Your Go To Guide to Fall Festivals and Halloween Fun in Lexington and Central KY!!
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All Season Long…
September 8-September 24
Monday- Saturday 9:00 am -6:00 pm
Sunday Noon-6:00 pm
September 25- October 31
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am- 6:00 pm
Friday- Saturday 9:00-9:00 pm
Sunday noon- 7:00 pm
General Admission. $11.99 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 8th
Jumpin Pumpkin Jamboree Weekends in October
Apple Festival September 8 – 9, 2018
Harvest Festival September 15 – October 29, 2018 (Weekends)
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12pm – 5:30pm
Pumpkins and More Harvest Festival
September 21 – October 31, 2018 11 am – 7 pm
Celebrate the harvest! Search for your favorite pumpkins and other fall produce at our festival. Enjoy a family day full of memories. Schedule your parties and events.
Buckmeadow Farm Fest
September 15 – October 28, 2018 Fridays 5:30 – 9 pm, Saturdays 10 am – 9 pm, Sundays Noon – 6 pm
Bluegrass Railroad Museum in Versailles
Sat and Sun in October Beginning Oct 6, 2018 – Pumpkin Patch Trains (pick your pumpkin)
A special holiday treat! Each weekend in October our Autumn Leaves trains will stop on the way back from the Kentucky River at the non-profit Life Adventure Center so that passengers can disembark to purchase their holiday pumpkins. LAC is asking for a donation of $3 for small and $7 for large pumpkins (cash only please).
World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo
October 4–7, 11–14, 18–21, & 25–28, 2018.
The Party features costumed characters for guests to meet and greet in fanciful, larger-than-life storybook scenes. Trick-or-treating is offered for kids 11 and under. In an effort to be “green,” the Zoo requests that children bring their own trick-or-treat bag to the event. The Zoo will not provide bags, but reusable cloth bags will be available for purchase for $2 in the Zoo’s gift shop whiles supplies last.
Freaky Friday Flicks at Moondance Amphitheater
September 28, 2018 6 pm – 9 pm $2.25 at the gate for adults and children over 13 years of age
HarvestFest at Shaker Village
September 29 -30, 2018
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 29, 2018 11 am – 7 pm
Freaky Friday Flicks at Moondance Amphitheater
October 5, 2018 6 pm – 9 pm $2.25 at the gate for adults and children over 13 years of age
KRZ Halloween Ssssspooktacular!
October 6, 2018 11 am – 6 pm
It’s that time again for Halloween herpetological fun! Come out any time during the day and enjoy a tour of the zoo, arts and crafts, extra exhibits, and spend some time with snakes and other reptiles from all over the world! It’s a perfect Halloween family fun day in the beautiful Red River Gorge!
General admission is $10, but if you wear a costume or see one of our flyers and bring it in, it’s only $8! *Special price: Powell and Wolfe county residents only pay $3!*
Mary Queen Fall Festival
October 12 – 13, 2018 4 pm – 11 pm
Freaky Friday Flicks at Moondance Amphitheater
October 12, 2018 6 pm – 9 pm $2.25 at the gate for adults and children over 13 years of age
South Elkhorn Fall Festival
October 13, 2018 9 am – 4 pm
Each fall on the second Saturday of October, South Elkhorn Christian Church has one of the largest outdoor free craft shows in the Lexington area with over 150 booths presenting crafts of all kinds. Live music from 9:30 AM-3:30 PM. Admission and parking are both free. Bring your family and friends!!!
McConnell Springs Little Goblins Galore!
October 13, 2018 – 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 UK Arboretum
October 13, 2018 2 pm – 6 pm
Party for the Pumpkins showcases all things FALL at The Arboretum. it is a fun event for the entire family, filled wth crafts, nature displays and pumpkins. Admission to the Kentucky Children’s Garden is included with event admission.
