The Headless Horseman Festival at Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana is a popular fall tradition for many families. The festival will take place in 2021. Read below to learn more about Headless Horseman.

When is Headless Horseman 2021?

For 2021, the Headless Horseman Festival at Conner Prairie is Thursday - Sunday, Oct. 7 - 30 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night.

How much does it cost to attend?

Tickets go on sale to the general public Sept. 23.

Tickets may be purchased in advance online and are only valid for the date of the event purchased. It is strongly encouraged to buy tickets in advance to reserve a hayride time.

All guests and members ages 2 and older require a ticket.

For non-members, admission is $19 on Thursday/Sunday and $24 on Friday/Saturday.

All members have access to free tickets on Thursday/Sunday. PLUS-level members and above have access to free tickets all evenings. To minimize the number of no-shows, hayride tickets reserved more than 24 hours prior to the event incur a fee of $5 per ticket. If hayride tickets are reserved within 24 hours of the event, there is no registration fee. For all rides booked outside of the 24-hour window, a $5 advance registration fee will be applied.

Parking is free on-site.

What are the COVID-19 safety precautions?

Effective Sept. 7, 2021, in accordance with CDC recommendations, all guests are required to wear masks while in the Welcome Center and historic buildings regardless of vaccination status. Guests are highly encouraged to wear masks while outdoors if a six-foot social distance is unable to be maintained.

Read a full list of Conner Prairie’s safety precautions.

What are the activities at Headless Horseman?

Conner Prairie transforms into Conner Scairie! Families can enjoy the classic haunted wagon ride through the Conner Prairie grounds. There is also a barrel train ride, tubing hill, marionette and theatrical show, fortune telling booth, magic show, mad science show, spooky storytelling and Midway games.

Don't miss this year's corn maze, included in Headless Horseman admission, which features three paths: a kids' maze for younger guests, a puzzle maze that's perfect for families, and a haunted maze inspired by ghost stories from the region.

The 1859 Balloon Voyage will fly, weather permitting. Balloon passes are an additional cost.

New this year is a scarecrow building contest. All entries will be displayed at the Headless Horseman festival, where visitors can vote on the top three.

Food and beverage is available on-site, including Sun King Brewing's Icabrewed Crane beer at the Sleepy Hollow Tavern for guests 21 and older.

How can I purchase tickets?

Visit Conner Prairie's website to purchase tickets and read more FAQs.


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