The only Disney movie to scare me so badly I’ve never seen it again was the Headless Horseman. I watched it once when I was 6, learned the story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman, and swore I’d never see it again. It’s been 39 years, and I’ve kept my promise.
So I always look over my shoulder every year about this time when one city or another promises “spooky fun” with their own Headless Horseman festival.
Vevay, Indiana (Switzerland County) assures me I don’t need to be alarmed, since they will have a friendly Headless Horseman clattering through the streets of downtown Vevay as part of their Sleepy Hollow event on Saturday, October 6th, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The event is held around the courthouse square off main street, and will feature apple and pumpkin pie baking contests — none of which I was invited to judge, I might add. Sadly. — arts and crafts vendors, an antique tractor show, and live entertainment. There will even be a farmers market.
The arts and crafts vendors, as well as the stores in Vevay, will have items for sale for holiday decorating, as well as a chance to get a jump on the Christmas shopping this year.