The air is crisp and leaves are changing, fall is underway! Hudson Valley and Sleepy Hollow in particular are known for their wide range of fall activities. We would like to offer some of the best options in Westchester, from family friendly harvest festivals to a nighttime walk through thousands of hand carved pumpkins. Take a look as there is surely an event to please everyone.
Harvest fest is a community celebration of local farms and all the wonders of fall. Festivities include live music, hayrides, farmers market as well as hand-on demonstrations of farming. This is a great event for the whole family.
When: Saturday, Oct 1, 10 am to 3 pm.
Where: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Cost: $40 adults (ages 16+); $20 youth 2-15. Children under 2 years old do not require tickets.
Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
One of the most popular events in the area is the Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze. Held on the grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor you can stroll through over 7,000 hand-carved illuminated pumpkins.
Where: Philipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow NY 10591.
2016 dates: Oct 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 27-31.
Cost: Adults $20, children 3-17 $16 (Saturdays $25 and $20). Free for members and children under 3
As if you stumbled through time into a town driven mad by the Headless Horseman, Historic Philipsburg Manor transforms itself into the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Be prepared to be scared as professional actors bring creatures, someone human some not, to life with state-of-the-art special effects and create a truly terrifying event.
Where: Van Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
2016 dates: Sept. 30, Oct 1-2, 7-10, 13-16, 19-31. Nov 3-6, 10-13. Times vary by evening. Tickets go on sale to the public September
Cost: Tickets $20 (Saturdays $25).
Due to popular demand Nevermore has returned for its third season. Nevermore is a circus-theater adaption of the classic poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe. Watch the poem come to life in a 45 minute show performed by aerialists inside a heated tent.
When: Friday, Oct 21 at 8 pm. Saturday, Oct 22, 2 pm, 7pm. Sunday, Oct 23, 2 pm, 7 pm.
Where: Horan’s Landing, 9 River Street, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Cost: Saturday and Sunday $22 in advance, $25 at the door. Friday VIP Opening Night $35
For more details and even more events, head to visitsleepyhollow.com
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