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Halloween events on Long Island, hour by hour

Joe Allocco's Franklin Square Horror is a haunted

Joe Allocco's Franklin Square Horror is a haunted house in Franklin Square that is open to the public only one night of the year, Halloween. (October 20, 2009) Credit: Photo by Charles Eckert

Whether you're a good witch or a bad witch, you have all weekend to join ghouls and goblins celebrating Halloween. Indeed, the witching hours start as early as 9 a.m. Saturday and stretch long into the night. Here's an hour-by-hour look at what's happening:

9 a.m.

23rd annual Haunted Tunnel: 134 E. Woodside Ave., Patchogue, 631-758-1491. Cost: $2. Walk through 13 different scary (but not over-the-top gory) scenes on this nearly 400-foot-long trail, which is open until 6 p.m.

10 a.m.

Trick or Treat Trail at Camp Edey: 1500 Lakeview Ave., Bayport, 631-472-1625, Cost: $10 per child (free for adults). Great for kindergartners through fourth-graders, who will visit various stations, complete crafts and earn a piece of candy at each, open until 3 p.m.

11 a.m.

Haunted Halloween Village: Old Bethpage Restoration Village, 1303 Round Swamp Rd. Old Bethpage, 516-572-8400. Cost: $10 ($7 ages 5-12). Wonder what scared people in the 1880s? Experience an old-fashioned haunt until 4 p.m.

1 p.m.

Darkside Haunted House: Route 25A, Wading River, 631-369-7227, Cost: $10 haunted house, $5 haunted village until 5 p.m.; $18 for both 6 p.m.-midnight.  Join LaFiesta radio stations (98.5 FM and 96.9 FM) for a 1 p.m. costume contest for kids and safe trick-or-treating at Darkside. Later, Party 105.3 and 101.5 FM host a 7-9 p.m. costume contest - the house is open until midnight (but not recommended for kids younger than 12 at night).

2 p.m.

All Howls Eve Poetry Slam: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, 631-283-2494, Cost: Free. Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Suffolk County's Poet Laureate for 2009, will lead a group of poets for a Halloween poetry reading in a "haunted barn." You can come and just listen or bring your favorite scary (or not-so-scary) poem and join in the reading.

Halloween festival: Main Street, Stony Brook, 631-751-2244. Cost: Free. Expect apple-bobbing, trick-or-treating, a parade and games until 5 p.m.

7 p.m.

Joe Allocco's Franklin Square Horror: 1148 Norbay St., Franklin Square, 516-352-4250. Open 7-11:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Admission: Donation for Autism Society of America and United Cerebral Palsy. More than 2,000 people typically check out this one-day haunted house, which has a 155-foot walk-through peppered with ghouls, a madman with a chain saw and other surprises until 11:30 p.m.

Terror on Alexander Avenue: Nesconset, 917-207-4336, Open 5-10 p.m. Admission: $3 or canned food donation for Island Harvest. Haunted yard, garage and backyard, complete with costumed actors.

Schmitt Farms Haunted House and Maze: 26 Pinelawn Rd., 631-271-3276, Admission: $23 for house and night maze (not recommended for 10 and younger). When the sun goes down, the spook factor here ratchets up. Try making your way through the creepy haunted corn maze and mansion - both are open 7 p.m. until midnight.

8 p.m.

Halloween Ball: Sheraton Long Island Hotel, 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy., Hauppauge, 631-772-4322, Open 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 31. Admission: $59 ($79 includes hotel accommodation). A costume ball that goes until 1 a.m. with live bands and a DJ, a buffet dinner and a cash bar - plus a costume contest with cash prizes.

11 p.m.

Dr. Phibes Double Feature at Cinema Arts Centre: 423 Park Ave., Huntington, 631-423-7611, Admission: $12 includes both. Summer Camp Cinema returns with a special late-night double feature of spooky movies starring Vincent Price: "The Abominable Dr. Phibes" and "Dr. Phibes Rises Again." Costumes encouraged, prizes will be awarded.

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