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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 at ticket booths. 

Re-Enactment Play Tickets


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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 8-11pm on Friday and Saturday nights, October 14, 15, 21 & 22, 2016. 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

Non-Scary until 8:00 p.m. (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 $12 and go on sale online and at BTPD facilities starting October 1st. 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 14th, 15th, 21st, and 22nd.  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. 



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May - Aug 2017

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Due to the Frog Lady presentation this Friday, we will not be hosting a Nature Night Out at Willowhaven this month. Don't forget to sign up for August's Glow Party on Friday, August 18th!

Local community organizations are hosting a National Night Out Event at Perry Farm on Tuesday, August 1. Due to the large nature of the event and evening fireworks we will be closing the Exploration Station and parking lot at 2pm and parts of the Perry Farm hiking trail will be closed starting at 4pm for fireworks. We apologize for this inconvience. For more details on the event please check out the Bradley Police Department Facebook page!

Update: We will be hosting our Euchre Party 55+ program every Thursday at the Bourbonnais Municipal Center from 12-2:45 pm. Program is $2 / residents recieve a $1 discount and pre-registration is not required.

Here isthe Herald news article about our OSLAD grant for Willowhaven Park and Nature Center.

Please note there may be potential road closures to the Willowhaven Nature Center during August 2017. Closures will be posted here and social media as dates become available.