Your Go To Guide to Fall Festivals and Halloween Fun in Central KY!!
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AutumnFest at Bi Water Farm
September 9-September 24
Monday- Saturday 9:00 am -6:00pm
Sunday noon-6:00 pm
September 25- October 31
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am- 6:00pm
Friday- Saturday 9:00-9:00pm
Sunday noon- 7:00pm
General Admission. $10 plus sales tax. 2 years and younger are free.
Allows all day access and as many visits as you wish to all of the following Adventures. Hayrides, Spooky FarmHouse, Enchanted Barnyard, Pirates Cove, Trike Track, Barnyard Babies, Lost Pumpkin Mine, li’l Pumpkin Play Patch, The Bird House, Bunnyville, Cowboy Corral, Billy Goat Mountain, 5 Acre Corn Maze, Sky High Slide, People Spinners, Bi-Water Ball Park, Pumpkin Vine Zip Lines, Bounce Around Corral, Chutes & Slides.
Apple Fest – Weekends in September starting the 9th
Jumpin Pumpkin Jamboree Weekends in October
Apple Festival September 9 – 10, 2017
Harvest Festival September 16 – October 31, 2017 (Weekends)
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 5:30pm
Pumpkins and More Festival
September 22 – October 31, 2017
HarvestFest at Shaker Village
September 23 -24, 2017
Celebrate all things apple and kick-off the fall season with a down-home harvest celebration for the entire family! Take a hayride, climb hay stacks and compete in the farm Olympics. Shop for honey, breads and jams at the Harvest Market, then meet the farm animals and tour the apple orchard. Enjoy live music, food trucks and much more! Included with admission.
Hope Over Jessamine Fall Fest (Downtown Nicholasville)
September 30, 2017 11 am – 7 pm
Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Fall Festival (Lexington)
Friday, October 13, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
South Elkhorn Christian Church Fall Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017 9 am – 4 pm
Over 150 booths presenting crafts of all kinds. Live music from 10 AM-2 PM. Admission and parking are both free.
McConnell Springs Little Goblins Galore!
October 14, 2017 – 1 pm – 5 pm
Little Goblins ages 12 and younger are encouraged to dress-up and enjoy a day of trick-or-treating without all the scares. (Cost $5.00 per child, adults free)
Party for the Pumpkins at the Arboretum
October 14th, 2017 – 2 pm – 6 pm
YMCA of Central KY Fall Festivals – Held at ALL Central KY YMCA locations
October 20, 2017 6 pm – 8 pm FREE
Enjoy Autumn festivities such as face painting, games, fitness activities, inflatable houses, fall crafts and much more!
Join the Y at the event and pay $0 joining fee
Halloween Lights Drive Thru
Fort Boonesborough State Park
Oct 6 – Oct 28, 2017 / Dusk – 9:30 pm on weeknights, 10:30 pm on weekends
Enjoy the sights, sounds and scares of over one and one half miles of Halloween lights and displays from your car. Concessions and snacks available. $5 donation goes to the Fort Boonesborough Foundation. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email [email protected]
Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles
Sat and Sun in October Beginning Oct 7, 2017 – Pumpkin Patch Trains (pick your pumpkin)
Friday and Saturday, Oct 20 and 21 – Halloween Haunted train ride (8pm)
Friday and Saturday, Oct 27 and 28 – Halloween Haunted train ride (8pm)
$5 After 5 pm Spirit Strolls at Shaker Village
Fridays and Saturdays in October (Starts October 6th, 2017) 5:30 pm and 7 pm
Fridays + Saturday evenings at Shaker Village mean extended hours and special admission! Head out on a spirited stroll to the Shaker cemetery, then enjoy music, roasted marshmallows and hot toddies around the fire pit on the Lawn. Real history can be more disturbing than any haunted house. Hear spooky and surprising tales about real people, drawn from Shaker journals and letters, as you stroll through the Village to the cemetery.
Boo Cruise on the Dixie Belle Riverboat at Shaker Village
October 21st, 2017 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm
Make waves at this fun Halloween party on the Kentucky River! Wear your costume and enter the costume contest, hear a scary story, play games, and enjoy light refreshments and festive decorations on this family friendly cruise.
$15 ages 13+
$10 ages 6-12
$5 ages 5 + under
Fee includes complimentary admission to the Village, which grants you access to The Historic Centre, The Farm and The Preserve, with a full day of self-guided and staff-led tours, talks, demonstrations, activities, farm experiences and more.
$5 After 5:00: Halloween Festivities at Shaker Village
October 27 & 28, 2017 5 pm – 8 pm
Bring the kids to trick-or-treat along the Village road for treats and maybe even a trick or two! Sign up for the costume contest, take a hayride and participate in spooky adventures around Shaker Village.
PumpkinMania at Transylvania University
This year’s #TransyPumpkinMania will be re-“vamped!”
Because of the event’s increasing popularity, we’re going to close off Third Street and bring in food trucks. We’ll also spread out more and have music, plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters and free, nearby parking.
On Oct. 24, 2017 we’ll light hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison off West Third Street. Trick-or-treating will be from 6-7 p.m. with the jack-o’-lantern lighting at 7. Everyone is invited. Don’t miss this Lexington Halloween tradition!
Halloween Hoe Down
Winchester Halloween Festival
Sunrise Trackside Halloween Edition at Keeneland
October 29, 2017 7 am – 1 pm
Downtown Lexington Thriller Parade
Click the above link for registration info
Saturday, October 29th, 2017 – Raindate Sunday, October 30, 2017
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza
Main Street (Quality to Mill Street)
6:30 p.m. – Dance Showcase (Courthouse Plaza)
8 p.m. – Halloween Parade
8:30 p.m. – Thriller!
Salato Wildlife Education Center Halloween Walk With the Animals
October 28, 2017
Put on your costume and join us at the Salato Center from 12 pm to 5 pm for the best trick-or-treat experience in town! This kid-friendly event will include a hay bale maze, “Creatures of the Night” exhibit, face painting and – of course – plenty of candy! Kids will each receive a Passport, which they will get stamped at each exhibit after receiving a treat (or trick!). Our staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions, and all of our wildlife will be present and waiting …for you! Admission is $5 per person. Annual membership holders and infants too young to participate are free! No registration required. The Salato Center will be closed until 12 pm on day of event.
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