| by Rick Pezzullo |
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino paid a visit to Sleepy Hollow in mid-September to bring attention to the upcoming Halloween tourism season in the area.
A few days before Circus Latino! dazzled audiences for three days, Astorino joined Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray, Historic Hudson Valley President Waddell Stillman and others to invite visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of the spooky season.
“The fall season is a great time for both residents and visitors of Westchester County to experience brand new events like Circus Latino! and classic ones such as the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Jay Ghoul’s House of Curiosities and Horseman’s Hollow,” Astorino said. “These events bolster our economy, create jobs and help make Westchester the great place it is to visit, work and live.”
Since 2010, visitor spending in Westchester has totaled $8.3 billion, including a record $1.74 billion last year, according to Astorino. The county is on a pace to break its tourism record this year.
Some of the other upcoming local attractions highlighted by the county were the Sleepy Hollow Haunted Hayride, the Old Dutch Church, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Kykuit, Lyndhurst, Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture and Washington Irving’s Sunnyside.