Fall Festivals Close to Home

Berea Spoonbread Festival
Downtown Berea / www.spoonbreadfestival.com
Sept. 20-22: 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. 14-15: Rock the Farm.
Fundraiser for the UK Children’s Hospital, featuring live music, food, fun and more. This year music will be provided by children in the Voices of the Children music competition. Pre-registration is required for competition.
Sept.14-Nov. 4: 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.
Sept. 28: First Bluegrass Hog Wild RibFest.
This competition will bring together chefs, cooks and barbecue aficionados from around Kentucky to prepare the finest pork spare ribs with $2,000 of prize money at stake.

Bluegrass Railroad Museum
175 Beasley Drive / Versailles
(859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
Sept. 14-15: Mystery Theatre Train Ride
Sept. 21: Ronald McDonald Train Ride
Sept. 28: Singin’ on the Railroad
Oct.18, 19, 25 & 26: 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. 14-15: Apple Days Festival
Sept. 21-22: Scarecrow Festival
Sept. 28-29: Ole Cider Days Festival
Oct. 5-6: Fall Festival
Oct. 12-13: Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 19-20: October Festival
Oct. 26-27: 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). New for 2013 – Gem Mining. Festivals are 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. 20-21: Oktoberfest.
Enjoy German food, arts and crafts, a casino, a bake sale, live music and more. Friday, 4-11 p.m., and Saturday, 1-11 p.m.

Cincinnati Zoo HallZOOween
3400 Vine St. / Cincinnati
(513) 475-6124 / www.cincinnatizoo.org
Oct. 5-6, 12-13, 19-21 & 25-27: HallZOOween
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.

Evans Orchard
180 Stone Road / Georgetown
(502) 863-2255 / www.evansorchard.com
Sept. 15-Oct. 31: Harvest Festival
Every weekend and includes food, pony rides, barnyard fun, hayrides and more.
Sept. 14-15: Apple Festival
Evans Orchard is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sundays, noon-6 p.m. Admission is free, individual activities have a small fee but children can purchase an all-in-one bracelet allowing access to all rides and games.

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.
Sept. 13-Oct 27: Fridays, 6-10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-10 p.m.; Sundays, 1-7 p.m.
Every weekend, you can experience a 12-acre corn maze with nearly 6 miles of trails. Admission: Adults (13+) $10, Children (5-12) $5, Children (4 and under) Free.
Sept. 7: 2S Event.
Free event, offering admission to the Corn Maze and other games and activities to promote a healthy lifestyle. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Register at www.lifeadventurecenter.org.

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville
(502) 459-2181 / www.louisvillezoo.org
Sept. 7: Second Annual Wild Walk. 6 p.m.
Sept. 14: Toyota Backyard Action Hero Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 4-6, 10-13, 17-20 and 24-27: The World’s Largest Halloween Party!
If scary is no fun for your little ones, then head to the Louisville Zoo for an evening of magical
Halloween fun, costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo.

Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Festival
605 Hill N’ Dale / www.mqfestival.org
Oct. 4-5: Food, fun and raffles.

Midway Fall Festival Historic downtown Midway
Sept. 21-22: 39th Annual Festival.
Enjoy arts, homemade crafts, live music, free train rides for the kids, petting zoo, sculptures, cornmeal mill and great food.

Sts. Peter & Paul School Fall Festival
423 West Short St. / 254-9257
Sept. 13: The fall festival is filled with inflatables and carnival games for the kids, a basket raffle, dunking booth, tasty food and beer, plus blackjack and live music by the Twiggenburys. 3-11 p.m.