Museum To Host Spooky Stable Adventure

Decorated pumpkins and skelaton horses
Published: October 17, 2023 11:12 am EDT

The Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame will host a fun-filled Halloween celebration and a walk through its spooky stable on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Kids can participate in creepy crafts making ghostly wind socks and candy bat boxes filled with sweet treats, play hauntingly fun games like pumpkin bowling and bat toss, and decorate a headless horseman, horse head or monster pumpkin to frighten off those scary Halloween spirits. There will be skeleton toy horses while supplies last. The Halloween adventure will be topped off with a heart-pounding ride on the Harness Racing Simulator. 

Children are encouraged to come in costumes of all kinds. Pumpkins are limited and are first come, first served, so don’t be late! The first 40 children pay $10 and receive a pumpkin to decorate. Kids can bring their own pumpkin and the Museum will provide the decorations. Parents are free. Reservations are not accepted. All supplies are limited. Pumpkins provided by Manza Farms of Montgomery.

Programs are made possible with support from the United States Trotting Association and the Agriculture & New York State Horse Breeding Development Fund.

For further information on the Museum’s educational workshops or children’s birthday parties, contact the Education Department at 845-294-6330 or email [email protected]. For information on Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame events, visit  

The Museum is located at 240 Main Street, Goshen, New York and is currently open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.

(With files from Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame)

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