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Keep checking back!  Entertainment and performers will be added as we confirm our fantastic lineup!
For an additional taste of the spookiness, check out the entertainment lineup from last year!

The Bonfire

“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.”
~Robert Frost

There are a few Halloween traditions as ancient and is powerful as that of the bonfire. We are all aware that the Druids of the Samhaim built great bonfires in the shape of humans and animals, sewn together through animal skins, to peers tonight and we can the veil between the worlds that the dead might walk in the living might know them again.

Now, round outbound fire, we telltales, we see stories, we stand and silently enjoy the warmth, we stare into the flames and see what inspiration or demons might pop out.

It’s one of the simplest get one of the most incredible experiences of the weekend. Join us for it!

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The Grand Halloween Ball

What makes a splendid Halloween ball? Well admittedly, being invited there by a group of vampires and witches in order to sample unholy delights would promptly be pretty neat, along with an animated skeleton band playing waltzing tunes from the 1880s.

We don’t quite have all that, but this ball is absolutely unbelievable. Because the resort makes its own food, and because you have access resort necessarily we can get in weeks in advance to begin decorating the ballroom and you can contribute if you want!

You can bring your own decor, your own special items, your own pieces to make that room into its dark, spookmatic best!

The food! The carving stations! The catered meal!

The autumn treats! The candy and the cake! The dancing the conversation, the merriment!

This is the kind of ball which in and of itself can easily cost $75 to $150 New York City. But we bring it to you as just one part of Halloween the Catskills, because we love you.

And of course, let’s NOT forget the Halloween punch, regular and “high test” varieties.

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The Great Steampunk Roadster, Halloween Edition

“This project started in December of 2007 when I decided that I wanted to build a steam powered vehicle and that a kit car from the 1970’s would be the perfect platform on which to build it. I went on eBay and within a short period of time found exactly what I imagined would be the perfect car.

“I also started researching steam engines for automotive use and learning about boilers and control systems. It didn’t take long to come to the realization that the amount of design, experimentation, and fabrication necessary to construct a function steam powerplant was beyond what I could do while I still had a day job.

“Thus, I decide to resurrect the original VW engine and drive train and make a fun and easy to operate and maintain roadster.”

~Jake Von Slatt
Creator of the Roadster


We at JME and Halloween In the Catskills love this car.

We love driving it around, we love having on property, we love all of the people taking pictures with it, and we love the fact that Jake has decided to leave with us as its new home. It’s perfect here at Blackthorne, located near Thomas Williford’s giant robot.

So come see us spook it up!

Come see it in its most haunting and most Halloween disguise. Take all the photographs you want!

The car’s decoration will be changing every year and with each event.

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The Haunt

Haunted house on the empty field at night

What a glorious haunt!

We’ve seen bigger, and we’ve seen fancier, but seldom have we seen a haunted house put together with so much love and creativity, and so great of a desire to bring you both fear and joy.

This mad scientist’s massacre mansion is a steampunk themed haunted house, perhaps the only one still operating in the world.

The haunted house will be open on Saturday night for certain, and if we have all the hunters by then, Friday night as well. As a guest your admission into the house is free.

You can go as often as you want throughout the night!

But we warn you…It becomes scarier and scarier through the night. Our hunters have told us more than once that they have heard a set of unexplained footsteps and every once in a while a hunter will feel a cool breath on their neck only turned around and see nothing there at all.

But you know hunters. There’s probably nothing wrong.

Probably. Probably.


Come take a look at our Kickstarter as we see about finishing off a few very special touches!

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