Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions is located in Ulster Park, NY, part of the Historic Haunted Hudson Valley. The historic manor circa 1793 incorporates over sixty-five acres of naturally landscaped property including foreboding woods, surreal ponds, fruit orchards and more. Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions is a unique, immersive experience with a theme that changes each Halloween season.
Headless Horseman continually evolves with unusual monsters, amazing illusions, stunning special fx, unique and original costumes, makeup, animations and frightening detail created by our sister company American Made Monster Studios. Only the courageous will survive the intense encounters with the infamous Headless Horseman.
Headless Horseman is consistently named in the Top Ten Haunted Attractions by CNBC and AOL. It has been featured on The Travel Channel, Comedy Central, Emeril Live, Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Evening News, The Today Show's segment "Sara in the City" and several national magazines.
In addition, the creators of Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions are proud to present interactive, immersive entertainment. A real life escape experience "Headless Horseman Escape Rooms" - a first for the Historic Hudson Valley.
Be Part of the Experience
Interested in working for Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions?
Download our application below, fill it out and return it to us to be considered.
Drop off or mail applications to Headless Horseman. You may also scan the application and email it to
Looking for a nearby place to stay, eat, or other regional attactions to check out while coming to visit Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions? Check out the helpful links listed below. We support the Esopus Business Alliance. Links will open in a new window.
Lodging, Dining, Things to do
Visit the Ulster County Tourism site for listings and information.
Best Western Plus - Kingston, NY - Headless Horseman Discount Check Availability or Call - 845-338-0400
Airbnb - Ulster Park, NY - The Horseman House - Check Availability
Airbnb - Lagrangeville, NY - Collins Estate East Wing - Check Availability
Please visit the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.
Events & Publications
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From Albany & Points North
Take the New York State Thruway South to New Paltz, Exit 18. Turn right onto Route 299 East. Follow 299 for 5 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto 9W North. Follow 9W North 7.7 miles, Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses is on the left.
Take the Mid-Hudson Bridge West. First exit to Route 9W North. Follow 9W for 10.5 miles, Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses is on the left.
From NYC and Points South
Take the New York State Thruway North to New Paltz, Exit 18. Turn right onto Route 299 East. Follow 299 for 5 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn left onto 9W North. Follow 9W North 7.7 miles, Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses is on the left.
Take the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge West. First exit onto Route 32 South. Follow Route 32 for 2.7 miles. Take left onto Route 9W South/Frank Koenig Blvd. Follow 9W for 6.6 miles, Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses is on the right.
Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions is a family minded event. There will be no smoking allowed by guests anywhere on Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions' property, including the parking lot.
WARNING: Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions contains scenes that some guests may find disturbing.
Magic Moon Farm, Inc. d/b/a Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions reserves the right to refuse a ticket to any patron at any time, for any reason. Your ticket is a revocable license and can be taken with admission refused. All patrons will voluntarily assume all risks and dangers associated with each and every attraction and agrees to release the operator(s), affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and landlord from any liability, harm, injury or death, cost or expense whatsoever that may arise directly or indirectly from attending this attraction. This is an outdoor attraction which is held in the dark! APPROPRIATE ATTIRE IS REQUIRED. You will experience audio & visual disturbances, low visibility, strobe lights, fog, damp and/or wet conditions, encounter uneven walking surfaces in a physically demanding environment. While every effort is made to ensure your safety, you should not participate if you are, including but not limited to: pregnant; suffer from claustrophobia; are prone to seizures; have heart, back, or respiratory problems.
At Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions we are dedicated to providing an enjoyable experience for all of our guests. We strive to make our attraction accessible to individuals with diverse needs and abilities. Below are the accommodations we currently offer and how guests can request individual assistance:
- Parking and Midway: Our attraction's parking lot is not paved but consists of hard-packed item 4. The midway is paved for easy accessibility.
- Hay Wagon Rides: Guests who require assistance to transfer onto the hay wagon must bring individuals to perform the loading and unloading process.
- Walk Thru & Corn Maze: The Walk Thru path is hard packed item 4 and black top . The corn maze pathway is made of hard-packed dirt.
- Haunted Houses: Our haunted houses are standard wheelchair accessible to ensure all guests can enjoy the spooky fun.
- Food Concessions and Gift Shop: These areas are designed to be accessible to guests with mobility challenges.
