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100 Fall and Halloween Activities To Do in This Lexington, Kentucky This October

October 9, 2018

We are almost into the middle of October and it is still in the 80s. It honestly doesn’t feel like fall. Luckily, this weekend, the forecast says the high is 63 degrees, so maybe the fall weather will be here to stay. I guess we will have to wait and see!

I’ve put together a list of 100 activities to do in October pertaining to the fall and Halloween. There is everything from festivals to dinners to ghost tours to kid friendly activities. There is something for everyone!

Fall and Halloween Activities To Do in Lexington, Kentucky In October:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • 5pm: Yappy Hour – Costume Contest at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate: Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions for Ashland’s final Yappy Hour of the season. Dress up in a costume for a chance to win “Best of Show” and a prize that squeaks. More details: HERETickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Halloween Scaryoke at Soundbar: Come sing and hear your favorite Halloween songs with your Karaoke Host JayJax! NO COVER – Drinks Specials All Night Long – $5 Big Mason Jar LITs! You can sing anything that you want, but we’ll have a sheet of Halloween suggestions available to get you started.

Friday, October 12, 2018

  • 4pm: 2018 Mary Queen Fall Festival at the Mary Queen of The Holy Rosary School: Enjoy entertainment for all ages including: live music, adult and children’s games, bingo, raffles including the $10,000 grand raffle, pull tabs, casino games, delicious food, beer garden, inflatables and more! Admission is FREE!
  • 6pm: Freaky Friday Flicks at MoonDance Amphitheater: Bring your friends and family out and enjoy a roasted marshmallow, some other fall goodies and help us kick off our Halloween season with these great seasonal movies. It’s only $2.25 at the gate for adults and children over 13 years of age. It will be tons of fun for the entire family! Movie that will be shown is: Coco.7pm: Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena: SOLD OUT!
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • 10am: October U-Pick Day on the Farm! at Green House17: We’ll be opening the farm for an October U-Pick Day. And you and your friends are invited for some flower-pickin’ fun! This season, we’re offering two picking options. A limited number of early-pick tickets will be available on each event date. Then, the fields will open for drop-in pickers! More details: HERETickets available: HERE
  • 10:30am: The Gothic Novel & How to Write It Workshop with Tiffany Reisz at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning: In celebration of the Carnegie Classics: Frankenstein event, Tiffany Reisz (USA Today bestselling author of the southern gothic novel The Bourbon Thief and the gothic romance The Headmaster) will teach a class on the elements of gothic fiction. We will explore what makes a gothic novel a “gothic,” the plot elements and the aesthetics. During the class, we’ll read passages from famous novels past and present (from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl) and learn how to weave the gothic into all genres of fiction.
  • 11am: Novel-Tea with Author Andrew Shaffer at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning: Join us for a spook-tastic discussion of ghosts and the paranormal with Lexington author Andrew Shaffer, the New York Times bestselling author of Ghosts from Our Past (as seen in 2016’s Ghostbusters movie). Tea and small bites will be served at this seasonal-themed midday event.
  • 11am: Fall Farm Day at Blue Grass Stockyards: Celebrating harvest time on the farm at Blue Grass Stockyards. Learn about Kentucky cattle production on a hay ride! Kids area, Barn Maze, Touch-a-Truck, Bounce House, Kentucky Proud vendors, food trucks!
  • 1pm: Little Goblins at McConnell Springs Park: Lexington Parks and Recreation invites the community to enjoy a unique Halloween experience on Saturday, October 13 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane. Youth ages 12 and under can enjoy the Halloween season with fewer scares at Little Goblins Galore at this family event featuring an enchanted character trail, petting zoo and special entertainment. Children are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Cost is $6.00; parents and guardians are free. More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Halloween Cookie Class at seventh + lime: During class we will be decorating 6 large and 2 mini witch-tastic cookies! We’ll discuss proper icing consistencies and a few different techniques that will give you faBOOlous cookie creations! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: Party for the Pumpkins at The Arboretum: Party for the Pumpkins showcases all things FALL at The Arboretum. It is a fun event for the entire family, filled wth crafts, nature displays and pumpkins. Admission to the Kentucky Children’s Garden is included with event admission. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: A Halloween Soiree #RIPrapeculture at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky: An evening of costumes, cocktails, & consent. More details: HERE. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Halloween Walks 2018 at 401 West Main Street: Join Dr. Coleman every Saturday night in October for a bone-rattling walk through the dark and bloody history of Lexington. Ghosts! Ghouls! Bumps in the night! Details: HERE.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

  • 1pm: Parent/Child Halloween Canvas Painting at Cut and Paste Craft Studio: It’s time for another Parent/Child workshop. This time we are going to paint the “Halloween Cat” design from DecoArt Inc.’s Social Artworking program with a cute kitty peeking around a jack o’ lantern! Adult and child pairs will each paint one canvas together. The cost is $25 for 1 child/1 adult or $40 for 2 children/1 adult (painting 2 canvases). This class is best for kids 5 & up. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: Fall Cupcake and Beer Cider Pairing at Rock House Brewing: Join us for this popular and delicious event. Desserts by Rebecca will be pairing her cupcakes with our beers. Always a winning combo that you won’t want to miss. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2:30pm: House Divided Cemetery Walking Tours at the Lexington National Cemetery: Explore Lexington’s most famous cemetery on a guided walking tour led by staff of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The tour features graves of both soldiers and civilians, including the Todd family, with an emphasis on Lexington’s divided home front during the Civil War. Cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by calling 859-233-9999. Admission is collected by the museum at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery located at 833 W. Main Street. Please do not contact the cemetery.
  • 5pm: Fall Pop Up Dinners at Best Friend Bar: BFB is so excited to be partnering with so many of our good friends/chefs during the fall for some incredible pop up dinners! These pop ups will each feature a different unique array of eats, hosted in BFB’s kitchen Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, so come get lit up and eat good as hell. Sunday, October 14 & Monday, October 15: Oona Montalvo. Oona from Wild and Mean Girls serves up empanadas inspired by the classic Cuban cuisine she grew up with.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Halloween Trivia & Movie Ticket Giveaway at Soundbar: The new Halloween Movie is about to open, and we’re giving away FREE TICKETS! Join us for 5 rounds of Trivia about all the Halloween Films!

Monday, October 15, 2018

  • 5pm: Fall Pop Up Dinners at Best Friend Bar: BFB is so excited to be partnering with so many of our good friends/chefs during the fall for some incredible pop up dinners! These pop ups will each feature a different unique array of eats, hosted in BFB’s kitchen Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, so come get lit up and eat good as hell. Sunday, October 14 & Monday, October 15: Oona Montalvo. Oona from Wild and Mean Girls serves up empanadas inspired by the classic Cuban cuisine she grew up with.
  • 7pm: Hocus Schmocus Trivia at Rock House Brewing: If you know why this film is a big deal, then you know. If not. Forget about you. Come and prove your mastery over the witchy arts, ya trivia virgins.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • 6pm: West Sixth Beer Dinner at Honeywood: Chef Josh Smouse’s menu highlights fall produce from South Farm and includes appetizers and fabulous courses paired with five West Sixth Brewing Co. beers. The event begins promptly at 6 p.m. Cost is $45. Tickets are limited and available at Eventbrite. Must be 21 or older to participate. For more information, please call Honeywood at (859) 469-8234. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Barrel Head Painting at Rock House Brewing: Join us as we paint on authentic barrel heads and enjoy fantastic local craft beer! Tickets available: HERE.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • 6pm: Haunts & History Downtown Walking Tour at the Lexington Public Library – downtown location: Join historian Dr. Jonathan Coleman for a walking tour around downtown Lexington to discover some of our city’s interesting history and haunted spots. Meet in the first floor rotunda, wear comfortable shoes, and bundle up if necessary. It’s going to be a spooky time! Family friendly, registration required. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Halloween Crafts with Jacqueline at Awesome Inc: Love to decorate for Halloween? Me too! I also love to craft for Halloween, so let’s do that together! We’ll make 2-3 simple but adorable projects to make your home a little bit more spooky, and cute! Tickets available: HERE.

Friday, October 19, 2018

  • 6pm: Fall Festivals at YMCA of Central Kentucky: It’s time for pumpkins, costumes, Halloween and family-friendly festivals at the YMCA. FREE and open to the community. Bring the kids out to any of the four YMCA of Central Kentucky locations on Friday, Oct. 19 from 6-8 p.m. and enjoy autumn festivities such as face painting, games, fitness activities, inflatable houses, fall crafts and much more!
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

