DANIEL BOONE PIONEER FESTIVAL
Sept. 1-3 / Winchester
The Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival is a weekend of arts and crafts, talent contest, 5K run and concerts.
TERRAPIN HILL HARVEST FESTIVAL
Sept. 1-3 / Harrodsburg
A three-day music family-friendly music festival, with kids workshops, art projects, yoga and more. One or three-day tickets available.
BLUEGRASS RAILROAD MUSEUM
175 Beasley Drive, Versailles
(859) 873-2476 / www.bgrm.org
Sept. 2 & 3 – Civil War Train
Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29
Pumpkin Patch Trains (pick your pumpkin)
Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28 – Halloween Haunted train ride (8 p.m.)
Trains leave at 2 p.m. except when noted. Plan to arrive at 1:30 p.m.
6327 Old Richmond Road, Lexington
Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, 1-6 p.m. Closed Monday
FESTIVAL OF THE HORSE
Sept. 8-10 / 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. 8; 4-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
ROOTS & HERITAGE
Sept. 8-10 / Downtown Lexington
This celebration of cultural diversity features an African American Marketplace, KidsFest activites, performances, a parade and more.
BI-WATER FARM FESTIVALS OF FALL
877 Cincinnati Road, Georgetown
Sept. 9-24 / Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-6 p.m.
Sept. 25-Oct. 31 / Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, Noon-7 p.m.
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. Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Noon-7 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles
(859) 873-3097 / www.eckerts.com/versailles
Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 & 24: AppleFest.
Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29: Jumpin’ Pumpkin Jamboree
Festivals are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
180 Stone Road, Georgetown
(502) 863-2255 / www.evansorchard.com
Sept. 9 & 10: Apple Festival
Sept. 16-Oct. 31: Harvest Festival
Festivals are 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturdays; noon-5:30 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, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5:30 p.m.
WAVELAND ART FAIR
Sept. 9 & 10 / 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 fourth annual Waveland Art Fair. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. $5 admission, children under 12 are free.
JSP FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
Sept. 10 / 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.
CHRIST THE KING OKTOBERFEST
Sept. 15 & 16 / 299 Colony Blvd.
Enjoy German food, arts and crafts, kids games, inflatables, Bingo, live music and more.
MIDWAY FALL FESTIVAL
Sept. 16-17 / Historic downtown Midway
Enjoy arts, homemade crafts, live music, demonstrators, children’s activities and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17.
LOUISVILLE ZOO: WORLD’S LARGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY
Oct. 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
1100 Trevilian Way / Louisville
A not-so-scary Halloween party for kids ages 11 & under. Come in costume, see the zoo, trick-or-treat and more family fun. 5-8:30 p.m.
CINCINNATI ZOO HALLOWEEN
Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, & 29
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.
HARVESTFEST AT SHAKER VILLAGE
Sept. 23-24 / Harrodsburg
Climb hay stacks, take a hayride, meet the farm animals and much more. Included in admission to Shaker Village. Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.