2023 Headless Horseman Dates:
From October 5 through 29, the 40th annual Headless Horseman festival will offer 16 nights of spooktacular thrills. Explore the 11-acre haunted corn maze, family-fun entertainment, live performances, delicious themed food and drinks, including sweet treats from the Apple Store.
This year, adventure into the night with the brand-new Trail of Terror as you immerse yourself into the region’s ghost stories and mysterious legends.
Behold! The Legend!
Go in search of the Headless Horseman aboard our tractor-pulled, haunted hay rides. Come face-to-face with the Legend as he chases guests through Conner Prairie’s grounds. This year, everyone’s favorite Headless tradition is more convenient than ever with online reservations allowing you to schedule your adventure at a specific time of your choosing. Special precautions have been made to ensure safety and comfort for all guests.
What is included in the admission price? Do I need extra spending money?
Your Festival Admission ticket covers the following activities:
- Short and Long Puzzle Corn Mazes (until dusk)
- Amsel Farms Haunted Corn Maze
- Barrel Train Rides
- Spinning Apples Carnival Ride
- Tubes of Terror Dry Tubing Hill
- Midway Games
- Live Shows: Sleepy Hollow One-man Show and Eerie-llusions Magic Show
- Spooky Shows and Storytelling
- Sleepy Hollow Marionette Show
- Barrel train ride for little ones
Headless Horseman Hayride Tickets
Hayride tickets are available for an additional fee. Purchasing hayride tickets in advance is strongly recommended as popular times sell out quickly. Other additional costs may include food and beverage, 1859 Balloon Voyage tickets (weather dependent), and items from our store. All locations accept and prefer credit/debit card payments. Conner Prairie does not have an ATM on the property.
Corn Maze Mania
Last year USA Today named Conner Prarie’s corn maze one of the top 10 best in the country, and it’s only gotten better with this year’s tribute to the 200th anniversary of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. As the inspiration for our annual Headless Horseman festival (which celebrates it’s 37th anniversary this year), we’ll be commemorating the classic tale with a one-of-a-kind custom maze design depicting the Headless Horseman rearing up on his steed from an open book.
The 690,000-square foot maze features three unique adventure paths to appeal to guests of all ages:
- Puzzle Maze: Test your wits in our family-friendly puzzle maze
- Kids’ Maze: Bring the little ones along on our shorter kids’ maze
- Haunted Maze: Brave the spooky Haunted Maze after dark
Be sure to ride the 1859 Balloon Voyage for a birdseye view and keep your eyes peeled for the Headless Horseman roaming the haunted grounds.
Headless Horseman Festival
Our reimagined midway games and attractions offer plenty to get excited about. Fly down our tubing hill for a spooky thrill. Discover what the future holds with readings from our fortune teller. Play classical games and take the little ones for a spin on our beloved barrel train. And enjoy a tasty seasonal treat from our food vendors. See full list of attractions at connerprairie.org/headless-horseman.