Events, Things to Do

10 Things to Do in October to Get You Into the Fall Spirit

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.  Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!  If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.

Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!

If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.  Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!  If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

1. It wouldn’t be fall without taking a trip to Versailles, Kentucky and visiting Eckert’s Boyd Orchard (I have a blog post planned for this Friday about my experience!). My husband and I went last weekend, and it was such a blast! They are famous for all things apple and pumpkin. You can even pick your own apples! P.S. If you go there, be sure to pick up a dozen or two of their Apple Cider donuts. You won’t regret it!

[There are several other orchards and corn mazes located all throughout the state that you can visit]

2. If you live in Lexington, you’ll definitely won’t be surprised about this one. The first Friday of October begins the fall meet of Keeneland. All month long, you can drink some bourbon, dress up in your finest, and bet on some ponies.

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.  Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!  If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

3. Of course, fall isn’t complete without going to a University of Kentucky football game. Tailgating is almost like a religion in the South. Currently, we are 5-1 (3rd in the SEC East) and there are only three home games left. There isn’t much left time of tailgating season!

4. If haunted houses are your thing, then you have quite a few options to be scared:

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.  Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!  If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

5. Transy’s Pumpkin Mania is back and better than ever! This year, they are closing off Third Street and bringing in food trucks, due to the increasing popularity. On October 24, they will light hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns of the steps of historic Old Morrison Off West Third Street. The jack-o’-lanterns will be lit every night through Halloween.

6. The annual Thriller and Halloween parade is a can’t miss event. This event has actually been named a top 10 Halloween destination by USA Today. It’s too late to do it this year, but anyone can take part in the thriller re-enactment. You need to register before the deadline and be able to attend at least one regular rehearsal and one staging rehearsal. You can even audition for the part of Michael Jackson and Ola.

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.  Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!  If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

7. The Burl is having a “Zombie Prom Night” for Halloween. All you need to do is come in your prom attire and as a zombie. A Prom King and Queen will be announced and all proceeds will benefit the Habitat For Humanity. Lexington musicians will perform ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ & The Johnson Brothers will perform a full Allman Brothers set.

[Many other bars in Lexington will be having parties and celebrations for Halloween]

9. Why not watch some movies underneath the stars at the Moondance Amphitheater? Lexington Parks & Recreation added a cool event that will take place every Friday in October called Freaky Friday Flicks. On Friday, October 13, they will be showing Nightmare Before Christmas. On Friday, October 20, E.T. will be shown and on the 27th, you can watch the original Ghostbusters. There will be food, cornhole, and even a chance to roast marshmallows. Tickets are $2 for ages 13 and older and tickets are free for ages 12 and under. ll

10. Why not take a historic ghost walk through downtown Lexington? This is offered from April 21, 2017 to October 27, 2017, but wouldn’t October be the perfect time to do it?

Bonus: Kelley Farms located in Lexington, Kentucky on Old Richmond Road is home to Central Kentucky’s original Giant Corn Maze. It’s located on 10 acres and they always have such cool designs. Sadly, they were closed for the 2015 and 2016 season, because of the weather we had wasn’t conducive for tall corn crops. They also are closed for the 2017 season. I really miss them, and they were always a yearly tradition for my husband and me! I am really hoping they will open back up next year!

These things will be guaranteed to get you into the fall spirit!!

It’s that time of year again! It’s fall, my favorite season, and October, my favorite month! However, it doesn’t really feel like fall all that much here. It’s still been in the 80s (I want my fall weather!). I’m determined to wear blanket scarves, cozy sweaters, and booties! Once the weather cools off, everything is perfect.  Fall is so beautiful in Kentucky. The foliage is so beautiful and not to mention there are still tons of events going on to help you celebrate this time of year! I’ve put together a list of ten awesome things to do this October. After all, it’s only the beginning of fall and there’s still a lot of it left!  If you are reading this and you aren’t from Kentucky, maybe this can help inspire you to explore your city and see what it has to offer!

 

What is your favorite thing about October?

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  • Katherine

    Oh a zombie prom night sounds AMAZING! I also love just turning on any scary movie and lighting some fall candles at least once a week in October! 🙂

    • My best friend and I love scary movies. We watch them all year round, but we especially love watching them this time of year!

  • This all sounds so fun! I want to go to a tailgate so bad – I’ve only done homegates!

    • Tailgating is an all day event here! It’s fun!

  • Wow, these all sound like so much fun! Making me want to visit Kentucky.

    • It’s one of the greatest states ever!

  • Erin Moody

    These are so cool! I have never been to Kentucky but you are definitely making me want to plan a trip!

    • My city is one of the greatest!! Top foodie city and friendliest and even one of the top bucket list destinations 🙂

  • This list is giving me all of the jealousy ahaha. We don’t really get in to Halloween or Autumn here in Australia and it has been a dream of mine to get over to the U.S. for the season. Sigh, one day. I’m sosososo keen on doing everything on this list. 😛

    Christie’s Take on Life. xx

    • Maybe you could throw a Halloween party at your house? Halloween is one my favorites!

  • Lynn White

    I love all these ideas. I need to see if I can find similar things here in Raleigh. I hate that when I lived in Louisville several years ago that I never made it to Lexington!

    • Awww you should come visit! It’s changed so much (for the better) over the past couple of years!

  • Wonderful guide of things to do! Almost makes me wish I was in Fayetteville this autumn!

    • Thanks so much! I don’t live in Fayetteville though. I live in Lexington, Kentucky! 🙂