The Headless Horseman Rides. . . Stay Wary on the Prairie!
2024 Festival Dates:
October 3 - 27, 2024
- 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
2024 Ticket on sale dates:
Information coming soon
Festival tickets are also be available to participants enrolled in the Access Pass program. Limited Access Pass tickets are available for this event. Secure you ticket today!
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Children under 2 are free
Thank you to all guests and sponsors for attending the 40th anniversary of the Headless Horseman Festival.
There's something for everyone at the Headless Horseman Festival:
- 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 performances from Sweet Tunes
- 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
Get updates about the festival by texting HEADLESS to 317-779-3330
Food & Beverage Information
From burgers to pizza, pretzels, Kettlecorn, and so much more, the festival will have a variety of food options throughout the ground.
Then stop by the Sleepy Hollow Tavern for some of your favorite beverages. The new Conner Scary beer by Sun King will be available for those 21+.
Think you can create an award-winning scarecrow? Enter our scarecrow contest! Whether you like your scarecrows spooky and scary or cute and creative, we want to see the best scarecrow you can make!
2023 Headless Horseman Sponsors:
Corn Maze Sponsor:
Monster Midway Sponsor:
Penn & Beech Candle Co.
Friends of the Festival:
4Ever Young Anti Aging Solutions
View our Headless Horseman videos
Members can still get free access to Headless Horseman by reserving tickets within 24 hours of the evening they wish to attend. A 100% discount will unlock for all members at 6 pm each night for tickets to the following day’s event. The $5 fee per ticket is an advance reservation convenience fee.