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A Night in Sleepy Hollow

Presented by Bourbonnais Township Park District and Acting Out Theatre Co.


Centuries later stories continue of the Headless Horseman riding through Sleepy Hollow from those who have claimed to witness the ghoulish event! Can it be just their imagination or is the legend of the Headless Horseman really true?

Only you can discover the answer. We dare you to venture out into the dark of night into the Perry Farm Park woods and listen for the thundering hoof beats of the Horseman's stallion. The legend will be told! Witnesses will come forth! You just may see it for yourself!

Fees (subject to change)

Sleepy Hollow Village

FREE ADMISSION! (Fees, activities, and times are subject to change). Free Village activities include:

Games & Activities in the village require activity tickets. Tickets will be on sale at the event for $1.00 per ticket or in Value Packs of 60 for $50.00 at the ticket booth and gift shop. 

Presale Value Packs of activity tickets will be on sale (dates will be listed at a later time) at the Perry Farm House, the Exploration Station and the Recreation Station during normal business hours.

Presale Value Packs include 25 activity tickets for $20.00 good for all village activities including haunted trail hayrides!

Re-Enactment Play Tickets

You may either print your tickets after you purchase them
OR have them readily accessible with a smartphone.

All you need for check in is your receipt number.


Haunted Trail

5 Activity Tickets (Rides run from 8:00p-11:00p)

Take a ride on a suspenseful journey into the dark of night along the Perry Farm Trail. The Haunted Trail of Sleepy Hollow is a mile long hayride of frights and awful sights. See ghosts, zombies and demented creatures lurking in the woods and shadows. Haunted trail rides only run 8-11p on Friday and Saturday nights. Tickets are $5 (5 - $1 activity tickets) and are sold at the Night in Sleepy Hollow event or presale activity tickets are available at BTPD facilities while supplies last. Please note that the Haunted Trail rides are not for the faint of heart. The ride depicts disturbing images and surprises and are not intended for young children or those with certain medical conditions.


*This is an outdoor event, tickets are NON-refundable regardless of weather

**Credit and Debit cards are now accepted!!!!


Sleepy Hollow Village

 (Fees, activities, and times are subject to change)

Sleepy Hollow Re-Enactment Play

Fridays - 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 (arrive 10 minutes prior to show time)
Saturdays - 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
 (arrive 10 minutes prior to show time)

Sleepy Hollow visitors can choose a time slot to see the Sleepy Hollow Reenactment Play performed by the Acting Out Theatre Company. Night performances will start every 30 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. The last show will start at 10:00 p.m. on Fridays and 11:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Tickets are $13 and go on sale online and at BTPD facilities starting Sat September 22nd. Please remember show times will sell out.

Be a part of this exciting event and VOLUNTEER!!!

Exploration Station...a children's museum is looking for volunteers to help out with it's A Night in Sleepy Hollow event on October 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th.  Volunteer help is needed with carnival type games, glow golf, the bounce house, the barrel train, the gift shop, parking, the photo booth, tickets, and with hayrides.  We are also in need of scarers for the Haunted Hayride.  Volunteer shifts for the Haunted Trail will run later than the other volunteer shifts.  If you are interested in helping out with our annual event, please contact Brittaney Beck 815-933-9905, ext 351 or at  Whether you are interested in volunteering, attending the event, or both, you will want to be sure to mark your calendar for this great event. 

A Night in Sleepy Hollow Volunteer Information 

Activities Guide

May - August 2019


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