Updated: Oct 12, 2021
10 SUPER WAYS TO SCARE UP A HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Chills and thrills. Ghosts, goblins and gore galore! The Hudson Valley is loaded with fun and spirits this Halloween. There's everything from cuddly Llamas in cupcake costumes to a frightful face-off with Pumpkin Jack and the Headless Horseman. The spooky season is one our favorites here at Hudson Valley Happenings. We put together this special list of 10 top events for a spine-tingling and fun-tastic Halloween.
1.Headless Horseman Attractions: The Haunting of Pumpkin Jack
778 Broadway, Rte 9W,
Ulster Park, NY 12487
This Halloween one of the area’s top scary spots is all about wandering around in the dark (yes, at night!) hiding from a certain pumpkin named Jack and fearing the Headless Horseman. Legend has it that Pumpkin Jack is summoned each Fall by cave witches to seek vengeance for the Headless Horseman. He lurks in cornfields to sate his unnatural thirst. In the dead of night he creeps around stealing Jack-O-Lanterns, and with his pumpkin head, he patiently waits to decapitate his next victim. You are alone, on foot, walking in the dark at the historic manor with more than 65 acres of foreboding forests, surreal ponds, frightful fruit orchards and even a seductive gift shop with Deadly Donuts.
Opening night: Sept. 25 ($39.95 + tax), then weekends ($47.95 - $$57.95 + service charge and tax). Not recommended for little spirits under 13. Two Children’s Day events, Oct. 9 & 23, 1:30am- ($14.95 + service charge + tax) Prices are online orders; tickets are more expensive on-site.