Fall Festivals Close To Home

Berea Spoonbread Festival
Downtown Berea / www.spoonbreadfestival.com
Sept. 19-21: One of Berea’s fun family weekend events. Hot air balloons, live music, 5K run, arts and crafts, car show, scenic motorcycle ride, antique tractor show, carnival rides, a parade and of course, delicious Spoonbread.

Bi-Water Farm Autumn Fest
877 Cincinnati Road / Georgetown
(502) 863-3676 / www.biwaterfarm.com
Sept.13-Nov. 1: 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 p.m.

Bluegrass Railroad Museum
175 Beasley Drive / Versailles
(859) 873-2476 / www.bluegrassrailroad.com
Sept. 6: Picnic Train Special (noon)
Sept. 13: Singin’ on the Railroad and Kentucky River “Horn Honk” Special
Sept. 20: Ronald McDonald Train Ride
Sept. 27-28, Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26: Punkin Patch Train Rides
Oct. 17-18, 24-25: Haunted Train Ride (8 p.m.)
Trains leave at 2 p.m. except when noted.
Please plan to arrive at 1:30 p.m.

Boyd Orchards
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
(859) 873-3097 / www.boydorchards.com
Sept. 13-14: Apple Days Festival
Sept. 20-21: Scarecrow Festival
Sept. 27-28: Ole Cider Days Festival
Oct. 4-5: Fall Festival
Oct. 11-12: Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 18-19: October Festival
Oct. 25-26: Harvest Festival
Festivals include hayrides, farm animals, a corn maze, pony rides, unforgettable playground, train rides, face-painting, live music, Gem Mining, Apple Blossom Café & unique gift store, plus u-pick apples and pumpkins (in season).
Festivals are 9:30 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. 19-20: 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 Street / Cincinnati
(513) 475-6124 / www.cincinnatizoo.org
Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 & 25-26: 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, ride the Hogwart’s Express (extra fee), and see Phil Dalton’s Theatre of Illusion (each day at 1 & 3 p.m.).

Evans Orchard
180 Stone Road / Georgetown
(502) 863-2255 / www.evansorchard.com
Sept. 13-Oct. 31: Harvest Festival. Food, pony rides, barnyard fun, hayrides and more every weekend.
Sept. 13-14: Apple Festival: Kick off the apple season with fun for the whole family, including pony and hay rides, a fun-filled play area, craft booths, and huge selection of food. Try one of the famous fried apple pies, caramel apples, apple cider and, of course, there will be apple picking.
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.

Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville
(502) 459-2181 / www.louisvillezoo.org
Sept. 20: Toyota Backyard Action Hero Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Oct. 3-5, 9-12, 16-19, 23-26 and 30: 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
Sept. 12-13: Food, fun and raffles.

Midway Fall Festival
Historic downtown Midway
Sept. 20-21: 40th Annual Festival.
Enjoy arts, homemade crafts, live music, free train rides for the kids, petting zoo, sculptures, cornmeal mill and good food.

Roots & Heritage
Downtown Lexington
Sept: 5-7: African American Marketplace. Shop diverse vendors along a 1-mile stretch of Elm Tree Lane. Friday, 7-11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy live music and other activities all weekend long at the corner of Elm Tree Lane and Third Street.
Sept. 6: KidsFest: Enjoy a full day of fun kid’s activities at the corner of Short Street and Elm Tree Lane. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Heritage Parade, 11 a.m. Stage 2: Upstage Youth Competition.
Sept. 7: Total Praise & Worship. 11 a.m. Lyric Theatre. 1-5 p.m.

Sts. Peter & Paul School Fall Festival
423 West Short Street / 254-9257
Sept. 26: 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.

Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg
(800) 734-5611 / www.shakervillageky.org
Sept. 20-21: Harvest Fest
Kick-off the fall season with a down-home harvest celebration for the whole family. Climb hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village. Meet the animals on the farm and enjoy live music.
10 a.m.-5 p.m. $15 adults & teens, $5 kids 6-12, kids 5 & under free.