With rain in the forecast Sunday, the new coffin races that are part of the Halloween Festival have been moved up a day.
The race now starts at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Halloween Fest is hosted by the Riverhead Business Improvement Management Association.
Participants will race a homemade coffin down Heidi Behr Way in front of the floating docks. It had been originally scheduled for Griffing Avenue.
Registrants are asked to meet at 3 p.m. near the riverfront, just west of McDermott Avenue, before the race starts.
The Halloween Fest begins at 7 p.m. Friday at Joe’s Garage with a performance from Yoga Pants Band followed by a Dead Dance Ball at the Suffolk Theater at 8 p.m.
Saturday is packed with events from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. including trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, a costume parade and musical performances. Various prizes will be awarded throughout the weekend, including a $500 grand prize, according to BIDMA executive director Diane Tucci.
More information about rules, other events and registration can be found at http://halloweenfestriverhead.com.
Photo credit: Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce