Events and Things to do for Halloween in and around Louisville


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Yes, the time has come! There’s a chill in the air, the stores are stocked with costume and candy.  It’s HALLOWEEN TIME!

Here’s a big long list of all of the fun things you can do in Kentuckiana to celebrate with the ghouls and goblins that are family friendly and easy on the pocket. 

The Worlds Largest Halloween Party is at the Zoo and runs pretty much the entire month of October. If you have a membership, you can get into this event free on limited days.

On Thursdays & Sundays October 6-28 the Grim Tales Haunted Attraction in the Middletown Plaza, becomes The Haunted Yard, a friendly haunted maze – (no monsters, not too dark) for kids 10 & under. Kids can walk the maze with their parents & trick or treat. $5 per child–parents free! 12312 Shelbyville Road

The Caufields Halloween Parade is on October 14th at 7pm on Baxter Ave and full of interesting costumes and lots of tossed candy. FREE

The La Grange Fire Department is hosting Oldham County’s largest Safety and Halloween Festival on October 15th from 5-9pm. Chili supper and carnival-type games, inflatables and children’s costume contest plus free trick-or-treating. Children will have access to a fire safety house to learn how to escape a smoky room, fingerprinting, several police cars for the children to see and sit inside, ambulances for children to walk through and several fire trucks to explore. Location Oldham County Fairgrounds 2401 W. Highway 146, La Grange

Trunk or Treat 2011 Saturday evening October 15th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Lyndon Baptist Church. Enter from Catherine Lane off Lyndon Lane next to Brusters Ice Cream. This event is being hosted by the Elite Academy of Dance Team Parents. Families can play Carnival Games for 25 cents (everyone wins a prize), & there will be face painting for $1.00, Hotdogs, chips, water, soft drinks, cake pops. All cost $1 each; Halloween music for dancing. A $25 Spa gift card will be awarded for the best decorated trunk. We hope to see you there!!! It will be a fun Fall festival/Halloween evening for families!

Sunny Acres farm is having a pumpkin festival on October 15th from noon-8pm.  Pumpkins for sale to carve, hay rides, petting farm barnyard area and for $5, there is an 11 acre corn maze.  FREE admission

The Bass Pro Shop has Halloween freebies starting on October 21st. They have color sheets, free photos with the great pumpkin-charlie brown, crafts and even trick or treating! Check out their website for full details for dates and times!

Museum of American Printing House for the Blind: Saturday, October 22, 2011 10 a.m.–12 noon
Make your own Halloween masks! Museum staff will guide your children to make a scary or friendly, for kids of all ages. Free to the public: registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 by October 20 to register. 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206.

Come on out to the Sun Valley Community Center on October 21st from 6-8pm with your under 12 year olds for games, a haunted house and trick or treating.  They ask that you bring a bag of wrapped candy. 

October 23rd at Green Hill from 2-4pm.  Parade of horses, horse rides for the kids and even a bouncy!  Wear your costumes!

Also on October 23rd: Louisville Family Fun will be at the Louisville Mommies Trunk or Treat event at the Woodhaven Country Club from 3-6pm. This event is free and open to the public. Activities, prizes for best costumes and “trunk” or treating!  FREE but please bring a jar of peanut butter for Blessings in a Backpack. 

On October 24th, take the kids to the streets of Jeffersonville for their big Halloween night! There’s trick or treating on Spring Street on Monday, October 24 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Fall Festival – St. Johns -Prospect –Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30-7:30 PM

Domino’s Dough Raiser 5:30-6:30 – All You Can Eat Pizza & Pasta for $5.50 per Person
Fun Games! Trunk or Treat in the Parking Lot at 6:30

Jack O’Lantern Stroll: October 28, 2011,  Louisville Slugger Field

A community event that features over 1,200 carved pumpkins, carved by community members and those supported by Dreams With Wings.

Fright Light Halloween Party at the Rauch Planetarium:  October 23, 3-6 pm and October 28, 7-9 pm: Annual Fright Light Halloween Party

Hillview Kroger Trick or Treat on October 25th from 5-8pm, the one on Mud Lane.  FREE

14th Annual Halloween Festival in Brown Park  The City of St. Matthews and the
St. Matthews Area Business Association present the 14th Annual Halloween Festival in Brown Park
(corner of Kresge Way and Browns Lane)
Date: Sat. October 29th, 2011  Time: 11am- 2pm  Trick or Treating: 11:30am – 1:30pm
Cost: Free

The Church of the Harvest: Free fall festival with trick or treating!  Family Harvest Festival & Trunk a Treat Saturday, October 29th 2pm-6pm Trunk a Treat 6pm-7pm Cornhole tournament $25 per team beginning at 2pm Silent Auction 2pm – 5:30pm Free food, jumps, and lots of activities for the kids. Also there will be a fashion show presented by Fashion Bug at 4pm. Come out and enjoy a great afternoon of family fun!

Boo Dell at Yell Dell gardens is just $5 for parking with free admission. It is on October 29th from 11-3 featuring trick or treating, a pumpkin carving contest, Magic show (2pm) and more.

Pumpkinfest  Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Jeffersontown Farmers’ Market Pavilion   10434 Watterson Trail

Halloween Drop-in Workshop at KMAC Saturday, October 29 11:00-12:30
$6 per person   Get in the Halloween spirit by creating a fun Halloween-themed project. Open to all ages and skill levels.
Middletown’s Free Halloween Party – Sponsored by Middletown Owned Business & City of Middletown
11711 Main Street at Middletown First Baptist Church Parking lot Saturday, October 29th from 9:00 am to 2 pm
Come in costume for trick or treating with local businesses!!  Free Candy ** Games & Prizes **Activities and Storytelling.
For more info call 245-3174 In the event of rain – event will be held in the lower level of First BaptistChurch
Pumpkin Patch Pancake Party Sponsored by the First Baptist Church
FREE Pancake Breakfast at Celebration Hall! 11711 Main Street Saturday, October 29th from 9 am to 11 am
For more information call 245-7889

Mighty Kindness Harvest Hootenanny:  Long list of vendors and entertainment, nature walks and more…including trick or treating! Informative Facebook page!  Noon- 6pm on October 29th at the Louisville Nature Center.

Halloween Harvest Party at the Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.    There’s even a coupon for admission!  Friday, October 28th 4:00-10:00 p.m. &  Saturday, October 29th 3:00-10:00 p.m. 2011  Some activities are free and others are pay-as-you-do etc.  Options include kids halloween trail, haunted house and more!

Norton Commons Fall Festival – all free- Fall Festival at Norton Commons, October 29 from 4-6
Come to the Town Center to enjoy Trick or Treating, face painting, bouncies, music and much more! The event is open to all and free.

The Valley Ministry: Trunk or Trunk or treat on Oct. 29th at 6pm. FREE!

BOONANZA at the Louisville Science Center: Free with admission
October 29-30, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Zapped back to life by popular demand is BOONANZA, full of science tricks and treats. Activities include making wearable scabs and blisters, slime making, mummifying apples, giant spider webs, touchable organs and more!

Okolona Christian Church:  Trunk or Treat 6-7:30 on October 31st  FREE and open to anyone

Mall St. Matthews:  Trick or treating on October 31st from 5-7pm

Papa Johns Pizza
Family Adventure Day

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