  • 9am: Halloween Fun Workshop at Cut and Paste Craft Studio: We’ve got the perfect workshop for young crafters to get ready for Halloween. Kids will create a spooky little light-up house, a silly googly eye frame and a mini scarecrow or monster. This workshop is from 9 am-noon on Oct. 20 and is for kids 6 & up. This is a drop-off workshop, so parents don’t need to stay. $35 for the first child and $28 for each additional child. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9am: Halloween Fun Workshop at Cut and Paste Craft Studio: Kids will create a spooky little light-up house, a silly googly eye frame and a mini scarecrow or monster. This workshop is from 9 am-noon on Oct. 20 and is for kids 6 & up. This is a drop-off workshop, so parents don’t need to stay. $35 for the first child and $28 for each additional child. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Market 301 – Fall Edition at Manchester Music Hall: Join us Saturday, October 20th for the fall edition of The Market 301. Enjoy shopping local makers, artists, local boutiques and more! 
  • 2pm: The Ghosts of Pineville at the Lexington’s Children Theatre: Chopper Sweeney never really believed in ghosts…until one started believing in him. Chopper and his friends, Hank and Glory, set off to solve the case of Simon Stillwater, but what starts as a small town adventure quickly turns into a standoff with the supernatural. Adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling and Sara Turner, author of the graphic novels and co-founder of Cricket Press, this locally grown ghost story will have all of Pineville on pins and needles. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: The Ghosts of Pineville at the Lexington’s Children Theatre: Chopper Sweeney never really believed in ghosts…until one started believing in him. Chopper and his friends, Hank and Glory, set off to solve the case of Simon Stillwater, but what starts as a small town adventure quickly turns into a standoff with the supernatural. Adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling and Sara Turner, author of the graphic novels and co-founder of Cricket Press, this locally grown ghost story will have all of Pineville on pins and needles. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Halloween Walks 2018 at 401 West Main Street: Join Dr. Coleman every Saturday night in October for a bone-rattling walk through the dark and bloody history of Lexington. Ghosts! Ghouls! Bumps in the night! Details: HERE.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

  • 9:30am: Monster Mash Yoga Bash: Grab your little yogis and join Lisa King, Certified Kids Yoga Teacher at Barefoot Works Yoga for a Halloween Themed Class. We will be flying like bats, stirring up some monster stew, telling stories, practicing our scariest ghost breathing and having a costume yoga parade (so dress in your costume!). It’s sure to be a ghoulishly good time! Register early, this one is sure to sell out!
  • 2pm: The Ghosts of Pineville at the Lexington’s Children Theatre: Chopper Sweeney never really believed in ghosts…until one started believing in him. Chopper and his friends, Hank and Glory, set off to solve the case of Simon Stillwater, but what starts as a small town adventure quickly turns into a standoff with the supernatural. Adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling and Sara Turner, author of the graphic novels and co-founder of Cricket Press, this locally grown ghost story will have all of Pineville on pins and needles. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2:30pm: House Divided Cemetery Walking Tours at the Lexington National Cemetary: Explore Lexington’s most famous cemetery on a guided walking tour led by staff of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The tour features graves of both soldiers and civilians, including the Todd family, with an emphasis on Lexington’s divided home front during the Civil War. Cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by calling 859-233-9999. Admission is collected by the museum at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery located at 833 W. Main Street. Please do not contact the cemetery.
  • 5pm: Fall Pop Up Dinners at Best Friend Bar: BFB is so excited to be partnering with so many of our good friends/chefs during the fall for some incredible pop up dinners! These pop ups will each feature a different unique array of eats, hosted in BFB’s kitchen Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, so come get lit up and eat good as hell. Sunday, October 21 & Monday, October 22: Esther Thompson & Leandra Forman – Meh Rong. Korean comfort food, in an unconventional approach
  • 7pm: Quiet Time w/ Pete The Clown Halloweenpalooza! at Al’s Bar: Come on out to Al’s Bar of Lexington every third Sunday to join us as a lovely live audience for lexington’s very own silly talk show QUIET TIME WITH PETE THE CLOWWWWWN Halloweenpalooza!!! More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: The Ghosts of Pineville at the Lexington’s Children Theatre: Chopper Sweeney never really believed in ghosts…until one started believing in him. Chopper and his friends, Hank and Glory, set off to solve the case of Simon Stillwater, but what starts as a small town adventure quickly turns into a standoff with the supernatural. Adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling and Sara Turner, author of the graphic novels and co-founder of Cricket Press, this locally grown ghost story will have all of Pineville on pins and needles. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.

