Haunted Halloween Family Festival

Sat Oct 28, 2023
4:00pm to 8:30pm ET
Age: All ages
Price: Free

After a two-year hiatus, the Haunted Halloween Family Festival returns to Bay Shore's Main Street.

Activities, Arts & Crafts, Face Painting, and Games

  • Runs from 4-6pm
  • Hosted by the Great South Bay YMCA.

Trunk-or-Treat on Main Street

Cornhole Competition on Main Street

  • Starts at 4 p.m.
  • The competition takes place between TJ Finley’s and Coastal.
  • Hosted by the Bay Shore Restaurant Association.

Costume Parade

  • Parade starts at 4:30pm
  • Participants meet at Shore Lane and Main Street.
  • Hosted by the Great South Bay YMCA and Northwell Health.

The Great Pumpkin Contest


  • Happening across from the Community Garden.
  • Hosted by the Multi-Cultural Committee and the Beautification Society.
  • Carve or paint a pumpkin at home (no carving or painting on site) and bring it to the contest.
  • Prizes will be handed out for the scariest and most unique pumpkins.

Haunted Garden in the Community Garden

  • Takes place 6:30-8:30pm
  • Those who walk through the garden can expect to find some spooky characters played by Bay Shore students.
  • Not recommended for children under 7.

All children must be accompanied by an adult at this event. This event is sponsored by the Bay Shore Beautification Society, the Great South Bay YMCA, the Bay Shore Chamber of Commerce/Business Improvement District, the Bay Shore Restaurant Association and Northwell Health. In case of bad weather, a rain date is set for Oct. 29. Continue to follow greaterbayshore.com for updates. Rain date: October 29. Call 631-665-7003 for weather related cancellation.

** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.