Get your costumes ready and trick or treat bags out – with Halloween around the corner next Wednesday, this weekend is when all the scary and fun Halloween events are happening.
You can also click on the links for more information on each event below, and to see what else is going on this weekend, click on the full calendars at North Fork Patch (or here for a short list of the North Fork's Halloween events), Riverhead Patch, Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch, Southampton Patch, and East Hampton Patch.
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AUTHOR READING: The Shelter Island Public Library will feature art historian, author and curator Annette Blaugrund on Friday starting at 7 p.m. Blaugrund will be discussing and signing her critically acclaimed book, Dispensing Beauty in New York & Beyond: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Harriet Hubbard Ayer, a story of a Victorian entrepreneur – a woman who “invented the cosmetics industry,” a woman she first saw in a period painting.
HARVEST DINNER: On Saturday starting at 6 P.M., Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is having their Annual Harvest Dinner. There will be tickets available at the door and in advance. As well as individual and group seating a $30 donation is warmly appreciated. The dinner will include, roast turkey, roast pork, London broil and many other decadent foods and treats.
ART RECEPTION: An ongoing art exhibit of Laura Wilson's works including fine art on canvas, polymer clay sculpture, aluminum wall mosaics, and unique jewelry are on display at Town & Country Real Estate in Southold. The exhibit runs from Oct. 12-Nov. 30 with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, from 5 to 7 p.m., with the artist in attendence.
LOCAL CLEAN-UPS: A pair of local clean-ups will take place on Saturday, both starting at 1 p.m., so if you're interested in cleaning up the North Fork, you have your choice. Locals will be at the dog park on Peconic Lane, as well as Goldsmith's Inlet making Peconic a cleaner place.
HALLOWEEN WALK-ABOUT: The Mark Sinclair Foundation's annual Halloween Walk-About shall be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children will trick or treat along our hamlet's Main Street stopping at merchants who display a pumpkin in their window.
HALLOWEEN PARADE: At 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, the East Quogue PTA will hold its annual parade and Main Street trick-or-treating event. Kids will march down Main Street in a costume parade, which ends at the East Quogue Village Green where there will be planned activities. In addition Main Street business owners will be handing out candy to all trick-or-treaters.
PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST: Saturday at 5 p.m., the Southampton Parks and Recreation Department is holding a Pumpkin Carving Contest on the East Quogue Village Green. Awards will be given in a variety of categories.
SPOOKY WALK: Dare to hike the dark and haunted Refuge trails to meet the ghouls and goblins that take them over! A wicked time for all! Cost is $10 and the walks run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
HOWL-O-WEEN: Dress up your pet, win prizes and get in the Halloween spirit at Bideawee’s Howl-o-ween party! Join fellow pet lovers at the dog park at Bideawee in Westhampton on Saturday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. for all of the festivities. Entry is $10 and includes a year of entry to the dog park and a bag of treats.
RAGAMUFFIN PARADE: Southampton Village's 22nd annual Ragamuffin Parade is Sundayat 1 p.m., for children ages 9 and younger. It begins at Agawam Park and heads up Windmill Lane, Nugent Street, Main Street and Jobs Lane, back to the park. The Southampton Chamber of Commerce will award costume prizes donated by local merchants. After the parade, there will be trick-or-treating in the business district on the Pumpkin Trail. In the event of rain, the parade will be moved to the Southampton Inn ballroom.
HALLOWEEN PET PARADE: Little Lucy's 12th annual Halloween Pet Parade in Southampton Village is Saturday, with registration at 1 p.m. Parade begins after registration and judge viewing, with party to follow. Costume categories are Best Political Pooch, Hautiest Hampton Hound, Most Original Pull Float, Bravest Hero Dog, Witchiest Witch, Scariest Prehistoric Animal, Most Devilish Dog, and more. Prizes will be award from Little Lucy's. There will be raffle giveaways and treats for all. The parade benefits R.S.V.P. Animal Rescue Group.
HAUNTED PATH: Make your way through the Haunted Path at SYS in North Sea on Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1 p.m. and join in on some frightening fun and freaky food. Enjoy caramel apple making, arts & crafts and a costume parade.
HORROW-WEEN: B. Smith's in Sag Harbor always throws a Halloween bash. The "True-ly Blood-y Horrow-ween Party" on Saturday, features DJ Karin Ward. The best costume gets a $500 prize. The party goes from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and the cover is $25. You can RSVP on Facebook.
WAILING MUSEUM: The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum transforms to a haunted house Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tours: $10
THE RETREAT'S HAMPTONS JURIED ART SHOW: An opening reception for the Top 25 Group Show for the fourth annual Hamptons Juried Art Show at the Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery in Sag Harbor will be held on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and all artwork is for sale with a 50/50 split between the artist and The Retreat.
RAG-A-MUFFIN PARADE: The annual Sag Harbor costume parade will take place on Sunday at 1 p.m. Kids can meet at the municipal parking lot behind BookHampton and then parade down Main Street to the Custom House, where sandwiches and drinks will be available for purchase (all to benefit the Sag Harbor Food Pantry). The Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event.
