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Sleepy Hollow, A Real Halloween Town

There’s lots to do and see year round in the real Sleepy Hollow, and at Halloween they pull out all the stops. There’s something for everyone during October: haunted hayrides, gothic mansions, farmers markets, live music, cemetery tours, street fairs, parades, and of course, the Headless Horseman. Planning a visit is easy—the fine folks of the hollow have put together all the information you need: how to get there, find a hotel room, browse for restaurants, check the calendar of local events, dig through historic sites, find the perfect Sleepy Hollow souvenir. Even tips on the best free things in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown.

Getting there is easy. Sleepy Hollow is located in the southern end of the Hudson Valley , just off the Tappan Zee Bridge. It’s even got its own Metro-North rail stop, Philipse Manor.

Bring the family and you will be this Halloween’s hero. The kids will go home with stories of the best Halloween ever!

Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride

Ghastly creatures await you in the dark woods of Sleepy Hollow!

Hang onto your head, the village of Sleepy Hollow’s annual Haunted Hayride returns again in 2011 for two nights of ghoulish fun! Tours depart from village hall on Beekman Avenue where there is a Halloween-themed block party to keep you entertained before and after your hair-raising ride.

Don’t let the bright lights and festivities of downtown Sleepy Hollow fool you. Your hay wagon follows the same route as Ichabod Crane’s ill-fated flight from the headless horseman in Washington Irving’s short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. You’ll rumble past the Old Dutch Church and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery then through a set of iron gates into the dark woods of the hollow. Clattering across a wooden bridge, the shrieks and moans of ghastly scenes ahead drift ominously through the October night. Are those hoof beats?

Visit Sleepy Hollow’s website for dates and times and all their local Halloween events.