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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
When: Sept 20- Nov 30, 2019
Cost: Adults: Starting at $23
Children 3-17: Starting at $17
Members + Children 2 and under: FREE
You don’t visit The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze to be scared so much, but you will be awed! Take a trip through an 18th-century landscape and be prepared for the visual eye-candy of over 7000 jack o’ lanterns all lit and carved into the most unbelievable figures. From pumpkin windmills to flower gardens, to amazing life-sized animals, prepare to be amazed at what the team at Van Cortland Manor creates! With over 1000 volunteers, and set to music with synchronized lighting, this is a show you will not soon forget.
Get your tickets early, The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze consistently sells out fast!
Location: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 S Riverside, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses
When: Weekends, Sept 21 – Nov 2nd
Cost: Online: 41.95 + 3.95 + tax, On-site: 49.95 + tax
In their 27th season this year, this 250-year-old, 65-acre farm in the Historic Hudson Valley is a great place to be scared! Ranked among the very best haunted houses in the country by numerous media outlets, Headless Horseman should be tops on your scare list this season!
This is not your parents’ haunted house. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses is a unique, immersive experience that consists of foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards, a one-mile hayride, corn maze, 8 haunted attractions, 4 eateries, 4 giftshops, and an operating cast and crew of 375 people. The event continually evolves with unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special effects, original costumes, makeup, animations, frightening detail, and a theme that changes each Halloween season.
New for 2019:
New Hayride Theme: A Deal with the Devil
Legend states Captain Kidd sailed up the Hudson River and came ashore in the Hudson Valley, running from the law. He buried a vast treasure of stolen gold and silver, obtained from his adventures
in the Caribbean. He made a deal with the devil to secure his ill-gotten treasure. You are now part of the hunt, but finding the treasure requires making a deal, A Deal with the Devil.
New Attraction: Mama Rose’s Swamp Shack
There are also Escape Rooms on site: www.headlesshorsemanescaperooms.com
Cypher’s Funeral Home (New for 2019), Death Row, Ichabod’s Revenge
Location: 778 Broadway, Route 9W, Ulster Park, NY 12487
When: Weekends, Oct 4 – Oct 27, 2019
Cost: $39.99, VIP Admission – $49.99
If you’ve got the nerve, check out one of Hudson Valley’s newest haunts opening this year at Rye Playland. A fully interactive and immersive hour-long experience, Hudson Horrors boasts three unique attractions and over 60 characters. Spinning elements of live theater, scary storytelling, and a haunted house, this new addition on the scene will have the music, scenes, makeup, and special effects to scare your socks off!
Pick your favorite of their 3 attractions, Grady Manor, L.P Doll Makers, Inc., or HavenBrook Hospital.
Location: Back of Rye Playland
When: Weekends, Oct 11 – Oct 27, 2019
Scared by the Sound is situated in a 12,000 sf enclosed haunted house and outdoor cemetery loaded with a terrifying cast of characters eagerly awaiting your arrival.
Running for 20 years, this haunt is only open for 9 nights in October, so don’t miss out!
Location: Within the Playland Amusement Park next to the rides.
Pure Terror Scream Park
When: Sept 27th – Nov 3rd
Cost: Online: $41.30 + Online Service Fee + NY Sales Tax; Ticket Booth: $41.30 + NY Sales Tax; General Admission ticket is for ALL 9 Haunted Attractions.
Holding the current Guinness World Record for the world’s longest overall horror attraction since 2015, Pure Terror Scream Park is not to be missed. With 9 different walkthrough attractions, food, music and tons of great photos ops, prepare for Pure Terror.
Location: 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe, NY 10950
When: Sept 27th – Oct 31, 2019
Cost: Fridays and Sundays: $25.00; Saturdays: $28.00; Sunday Family Special: CHILDREN (12 and under) $14.00
Produced by ImaginArt Studios and Presented by Dutchess County Parks, this haunt has been running for an amazing 43 years! New Attractions this year include Once Upon a Nightmare, Camp Krystal Lake, and Voodoo Curse.
Continually praised over the years for its creative and theatrical nature, this is a local haunt not to miss.
Location: 85 Sheafe Rd, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
When: Weekends from Oct 4th – Oct 31st
Cost: $37/pp AT THE DOOR; $33/pp ONLINE
In its 16th year, the Barn of Terror is located in Lake Katrine, NY. Open weekends from Oct 4th – Oct 31st, check the website for exact dates. With 8 different attractions, located over 30 acres of farmland, and boasting an enormous creepy corn maze, you are sure to find a favorite scare.
When: Weekends from Oct 4th – Nov 3
Cost: Adult: $22 (Sat $28); Members: $5/Ticket Discount; Fast Track Pass: $15
Travel through landmarks like the cemetery, tavern, and Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow’s premiere haunted attraction.
Location: Philipsburg Manor, 381 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY