Fall Festivals Close to Home

Berea Spoonbread Festival
Downtown Berea / www.spoonbreadfestival.com
Sept. 21-23:  Activities include hot air balloons, arts and crafts and spoonbread tasting.

Bi-Water Farm Autumn Fest
877 Cincinnati Road / Georgetown
(502) 863-3676 / www.biwaterfarm.com
Sept. 15-16: Rock the Farm. Fundraiser for the UK Children’s Hospital featuring live music, food, fun and more.
Sept.15-Oct. 31 Autumnfest: Catch the Magic of Fall. Features Bi-Water Ball Park, Sky High Slide, The Lost Pumpkin Mine, campfires, a corn maze, fresh food, pumpkins and more. Monday-Thursday,  9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon-7:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Railroad Museum
175 Beasley Drive /  Versailles
(859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
Sept. 1-2: Civil War Train Robbery
Sept 15-16: Mystery Train Performance
Oct.19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 – Take the Halloween “Haunted” Train Ride and watch for ghosts, goblins and ghouls on the train. 8 p.m.

Boyd Orchards
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
(859) 873-3097 / www.boydorchards.com
Sept 15-16: Apple Days Festival
Sept 22-23: Scarecrow Festival
Sept. 29 & 30: Ole Cider Days Festival
Oct. 6-7: Fall Festival
Oct. 13-14: Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 20-21: October Festival
Oct. 27-28: Harvest Festival
Festivals include hayrides, farm animals, a corn maze, pony rides, unforgettable playground, train rides, face-painting, live music, Apple Blossom Café & unique gift store, plus u-pick apples and pumpkins (in season). Festivals are open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays and noon-7 p.m. on Sundays.

Christ the King Oktoberfest
299 Colony Blvd. / www.ctkoktoberfest.com
Sept. 21-22: Oktoberfest. Enjoy German food, arts and crafts, a casino, a bake sale, live music and more. Friday, 4-11 p.m., Saturday, 1-11 p.m.
Cincinnati Zoo HallZOOween
3400 Vine St. / Cincinnati
(513) 475-6124 / www.cincinnatizoo.org
Little ghouls, boys, girls and animals can enjoy four spooktacular weekends of fun. Each Saturday and Sunday during HallZOOween, noon-5 p.m., kids (12 and under) can trick-or-treat their way around the Zoo. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-22 & 26-28.

Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch
623 Talmage-May Road / Harrodsburg
(859) 613-6900 / www.devinescornmaze.com
Sept. 14-Oct 31: Enjoy 10 acres of corn maze honoring the UK basketball national championship.
Friday, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday,10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Admission: $4 kids, $8 adults.

Evans Orchard
180 Stone Road / Georgetown
(502) 863-2255 / www.evansorchard.com
The Harvest Festival is every weekend Sept. 15-Oct. 31 and includes food, pony rides, barnyard fun, hayrides and more.
Sept. 8-9: Apple Festival
Evans Orchard is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30-6 and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Admission is free, individual activities have a small fee but children can purchase an all-in-one bracelet for $10 allowing access to all rides and games. Bracelets for adults are $6.

Life Adventure Center of the Bluegrass
570 Milner Road / Versailles
(859) 873-3271 / Corn Maze Hotline: (859) 537-5444 / www.kycornmaze.com
Central Kentucky’s Largest Corn Maze. Friday-Sunday, Sept. 14-Oct 21.
Every weekend you can experience 16-acre corn maze, roping station, hayrides, corn hole, lawn checkers, concession stand and special events!
Admission: Adults (13+) $10, Children (5-12) $5, Children (4 and under) Free.
Corn Maze Special Event Weekends:
Sept. 14-16: Student Weekend.
Sept. 22-23: Artisan Weekend.
Sept. 28-30: God’s Pantry Food Drive.
Oct. 5, 12, & 19: Farm Fresh Concert Series.
Oct. 6: Pet Daze. Bring your four-legged friend out to the maze (on a leash, please!). Adoptable pets available through Woodford Humane Society.

Louisville Zoo McDonald’s ZOOtember
1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville
(502) 459-2181 / www.louisvillezoo.org
Sept. 1-2: Storybook Character Days featuring Larry and Bob from “Veggie Tales”
Sept. 7: Movie Night with “Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom”
Sept. 15: Toyota Backyard Action Hero Day
Sept. 21: Movie Night with “The Lorax”
Sept. 22: S.O.S. Walk (Species Survival Walk)
October Weekends: The World’s Largest Halloween Party!

Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Festival
605 Hill N’ Dale / www.mqfestival.org
Sept. 28-29: Food, fun and raffles.

Midway Fall Festival
Historic downtown Midway
Sept. 15-16: 38th Annual Festival. Enjoy arts, homemade crafts, live music, free train rides for the kids, petting zoo, sand sculptures, corn meal mill and great food.

Sts. Peter & Paul School Fall Festival
423 West Short St. / 254-9257
Sept. 14-15: Two days filled with inflatables and carnival games for the kids, a basket raffle, tasty food and beer, not to mention Blackjack and Texas Hold ‘Em! 4-11 p.m.