Where to trick-or-treat and more Halloween fun on the North Fork

Trick or treaters on Main Street in Riverhead.

Knocking on neighbors’ doors can be hit-or-miss on Halloween. Luckily, there are a handful of fun trick-or-treat events that go beyond a walk around the block.

From an afternoon of Halloween activities, to a food truck derby that even parents can enjoy, these are the places to take the kids to fill their bags.

Fur babies shouldn’t miss out on Halloween fun so we have a bonus pick that is Fido friendly. 

The Shoppes at East Wind

The Shoppes at East Wind opened in Wading River.

Goblins and ghouls are welcome to don their best costumes on the hunt for treats at the Shoppes at East Wind on Halloween day, which falls on Thursday this year. From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the shops will have candy for the kids. Be sure to check out the festive scarecrows while you’re there. Free admission. The event is rain or shine.

The Shoppes at East Wind is located at 5768 Route 25A, Wading River; eastwindlongisland.com/event

Halloween Fest in downtown Riverhead

Trick or treaters on Main Street in Riverhead.

Why limit trick-or-treating to a couple hours after school? Halloween Fest in downtown lets kids can fill their bags at the shops along Main Street from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. Stick around for the grand costume parade at 7 p.m. The three-day festival also features coffin races and a children’s costume party at the Long Island Aquarium.

Get the full schedule at halloweenfestriverhead.com.

Food Truck Derby at Hallockville Museum Farm

Food trucks at Hallockville Museum farm during the annual Country Fair. (Credit: Cyndi Zaweski)

This event isn’t just for the kids. The Food Truck Derby at Hallockville Museum Farm on Saturday, Oct. 26 has great eats for all ages, plus brews for mom and dad. Participants include Eat Me Drink Me Truck, Island Empanada,North Fork Doughnut Co., Moustache Brewing Co. and more. Kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes to “Truck-or-Treat” during the Derby. The event is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 per adult. All proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to the non-profit museum farm.

Hallockville is located at 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead; nyfoodtruckderby.com.

Greenport Village Halloween Parade 

The 2016 Greenport Halloween parade. (Credit: Jeremy Garretson)

Get dressed up for the annual Halloween Parade in Greenport Village on Saturday, Oct. 26. The family-friendly march starts at 9 a.m. in front of Floyd Memorial Library and ends at Mitchell Park. Along the way, there will be trick-or-treating at local businesses.

Floyd Memorial Library is located at 539 First Street, Greenport; floydmemoriallibrary.org

Halloween weekend for people and pets

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s Peconic tasting room is Halloween ready
(Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

If you’re babies happen to be four-legged, Greenport Harbor Brewery is the place to be for Halloween.

On Saturday, Oct. 26 the brewery is hosting its annual Halloween costume party for people from 7 to 11 p.m, featuring music by DJ Biggie, dancing and contests (with prizes) for the best individual costume and best group costume.

On Sunday, Oct. 27, pet parents can bring their dressed up pups the howl-o-ween dog parade and costume contest. There are prizes for the best dog costume, best dog/owner costume combo and cutest dog. The party, hosted in partnership with Harbor Pets and the Southold Animal Shelter, gets underway at 3 p.m. (this event is cancelled due to weather)
Greenport Harbor Brewing Co. is located at 42155 Main Road, Peconic. Visit, greenportharborbrewing.com