This weekend, the North Fork offers a lot of Halloween fun. Below we recap your options, both Family Friendly and Adults Only (21+). Family friendly includes events that are fun for grownups & the kid-free too, but kids are welcome; adults only means you must be 21 or older to participate or they're set in the evening at breweries/wineries or start late.
Start on Thursday in Greenport, by carving a pumpkin at American Beech. They will give you the pumpkin and a beer for $5; if you give them back the pumpkin, to use as a decoration at their Saturday night party, they'll give you the $5 back...
Friday night explore the tall ship El Galeon, which will be decked out for horror as a 'Ghostly Galleon'... perhaps not the best for smaller kids. Saturday, even the littlest kids will have fun in both Orient and Greenport. Oysterponds Historical Society offers a fall festival that starts at 11 am; a 2 pm it includes a graveyard talk, and at 4:30 pm a costume contest & trick or treating starts. Greenport features a parade of the Goblins & the Hounds, for costumed kids & pets. Start with a free carousel ride, then parade & trick or treat through the village. Saturday night El Galeon continues its spooky tours.
Sunday afternoon older kids and adults will really enjoy the National Theater's production of Frankenstein, caught live in HD and broadcast from 3-6 at Peconic Landing. Or bring your costumed kids of all ages on a special Halloween cruise to Bug Light (4-6 pm), or head to the The Sanderson Sisters Halloween Party at North Fork Roasting Company (5-9 pm.) That party features a bonfire, bobbing for apples, drinks & music, light snacks and lots of treats. Prizes for best costumes.
Sunday and Monday bring your best Jack-O-Lantern to the Southold Historical Society, and it will become part of the Second Annual Pumpkin Patch. Your pumpkin will be lit with an LED candle and displayed on the Society's property both Sunday and Monday nights. Noon- 8 pm. Monday kids can get ready for the big trick or treat by joining the parade through Cutchogue, ending with treats & fun at the Fire Department.
Friday night head to First and South for their annual Halloween Party. Burlesque dancers start performing at 9:30 pm, and things get ghoulish from there... until 2 am. Saturday afternoon, cruise in costume to Bug Light, enjoying wine & cheese & ghost stories.
Saturday night American Beech's Halloween Party features a costume contest, dancing, bobbing for apples and more, starting at 9 pm. Or head to the Sound View Restaurant & Lounge for their late night Halloween party, also featuring a costume contest & dancing, starting at 10 pm. If you prefer to start earlier, or wish to stay west of Greenport, head to Peconic for the 3rd Annual Greenport 'Horror' Brewing Party, which starts at 7 pm and features DJ Mr. Pockets, Frightful Food Truck, Costume Contest, raffle for VIP Tours & tastings. To get started earlier still--or further west--go to Mattituck's Old Mill Inn. Their Halloween Party features a costume contest, music by Gene Casey & the Lone Sharks, ghost stories, drink specials & the Old Mill Inn's beautiful location. 6-11 pm. If you particularly like 80s music, want a winery setting, or just don't want to go very far east, head to Martha Clara Vineyards for their Halloween Costume Party, featuring the band New Life Crisis. Halloween costumes are optional but preferred. Prizes Awarded For Overall Best Costume and Best Couples Costume. Tickets required. 7 pm.
Sunday is a family friendly day, but again, many of those events will appeal to the kid free so check them out.
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