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- $15 for an unlimited daytime October Equestrian Festival activities ($30 value)
- $17.50 for unlimited nighttime October Equestrian Festival activities ($35 value)
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The daytime activities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, and 26. All children younger than age 10 get a free pumpkin weighing fewer than 5 pounds. The nighttime activities are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on October 18 and 25, and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Halloween.
October Equestrian Festival at Galway Downs
During its October Equestrian Festival, Galway Downs transforms some of its 240 acres into a Halloween haven. The month-long celebration is spread across multiple weekends and, much like a magician's assistant, it's split into two parts. During the day, children explore the pumpkin patch and mini corn maze, take a tractor-pulled hayride, visit the petting zoo, and do other kid-centric activities. Activities for adults include the car and bike show and the market. Horse shows and exhibits will be open daily and culminate in a polo match at 3 p.m.
Once the sun goes down, though, the atmosphere becomes a bit more spooky. Sporting their costumes, guests explore the festival's haunted village and climb aboard its haunted hayride. Gymkana shows will be presented nightly. Guests can also participate in costume contests, which will almost certainly be won by anyone who comes as the headless horseman by actually removing their head.