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These 8 Towns Go All Out For Halloween

These small towns are spooktacular.

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.@visitsleepyhallow
St. Helens, OR is where the classic Disney Halloween movie, Halloweentown 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.Facebook/ Spirit Of Halloween Town
Yep, you’re looking at the hotel from the chilling movie, The Shining, 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.Shutterstock
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 “haunted happenings” including a ride on a ghost trolley or a night of 10-minute ghost stories (great for brave kids).@hauntedhappnings
If you’ve ever wondered what nearly 1000 lit jack o’ lanterns look like, then check Hallowe’en 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.@thehenryford
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.@inthevalley1
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.AnokaHalloweenInc/ Facebook
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.Neewollah