The Haunted Hamlet

October 26, 2024
Essex Town Hall and Main Street

Come see Essex transform into the Halloween capital of the Adirondacks as our Town Hall morphs into a terrifying haunted house and a street carnival takes over Main Street.

When is it?

October 28, 2024, time TBD

Where is it?

Essex Town Hall and Main Street

More details to come!

This event is a collaboration between Essex Initiatives and the Town of Essex. Reach out or follow along for updates here:

Last year...

Main Attractions

  • The Haunted Town Hall will open its doors from 4–8pm (it's FREE)! The first hour is scare-free (no actors will jump out, but the lights will be off!)
  • The Main Street Carnival will be partying from 4–8pm. Enjoy s'mores around the campfire, win prizes playing carnival games, browse the wares of some special spooky vendors, and monster mash to spooky dance tunes!
  • Kid's activities begin at 2:30 pm, including Pumpkin painting and a Halloween Hunt (all ages).
  • Haunted Hayride Tours around town will terrify and delight with a retelling of Essex history you might not have heard before!
  • Costume Contest at The Barn Door Tavern! Dress to impress—there will be prizes for scariest, most innovative, best kids' costume, and more!
  • Enjoy refreshments at The Essex Ice Cream Cafe and The Barn Door Tavern
  • Food trucks: OhSo Saucy BBQ, Indian Bay Pizza on Point, Irma’s Tamales, and a snack stand from Willsboro Diner
  • Browse and shop at The Neighborhood Nest and the Adirondack Art Association / Essex Book & Leaf

We need volunteers!

Want to help us create a Halloween to remember? Use this link to fill out our volunteer sign up form and help set up, organize, or even be a scare actor!

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Haunted Town Hall graveyard at the Haunted Hamlet 2022
A spooky display of hand-crafted gravestones at the Haunted Hamlet in 2022.
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
Just a hint of the perils lurking within...
Photo Credit: Angel Forbes

Toasting s'mores at the Main Street carnival in the 2022 Haunted Hamlet.
Toasting s'mores at the Main Street carnival in the 2022 Haunted Hamlet.
Photo credit: Dana Cormier
Photo Credit: Phil Draper
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