Monday, October 22, 2018

  • 5pm: Fall Pop Up Dinners at Best Friend Bar: BFB is so excited to be partnering with so many of our good friends/chefs during the fall for some incredible pop up dinners! These pop ups will each feature a different unique array of eats, hosted in BFB’s kitchen Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, so come get lit up and eat good as hell. Sunday, October 21 & Monday, October 22: Esther Thompson & Leandra Forman – Meh Rong. Korean comfort food, in an unconventional approach
  • 7pm: Tim Burton Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing Co.: Come out for a trivia show about all your favorite things from the mind of Tim Burton!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

  • 6pm: Read Frankenstein with Silas House at the Carniege Center for Literacy and Learning: Read Mary Shelley’s classic, FRANKENSTEIN, and come discuss it with bestselling novelist Silas House, author of Clay’s Quilt, Southernmost, and other books. This will be a book club style event where House will moderate a lively conversation about the novel. Register HERE for FREE.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

  • 6pm: Haunts & History Downtown Walking Tour at the Lexington Public Library – downtown location: Join historian Dr. Jonathan Coleman for a walking tour around downtown Lexington to discover some of our city’s interesting history and haunted spots. Meet in the first floor rotunda, wear comfortable shoes, and bundle up if necessary. It’s going to be a spooky time! Family friendly, registration required. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Thriller Karaoke at Soundbar: Thriller Karaoke at Soundbar!
    Come sing and hear your favorite Michael Jackson songs with your Karaoke Host JayJax! NO COVER – Drinks Specials All Night Long – $5 Big Mason Jar LITs! You can sing anything that you want, but we’ll have a sheet of song suggestions to get you started.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • 6:30pm: Fall Trees and Misty Path at Michael’s: In this 2-hour beginner class you will master classic painting techniques with step-by-step instructions demonstrated by your certified Grumbacher instructor to create misty fall landscape painting. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Paint and Sip at Logan’s Roadhouse – Rojay Drive: Bring your friends and join us for a night of painting, music and drinks! Event admission is $45 and includes a fully instructed painting class and all painting materials. You can use our coupon code STL40 to get 40% your total ticket purchase (entered at checkout on our website – not applicable with any other coupon) Make a night of it by coming out early to reserve seats (first come first served) and treat yourself to dinner and drinks before the event! Tickets available: HERE.

Friday, October 26, 2018

  • 10am: Vintage Market Days® of Lexington – “Harvest” at The Kentucky Horse Park: We are so excited to invite you to our fall 2018 event, “Harvest”, October 26-28 at The Kentucky Horse Park! Join us for a shopping experience you won’t ever forget, featuring the best vendors from Kentucky, as well as treasure hunters, artisans, and makers from states all over the country! Our vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! We’ll have plenty of seating with vendors offering the most amazing tasty food!!! You’ll be able to fill your bellies while you listen to live music all weekend!! We are stroller and Handicap friendly. Dogs are allowed if well behaved and on a leash. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Party On The Barn Back Porch at Pasture by Marksbury Farm at The Summit at Fritz Farm: We will have games for the kiddos and cocktails for the adults so stay tuned as we add more delicious details! More details: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: The Night Circus: Halloween Edition at Rock House Brewing: Get ready to experience Halloween like you’ve never experienced before! Sora Contemporary Circus Presents ~ The Night Circus: Halloween Edition partnered with Rock House Brewing! More details: HERE. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Ghost Hunt at Waveland: This is a pre-order event, reservations can be made by calling Waveland State Historic site 859-272-3611.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

