Top Picks for Fall Fun in Central KY

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Fall is coming and it’s a great time to plan some family fun!  The Bluegrass has so much to offer year round but fall is a great time to check out some special events and places that offer wonderful fall fun.


1. Keeneland – Fall meet is a beautiful time to enjoy a day at the races!

2. Get lost in a corn maze!  Many local orchards and farms offer corn mazes to enjoy.  Have fun on an adventure with the family at a uniquely fall event.  For a listing of great corn mazes click HERE.

3. Get dressed up!  It’s Halloween but there’s so much more than just Trick or Treat.  McConnell Springs, the birthplace of Lexington, has a special event each year called Little Goblins Galore.  For just $5 kids can enjoy a day of games, activities, and treats through the park.

4. Pick a pumpkin!  Local orchards and pumpkin patches offer sprawling fields of orange.  Take a hayride, enjoy a super slide and some playtime, grab some apple donuts and more at a variety of local spots.  They each have something unique so try a new one each year or visit a variety each season!  For listings of local orchards and pumpkin patches click HERE.

5. Get treats!  There are local fall festivals and trick or treat events all around the area.  Find a complete list that will be updated as we get closer to October HERE.

6. Learn about Fire Safety and have fun!  The Fire Prevention Festival in Lexington is held each October.  Check out all the great engines, ladder trucks, and more!  *New for ’16 – Touch a Truck type event – not the usual parade!!

7. Enjoy the beauty of fall on a train ride!  The Kentucky Railway Museum is hosting The Great Pumpkin Patch Express on September 24 – 25th, 2016.  Pick a pumpkin and take photos with Snoopy while you create great memories!

8.  Party for the Pumpkins!  The Kentucky Children’s Garden and the arboretum offer a day of fun for all ages!  For more information click HERE.

9. Get SCARED!  Teens will enjoy some spooky fun in the Bluegrass.  For a listing of local ‘scary’ events click HERE.

10. Do something different and Talk Like a Pirate!  It’s National Talk Like a Pirate Day on September 19th and if you head to Krispy Kreme that day you get a FREE donut if you show them your best pirate talk.  Dress up completely like a pirate and get a FREE dozen.  Aaarrrgggg!!!  CLICK HERE for info!

11. Check out a bit of history and fall fun at HarvestFest at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

12. Check out a fall festival like the Winchester Pioneer Festival.   Lots of kid friendly activities to go along with it as well!  For a list of local festivals CLICK HERE.

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