The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow tells the timeless tale of schoolmaster Ichabod Crane, the elusive Katrina Van Tassel, and the ghostly Headless Horseman.

Journey back to 1790 and explore Washington Irving’s legendary tale by recreating recipes that transport your taste buds to a bygone era. Or plan your visit to the real town of Sleepy Hollow with our day trip planner as your guide.

“It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.”

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Browse All Sleepy Hollow Recipes

Whether baking up a treat to celebrate the beginning of autumn or creating the Sleepy Hollow feast, recreate these recipes below to create an experience your friends and family won’t forget.

How to Plan a Menu for your Sleepy Hollow Party

Whisk your friends and family back in time to the grandeur of the Van Tassels’ feast in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Recreate historical recipes from this legendary setting for an experience that’s both unforgettable and steeped in rich lore.

Such heaped-up platters of cakes of various and almost indescribable kinds, known only to experienced Dutch housewives!

-The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving

From Hollow to Home: Sleepy Hollow-Inspired DIY Projects

Bring a touch of rustic charm to your October home decor with a DIY Sleepy Hollow sign.

Start Planning your Trip to Sleepy Hollow

Follow Ichabod Crane’s footsteps to discover the real town of Sleepy Hollow with our day trip planner.

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Washington Irving

Washington Irving is best known as the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle, but most of his writing had a profound influence on American literature, as well as on other authors.

For example, did you know Clement Clarke Moore, the author of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas, borrowed the concept for Saint Nicholas from his friend Washington Irving? And have you read Washington Irving’s descriptions of Christmas traditions in The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon? It’s interesting to note the descriptions were written 23 years before A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.