  • 9:30am: The Pumpkin Run at Wellington Park: Please join us for the Easter Seals Pumpkin Run 3K benefiting Easter Seals Cardinal Hill Adaptive Recreation. Our race will be held October 27, 2018 at 9:30 am at Wellington Park. Register online or race day registration opens at 8:30 am on race day. In addition we are offering several family fun activities including pumpkin pie at the finish line, costume contest for all ages, trick or treating and more!! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Vintage Market Days® of Lexington – “Harvest” at The Kentucky Horse Park: We are so excited to invite you to our fall 2018 event, “Harvest”, October 26-28 at The Kentucky Horse Park! Join us for a shopping experience you won’t ever forget, featuring the best vendors from Kentucky, as well as treasure hunters, artisans, and makers from states all over the country! Our vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! We’ll have plenty of seating with vendors offering the most amazing tasty food!!! You’ll be able to fill your bellies while you listen to live music all weekend!! We are stroller and Handicap friendly. Dogs are allowed if well behaved and on a leash. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: Halloween at the Brewery at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: We’re bringing back our fabled Halloween party with hot mulled cider from Pivot Brewing, our infamous haunted brewery tours, costume contests, and more on Saturday, October 27th! More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Dog Halloween Sidewalk Parade at Southern Barker: Get your dogs ready, we are going out! That’s right, we are going to get dressed up and have a sidewalk halloween parade! More details: HEREAll dog’s can participate dressed up or not! Whatever they feel comfortable doing.
  • 1pm: Fall Festival at Valley Park at Cardinal Valley: Join for an afternoon of Fall Fun and bring the whole family. We will have tons of activities for the kids – carnival style games, inflatables, dancing, and pumpkin decorating.
  • 2pm: Dracula at Lexington Opera House: Back by popular demand! In the spirit of all things spooky, Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s “Dracula” returns to the Lexington Opera House just in time for Halloween! Join KBT and Lexington Vintage Dance for performances on Oct. 27 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm at the Lexington Opera House. Be sure to wear your scariest costume and enter to win the costume contest held during intermission! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: Spooky Sprint 5K with RaceRise: Join us for the inaugural Spooky Sprint 5K on Saturday, October 27th at 5pm at The Club at UK’s Spindletop Hall in North Lexington. Our race features a scenic rolling course, overall & age group awards, DJ, Food & Beer Truck and a Kids 1K Little Spooks Dash. The race is presented by the Lexington Young Professionals Association and benefits the Lexington Humane Society and is dog friendly. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Halloween Costume Climbing and Dyno Comp at LEF: Climb in costume – win prizes! We’re also planning a dyno comp – dino costume most definitely encouraged. And back by popular demand – brews for sale, this time by Rock House Brewing. GET SPOOKY.
  • 7pm: Booktacular 2018 at Limestone Hall: Love Halloween? Love the library? Join us for this spooky and spectacular night of costumes, food, drinks, dancing, and fun! Live music by Nevermind. Food & refreshments by Willie’s Locally Known. Tickets $100 in advance or $125 at the door. Sponsorships available. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Dracula at Lexington Opera House: Back by popular demand! In the spirit of all things spooky, Kentucky Ballet Theatre’s “Dracula” returns to the Lexington Opera House just in time for Halloween! Join KBT and Lexington Vintage Dance for performances on Oct. 27 at 2:00 & 7:00 pm at the Lexington Opera House. Be sure to wear your scariest costume and enter to win the costume contest held during intermission! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Halloween Walks 2018 at 401 West Main Street: Join Dr. Coleman every Saturday night in October for a bone-rattling walk through the dark and bloody history of Lexington. Ghosts! Ghouls! Bumps in the night! Details: HERE.
  • 9pm: 80s Prom Night with Electric Avenue ‘The 80s MTV Experience’ at The Burl: 80s Prom Night HALLOWEEN PARTY w/ Electric Avenue ‘The 80s MTV Experience’ at The Burl. FLASHBACK! Get your 80’s prom wear ready & get ready for a dance party. Electric Avenue is an all 80s cover band performing the most accurate and exciting 80s pop music that you can find in this decade. Prom night at The Burl will feature a photo booth, a costume contest with cash prizes, prom king + prom queen, all your favorite hit songs + more! Tickets available: HERE.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

