12 Places You Should Visit This Halloween
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Sometimes it seems like there’s little else to do on Halloween other than dress up and maybe hit a party or two. Throw in a haunted house and a trip to the pumpkin patch, and you may be somewhat fulfilled. But if you really love this haunted time of year, there’s so much more to do than make a one-night candy grab. Here are a 13 events and festivals you should consider treating yourself to this year.
Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze - Croton–on-Hudson, NY
Get out of the city and enter an entire world populated by pumpkins. This annual Blaze is home to thousands of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns arranged in incredible structures you can pass through and sculptures of everything from dinosaurs and dragons to skeletons and spider webs. Finish off with a hot apple cider for the train ride home.
Horseman’s Hollow - Tarrytown, NY
What could be more appropriate than visiting the setting of one of America’s best-known scary stories, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow?” Historic Philipsburg Manor hosts a haunted experience featuring an appearance by the Headless Horseman himself.
Richardson Adventure Farm Corn Maze - Spring Grove, IL
Try your hand at navigating the largest continuously operating corn maze in the world! This year’s theme celebrates the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, so if you thought you could get lost in William Shatner’s eyes before…
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor - Long Beach, CA
While it may be hard to resist singing “I’m On a Boat” while you board this luxury liner, you’ll be screaming to get off of it after you realize the whole ship is haunted.
Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival - Half Moon Bay, CA
Half Moon Bay is known as the world’s pumpkin capital, so it’s no wonder they host an epic carving competition and pumpkin festival. Watch giant pumpkins carved by masters and sample just about everything pumpkin-flavored you could possibly want.