|Trick or treat?|
There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than in New England, what with its rich history of terror, ghostly apparitions and intrigue. From the Salem Witch Trials to the Boston Strangler and Lizzy Borden, to the likes of Whitey Bulger, what place in America could be scarier?
Here on the Island, Halloween festivities are begun early in the month and carried to a fever-pitch by All Hallow's Eve.
There's an island-wide Scarecrow Contest, the towns have their own parties and parades, and on Halloween night, one major street in Vineyard Haven - Williams Street - is even closed to traffic to celebrate door-to-door trick-or-treating at its best. On this one street, rough ghost and goblin attendee estimates range from 300-800, with costumed witches and mummies arriving from as far away as New York City!
Enjoy some of the festivities through our eyes!
This year the Scarecrow Contest features Storybook Characters:
Have a Scary One. :)