2016 FALL FESTIVALS
DANIEL BOONE PIONEER FESTIVAL
Sept. 2-4 / Winchester
The Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival is a weekend of arts and crafts, talent contest, 5K run and concerts.
BLUEGRASS RAILROAD MUSEUM
175 Beasley Drive, Versailles
(859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
Sept. 3 & 4 – Civil War Train
Sept. 11 – Grandparents Day
Oct. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30
Pumpkin Patch Trains (pick your pumpkin)
Oct. 21, 22, 28 & 29 – Halloween Haunted train ride (8 p.m.)
Trains leave at 2 p.m. except when noted. Plan to arrive at 1:30 p.m.
CHRIST THE KING OKTOBERFEST
Sept. 9 & 10 / 299 Colony Blvd.
Enjoy German food, arts and crafts, kids games, inflatables, Bingo, live music and more. 4-11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE
Sept. 9-11 / Georgetown
Family-friendly activities and entertainment are part of this signature Georgetown event that attracts visitors throughout the region. Events include a colt and filly parade, arts and crafts, food vendors, a petting zoo, pony rides and more. 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.
ROOTS & HERITAGE
Sept. 9-11 / Downtown Lexington
African American Marketplace (Elm Tree Lane)
7 p.m.-11 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m. -11 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday.
Shop the diverse vendors along one mile stretch of historic open market place.
KidsFest (Near Short & Elm Tree)
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday.
KidsFest is bigger than ever this year with many activities for children to learn, play and grow.
Upstage: Youth Competition
For ages 17 & younger, submit performance info to email@example.com. Winners recieve a historic performance on Stage 1 on Saturday, 3-6 p.m. Deadline to submit is Monday, Sept. 5.
The parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Fourth and Elm Tree Lane and ends near the historic Lyric Theatre.
Sunday Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. inside the The Lyric Theatre. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Limited seating available and is first come first served.
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
(859) 873-3097 / www.boydorchards.com
Sept. 10-11: Apple Days Festival
Sept. 17-18: Scarecrow Festival
Sept. 24-25: Ole Cider Days Festival
Oct. 1-2: Fall Festival
Oct. 8-9: Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 15-16: October Festival
Oct. 22-23: Harvest Festival
Oct. 29-39: Last Festival
Festivals include hayrides, farm animals, a corn maze, pony rides, unforgettable playground, face-painting, live music, 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; noon-7 p.m. on Sundays.
180 Stone Road, Georgetown
(502) 863-2255 / www.evansorchard.com
Sept. 10-11: Apple Festival
Sept. 17-Oct. 31: Harvest Festival
Festivals are 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays; noon-6 p.m. on Sundays.
Kick off the apple season with the annual Apple Festival. Fun for the whole family with pony and hay rides, a fun-filled play area, craft booths, fried apple pies, caramel apples, apple cider and apple picking.
Evans Orchard is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; 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.
HARVESTFEST AT SHAKER VILLAGE
Sept. 10-11 / Harrodsburg
Climb hay stacks, take a hayride, compete in the farm Olympics and much more. Included in admission to Shaker Village. $10 ages 13 & up, $5 ages 6-12, free for children 5 & under.
WAVELAND ART FAIR
Sept. 10 & 11 / 225 Waveland Museum Lane
(859) 272-3611 / www.parks.ky.gov
Browse, shop and meet Kentucky artists, tour the Waveland main home, enjoy local food and wine and children’s activities at the third annual Waveland Art Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11. $5 admission, children under 12 are free.
JSP FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
Sept. 11 / Josephine Sculpture Park, Frankfort
A full day of free art activities & music for all ages & abilities. Free activities include a community sculpture-making project, an instrument petting zoo, printmaking, book binding, tie-dye, sticker making, a scavenger hunt and more. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 parking,
BOURBON COUNTY SECRETARIAT FESTIVAL
Sept. 16-18 / Main Street, Paris
The Festival will feature many of the existing Secretariat fan favorite events including Claiborne Farm tours, celebrity autograph signing, Secretariat archives silent auction, Friday Paris Artwalk and Barrel Mane-ia Bourbon tasting, as well as a wide selection of food and entertainment. Free admission.
STS. PETER & PAUL SCHOOL FALL FESTIVAL
Sept. 16 / 423 West Short St.
The fall festival is filled with food, fun and entertainment for all ages.
MIDWAY FALL FESTIVAL
Sept. 17-18 / Historic downtown Midway / www.midwayfallfestival.org
Enjoy arts, homemade crafts, live music, demonstrators, children’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18.
LOUISVILLE ZOO WORLD’S LARGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct. 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville
A not-so-scary Halloween party for all ages. Come in costume, see the zoo, trick-or-treat and more family fun. 5-8:30 p.m.
CINCINNATI ZOO HALLZOOWEEN
Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati
Little ghouls, boys, girls and animals can enjoy four spooktacular weekends of fun. Each Saturday and Sunday during HallZOOween, kids (12 and under) can trick-or-treat their way around the zoo, enjoy special animal encounters, ride the scare-ousel or Hogwarts Express Train Ride and more. Noon-5 p.m. Free with zoo admission (some activities have extra fee.) $18 adults, $13 children and seniors, $10 parking.
BI-WATER FARM FESTIVALS OF FALL
877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown
Fall festivals are open seven days a week. $10 general admission, free for children 2 & under. See website for times and complete listing of festival adventures. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Noon-7 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday.