East End scares up family-friendly activities

Skeletons, Ghosts, And Goblins, Oh My!

There’s something for everyone on the East End and this Halloween will have all sorts of fun for all ages. Here are just a few of the amazing family events that will be starting shortly.

Southampton offers up the Haunted Rogers Mansion, running from 11 AM to 4 PM, Wednesday, October 24, through Friday, October 26, and November 2 and 3. Spooky spirits have taken over the Rogers Mansion on 17 Meeting House Lane. Explore the creepy exhibits for a $5 entry fee and keep an eye out for Captain Albert Rogers. Southampton will also host the 18th Annual Little Lucy’s Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday, October 27, at 1 PM. Finally, children nine and under can join the Southampton High School Student Council in costume at Agawam Park. The fun starts at 11:45 AM with tons of games and other fun activities, but be sure to stay for the costume parade through the village at 1 PM.

Bridgehampton will kick off the scares with its Halloween Bash on Friday, October 26, at the Children’s Museum of the East End. Expect everything from trick-or-treating to costume contests to fun Halloween games throughout the day. Note that advance registration is required. Fairview Farm will host pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and a corn cannon. Finally, the Hampton Library will host a Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 27, at 10 AM.

Sag Harbor will have a ghost walking tour through the village on Friday, October 26, from 6 to 8 PM. The tour will start at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum. Sag Harbor’s Bay Street Theater will also perform Frankenstein Follies at 7:30 PM on October 26 and October 27.

The 30th Annual Spooky Walk will be held at Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck in Center Moriches. This 45-minute walk of terror is not for the faint of heart and it will run from 7 to 9 PM on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, with a $20 entry fee at the gate. Baiting Hollow Scout camp will also have a Halloween celebration from 10 AM to 4 PM on October 27. Expect everything from hayrides to pumpkin patches.

The Ladies’ Village Improvement Society of East Hampton Village will host a Halloween Open House on Saturday, October 27, from 2 to 4 PM. Come and enjoy treats and exciting Halloween tales while exploring the spooky Halloween decorations of the LVIS house and dollhouse. All are welcome!

Riverhead will host its Halloween festival on Main Street along the Peconic Riverfront beginning Saturday, October 27 at 11:30 AM. Parades, pumpkin carving, and coffin races will run through Main Street until October 29. The Long Island Aquarium will also open its doors on October 27 to penguin costume parades, scavenger hunts, and book signings. All children 12 and under in costume will get half off their admission.

There are three different Harbes Farm locations — Jamesport, Mattituck, and Riverhead — hosting activities this weekend. The Harbes Farm in Jamesport will sport a six-acre maze and pumpkin picking. The Mattituck farm will feature a variety of Halloween activities, and the Harbes Orchard in Riverhead will sport corn mazes and pony rides.

Water Mill has eight acres of pumpkins ready to be picked off the vine and numerous Halloween activities at Hank’s Pumpkintown. There will also be arts and crafts at Ethan Allen for all ages. This will begin at 3 PM on October 27 and continue until 4 PM.

The Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River will be hosting a Safe Trick or Treat from 12 to 7 PM on October 31. There will be non-food items and allergy free treats for all to enjoy. Wear your costumes. Rain or shine.

justin@indyeastend.com