Hoosier Haunts: Indiana’s Headless Horseman Festival Prepares to Roll Heads in October
Thrills, chills, and a headless horseman await you at this unique Hoosier festival.
Located in Fishers, Indiana is one of the largest attractions in the region, and one of the most visited outdoor museums in the country, Conner Prairie. Conner Prairie is home to over 2 miles of walkable paths, and more than 30 buildings. The outdoor museum is a way to step back in time and learn about history in a fun and interactive way. If you want to learn more about Conner Prairie or plan your visit, you can check out everything you need to know through their website, here.
Heads Will Roll
October is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with one of the most beloved ghost stories of all time? The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. In October, Conner Prairie will turn into a Sleepy Hollow of sorts, as the Headless Horseman haunts the museum grounds.
The Headless Horseman Festival
A fun tradition for the past four decades is the Headless Horseman Festival. The event will take place every Thursday through Sunday in October from 6-10 PM each night.
- Take the iconic Haunted Hayride through Conner Prairie’s grounds where you will encounter spooky frights around every corner...including the Headless Horseman himself!
- Enjoy the Trail of Terror, our path through the corn field filled with elevated frights for those who dare to be scared
- The Perilous Plunge
- Our Magnificent Midway with the Spinning Apples carnival ride, festive games including Cauldron Toss, Zombie Soccer, and Monster Mini-Golf, and bounce houses
- Barrel train ride for little ones
- Sleepy Hollow Marionette Show
- ‘Mis’-Fortune telling with Carl Voyant
- Live DJ and Live Music
- Live Shows: Sleepy Hollow One-man Show and Eerie-llusions Magic Show
- The Bizarre Bazaar: a whimsical mini-'museum' dedicated to the legend of the Headless Horseman
If you want to go to the Headless Horseman Festival you can get tickets, and more information on the event, here.
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