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8 Halloween Events To Shock, Scare, And Startle


The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

With over 7,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns, this one-of-a-kind display leads you through a pumpkin tunnel made completely out of jack o’lanterns. Visit the Pumpkin Planetarium, and gaze up at the pumpkin ghosts. This unbelievable experience returns for another year of Halloween fun! The Blaze has sold out every night for two years in a row, so don’t be shy and buy your tickets now, available online or by telephone.

Van Cortlandt Manor
525 South Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10591
Oct. 2-4, 9-12, 15-18, 21-31, Nov. 1, 5-8, 13-15
(914) 366-6900; hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze   


Horseman’s Hollow

Find the Headless Horseman and other creatures of the night at Philipsburg Manor. The work of award-winning feature-film makeup artists make this bone-shaking experience even more terrifyingly real. The undead will try to keep you from leaving, while the unsettling special effects make this chilling trail hard to resist. Tickets sell out quick, so purchase yours online in advance.

This event is NOT suitable for children, adults who are claustrophobic, have heart or respiratory conditions, are prone to seizures, or have other chronic health conditions. 

Philipsburg Manor
381 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
October 2-3, 9-11 16-18, 23-25, 29-Nov. 1
(914) 366-6900; hudsonvalley.org/events/horsemans-hollow


Irving’s ‘Legend’

See the story unfold with this dramatic reading of Washington Irving’s classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Let the live, spooky organ music by Jim Keyes send chills up your spine as storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings the Headless Horseman, Ichabod Crane, and more to life in this 45 minute performance. Tickets are available online or by phone, and must be purchased in advance.

Philipsburg Manor
381 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
October 2-3, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-Nov. 1
(914) 366-6900; hudsonvalley.org/events/irvings-legend


Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities At Lyndhurst Mansion

Tip-toe through this Westchester castle and meet your favorite characters, including Maleficent, Dracula, and the Wicked Witch. They’ll tell you their haunting secrets as you experience Westchester’s only indoor Halloween venue. Children and teens are welcome to participate in this spooky performance. In order to guarantee time to park and check in, plan on arriving 20 minutes before your ticket time. Reserve your tickets online.

Lyndhurst Mansion
635 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
October 16 – November 1
(888) 71-TICKETS; showclix.com/event/monster


The Haunt at Rocky Ledge

Now in its 6th season, this terrifying White Plains attraction takes you inside and out, through not one, but two haunted houses! Walk through the woods and then take a stroll through Westchester’s only haunted cornfield. Get lost on this eight-acre, scream-inducing adventure! Tickets are available online. 

Rocky Ledge Swimming Assn.
1402 Old Orchard Street
North White Plains, NY 10603
October 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30-31


Scarecrows And Pumpkins Parade
Wear your favorite costume and join some friendly scarecrows through a pumpkin trail! Great for the little ones, children will enjoy meeting storybook characters as they snack on cider treats and pizza. Pre-register by October 24 to save on cost, or pay your fee the day of the event.

​Greenburgh Nature Center
99 Dromore Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
October 25, 11 am


Harvest Moon Fall Festival
Pick your favorite apples, find the biggest pumpkin, and take a hayride around the farm! This festival is sure to get you ready for fall, with fun for all ages. Enjoy live music as you snack on Harvest Moon’s famous turkey legs and pumpkin cheesecake, or get your face painted. This festival is open to the public and admission to the farm is free!

130 Hardscrabble Road
North Salem, NY 10560
October, Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm
(914) 485-1210


Sleepy Hollow Festival of Witches
Join witches from all over Westchester and learn to read the Tarot, do candle magic, and hunt ghosts at the psychic fair. Then, dress up in your best witch attire to attend the 2nd annual Witches Halloween Ball. This festival is inspired by real-life witch Hulda, whom witches from near and far can celebrate on this magical weekend.

600 White Plains Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Oct 24-25, 30

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