Haunted Halloween fest coming to Bay Shore
Check out the Haunted Halloween Family Festival on Main Street in Bay Shore on Oct. 19 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Pictured are attendees and a featured car participating in the trunk or treat from last year’s event.

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Haunted Halloween fest coming to Bay Shore


The Haunted Halloween Family Festival on Saturday, Oct. 19, will be a Bay Shore Main Street Spook-tacular event, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on Main Street between Smith Avenue and Shore Lane.

The event was put together by the Bay Shore Beautification Society, the Great South Bay YMCA, Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce, Bay Shore Restaurant Association and Northwell Health.

Crafts, face painting, games and other activities will be offered to start out the day, alongside a costume parade and red carpet. Those events are both hosted by the YMCA, and the costume parade is co-hosted by the Boulton Center. The Bay Shore Moms and Dads Facebook group have also been planning a Trunk or Treat on Main Street, before it gets dark.

The Bay Shore High School drama club will be acting out a haunted garden special in the community garden, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Children under the age of 7 are not recommended to attend.

Across from the garden, the Great Pumpkin Contest will be underway, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The contest is co-hosted by the Multi-Cultural Committee and the Beautification Society, and prizes will be awarded to the scariest and most unique pumpkins. However, there is no carving or painting permitted on site; that should be done at home.

Also, be sure not to miss out on the Main Street cornhole competition. Dance routines of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” will be performed at various times throughout day and some restaurants will be showcasing Halloween-themed menus.

The rain date for the event is Sunday, Oct. 26. Children are not allowed to attend the event unaccompanied.