The Sleepy Hollow Experience comes to Cherokee

The Headless Horseman is on his way to Cherokee.

Lose your head at Cherokee’s newest and most thrilling Halloween attraction, The Sleepy Hollow Experience. Nationally renowned Theatre Producer Brian Clowdus invades Unto These Hills this October in an immersive theatrical nightmare that has taken the country by storm. Enter into the world of the classic Washington Irving tale with a fresh and horrifying new spin as the audience becomes part of the action. But be aware of what’s in front of you… and behind you… The Headless Horseman is waiting...


Ichabod Crane, Storyteller 2, Storyteller 1, Katrina Van Tassel, Brom Bones.


The Sleepy Hollow Experience first came to life in Atlanta, Georgia in 2013. It has been a Halloween favorite in Georgia for the past six years and visionary director Brian Clowdus has now taken the show across the country to different states — in 2019, Sleepy Hollow will run at Serenbe Playhouse, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts, Sugarloaf Mountain Outdoor Amphitheatre (the home of Tecumseh!) in Ohio, and at Mountainside Theatre, the home of Unto These Hills right here in Cherokee, North Carolina!

Director and producer of Sleepy Hollow Brian Clowdus said, “My family has been going to Cherokee and Unto These Hills for ages and it’s always been a dream of mine to bring what I do to this incredible city and performance venue. This will be my fourth Sleepy Hollow Experience running in the nation, but I have a feeling it’s going to be the most epic yet as we turn the Cherokee Mountainside Theatre into an immersive 360 theatrical event where at any moment the horseman might be right behind you. This production will have drama, broadway caliber production value and pay homage to the native culture of the land. It is truly going to be the not to miss Halloween event of the year! We project a complete sold out limited run, so hurry while tickets still remain!”

Executive Director of Cherokee Historical Association John Tissue says, “CHA is very excited to be able to present Brian Clowdus’ production of Sleepy Hollow this fall at Mountainside Theatre. His work is innovative and captivating. We can’t wait to get it started.”

Artistic Director of Unto These Hills, Marina Hunley-Graham said, “We are excited to bring a new production to Mountainside Theatre. This will give our audience an opportunity to see a Brian Clowdus Experience close to home. Brian’s work is explosive and invigorating and we are proud to be a small part of it.”

The Sleepy Hollow Experience at Mountainside Theatre will run from Oct. 17 through Nov. 3 on Thursdays through Sundays at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Admission is $35 per person, or $25 for children. Purchase tickets in advance at

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