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Fun Facts About Halloween in the Hudson Valley

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Lonely branches mark the spot where vibrant leaves once lived, and a seemingly eternal chill has settled across the region. Yes, folks, Halloween hoopla is here again. We have to admit that we are running scared from the ever-growing number of ghostly attractions that are cropping up in every unsuspecting park, barn, and empty field from Hudson to Haverstraw. Here’s hoping that you score tickets to the Blaze this year — but landing front row seats to the Rolling Stones may be easier. Here’s a look at the fiendish fun by the numbers:  

5,000+ Jack-o’-lanterns — each individually hand-carved and illuminated — on display at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Croton

10 The recommended age for those daring enough to enter Horseman’s Hollow at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow

5 Performances of The Turn of the Screw, a creepy tale brought to life by the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

38 Years Kevin McCurdy’s Haunted Mansion at Dutchess County’s Bowdoin Park has been instilling fear into the hearts of locals

5 Miles of new haunted house and trail attractions at Pure Terror Scream Park in Monroe

1996 The year North Tarrytown changed its name to Sleepy Hollow

$16 Price of a ticket to hear a retelling of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in the church that inspired the story

3 Number of times Ghost Hunters investigator Amy Bruni reported being grabbed by transient beings during an episode of the show that featured the Old Ulster County Jail

6 New characters who entertain crypt-creepers during the cemetery tours at Hyde Park’s St. James Episcopal Church

20,000 Attendees expected at the Nyack Halloween Parade on October 25, which is one of the state’s largest parades outside of Manhattan

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