Admission price: $7 plus 6% sales tax ($7.42/person); discount for Kentucky Children’s Garden season members; under 2 years FREE. Admission includes crafts and activities; refreshment voucher; admission to Kentucky Children’s Garden; free pumpkin for each child 12 and under while supplies last. Free off-site parking and shuttles will be provided.
YMCA of Central KY Fall Festivals
October 19, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm FREE
ALL Central KY YMCA Locations
Enjoy Autumn festivities such as face painting, games, fitness activities, inflatable houses, fall crafts and much more!
Fall Family Harvest at Wilson Nurseries (Frankfort)
October 20, 2018 10 am – 4 pm
Dive headfirst into the sights, sounds & tastes of autumn during this family-friendly festival. Photo ops & shameless selfie spots in our “pumpkin patch”. Petting zoo by Foggy Bottom Farm with llamas, donkeys, silky chickens, sheep, angora rabbits & pygmy goats. Coffee & Conversation: Garlic Intensified – learn all about growing & harvesting garlic @ 1:30 w/Link Henderson. Garlic tasting. Pumpkin painting for all ages (you purchase a pumpkin, we supply the paint)
BOO Cruise on the KY River
Saturday, October 20, 2018 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 spooky story, play games, and enjoy light refreshments and festive decorations on this family friendly cruise. All ages welcome! Children must be present with adult supervisor.
Program fee includes one complimentary admission to Shaker Village and one voucher redeemable day-of for 20% off dining at the Trustees’ Table (excluding alcoholic beverages). Dining reservation recommended to assure availability – 800.734.5611 x 360. Recommended to arrive 15 minutes prior to launch. Boat will leave promptly at the designated start time.
$15 ages 13+
$10 ages 6-12
$5 ages 5 + under
Fall Family Festival at Lexington Baptist Temple
Saturday, October 20, 2018 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Join us for our Fall Family Festival. We will have food, carnival games, popcorn, snow cones, face painting and a bounce house. And at the grand finale will be the Trail of Treats. So, bring the kids out in their costumes and join us for this free event.
2nd Annual Rector Hayden Trunk or Treat
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Held in the RHR office garage at 1099 Duval Street Lexington, KY 40515. This is a FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC event.
We will have cars parked in the garage with decorated trunks and plenty of candy for your little ones to walk around in their costumes. Come enjoy this family-friendly event with us!
Richmond Halloween Hoe Down
Thursday, October 25, 2018 6 pm – 8 pm
The Halloween Hoe-Down is a family friendly event designed for children ages 10 & under!
The event will begin at 6:00 pm and continue until 8:00 pm. Free activities include kid’s games, prizes, contests, inflatables, a petting zoo, walk-around characters, and more! A special “Thank You” goes out to the Eastern Kentucky University Recreation & Parks Administration REC 460 Class for helping to organize the games, decorations, and contests this year. They will be using this as a service learning project.
Georgetown Haunted Swamp
Friday, October 26th, 2018 5 pm
Friday, October 26th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come walk around Safety City and stop for treats and scares along the way. The event is free and open to the community.
Trick or Treat at Shaker Village
Fridays and Saturday, October 26 – 27, 2018 4 pm – 7:30 pm
Bring the kids for a fun and spooky evening trek along the Village road, gathering treat and maybe even a trick or two! Take a hay ride, enjoy live music, food + drink, and warm up by the bonfires. Make a kids’ craft in-between candy stops and take part in our selfie station costume contest!
$5 per person, ages 3 + Up
FREE ages 2 + Under
FREE for Annual Passholders
Sunrise Trackside Halloween Edition
Saturday, October 27, 2018 7 am – Noon
Buckles, the Keeneland Kids Club mascot, will award Kids Club prize packages to some of the best costumes. An appearance by the Headless Horseman will occur in the Paddock at 9 a.m. and on the track during the race day.
