Climb aboard Sleepy Hollow’s annual Haunted Hayride and hold on to your head! All seems well when you board your hay wagon in the brightly lit streets of downtown Sleepy Hollow. Rumbling off into the dark you realize too late you are heading down the Albany Post Road past the Old Dutch Church, following exactly Ichabod Crane’s flight from the Headless Horseman. Then you’re through a set of iron gates and the wagon slips into the dark woods of the hollow. Clattering across a wooden bridge, you start to hear shrieks and the sound of hoofbeats . . . There’s a free block party on Beekman Avenue both nights to keep you entertained before your hair-raising ride through the real Sleepy Hollow. If you keep you head, you’re welcome to come back for more live music, children’s activities and vendors.
Purchase tickets through the village’s web site www.sleepyhollowny.gov or in person during business hours at Sleepy Hollow village hall, 28 Beekman Avenue. The organizers advise: Hayrides are first-come, first-served. Tickets are good for either night. Lines can get long, it’s best to arrive early, Saturday is usually the busier night. Parents or guardians of children ages 8 & under should use discretion.
Where: Sleepy Hollow Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-366-5100.
2016 dates: October 28 and 29, 7 pm to 11 pm.
Tickets: $ to be announced.