The Headless Horseman Will Be Riding In South Haven This Halloween
There's a chance to hang out and watch one of the more sinister Halloween figures ride through Downtown South Haven, as The Headless Horseman will be on horseback during the Boo Bash on Saturday, October 28th.
The Horseman will be taking a stroll downtown starting at 6:30 at the Huron Street pavilion and making his way to Phoenix St., Center St & Water St. If you catch a picture, the city is suggesting you use the #shheadlesshorseman.
The Wiki gives a deeper look into this mythical phantom:
Depending on the legend, the Horseman is either carrying his head, or is missing his head altogether, and is searching for it. Examples include the Dullahan from Ireland, who is a demonic fairy usually depicted riding a horse and carrying his head under his arm; the titular knight from the English tale Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a short story written in 1820 by American Washington Irving, which has been adapted into several other works of literature and film.
There will be music that night from hometown favorites Nautic Bound, as well as many food trucks, a trunk-or-treating event, and costume contests.
The Boo Bash is one of MANY Halloween events that are taking place this season. In fact, there are nearly 100 different events that are being held in Southwest Michigan, and we have the entire list below, so you can plan which ones you'll be attending. Here's hoping the headless horseman doesn't come for YOU.
Halloween Events Taking Place In Southwest Michigan In 2023