Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and more Historic Hudson Valley events


The Pumpkin Carousel- new this year

This is a fantastic event that you must experience and will certainly get you in the Autumn spirit.  The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze has returned to historic Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton On Hudson.  This is one of the country’s most extensive displays of lit Jack O’Lanterns.

The grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor are transformed into a Halloween fantasy landscape with over 7000 lit and carved Jack O’Lanterns. Each one is hand carved  It is an extraordinary sight.


Upon entering under the lit arch you follow along the Pumpkin Promenade, and over the “Pumpkin Zee” Bridge, a lit marvel of craftsmanship.   Under the bridge is a sea of underwater creatures all carved into pumpkins.  Everywhere you look there is some new detail to admire.  You pass an amazing sea serpent and enter the amazing “Pumpkin Planetarium” with its constantly changing light show.


Your path wanders through such great creations as the circus train, Headless Horsemen display, witches and their cauldron, spiders, skeletons and so much more.  The tour ends back near the Manor House itself which has been transformed into a dramatic backdrop for a constantly changing light show.  This is really amazing and you must experience this event.

There is also a tent serving drinks and snacks and a tent filled with Blaze related gifts.

Tickets:  In advance only !!   $20 adults ($25 Saturdays), $16 Children (3-17) ($20 on Saturdays) Under 3 free   TICKETS ARE FOR SPECIFIC TIMES.  See website for dates and time availability.


Horsemans Hollow at Sleepy Hollow   through October 31 at Phillipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow

Irving,s Legend with stories by master story teller Jonathan Kruk   through October 31 at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow

Dickens’s A Christmas Carol  told by master story teller Jonathan Kruk  starting December 9-10, 15-17 at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow

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