Halloween 2015 Events in and around Louisville, KY

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Ready to celebrate Halloween? We’ve got a great list to get you started. There are TONS of events throughout October! 

Ongoing/Repeating Events

The World’s Largest Halloween Party is happening again this year at the Louisville Zoo. October 2–4, 8–11, 15–18, 22–25 & 29–30, 2015. Start Your Party 5 until 8:30 p.m.

The Spirits of LaGrange Ghost Tour is a two-hour candlelit walking tour. The tour takes you inside locations with about eight stops along the way for a distance of 12 blocks. The tours run Friday and Saturday evenings in September – October. Tours depart from the Oldham County History Center 106 North Second Avenue (West Courthouse Square) and cost $18.

Bass Pro Shops will have FREE Halloween Events in October!

Kentucky Renaissance Fair 2nd Annual Corn Maze & Fall Nights from October 2nd – October 31st. Weekends Only!

Literally, A Haunted House at the Culbertson Manson. Visit these Weekends: October 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31 (Halloween, of course). This one is not for the faint of heart so may be better for older tweens and teens.

Deere Farms Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Southern Indiana’s LARGEST Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch attraction. They are open September 26th and run through November 2nd.

Pirates of PRP is located at Seaforth Drive, Louisville, KY 40258 for the Pirate/Halloween lovers in us all! View the yard display, Sept. 20 – Oct. 31.

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is from October 8th– November 1st, will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday.

Family Fun Saturday: Creepy Kentucky Join the Kentucky Historical Society on October 10th, 17th, 24th and 31 from 1-4pm. From old-fashioned fortunetelling games to Kentucky ghost stories discover the Halloween traditions of the Commonwealth. For kids ages 5-10 and their families. Free admission does not include Kentucky Historical Society museums.

October 1 – 5

Trick or Trunk in Fern Creek at Beulah Presbyterian Church. Lots of candy & goodies. Oct. 2, 6-8pm. Free event but canned goods are being accepted for donations.

Boo! Squallis’ Not-So-Spooky Variety Show on October, 3 from 1 – 1:30, a humorous Halloween-themed variety show. Appropriate for all ages, this 25-minute show is composed of short skits that explore different styles of puppetry, and features live musical accompaniment. The performance will be followed by a ghost-puppet-making workshop.

The 11th Annual Haunted Hike at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve RESCHEDULED TO Sunday, October 4, 2015, 3 to 9 p.m. Admission covers the Fantasy Kiddie Trail, Haunted House, Harvest Hay Village, Jungle Hayrides, Treat Stations and Fun Activities for the Entire Family. Admission: Children 2 and under FREE; $6 per person, with a maximum of $25 per family. KaZoing’s Inflatable Party Zone – $5/child – “Play all you want!”

October 6 – 12

How to Haunt Your House is happening at the Southwest Library on October 8th at 3:30pm. Your local library has various Halloween programs/stories throughout the month. Check here for more details.

Southwest Family YMCA Fall Festival is October 9th and free, open to everyone.  5-7pm.

Trunk or Treat & Carnival Games at Mary T. Meagher’s on October 10th from 4-7pm.

Teal Pumpkin Playdate is October 11th from 3-4:30pm at Seneca Park with the Louisville Food Allergy Support Group.

October 13 – 19

Classic Horror Theater on Mary T. Meagher’s Lawn on October 16th at 9pm

Caufield’s Halloween Parade is
October 16th starting at 7pm. Get ready for crazy costumes and candy all
for free! STARTS: Baxter Avenue Morgue at Lexington Rd. and ENDS:
Rosewood Ave. & Bardstown Rd.

Turner’s Revue presents “Haunt” Jeepers Creepers! The circus is getting downright WICKED – join Turners Circus Revue for Haunt on October 16th. The show begins at 8:00 and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.00…scare you there!

Norton Commons Fall Festival is on Saturday, October 17, from 2-5 pm. Join them for mini-train rides, a hay maze, face painting, trick or treating sponsored by the Norton Commons businesses, a live remote with 102.3 the Max, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged for kids of all ages! Please note that trick-or-treating will be from 2-4 pm only.

October 20 – 26

Friday, October 23rd 2015, from 6:00-9:00 pm at Louisville Slugger Field for our Annual Dreams with Wings Jack O’Lantern Stroll! In addition to the over 1,500 beautifully carved pumpkins lighting the night, the Stroll offers trick-or-treating in the safety of Slugger Field, games, crafts, Louisville’s largest pumpkin pie by Heitzman’s Traditional Bakery, members of the Louisville League of Mascots, University of Louisville athletes, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, live music and so much more.