Individual Assistance and Inquiries
We understand that each guest may have unique accessibility needs. If you or a member of your party requires specific accommodations or have inquiries about accessibility, we kindly request that you call us in advance. By doing so, we can address your questions and ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible.
We are committed to continuous improvement and actively seek ways to enhance our accessibility offerings. If you have any suggestions or feedback regarding accessibility, we welcome your input as we strive to create a more inclusive environment.
Please note that our attraction is situated on a 65-acre farm, and while we aim to make the experience accessible to all, certain areas may present challenges based on the natural terrain.
Thank you for choosing Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Attractions . We look forward to welcoming you and providing a memorable experience for all our guests.
Are the tickets per person?
Yes, Per person.
Will Monsters/Actors touch the guests?
No, monsters/actors do not touch guests. But we will scare you.
If I leave the property can I return?
Are pets allowed?
Certified Service Dogs only.
If we drive to your event, will we be able to buy tickets at the window?
Reserve/purchase online to guarantee entry.
What happens in case of inclement weather?
If the weather impacts our operation, a closing announcement will be posted on our website, Facebook Page, and our phone system by 4:00pm the day of. In addition, ticket holders will receive an e-mail that will instruct you to change your online reservation, to a date in the remaining season or the tickets transfer to the following year. Please choose your new date and time as soon as possible to obtain your new reservation, or advise tickets are transferring to the following year. SORRY THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
How can I find out if you are closed due to inclement weather?
A closing announcement will be posted on our website, Facebook page, and our phone system by 4:00pm the day of. The most efficient way to find out is to check our website. In addition, ticket holders will receive an e-mail that will instruct you to change your online reservation, to a date in the remaining season or the tickets transfer to the following year. Please choose your new date and time as soon as possible to obtain your new reservation, or advise tickets are transferring to the following year. SORRY, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Can I work at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions?
You must be at least 16 years old to work for Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions. All positions are available during the season, primarily weekend evenings. Please see our Schedule for our Dates of Operation. Please email
What type of attractions do you have?
We have a hayride, walking trail, walk thru corn maze attractions and haunted houses. In addition, we have eateries, gift shops, and donut bakery. We also have Headless Horseman Escape Rooms, which require a separate ticket purchase.
What age is your attraction appropriate for?
Due to the nature of our attraction, this is NOT recommended for children under the age of 13. Children 8 (or younger) will NOT be allowed on any evening hayrides, walking trail, in the corn maze, or haunted houses. Children age 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Can I change my ticket date or time?
A ticket date or time can be changed subject to a rescheduling fee of $15.00 plus $1.20 NYS sales tax per ticket. Change subject to availability.
What happens when I get there?
RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.
When you arrive at Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Attractions, you will walk to the ticket booths, and must go to the Ticket Window to exchange your reservation confirmation for a ticket. On site ticket sales are sold at the discretion of management and depend on availability. RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED! Thereafter, you will walk to our Midway, and to the Hayride Staging Area.
After completing the Hayride and Walking Trail, you will walk thru the Corn Maze Attractions and Haunted Houses, Stage Show, Gift Shops, and food concessions.
What does the Horseman's walking trail consist of?
You will experience walking through dimly lit areas, gravel terrain, and up and down hill walking areas.
What type of shoes do i need to wear?
Guests cannot wear flip flops, high heels, or sandals. We suggest shoes with laces, boot,s or sneakers.
Are there chairs along the walking trail?
No, there are not chairs or stop stations. You can walk at your own pace, but remember there are other groups behind you.
Can we use a flashlight?
Please do not bring a flash light. The walking trail has enough light to safely walk.
Will we have to wear a mask?
If you want to wear a mask that is up to you. We follow all New York State and Center for Disease Control requirements.
Will I get to see everything?
How long will it take to do everything?
Approximately 2 hours, and stay as long as you like.
I have a reservation; do I still have to wait in line?
Why do I need to make a reservation in advance?
Making a reservation secures you a space on whatever night you would like to come.
How early should I arrive ?
You should arrive approximately 30 minutes early to redeem your tickets, and walk to the midway and staging area.
What form of payment do you accept at the ticket window?
We accept cash as well as Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We have an ATM machine on site.
Is it really scary???
We certainly hope so!
If I leave before completing the event , can I get a refund?
No, if you decide to leave we will not grant a refund.
Do you have any chainsaws at the attraction?
Come and see!
Do you use Strobe lights?
Yes, specialty lighting is used throughout.
Do you have clowns in the show?
Yes, Dr. Dark's Sideshow is haunted with clowns.