PHOTOS: Poe Parade, trick-or-treaters, descend on downtown Riverhead


Scream! (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)

It was more than your average Halloween in downtown Riverhead yesterday, as the Edgar Allan Poe Festival kicked off on Main Street.

The three-day festival β€” which kicked off again at 11 a.m. today at the Long Island Aquarium β€” brought trick-or-treaters downtown starting in the late afternoon, followed by an Edgar Allan Poe Parade down Main Street.

Trick-or-treaters ranged from young to old, from scary to funny.

A pumpkin-carving contest, public readings of forgotten lore, and much more will be taking place downtown today and Sunday.

Find a full list of events here.

Click through to see pictures from last night’s events downtown.