MERRILLVILLE | Opening day ticket sales for "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" at Buckley Homestead County Park will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. (in person sales only) today only at Deep River Waterpark, 9001 E. U.S. 30, just east of the Lake County Parks Corporate Office.
Tickets cost $8 and one person may purchase up to 15 tickets.
After today, any remaining tickets may be purchased from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the corporate office or by phone at (219) 769-PARK. Tickets may sell out the first day.
Performances are set for 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50, 8:10, 8:30, 8:50, 9:10, 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 13 through 21, at Buckley Homestead County Park, 3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell.
For four nights, Buckley Homestead is transformed into Tarrytown, NY, a quiet, dreamy little village known to many as Sleepy Hollow. The village abounds with stories and superstitions, the most famous of which is of a Hessian soldier who lost his head in the war and rides each night in search of a new one, known as the Headless Horseman.
Visitors will walk with a guide through Sleepy Hollow as they meet and interact with the townsfolk in search of storyteller Ichabod Crane.
Lanterns will light the way during the night program, but dress for the weather and be prepared for the "unexpected."
The walking tour is about one mile long on a primitive bark chip trail. A challenge for those who have walking difficulties, it is not recommended for those who have a hard time walking uneven and hilly ground, and for strollers. A short hayride is part of the program if trail conditions permit.
Wheelchairs have made it around the trail if conditions are dry, but will have to follow the hayride as there is no access to the hay wagon for the wheelchair. For safety reasons, pets, flash photography and smoking are not permitted during the program.