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 your head, you’re welcome to come back for more live music, children’s activities and vendors.
Ticket sales are online only, through the village’s web site www.sleepyhollowny.gov. Tickets are timed entry and specific to either Friday or Saturday night.
Where: Sleepy Hollow Village Hall, 28 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, 914-366-5100.
2020 dates: cancelled.