If you’re looking for some fun and festive activities for you and your family, here’s a list of some Fall festivals and events going on in the Central Kentucky area! Click on the pictures to take you to the event website!
Fall on the Farm
October 20th-21st and October 26th-27th
3501 Lexington Road
Bring the family to Shaker Village’s Fall on the Farm event this weekend. You’ll be able to taste the apple cider and other delicious treats from their orchard, meet the farm animals, and pick out pumpkins from their pumpkin patch. On Saturday, get there in time to join the free guided Fall foliage hike around the area. A resident trail expert will lead a series of guided hikes to some of the best spots on the property. The tour continues every Saturday in October at 1:30pm. Admission into the Fall on the Farm event is
$15 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 6-12, kids 5 and under are free.
October 18th-20th and October 25th– 27th
White Hall State Historic Site
500 White Hall Shrine Rd.
Eastern Kentucky University’s Theater Department is putting on a frightfully good show at the Ghost Walk at White Hall. On the walk, “Spirit Guides” lead guests from room to room and introduce the spirits of the past, and tell incredible stories of the illustrious Clay family. Each tour is limited to 20 people. First performance is at 7:00 PM with twelve tours a night. Tickets are $10.00 per person.
Halloween Ghost Train
October 19th-20th and October 25th-27th
Bluegrass Railroad Museum
175 Beasley Road
Take a train ride with some goulish creatures around Central Kentucky on the Bluegrass Railroad Museum’s Haunted Train Rides. The train leaves at 8:00pm and follows a terrifying track, passing by ghosts, goblins, and a few aliens. First class (per seat)-$18.50, Adult Coach-$13.50, Sr.Citizen Coach-$12.50, Children Coach (2 through 12)-$11.50, Children under 2 ride Free
Locomotive cab rides (limit 2)-$30.00
Wolf Run’s Fall Festival and Open House
Wolf Run Wildlife Refuge Center
7376 Old Danville Rd
Wolf Run’s Fall Festival and Open House will be a fun event for the entire family! Bring the family to hear stories from Appalachian story-teller Octavia Sexton and Native American story teller Jerry McClure. Enjoy crafts, antiques, custom-made jewelry, baked goods, and even a mystery guest kissing booth! The festival will run from 12:00pm-4:00pm.
October 20, 2012
Irvine McDowell Park
The Halloween Hoe-Down is a family friendly event designed for children to have a safe place to Trick or Treat in Richmond at Irvine McDowell Park. The festival begins at 2:00pm and continues until 6:00pm. Free activities include kid’s games, train
rides, a petting zoo, and face painting. There will also be a dog costume contest starting at 2:00pm. There will be awards for the “Most Original” costume as well as the “Best Two Part” costume, where contestants will be judged on both the dog and owner’s costumes together.
Harvest Festival at Evans Orchard and Cider Mill
180 Stone Rd
Head out to Evans Orchard for great food and fun for the entire family. They’ll have a play area, hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, music, craft booths and games. Come out and enjoy a great time on the farm. They are open Saturdays from 9:30am-6pm and Sundays from noon-6pm.
39th Annual Celebration of Traditional Music
Berea College Campus
101 Chestnut Street
The Celebration of Traditional Music strives to represent homemade music passed on from person to person in the Appalachian Region and the musicians who play it. Old time string band music, blues, traditional gospel singing, ballads, and acoustic instruments are featured in a family-friendly atmosphere. The public is welcome to enjoy this festival of roots music and dancing. If you are a fellow musician, you are also welcome to bring your instruments, feet, and voices, and enjoy the many jam sessions and opportunities to learn how to sing, play, and dance to this music.