10/29/14 12:00pm
A lamp post contest gathered over 25 participants before this weekend's Edgar Allan Poe Festival. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A lamp post contest gathered over 25 participants before this weekend’s Edgar Allan Poe Festival. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Downtown Riverhead is about to come alive … with the dead.

From the Headless Horseman, to a(nother) re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” to beating hearts below wooden floorboards and all things Edgar Allan Poe, if it’s spooky, it’ll be on Main Street this weekend. (more…)

10/28/14 10:33am
Our Rachel Young inside Darkside Haunted House in Wading River. (credit: Jon Walter)

Our Rachel Young inside the “doll room” of Darkside Haunted House in Wading River. (Credit: Jonathan Walter photos)

The lifeless, eerie gaze of dozens of dolls is upon me, but I have conditioned myself to be unmoved. My own eyes locked on those of a sinister-looking porcelain figure directly across from me, I practice sitting completely upright on the twin-sized bed, my arms and legs extended at unnatural angles to mimic the doll’s pose. (more…)

10/27/14 3:30pm
The Blob

The Blob

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The nights are getting darker and the wind seems to be howling louder these days. That’s right, Halloween is just days away! As we carve our pumpkins and don our ghoulish costumes for parties, special time needs to be set aside to truly get into the spirit of All Hallows Eve. Watch one of these classic horror films and experience a truly terrifying Halloween this year.


10/01/14 11:00am
Sal St. George. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

Sal St. George. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

“There are combinations of very simple natural objects that have the power of thus affecting us.” — Edgar Allan Poe, “The Fall of the House of Usher”

Sal St. George of Medford, the creative mind behind Riverhead’s first Edgar Allan Poe festival, hopes that line rings true when the event kicks off Friday, Oct. 31.  (more…)

10/23/13 12:30pm


Bring the kids out for some fun at the ranch and a great cause this weekend – to a Halloween-themed rodeo.

On Saturday Oct. 26, Sleepy Hollow Cattle Ranch in Riverhead is hosting a Kids’ Cowboy-themed Halloween event and horsemanship show, which will be hosted a true cowboy, Missouri-raised cattleman and bareback bronco rodeo competitor, Shane Ely, who operates the Riverhead ranch. (more…)

09/29/13 12:30pm
haunted house north fork

Photo by Rachel Young | Darkside Haunted House in Wading River opens Oct. 4.

Looking for a scare this October? You don’t have to go far. Check out this list of haunted houses and trails on the North Fork. Don’t see your haunted house or haunted trail’s name? Email editor@northforker.com and we’ll add it to the list. (more…)