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The Town of Riverhead is joining forces with the Riverhead Business Improvement District to host the inaugural Edgar Allan Poe Festival, Long Island’s Largest Halloween Spook-tacular. From Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 1st, the streets of Main Street in Downtown Riverhead will be filled with a ghostly collection of “things that go bump in the night.”
“People have asked me why I chose to name the event after Poe: simply because his name immediately conjures visions in the mind that are both macabre and horrifying,” said Sal St. George, Festival Creative Director. “His literary reputation will entice an audience to attend the event.”
During the spooky weekend, keep your eye out for street performers portraying Mr. Poe, and several of his notorious literary characters including Lenore, Roderick Usher, Prince Prospero, Annabelle Lee, and C. Auguste Dupin. While named after “The Raven” author, the Festival will also feature aspects of Washington Irving, O. Henry, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and other notable creators from the mystery and Gothic genre. So, don’t be surprised when you spot a few special guests from “Sleepy Hollow” like Ichabod Crane or the Headless Horseman.