Did You Know These Facts About Halloween in the Hudson Valley?

10 spooky local facts to get you in the Halloween spirit.


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Signs for “U-Pick” Pumpkin patches and apple cider donuts litter nearly every road. Almost every food is flavored with pumpkin spice and the leaves are once again morphing from their traditional green color to striking shades of red, yellow, and orange. Though the weather hasn’t been a very good reminder this year, Halloween is creeping up on us quickly, and the fall festivities available to residents seem to multiply every weekend. Whether you spend your Saturday gasping and grasping your loved one’s hand through the Headless Horseman’s haunted hayride or attempting to carve your own Blaze-worthy pumpkin, the Hudson Valley has some serious haunted history and fun facts about Halloween:

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Candy apple varieties at The Candy Apple Shoppe in Warwick


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CANDY APPLE SHOPPE

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25,000 

People are expected to attend this year’s Nyack Halloween Parade on October 28


PHOTO BY ELISE PASSAVANT

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1827

The year of the historic murder at Cherry Hill in Albany 

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Public sites have been reported haunted in the Hudson Valley (and counting)


Albany Rural Cemetery
POSTDLF/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

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7,000+

Pumpkins are used in Croton’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze


PHOTOS COURTESY OF HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY

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2,600

People volunteered at last year’s Blaze

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Years Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion has been frightening even the bravest of visitors


PHOTO COURTESY OF KEVIN MCCURDY'S HAUNTED MANSION

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1820

The year that Washington Irving published the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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Attractions at the Forest of Fear in Tuxedo Park (all are included in the price of admission)


PHOTO COURTESY OF THE FOREST OF FEAR

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2011

The year that Ghost Adventures investigated Letchworth Village in Rockland County

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