Corn Island Storytelling is back and better than ever! We have partnered with UofL to bring you a two-day collaborative Corn Island Storytelling Festival. Friday, October 23rd at UofL will be filled with storytelling glory as Matthew “Black Eagle” Man and Lynny Prince take the stage. Saturday, October 24th at Blackacre will not disappoint with an incredible line up of local and national storytellers and performers like Roberta Brown, Bob Sanders, and the Troubadors of Divine Bliss.

The Museum of the Printing House for the Blind will be making HALLOWEEN MASKS on Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Museum staff will guide participants of all ages and abilities as they make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Free to the public but space is limited so registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. For adults and children age 5 and up.

Pumpkinfest is on Saturday, October 24th in Jeffersontown from 11am-2pm. This is a great alternative to the traditional trick-or treating. Children dress in costume and trick-or-treat along Historic Gaslight Square, enjoy activities at the pavilion and enjoy lunch.

Halloween in Brown Park on October 24th from 11am-2pm. This free and family-friendly Halloween celebration includes trick-or-treating stations throughout Brown Park, bounce houses, hay rides, a petting zoo, and games.

Bardstown BooFest is Saturday, October 24th.

Trunk or Treat in New Albany: Saturday, October 24th from 5pm-9pm at the New Albany Riverfront Amphitheater.

Jeffersonville Halloween Downtown will be held on Monday, Oct. 26th 6-8pm. Event will begin at Big 4 Station and is open to kids 12 & under. FREE!

October 27 – November 1

“Trick or Treatment” with Louisville Water at the Crescent Hill Gatehouse and Filter Plant on Wed, Oct 28 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. – a fun night for both kids and adults! The kids can have fun visiting our not so spooky Gatehouse, where they can take part in fun science experiments, enjoy a healthy Zombie walk and wash down a few treats with refreshing pure tap! Then it’s time for the adult fun – hop the trolley over to the Crescent Hill Filter Plant for a tour of our treatment facilities.

Jack-GLOW-Lantern Fall Festival: Friday 10/30 from 6pm-9pm at River Valley Christian Church. Glow games, s’mores, chili & dessert cook-off, pumpkin carving and decorating contest.  Food available for purchase.

The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop takes place Oct. 30th. Trolleys run from 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm.

Haunted Halls at Beechmont Community Center is October 30th from 7-10pm. It is $2 a person and 6 and under is free!

Halloween in Downtown La Grange is on Saturday October 31, 2015 for lots of spooky fun. Have fun Trick-or-Treating at participating shops from 11am to 5pm and participate in a Costume Contest at 2pm on Walnut Street next to Rainy Day Resale.

Boo Dell at Yew Dell: Saturday, October 31, 2015, 11am-2pm Trail-o-Treats, 2-3pm Mr. Magic Performs. $5 per car-load or $1 per person walk-ins.

Take a Boo Sightseeing Cruise on the Belle of Louisville on October 31st from 11:30-2pm.

Fright Light Halloween Party at the Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium on October 31st from 12:30pm-4:00pm.

Trick or Treat at Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass on October 31st from 2 – 5pm.

Grim Trails start September 18th and run until October 31st if you are looking for a scare! (Best for older children)

Halloween on Hillcrest is a legendary street for Halloween decorations in the Ville. If you are looking for a street to visit this Halloween, take a walk down Hillcrest to check out some of the most elaborate Halloween decorations you will find in any neighborhood in town.

Nightmare on Main Street by the Louisville Orchestra! Friday, October 30 at 8 pm at Kentucky Center. You are invited to wear your best costume and shiver to an evening of ghoulish, favorite music from movies, shows and orchestral pops! 

Halloween Spooktacular on October 31 at Brown Theatre. Calling all ghosts and goblins! Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and the Louisville Orchestra will perform Halloween musical tricks and treats for all boys and girls. Festive fall holiday crafts before the concert with spooky stories from the Louisville Free Public Library, and our Instrument Playground, kick off the fun. Best suited for ages 3 – 10. Pre-concert activities in the lobby at 10 am. Concert at 11 am.

By Guest Contributor: Kelly

Know of other events?  Email event info to info@louisvillefamilyfun.net

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