riverhead

by Oct 29, 2018
Hundreds flocked downtown for the Sunday night spectacle, an after-dark procession of elaborate floats, dancing zombies, monsters, ghosts and creepy characters.

Get your coffins ready! Halloween Fest set for Oct. 26-28 in downtown Riverhead

by Oct 15, 2018
Calling all ghosts and ghouls, zombies, witches and monsters: Halloween is near and it's time to get ready for downtown Riverhead's Halloween Festival, featuring coffin races, a big, after-dark parade and more.

Riverhead’s Halloween Fest parade delights a big crowd on Main Street

by Oct 29, 2017
Downtown Riverhead was seething with ghouls and ghastly creatures of the night for the fourth annual Halloween Parade last night. Photo slideshow by John Neely.