BI-WATER FARM FESTIVALS OF FALL
877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown
(502) 863-3676 / www.biwaterfarm.com
9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Noon-7 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Fall festivals are open 7 days a week. $10 general admission, free for children 2 & under. See website for times and complete listing of festival adventures.
BLUEGRASS RAILROAD MUSEUM
175 Beasley Drive / Versailles
(859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
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.
BOTANICA FARMS FALL PUMPKIN & MUM HARVEST
806-9424 / 6327 Old Richmond Road
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sundays,1-6 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Open through the end of October.
Visit the petting barn, tire tractor pyramid, pumpkin picking and decorating, corn maze, and more.
Admission is free, some activities charge a small fee.
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
(859) 873-3097 / www.boydorchards.com
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. Festivals are 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon-7 p.m. on Sundays.
DEVINE’S CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH
623 Talmage-Mayo Road / Harrodsburg
(859) 613-6900 /devinescornmaze.com
Fridays 6-10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sundays 1-5 p.m. through Oct. 29. Kids and adults can enjoy the corn maze, adventures in the hay maze and straw crawl, a critter petting area, pumpkin picking, and nightly bonfire with free marshmallow roasting.
LOUISVILLE ZOO WORLD’S LARGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY
1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville
October 1-2, 6-9, 13-16, 20-23, 27-30
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.
WEST SIXTH’S OKTOBERFEST
Coolavin Park, 550 W. Sixth Street
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2-10 p.m.
A full day of live music, German food, bouncy houses, food trucks, a 100-foot tented beer garden, live giant-pumpkin carving and more.
WILMORE FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
East Main Street / www.wilmore.org
Saturday, Oct. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit historic downtown Wilmore to browse through fine artwork and hand-crafted items offered by local artisans. Live music throughout the day.
BARDSTOWN ARTS, CRAFTS AND ANTIQUES FAIR
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
More than 200 artists and craftsmen will display their wares, along with music, food and fun.
CINCINNATI ZOO HALLZOOWEEN
3400 Vine Street / Cincinnati
(513) 281-4700 / www.cincinnatizoo.org
Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30
Each Saturday and Sunday during HallZOOween, kids 12 and under can trick-or-treat their way around the zoo, (costumes encouraged) 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.
KENTUCKY GUILD OF ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN FALL FAIR
Indian Fort Theater, Ky. 21, 3 miles east of Berea / www.kyguild.org
Saturday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Arts and crafts from artisans all over the U.S., food, live music, demonstrations and children’s activities. $5 adults, children 12 and under are free.
SOUTH ELKHORN CHRISTIAN CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL
4343 Harrodsburg Road
(859) 223-1433 / www.southelkhorncc.org
Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Arts and crafts, food vendors, baked goods, candies, and local musicians.
Friday, Oct. 14, 5-10 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, noon-5 p.m
Beer, music, food and art are all part of this new festival by the Arts Council of Mercer County.
PARTY FOR THE PUMPKINS
The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive
257-6955 / www.ca.uky.edu/arboretum
Saturday, Oct. 15, 2-6 p.m.
$7 adults, $5 for Children’s Garden members, children 2 and under free.
Gardenside Baptist Church Pumpkin Palooza
1667 Alexandria Drive
(859) 277-7391 / www.gbclex.com
Sunday, Oct. 30, 6-8:30 p.m.
A fun way to celebrate the fall with pumpkin-themed games, food, inflatables, face painting, door prizes, prize barn and trunk or treat. Free. Y
STERLING COURT DAYS
Downtown Mount Sterling
Oct. 14-17, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
This outdoor festival has been happening annually since 1794 and features guns, knives, antiques, flea market items and every kind of food imaginable.