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.
2015 dates: October 23 and 24. Tickets go on sale the 3rd week of September.
Tickets: $25/person in advance, $30 at the gate. $15/person for students of Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown schools (bring ID). First come first served, arrive early.
The Village of Sleepy Hollow thanks the sponsors of the 2014 hayride:
Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Rella & Associates
Historic Hudson Valley
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce
A1 Computer Services Inc.
Teamsters Local 456
Lamb and Barnosky, LLP
The Hudson Independent
Frank’s Home Improvement
Westbrook Marketing LLC