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These 8 Towns Go All Out For Halloween
These small towns are spooktacular.
Oct. 13, 2021
Sleepy Hollow, NY is where the legend of the The Headless Horseman takes place. From haunted hayrides to the cemetery tours to ghost stories, this town comes to life in all it’s freaky glory in October.
St. Helens, OR is where the classic Disney
was filmed, so it’s only fitting that the town goes all out for Oct. 31. Tour the haunted hotel (at your own risk) or stroll through the town checking out all the pumpkins.
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Yep, you’re looking at the hotel from the chilling movie,
, and the hotel itself is said to have a haunted history. If you dare, visit Estes Park, CO where you can attend spooky events at the hotel, like
The Shining Ball
, an epic costume party.
Salem, MA is top of mind when it comes to spooky towns; after all, it’s famous for its witch trials. The town hosts tons of fun and freaky “
” including a ride on a ghost trolley or a night of 10-minute ghost stories (great for brave kids).
If you’ve ever wondered what nearly 1000 lit jack o’ lanterns look like, then check
in Greenfield Village (which is in Dearborn, MI). This year the festival is celebrating 40 years with wild decor, pumpkins galore, and a Hallowe’en Express train.
Not too far from Sleepy Hollow, you’ll find
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze
, a magical experience involving over 7,000 jack-o'-lanterns. The lights and the soundtrack make this truly magnificent, plus it’s hard to top the
Hudson Valley foliage
Anokam, MN is the (self-proclaimed) Halloween Capital of the World, so you know it’s worth a visit. Beyond the over-the-top decor (think scarecrows all over town) there’s a light-up night parade, and a costume-encouraged
Gray Ghost Run
Independence, KS is home to Neewollah (Halloween backwards) celebration. For those who like more treat than trick, the festival has a bunch of fun activities like a chili cook-off, parades, and live music.
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