10/31/15 10:00pm
A scary skeleton.

Jack Skeleton.

The second annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival continued Saturday along Main Street in Riverhead, with dozens of children trick or treating at shops, spooky stories and a Monster Mash performance at Vail Leavitt Music Hall.

The festival wraps up Sunday.

Scroll down for more photos from the event by Katharine Schroeder: (more…)

10/26/15 7:46pm

Edgar Allan Poe Riverhead

Things are about to get spooky once again in downtown Riverhead for the second annual Edgar Allan Poe Festival.

Plans for the festival are now in full swing, with volunteers, dancers and storytellers all preparing for what organizers hope will be a grand production this weekend.

Here are just a few of the highlights of the festival, which runs Friday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 1, that you won’t want to miss.

Local authors will also perform readings of Poe’s works and other spooky tales throughout the day at various Riverhead businesses, so check listings. (more…)

10/23/15 11:58am

Poe_ss_28The Edgar Allan Poe Festival is returning to downtown Riverhead this Halloween weekend and will have a few new features.

The event will include a radio broadcast of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” and will “scare the heck out of everybody,” festival organizer Sal St. George told the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association on Wednesday. READ

10/13/15 10:58am
halloween north fork events

Photo by Katharine Schroeder

From haunted houses to real ghost stories to spooky hayrides, there are plenty of Halloween activities on the North Fork this month to put a chill in the air and keep you up at night. Here’s a rundown of the Halloween fun: (more…)

11/01/14 1:12pm

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 — which kicked off again at 11 a.m. today at the Long Island Aquarium — brought trick-or-treaters downtown starting in the late afternoon, followed by an Edgar Allan Poe Parade down Main Street. (more…)