Fall Events Across Kentucky – October

Fall Fun and Festivals Across Kentucky in October.  photo Fall Evens Across Kentucky - October 3_zpswlic0cbn.jpg

Fall festivals and events are a great opportunity for Kentucky families to explore different areas of the state. So many towns, communities, counties, and organizations host fall events and more than not, they are free. Enjoy fall fun around Kentucky with family and friends.

Across Kentucky

October 20 & 21, 26-31, 12-5pm: Great Pumpkin Celebration

Metro Louisville

October 4-28, Thurs-Sat, 5-8:30pm: The World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo

October 5-7, 11-5pm: Iron Ball Harvest Weekend

October 5-7, Friday and Sat, 10am-5pm., Sunday 10am-5pm: St. James Court Art Show

October 6-7, 10am-5pm: Nunnlea Craft Fair

October 6-7, times vary by day: Bowman Field Aviation and Military Heritage Festival

October 9-November 4: Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular

October 12-13, times vary by day: Belknap Fall Festival

October 12-13, times vary by day: Garvin Gates Blues Festival

October 13, 10am-4pm: Southwest Community Festival

October 13, 10am-6pm: Foxhollow Farm Festival

October 13, 11am-1pm: Children’s Business Fair

October 12, 6-10pm: Farmington Oktoberfest

October 14, 12-5pm: Farmington 18th Annual Harvest Festival

October 20, 9am-2pm: Wilderness Louisville Forest Adventure at Jefferson Memorial Forest

October 20-21, 10am-6pm: Via Colori Kentucky Street Painting Festival 

October 21, 4-7pm (Oldham County): Prospect Fall Festival to Benefit the Homeless

October 21, 6:30pm: Corn Island Storytelling Festival at Blackacre

October 27-28, 10am-4:30pm: 18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove

October 27, 11am: Boo Dell! at Yew Dell

Central Kentucky

October 5, 5:30-8:30 (Shelby County): Fall Festival at Christian Academy

October 6-28 weekends, 10-5:30pm (Scott): Harvest Festival at Evans Orchard and Cider Mill

October 6-28 weekends, 9am (Scott County): AutumnFest(sm) at Bi-Water Farm & Greenhouse

October 6 – 28 weekends, 12 – 7pm (Bullitt County): Pumpkinfest at Slow Poke Farm

October 6-28 weekends, 10-5pm (Jessamine County): Pumpkin Jamboree

October 6-28 weekends, 2pm (Woodford County): Pumpkin Patch Train – Blue Grass Scenic Railroad 

October 6, 9-4pm (Jessamine): Annual Wilmore Arts and Crafts Festival

October 6: Spencer County Octoberfest

October 6, 2-11pm (Fayette County): West Sixth Oktoberfest

October 8, 6-8pm (Fayette County) Haunts & History Downtown Walking Tour 

October 12-13 (Woodford County): 2018 Mary Queen Fall Festival

October 12-14, (Nelson County): Bardstown Arts Crafts and Antiques Festival Vendor Market 2018

October 12 (Mercer County): Oktoberfest 2018

October 13, 1pm (Franklin County): Fall Tree ID Hike at Cove Spring

October 13 (Harrison County): ARToberfest

October 13, 2-6pm (Fayette County): Party for the Pumpkins at the Arboretum

October 13, 9am (Fayette County): South Elkhorn Fall Festival 2018 at South Elkhorn Christian Church

October 14, 12pm (Fayette): Kids Club Family Day

October 16, 5-8pm (Fayette County): Kids Art Day 2018

October 19, 6pm (Fayette County): Fall Festivals at YMCA of Central Kentucky

October 20, 
10am-5pm (Bullitt County): Bernheim ColorFest

October 20, 2pm (Fayette County): The Ghosts of Pineville

October 26-27, 5pm-8pm (Mercer County): Trick-or-Treat at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

October 26, 5:30pm (Anderson Countyu): Corn Maze Trick or Treat at Buckmeadow Farms

October 26, 5:00pm (Scott County): Haunted Swamp

October 27, 5-6:30pm (Franklin): Ghosts in the Garden

October 28, 8pm (Fayette County): Halloween Thriller Parade

October 28, 10am (Fayette County): The Kentucky Castle Fall Festival

October 31, 6pm (Fayette County): Trunk or Treat

October 31, 5:30pm (Boyle County): Trick or Treat on Main

October 31, 6pm (Franklin County): Safe ‘Trick or Treat’ Event

Eastern Kentucky

October 4-6 (Leslie County): Mary Breckinridge Festival

October 4-6 (Greenup County): Old Fashioned Days

October 5-6 (Johnson County): Kentucky Apple Festival


October 5-6 (Harlan County):Black Bear Festival

October 6 (Leslie County) Mary Breckinridge Festival

October 6, 11am (Clark County): 2018 Scarecrow Festival

October 10-13 (Floyd County): Jenny Wiley Festival

October 12-15 (Montgomery County): Mt. Sterling October Court Days

October 13, 10am (Madison County): 51st Annual KGAC Fall Fair at Indian Fort Theater

October 18-20 (Whitley County): 25th Gateway to the Cumberlands Jeep Jamboree

October 19-21 (Lee County): Wooly Worm Festival

October 21, 6pm (Madison County): Madison County KFTC Halloween Spectacular

October 27, 8pm (Clark County): Trick or Treat at the Waterfront!

October 31, 6pm (Clark County): Halloween MAINia! Trick or Treat on Main Street

Northern Kentucky

October 5-7 (Pendleton County): Kentucky Wool Festival

October 6-7: Fleming County Rotary Court Days

October 19-21 (Boone County): Salt Festival at Big Bone Lick State Park

South Central Kentucky

October 6 (Metcalfe County): Pumpkin Festival in Edmonton 

October 12-13 (Adair County): Downtown Days Festival

October 19-20 (Hart County): Big Buffalo Crossing BBQ Cook-off

Western Kentucky

October 6-7 (Henderson County): Lion’s Club Arts and Crafts Festival

October 12, 10-11:30am (Henderson County): Fall Break Friday

October 12-13 (Trigg County): Country Ham Festival

October 19-21 (McCraken County): Maiden Alley Oktoberfest

October 20-21 (Hancock County): Independence Bank Sorghum Festival

October 20-21 (Daviess County): Reid’s Apple Festival

October 27, 7pm (Henderson County): Creatures of the Night – After Dark Hike

More Ideas:

Click here for a list of October events around Louisville.

Click here for a list of October events around Lexington.

Click here for a list of October events around Oldham County.

Click here for a list of October events around Shelby County.

Click here for a list of October events around Hardin County.