Be Part of the Experience
Interested in working for Headless Horseman Hayrides and Haunted Houses?
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 Houses? 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 - located at 503 Washington Avenue, Kingston, NY. Click on the following link or call direct 845 338 0400 and ask for the Headless Horseman room discount. Headless Horseman Room Discount Reserve early!!
Airbnb - Ulster Park, NY - The Horseman House - Check Availability
Airbnb - Lagrangeville, NY - Collins Estate East Wing - Check Availability
Airbnb - Highland, NY - New Paltz Farmhouse - Check Availability
Please visit the Ulster County Chamber of Commerce.
Events & Publications
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The Community Guide: www.thecommunityguide.net
Click on a slide to get directions from your area.
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 Haunted Attractions is a family minded event. There will be no smoking allowed by guests anywhere on Headless Horseman Haunted Attraction property, including the parking lot.
WARNING: Headless Horseman Haunted Attractions contains scenes that some guests may find disturbing.
Magic Moon Farm, Inc. d/b/a Headless Horseman 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.
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. In addition, you will receive an e-mail that will instruct you how to change your online reservation yourself, to a future date for the current season. Please choose your new date and time as soon as possible to obtain your new reservation for the current season. SORRY THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS, ALL TICKETS MUST BE USED IN THE CURRENT SEASON.
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. The most efficient way to find out is to check our website. In addition, you will receive an e-mail that will instruct you how to change your online reservation yourself, to a future date for the current season. Please choose your new date and time as soon as possible to obtain your new reservation for the current season. SORRY, THERE ARE NO REFUNDS, NO EXCEPTIONS, ALL TICKETS MUST BE USED IN THE CURRENT SEASON.
Can I work at Headless Horseman Haunted Attraction?
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 walking trail visual attraction, our 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 walk thru, 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, 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 Walking Trail Staging Area.
After completing the 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.