Westchester Haunted Houses, Psychic Fairs, Séances, Hayrides and Halloween Attractions

Haunted House Performer
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There’s some pretty spooky stuff happening in Westchester during Halloween. Here’s a list of local haunted events:

1.) The Sleepy Hollow Black Hat Society – Horseman’s Restaurant, 600 White Plains Rd., Tarrytown

  • Saturday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

Make new friends and kick off the season while making and wearing your own pointed witches hat. Coffee, tea and cookies will be served. Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children 4 and up, which includes the cost of craft supplies, beverages and desert.

2.) The Great Jack O’Lantern BlazeVan Cortlandt Manor, 525 South Riverside Ave., Croton-on-Hudson

  • Weekends from Oct. 2 – Nov.15, click here for show times

An 18th-century history site sets the spooky scene for this walk-through Halloween attraction featuring more than 6,000 hand-carved jack lanterns. Adults are $20, Children 3-17 are $16; Saturdays adults are $25 and children 3-17 are $20. Kids under 3 are free.

3.) 2nd Annual Sleepy Hollow Psychic Fair & New Age Bazaar – Hampton Inn, 200 W. Main St., Elmsford

  • Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A part of Krystal Madison The Witch of Sleepy Hollow’s A Festival of Witches, this event features several psychics (learn more about them here) who will offer readings; a variety of vendors; as well as tarot reading, candle magic and ghost hunting workshops.

Sleepy Hollow Psychic Fair

4.) 2015 Sleepy Hollow Witch’s Halloween Ball – Fraternal Order of the Eagle’s Lodge, 322 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

  • Friday, October 30 from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.

The theme this year’s witch’s ball (which was started in 2014 to honor Sleepy Hollow’s Hulda the Witch) is Day of the Dead and the best costume wins $100.

The 2015 Sleepy Hollow Witch’s Halloween Ball includes: pop, techno and party music played by a DJ; hors d’oeuvers and full dinner buffet; magical gift bags for the first 20 guests; a cash bar; door prizes and raffles; a ritual belly dance performance; free psychic reading parlor and closing ritual magic circle ceremony from members of Hekate’s Sacred Temple and the Sleepy Hollow Witches.

UPDATE: Tickets for this event are sold out

5.) Scared by the Sound – Playland, Playland Parkway, Rye

  • Weekends from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31, click here for show times

Enter a terrifying maze of horrors including the Crypt Walk, The Haunted Wine Cellar, a Creepy Morgue, Tunnels of Doom and more while dodging monsters that want to scare the life out of you. This event not suitable for children under 10. Tickets are $16.

6.) 2015 Sleepy Hollow Spirit Circle Séance: An Authentic Victorian Séance – Hampton Inn, 200 W. Main St., Elmsford

  • Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Connect with loved ones who have crossed over at this authentic Victorian séance lead by Krystal Madison the Witch of Sleepy Hollow and Psychic Medium Julia Drahos, a Sleepy Hollow native, who has appeared on SyFy Channel’s Haunted Collector and the Biography Channel’s My Ghost Story. This event is open to people 18 and older. Tickets are $31.45 for this event, which is a part of the 2015 Festival of Witches in Sleepy Hollow.

7.) Horseman’s Hollow – Philipsburg Manor, 381 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

  • Weekends from Oct. 2 through Nov. 1, click here for show times

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow has never been this terrifying. Horseman’s Hollow takes you through the dark landscape of Philipsburg Manor where you’ll survive encounters with horrific undead creatures as you travel through Ichabod’s Schoolhouse and into the lair of the Headless Horseman.

Tickets are $20 and $25 on Saturdays. Members get $5 off. You can cut the line with a $15 upgrade. This event is too scary for children under 10 and may be dangerous for people who are claustrophobic, have respiratory/heart conditions, are prone to seizures or have other health conditions.

8.) Irving’s Legend: A Live Performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at Philipsburg ManorOld Dutch Church, 430 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow

  • Weekends from Oct 2 to Nov. 1, click here for show times.

Master Storyteller Jonathan Kruk brings Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow to life during an engaging 45-minute live performance. This event is suited for children 10 and up. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids under 18.

9.) Rock N’ Roar Prehistoric Costume Party at Lasdon Park – 2610 Amawalk Rd. Route 35, Katonah

  • Friday, Oct. 30 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Enjoy an adult costume party with food and refreshments (beer, wine and soda), prize giveaways, costume contest and live music by Gerard Carelli. Proceeds will benefit the building of Lasdon Park Glass House Conservatory. Tickets are $60.

10.) Haunted Hayride and Sleepy Hollow Halloween Block PartyVillage Hall, 28 Beekman Ave., Sleepy Hollow

  • Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m.; hayrides start around 7 p.m.

Hop on the Village’s annual haunted hayride that takes you through bustling downtown Sleepy Hollow and into the darkness of the Old Dutch Church grounds tracing Ichabod Crane’s steps while fleeing the Headless Horseman. You can also stop by the annual block party on Beekman Avenue, where there will be food, music, vendors and fall activities.

You can purchase tickets online or at Village Hall. They are $20 online and $30 on the night of the event. Wait times can be up to two to three hours long.

11.) The Haunt at Rocky LedgeRocky Ledge Swimming Association, 1402 Old Orchard St, North White Plains

  • Weekend evenings starting Oct. 9 through Oct. 31. Click here for show times.

Take a walk through the haunted woods at Rocky Ledge featuring two haunted houses and a nightmarish cornfield filled with ghouls, fiends and homicidal maniacs. Tickets are $21.69 with the service fee.

12.) Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities – Lyndhurst, 645 South Broadway, Tarrytown

  • Weekend tours from Oct. 16 through Oct. 31, click here for show times

Take a spooky half hour tour of Lyndhurst mansion to meet the long-dead family members of gothic Disenchanted Castle in this event suitable for all ages featuring the Hogwarts Wizards, Maleficent, Dracula, the Wicked Witch and more. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for kids under 12. Costumes are encouraged!

(Click here to read more in Westchester Woman’s Haunted Westchester series)

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