For eight more nights the grounds of Conner Prairie will host the 31st annual Headless Horseman fall family tradition at Conner Prairie. The event is 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 through 19 and 23 through 26.
Haunted hayrides and encounters with the Headless Horseman are crowd favorites of the event during which the grounds of Conner Prairie transform into Conner Scairie, a land of fun-loving, storytelling ghouls, magic, mystery and more. Activities and hayrides may run past 10 p.m.
Guests of all ages are encouraged to attend in family friendly costumes. Throughout their experience, guests will encounter the Headless Horseman; Dr. Acula, the vampire expert of the underworld; Beautisha, a witch; Harry Howler, a singing werewolf; Ed the Mad Scientist; and Holly Ween, a magical storyteller.
Each night, Disney’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will be shown at the Lenape Indian Camp. The story will also be shared through nightly marionette shows. Magic shows, storytelling, face painting, ghostly vortexes, fortune telling, music and more are offered each night.
Guests also can view Conner Scairie from high above as the 1859 Balloon Voyage exhibit will be open. Conner Prairie’s Apple Store, featuring its trademark hand-dipped caramel apples, cider slushies and other treats, will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. each night of Headless Horseman.
Tickets are $10 in advance Thursday and Sunday, $12 at the gate; and $14 in advance Friday and Saturday, $16 at the gate. There is no charge for all members Thursday and Sunday and free admission for Plus Level members Friday and Saturday.
Advance tickets are on sale at select Central Indiana Marsh, Mainstreet and O’Malia’s locations. For a complete list of activities, visit www.connerprairie. org/Plan-Your-Visit/Special-Events/ Headless-Horseman.aspx#Fun