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The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event returns for a delightful 30 nights in 2015!

See more than 7,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display — all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Find your favorite constellations and get star struck walking through the Pumpkin Planetarium. Squeal with excitement as the Circus Train rolls into town featuring a cast of colorful clowns and awesome animals. Flying pumpkin ghosts will draw your eye to the sky, and don’t miss Sleepy Hollow Country’s most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman!

Witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a working doomsday grandfather clock.

A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. Blaze’s perennially popular Jurassic Park includes a triceratops, a pterodactyl, a brontosaurus, and a T-Rex!

Come gawk at more jack o’lanterns than ever before. Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s Blaze®, which was sold out EVERY NIGHT! Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and an all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

Recommended for all ages.

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Adults, $20; Children 3-17, $16  (Saturdays $25, $20)
FREE for children under 3 + members

Accessibility

Blaze is handicapped accessible, as there are no stairs to negotiate through the installation. However, there are some narrow and slightly sloped brick paths and it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain. Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.

Also Oct. 2-4, 9-12, 21-31, Nov. 1, 5-8, 13-15 The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying Halloween event returns for 30 delightful nights in 2015!

web site: www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze

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FullSizeRender(21)By Susie Gall

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Classic Caramel Apples
Young or old – everyone’s most-loved fall treat. Juicy, tart apples smothered in melted caramel then dipped in favorite toppings.

Author: Susie Gall
Recipe type: Dessert, Fall Treat
Serves: 4

Ingredients
4 Granny Smith Apples, room temperature
4 cookie or wooden craft sticks
1 (11 oz) bag Kraft Caramels (Caramel Melts can be substituted)
1-2 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
Toppings: Nut topping, crushed peanuts, M&Ms, crushed Oreos, crushed pretzels, Sea salt flakes. Drizzle
with chocolate, if desired.

Instructions

1. Cover a metal tray with sprayed wax 1. paper or sprayed parchment.
2. Apples should be room-temperature.
3. Wash & dry apples. Push a craft stick ¾ through top of apple.
4. In a small saucepan, heat caramel & water over low heat until caramel is melted, stirring continuously.
5. Remove from heat and add vanilla, stir well.
6. Tip saucepan slightly to make a deeper caramel pocket and dip apple in caramel, spinning it around twice
to cover completely in caramel and let excess drip back into pan.
7. Set apple in topping and press topping in slightly.
8. Place apple onto greased waxed paper or parchment.
9. Repeat with all apples.
10. Place tray with apples in fridge 30 minutes to set.
11. Remove from fridge 10-15 minutes before serving.
12. *If not serving immediately, cover apples in plastic wrap or cellophane and keep refrigerated until ready
to serve.
13. Enjoy!

Source: http://www.simplysated.com/classic-caramel-apples/

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