Put On Your Costumes for Area Scarefests

Little Goblins Galore
McConnell Springs / 288-2900
Sponsored by Lex. Parks & Recreation, Little Goblins is for ages 12 and under. Kids can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares. Trick-or-treat along a trail filled with friendly characters. There will be a petting zoo, carnival games, special entertainment, food and soft drinks.
Oct. 27: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
$5 per child. Parents/guardians free.

Thriller Parade
Downtown Lexington / 254-9790
Zombies return to downtown for the annual performance of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video “Thriller,” which will be held at 8:30 p.m. after the pre-dance party in CentrePointe at 7 p.m. The undead will start out at the Kentucky Theatre and proceed down Main Street to Cheapside Pavilion. Oct. 28: 7 p.m.
Rain date: Oct. 29: 7 p.m.

Lexington History Museum
Bell House, 545 Sayre Ave.
Scary Night at the Museum is a fun and scary way to learn about the history of the region, with age-appropriate activities for all.
Oct. 28: 5-8 p.m. Free admission.

Bluegrass Railroad Museum
175 Beasley Dr., Versailles
873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
The Halloween “Haunted” Train Ride will let you search for ghosts, goblins and ghouls during your ride.
Oct. 19, 20, 25, 26, & 27; 8 p.m.
$13.50 adults, $12.50 seniors, $11.50 children ages 2-12.

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville
(502) 459-2181
World’s Largest Halloween Party: If scary is no fun for your little one, then don’t miss this sweet party. Not-too-scary Halloween fun for the whole family with costumed characters and fanciful storybook scenes throughout the Zoo. Trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under.
Oct. 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28:  5-8:30 p.m.
$8 ages 3 & up, $4 for zoo members.

Cincinnati Zoo
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati
(513) 281-4700
HallZOOween at the Cincinnati Zoo and BOO-tanical Garden encourages children (12 and under) to dress up in their wildest costumes and fill up their goodie bags as they trick-or-treat through the Zoo. Guests can enjoy special animal encounter, a pumpkin patch, Scare-ousel, the Beauty Shop of Horrors and more.
Oct. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28: noon-5 p.m.
$15 adults, $10 children and seniors