What’s Happening in Lexington for Halloween 2016?

What’s Happening in Lexington for Halloween 2016?

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The month of October is filled with Halloween celebrations for kids (festivals and trick or treat) and grown-ups (costumed pub crawls and bourbon tastings).

WED OCT 12

Halloween Campouts, 9 am, Kentucky Horse Park Campgrounds (through Sunday)

SAT OCT 15

Party for Pumpkins, 2 pm, Arboretum

Pumpkin Patch Trains, Bluegrass Scenic Museum (Sat & Suns in Oct)

Little Goblins Galore, 1 pm, McConnell Springs

THU OCT 20

Downtown Zombie Walk, 6 pm, Richmond

FRI OCT 21

Halloween Haunted Train Ride, 8 pm, Bluegrass Scenic Museum

Halloween at Shaker Village, 5 pm, Shaker Village

SAT OCT 22

Halloween Cruise, 2 pm & 4 pm, Shaker Village

Halloween Haunted Train Ride, 8 pm, Bluegrass Scenic Museum

FRI OCT 28

Rocky Horror Covers Night, 9 pm, Al’s Bar

Halloween Haunted Train Ride, 8 pm, Bluegrass Scenic Museum

Snuggleween Music Festival, Terrapin Hill Farm (through Sunday in Harrodsburg)

SAT OCT 29

Halloween Haunted Train Ride, 8 pm, Bluegrass Scenic Museum

6th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl, 6 pm, Downtown

Thriller and Halloween Parade, 6:30 pm, Downtown

Hallow-Health, 12 pm, Lex Public Library – Eagle Creek Branch

Howl-O-Ween Beastie Ball, 5:30 pm, Griffin Gate Marriott Hotel

No-Li Halloween Carnival, 3 pm, Minton’s at 760

Booktacular Halloween Party, 7 pm, The Signature Club

Soundbar’s Halloween, 9 pm, Soundbar

MOVIES

Classic Horror Films and Ghost Films at the Farish Theatre

October 17: Ghostbusters (2016)

Kentucky Theater Halloween Midnight Showing

October 1: Scream (1996)

October 21 & 22: Halloween (1978)

October 30 & 31: The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

HAUNTED HOUSES/TOURS

Devine’s Corn Maze “Field of Horror” (Harrodsburg) on October 28 and 29 starting at around 7:30 p.m.

Halloween Camp-Outs Wednesday, October 12 through Sunday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 19 through Sunday, October 23 at the Kentucky Horse Park Campgrounds starting at 8 p.m. The camp-outs’ activities include costume contests, trick or treating, a golf cart parade, and a haunted trail.

Terror on Tates Creek open through October 31 at Wicked World Scaregrounds on Tates Creek Road on Thursdays through Sundays.

The Nightmare Haunted House is open through October 31 at Wicked World Scaregrounds on Tates Creek Road on Thursdays through Sundays.

Quarantine is open through October 31 at Wicked World Scaregrounds on Tates Creek Road on Thursdays through Sundays.

Fright Nights at Jacobson Park Thursdays through Sundays from October 1 through October 31. There will be two new haunted attractions, Entrapment and 13 Doors, as well as the classic Dark Forest. There is no age limit; however, parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to not bring children under the age of 13. Guests are not allowed to wear costumes.

Fright Nights at Walker Farm Thursdays through Sundays from October 1 through October 31. There will be two haunted hayrides and one haunted corn maze.

Fright Nights: Escape Waveland Thursdays through Sundays from October 1 through October 31 at Waveland. The new attraction offers two different haunted escape games, The House Call and The Serial Killer, in which people will have to solve clues in order to escape. 

Mary Todd Lincoln “House Divided” Cemetery Walking Tours Features historic monuments and graves, including those of the Todd family. Covers Lexington’s most famous cemetery, focusing on Civil War history. There is a tour every Sunday in October starting at 2:30 pm.

Whispering Woods Haunted Trail (Georgetown) On October 23-24 & 30-31 Take a ride on a wagon into the forest. The first wagon ride leaves at 8 pm, the last at 10 pm.

THEATRE

The Lexington Children’s Theater are putting on Frankenstein starting on Oct 23 (through Oct 30)

Bluegrass Mystery Theatre: Disturbia at the Distillery at Buffalo Trace Distillery on October 28 at 9 pm. Start your evening off with a Ghost Tour, followed by a dinner and spirits pairing at the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. During dinner, sit back and enjoy the antics of Bluegrass Mystery Theatre while figuring out a mystery. In between acts, there will be bourbon tastings.

TRICK OR TREAT

Trick or treating in Lexington will be on Monday, October 31 from 6-8 pm.

Little Goblins Galore A party thrown for kids by Lexington Parks and Recreation at McConnell Springs.  The party will feature trick-or-treating, a petting zoo, carnival games and entertainment.  The Little Goblins Galore party takes place on Saturday, October 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is geared towards kids 12 and under.  Courtesy shuttles will be running between the Lexington Waste Management Training Pad at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike and McConnell Springs. Accessible shuttles will run throughout the event from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Trick or Treat at Shaker Village Parents can bring their kids to trick-or-treat along the village road for treats and other activities on October 22 from 5 to 7 p.m. Activities include a costume contest, a hayride or spirit stroll, pumpkin painting, an obstacle course and more. There will also be live music, food and drink, and a bonfire.

Trick or Treat Storytime at Joseph-Beth on October 29 at 11 am. Wear your Halloween costume for trick or treat during story time.

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