CHILDREN'S HALLOWEEN PARADE: Hampton Library's annual parade for children of all ages and their families is Saturday at 10 a.m. There will be treat-or-treating on Main Street after Halloween Story Time. Create a scary, funny or unique costume and bring your whole family.
HARVEST/WINEMAKING CLASS: Come see exactly what life is like for a winemaker during the Harvest and witness all the behind the scenes action.
GRIMM SCARY TALES: The annual Festival of Frights returns to Mulford Farm at nightfall on Friday and Saturday (the raindate is Sunday). Note to Parents: It can be rather scary. Children under 12 won't be admitted without a guardian or parent. Admission is $10 per family, $5 per adult and $2 per child.
GALLERY TALK ON FRITZ LEDDY'S PHOTOS: On Saturday at 4:30 p.m., guest curator and Springs-based photographer Doug Kuntz will give a talk at Guild Hall on the never-before-seen works of Fritz Leddy, an East Hampton police chief from 1937 to 1968. In 1999, 12 years after his death, boxes of his negatives were found in the basement of the police station and were developed for a 2006 exhibition at Guild Hall, though only a fraction were shown. The show will be on view from Oct. 27 to Jan. 6.
LVIS HALLOWEEN PARTY: Children in pre-K through third grades are invited to a Halloween Party on the Ladies Village Improvement Society grounds for a scavenger hunt, storytelling and lots of fun on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. Each child will receive a goodie bag and treats. Note to parents: Rain or shine.
INCOGNITO: THE ART OF DISGUISE: Neoteric Fine Art presents an examination of costume, disguise, and the assumption of “The Other," by taking various viewpoints, illustrating the functions of these instruments of disguise, on view from Friday to Nov. 24. Participating artists include Scott Bluedorn, Andrea Cote, Margaret Farmer, Charles Ly, Christine Lidrbauch, Christian Little, Diana Lives, Lutha Leahy-Miller, Annysa Ng, Maria Pessino, and Kate Petrone. An opening reception and costume party will be held on Friday night from 5 to midnight.
REAL MEN WEAR PINK: It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a cocktail party will be held at the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett in honor of Teresa Montant, a woman who started the 'Real Men Wear Pink' campaign on Shelter Island and lost her battle with breast cancer last year. Tickets are $100. To purchase tickets or more information click here. For other Breast Cancer Awareness Month events, click here.
The Stephen Talkhouse will host a Halloween Costume Party with prizes for the best costume, best of show, most original and more, on Friday night. Booga Sugar will perform. There will be drink specials (you must be 21 or older to attend). Fun starts at 10 p.m., admission is $20.
HALLOWEEN PARTY: Sportime in Amagansett will host a Halloween party that includes dodgeball, basketball, face painting, bounce house, costume contest, prizes, music, refreshments and more on Saturday at 11 a.m.
FIREHOUSE FRIGHT: The Amagansett Fire Department has a Halloween cocktail party scheduled for Saturday between 7 and 10 p.m. DJ Rantin' & Raven' will spin some music and beer and wine will be served. Thank the antique truck committee for organizing the fun. Tickets are $25 each (and again, you must be 21 or older to purchase tickets).
HALLOWEEN HOTEL PARTY: Solé East Resort & The Backyard Restaurant in Montauk are having one celebration before closing for the 2012 season. The Halloween Closing Party will take place Saturday at 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy free bar food, "witches grog," special entertainment and musical acts. Winner of the “Best Costume” contest will receive a free weekend stay. Admission to the party is free. Rooms are specially priced at $89 for the night.
MEET THE CANDIDATES: The Concerned Citizens of Montauk will host its 42nd "Meet the Candidates" forum at the Montauk Fire Department on Sunday at 1 p.m. All candidates present will have an opportunity to introduce themselves, state their positions and ask a question of their opponent. There will also be opportunities for the public to ask questions of the candidates.
- In Sag Harbor, a farmers market is running through Oct. 27 in front of the Breakwater Yacht Club on the same days, at the same time.
- Flanders Fresh Farm Food Market runs on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the David Crohan Community Center through Oct. 13.
- In East Hampton, Friday farmers markets are held at the Nick and Toni's parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The Westhampton Beach Farmers Market runs through Nov. 17 at the Village Municipal Parking Lot, each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
COUNTRY FUN: Harbes Farm in Mattituck comes alive in the fall with Country Fun Days beginning at 10 a.m. each weekend day. This truly North Fork experience features live music, farm animals, barnyard bounce, ponyrides, tricycle track, goat mountain, singing hayride and educational tour, pig races, lunch and dinner country fresh food, wine tasting, local fruits and vegetables and more. Read more about Harbes and take a photo tour of all three North Fork locations here.
HAUNT NIGHTS: Every Friday and Saturday night during October, Harbes Haunt Nights are back at the Sound Avenue corn maze. Get lost from 7 to 10 p.m. in the woods of a custom-made Sherwood Forest! Cost is $12.95 per person.
THE DARK MANSION: Shelter Island's haunted house comes alive during the last two weekends of October, culminating with a costume party on Saturday. Held at La Masion Blanche on Stearns Point Road, the haunted house is open Friday through Sunday nights over the last two weekends of the month, from 7 to 10 p.m. Entry is $15, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Breast Cancer Research.