For more details on all the regular Sunrise Trackside activities CLICK HERE
Salato Halloween Walk with the Animals
Saturday, October 27th 12 pm – 4 pm
Put on your costume and join us from 12pm to 4pm for the best trick-or-treat experience in town! This kind-friendly Halloween event will include a hay bale maze, face painting, and – of course – plenty of candy! Kids will 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 indoor and outdoor exhibits will be open for viewing. Admission is $5 per person (ages 2+, includes adults). Annual membership holders* and infants too young to participate are free. *Note for Family & Friends Membership holders: five additional guests covered by membership will not be admitted free for this event.
Boo-Wow Walk at the Jessamine Co Fairgrounds
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Noon –
Jessamine County Public Library and Jessamine County Animal Care and Control invite you to bring your best canine buddy in costume so he or she can compete in our costume contest for chance to win a $100 gift card. No registration is required. The event includes:
Canine treat stations sponsored by JCPL, Jessamine County Animal Shelter, Hollywood Feed and The Barkery, Doggie costume contest judged by the participants’ people, $100 gift cards for costume contest winners, Nail trimming and painting stations, Pet psychic, Opportunity to meet shelter dogs looking for homes, Free treats for humans too!
Fall Fest at CenterPoint Christian Church
October 27, 2018 4 pm – 6 pm
Fall is in the air, and we’re excited to host FALL FEST. One of our biggest community events of the year. Don’t miss out on CP’s infamous candy launcher during the event- plus games, hayrides, face painting and more.
Pumpkin Fest at St. Luke’s Methodist Church
October 27, 2018 5 pm – 7 pm
This is a FREE, family-friendly event for the community! St. Luke will hold our 5th annual Pumpkinfest on October 27 with games, activities, and food (We will have food from Rico’s empanadas So come hungry and bring some cash!) from 5-6:30pm in our front parking lot (inside the Life Center in the event of bad weather) followed by viewing “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in The Loft on a giant screen at 6:30 p.m.! All are welcome! Contact our Director of Children’s Ministry, Susan, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sponsor a game or booth!
Georgetown Thrilled to Give Thriller Parade
Saturday, October 27, 2018 6 pm – 9 pm
Spooky Treasure Hunt at the Headley-Whitley Museum
Sunday, October 28, 2018 Noon – 2 pm
Join us for Spooky Treasure Hunt, our annual afternoon of Halloween fun for all ages! Treasures and candies are just waiting to be found all across the museum’s grounds, and we need your help to find them. Wear your costumes for a costume contest, and be ready to make some Halloween-themed crafts, too.
Tickets are $10.00/child in advance, $15.00/child at the door.
Crestwood Christian Church Halloween Party and Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, October 28, 2018 4 pm – 6 pm
We’ll have games, inflatables, and trick-or-treat stations! Come in costume and bring a bag or container for your goodies. Plan to sample some of the best chili in Lexington!! Activities will be held in and around the gym
Broadway Baptist Fall Festival
Sunday, October 28, 2018 5 pm – 7 pm
All children are invited to Broadway’s Fall Festival! 50+ Trunks of Candy, Mechanical Bull, 24-Foot Rock Climbing Wall, Train Rides, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Chili Pies & Two Food Trucks (Bradford BBQ and an Ice Cream Truck)! No charge (except for the optional two food trucks) – parking at PNC Bank and Commonwealth Urology.
Lexington Thriller Parade
Sunday, October 30, 2018 2 pm – 11 pm
More than 30 years after Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video first aired, zombies and the non-dead still come together in downtown Lexington to celebrate Halloween by re-creating Thriller.
Pumpkinmania at Transylvania University
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 6 pm
Join us for this year’s PumpkinMania, which is becoming a Lexington Halloween tradition. We’ll light hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison and have trick-or-treating, food trucks, live music and more. Trick-or-treating will start at 6 p.m. and the lighting will be at 7.
For all Special Trick or Treat Events and Halloween Events for October 31, 2018 CLICK HERE