Wicked Fairytale Event, Horseman’s Hollow, Sleepy Hollow, NY

Not suitable for children under 10

Are you prepared to experience the freakiest, goriest, and most haunted attraction in all of the Northeastern United States? If you think you can handle it then get in line…

Sleepy Hollow, NY and the Hudson Valley have brought Horseman’s Hollow for its third year to the this “sleepy” village. Somehow, I have a feeling people won’t be doing much “sleeping” for a while.

Now I’ve been to a few haunted happenings in my time. Based out of Sarasota, FL I’ve spent many years at Universal Studios, Halloween Horror Nights and Busch Gardens’, Howl-O-Screams. I am also a bit of a gore buff with a serious addiction to cult horror and zombies. I have to hand it to the Hudson Valley, these guys are playing with the big dogs. I was pretty impressed with the details, theatrics, props and movie set quality gore scenes.

While you’re anxiously waiting to enter the time-warp death trail through the Phillipsburg Manor, you are greeted by a slew of monsters including the notorious and local folklore celebrity, the Headless Horseman. After all, you are in his territory, it would be rude of him not to say hello.

The further in you get… the weirder and more gruesome this place becomes.” -Brian Garnett, correspondent 

Once you’ve entered the gates you find yourself on trail that takes you back into the early 1800’s going deeper and deeper into the twisted and visceral frenzy of the murderous villagers gone mad by the haunts of the Headless Horseman…and there’s no turning back.

The Fairytale Traveler gives this a “Wicked Fairytale Event 5 star rating”, this is a must see! For more information on Hudson Valley Halloween happenings and other events/attractions, visit the Hudson Valley Visitors Bureau



Some fun facts about this year’s Horseman’s Hollow:

  • Close to 65 actors are in this year’s production
  • 4 make-up artists
  • 1 do-it-yourself makeup station
  • 2 people working with the costumes
  • It takes up to four hours for the actors to put on makeup and costumes (depending on the complexity)
  • 4 tech people (turning on and testing lights, fog machines, etc.)
  • 80 dinners served to staffers
  • 1 to 1 1/2 hours to take makeup off, put costumes away, etc. after each show.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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