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. Subscribe to the Ace e-dition for Lexington news, arts, culture, and entertainment, delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning.

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