We like to scare ourselves silly; it's a long tradition in American life. The Headless Horseman galloped through Washington Irving's "Legend of Sleepy Hollow" in 1820, scaring folks right and left. "The New Legend of Sleepy Hollow" will scare folks this Halloween season at Genesee Country Village in Mumford.
Yes, a mysterious horseman is in the cast of the outdoor drama, to be staged Friday, Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25 at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 19 and 26 at 6:30 p.m. The play, written by Richard Kalinoski, is part of the museum's "Halloween Legends & Lore," which also includes a child-size maze, a cemetery to stroll through, a children's costume parade, trick-or-treating on Candy Lane, storytelling and other scary entertainment. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $4 for children 2 to 17; call 538-6822.