It’s finally October. The pumpkins patches are full, the corn mazes are open and spooky season is all around us. Here on the North Fork, there are plenty of events happening to celebrate this chilling time. From scary haunted houses to fun historical cemetery walks fit for kids of all ages, here’s a list of all the Halloween events happening this month to give you a fright.
One of Long Island’s best — and most frightening — haunted houses is right in Wading River. After making your way through the Haunted Village, let the terror continue by visiting Darkside’s famed haunted house, featuring live actors. The attraction is both inside and outside, so dress accordingly. Due to the scary themes, the haunted house is not recommended to children under 12.
Where: 5184 Route 25A, Wading River
When: Opening night Oct. 2; check website for more dates/times.
Price: Tickets can be purchased in advance through their website for $35 each and in groups of four to eight.
Walk through this 15 minute spooky maze complete with costumed actors meant to put the boo in you. Although the walk may be scary for some, people of all ages can enjoy it. When your blood pressure returns to normal, enjoy a cup of hot cider while you explore Krupski’s pumpkin patch and farm stand.
Where: 38030 Route 25, Peconic
When: Weekends from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Get in the spooky spirit of the season by participating in some scary trivia hosted by North Fork Brewing Co. While you’re at it, sip on some Butternut the Hut pumpkin ale. Scary good!
Where: 24 E 2nd St. Suite A, Riverhead
When: October 20, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Price: Tables of 6 are available for $30 ($5/player)
Listen to the spooky stories from centuries ago of how eight North Fork locals met their death. Actors from the North Fork Community Theatre will play out how they came to be buried in that cemetery with information provided by the Mattituck Historical Society.
Where: Graveyard between Mattituck Presbyterian and North Fork Community Theatre.
When: October 24, 2 p.m.; rain date: October 25, 2 p.m.
Price: $20 per person; tickets can be purchased at nfct.com; when purchasing you will select a time slot.