As Halloween creeps closer, tons of attractions in Hudson Valley are gearing up to deliver terror to thrill-seekers. Spend the weekend exploring haunted houses, getting lost in a corn maze, or getting spooked on a Halloween-y hayride. No matter what type of with bone-chilling fun you're in search of, the Hudson Valley has you covered.The Headless Horseman
The Headless Horseman Hayride and Haunted Houses is a terrifying and immersive outdoor nightmare situated on a 250-year-old farm in Ulster Park. This frightful attraction includes a one-mile theatrical hayride, cornmaze, and eight haunted houses. Throughout the night plenty of creepy creatures will pop out, keeping shriek-seekers satisfied.
The Headless Horseman opens on September 16 and runs until November 4.The Barn of Terror
Scaring the public for 15 years, The Barn of Terror is home to things that go bump in the night. This year's theme, “The Circle of Hell”, will be wilder than ever with cult and occult themes woven throughout The Barn’s eight rooms. Adrenaline junkies will also have access to a horrifying silo, a mind-bending corn maze, a shocking mineshaft, an eerie field house, and the accursed Cornville.
“We can’t wait for visitors to see what we have in store for them this year," says Jim Boice, owner of the Barn of Terror. “This is not for the feint-of-heart. Our actors really get into entertaining our guests, and this year we plan to kick-it up several notches. We now have visitors come from all over including New York City and Montreal." Barn of Terror was named one of the “Top Ten Haunted Houses in New York State” by USA Today.
The Barn of Terror opens on September 29 and will run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7pm until October 29.Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion
Inciting fear and terror for four decades, Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion is the original Halloween Tradition of the Hudson Valley. “The Mansion” is one of the first haunted attractions to utilize a storyline, encouraging guests to become apart of the show. Recognizing that each guest and group is different, The Mansion strives to ensure that every individual experience is unique.
The Mansion will open on October 6 at 7pm, and run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until October 31.Pure Terror Scream Park
Monroe’s Pure Terror Scream Park is an extreme walk-through attraction with six haunted houses. Experience the underworld in Necropolis. Quarantine, is where death and disease await. The Clowns in Twisted—Terror Under the Big Top will have you contorted with fear. Evil witches add to their collection of human flesh in The Coven. Come face to face with terrifying killers in Legends of Horror. Looking for a real scare? Make sure to hold onto the person in front of you in Terror in the Dark.
Pure Terror Scream Park opens on September 29 at 7pm and runs through November 4.
The Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park is back with seven new haunted houses. BYOB (“Bring Yer Own Body”) to Uncle Jimmy’s Halloween Party. Combat your deep-seated fear of clowns in CarniEvil of the Damned. The hosts in Blind Panic think humans are delicious. Head on down the limb-cutting specialists at Craven Brothers Chainsaw Repair Service. Whatever keeps bringing the dead back at Mourningwood Cemetery just might give you a second chance, too. Terror clings to every surface in the Hot Zone. Get ready to get served up at The Slaughterhouse.
The Forest of Fear will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 9 to November 1.