  • 10am: Vintage Market Days® of Lexington – “Harvest” at The Kentucky Horse Park: We are so excited to invite you to our fall 2018 event, “Harvest”, October 26-28 at The Kentucky Horse Park! Join us for a shopping experience you won’t ever forget, featuring the best vendors from Kentucky, as well as treasure hunters, artisans, and makers from states all over the country! Our vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! We’ll have plenty of seating with vendors offering the most amazing tasty food!!! You’ll be able to fill your bellies while you listen to live music all weekend!! We are stroller and Handicap friendly. Dogs are allowed if well behaved and on a leash. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: Halloween Hangover Brunch at Rock House Brewing: Everybody knows Halloween is the best holiday, and we have the cure for your Saturday evening excesses. Come brunch with us and The combination food truck. Great food and $10 pitchers of bloody beerys, beermosas, and beer mojitos to set you straight.
  • 12pm: Spooky Treasure Hunt at the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art: Join us for Spooky Treasure Hunt, our annual afternoon of Halloween fun for all ages! Treasures and candies are just waiting to be found all across the museum’s grounds, and we need your help to find them. Wear your costumes for a costume contest, and be ready to make some Halloween-themed crafts, too. Tickets are $10.00/child in advance, $15.00/child at the door. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: Halloween Festival – downtown Lexington: Lexington Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Department presents the Wicked Wonders Market in addition to Thriller and Halloween parade. Now in its 17 year, the parade also includes live music, food trucks, a Halloween variety stage show, and an annual attendance of 20,000+ people. We hope you will join us for the entire day’s festivities. To make sure we have plenty of curiosities on hand, we’re filling Courthouse Plaza with ghoulish wares designed to thrill, chill and delight. It’s a singularly bizarre bazaar, an excellently eerie venue for sellers to showcase their wares, be they wild or weird, sinister or spooky! Live music and entertainment as well as food trucks will accompany this unique art market.
  • 2:30pm: House Divided Cemetery Walking Tours at the Lexington National Cemetery: Explore Lexington’s most famous cemetery on a guided walking tour led by staff of the Mary Todd Lincoln House. The tour features graves of both soldiers and civilians, including the Todd family, with an emphasis on Lexington’s divided home front during the Civil War. Cost is $10 for non-members and $5 for members. Space is limited and reservations are recommended by calling 859-233-9999. Admission is collected by the museum at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery located at 833 W. Main Street. Please do not contact the cemetery.
  • 5pm: Fall Pop Up Dinners at Best Friend Bar: BFB is so excited to be partnering with so many of our good friends/chefs during the fall for some incredible pop up dinners! These pop ups will each feature a different unique array of eats, hosted in BFB’s kitchen Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, so come get lit up and eat good as hell. Sunday, October 28 & Monday, October 29: Martye Harper – The Boxing Fox. The Boxing Fox serves fine Fish N’ Chips with all the fixings.
  • 7pm: Halloween Party at Soundbar: Dress up or dress down for the biggest party at Soundbar. Over the top extravagant set design by interior designer Phillip Marcum – 2 floors decked out – nobody does it better. DJ Crow – our resident DJ will have you bouncing off the walls featuring Electro, EDM, Top 40 remix. Showing off our brand new sound system on the dancefloor – new light shows. Come early and avoid the line. Heated and covered patio, plenty of parking – please drink responsibly – we highly recommend you use Uber/Lyft/Taxi – We will always try to help you get a ride. Please No backpacks or big purses for security concerns – our goal is to keep everybody safe.
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Halloween Thriller Parade in downtown Lexington, Kentucky: The Halloween Parade features floats, vehicles and some of your favorite Halloween characters some spooky and some friendly. Make sure to grab a good seat on Main street because this parade starts at 8 p.m. sharp! Thriller immediately follows the Halloween parade at 8:30 p.m. Michael and Ola will emerge from the The Kentucky Theater and zombies will quickly begin dragging behind them. This is the 17th year for this wonderful event and we can’t wait to get the zombie dancing started. More details: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Hocus Pocus Trivia at Soundbar: Celebrate Halloween with 5 rounds of Trivia about your favorite movie of the season!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

  • 5pm: Fall Pop Up Dinners at Best Friend Bar: BFB is so excited to be partnering with so many of our good friends/chefs during the fall for some incredible pop up dinners! These pop ups will each feature a different unique array of eats, hosted in BFB’s kitchen Sundays and Mondays from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, so come get lit up and eat good as hell. Sunday, October 28 & Monday, October 29: Martye Harper – The Boxing Fox. The Boxing Fox serves fine Fish N’ Chips with all the fixings.
  • 6pm: PumpkinMana at Transylvania University: Join us for this year’s PumpkinMania, which is becoming a Lexington Halloween tradition. We’ll light hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison and have trick-or-treating, food trucks, live music and more. Trick-or-treating will start at 6 p.m. and the lighting will be at 7. PumpkinMania is made possible by the generous support of the Bluegrass Community Foundation and Tetra Tech.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

  • 5pm: Trick or Treat at Blue Grass Stockyards: Games, Prizes, Candy & Family Fun! All activities free to the public. This year, we’re getting the whole neighborhood together! More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: True Crime: Serial Killers Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Know everything about Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgeway, and Son of Sam? Have you explored the Texas Killing Fields or figured out exactly who the Zodiac Killer is? Join us for the scariest stories out there – True Crime: Serial Killers Trivia! The top three teams take home prizes with the winning team snagging two tickets to the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning‘s Carnegie Classics: Frankenstein party on Saturday, November 3rd! Come up with a killer team name and snatch a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli!
  • 7:30pm: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park: Fright Nights at Jacobson Park offers THREE haunted attractions at one location spread over 40 acres of terrifying land to give you the scare of a lifetime. Feed your screams in 13 Doors, Dark Forest, and the ALL NEW Candyland! Tickets available: HERE.

 

 

Have a great October!!

 

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