Fall Festivals and Events in and around Louisville


Here’s a list of Fall Festivals for you and your family to enjoy! Click the links for times, addresses and admission information.


 Fall Festivals Louisville

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Fall festivals are a great opportunity for Louisville families to explore different areas of town. So many local communities, businesses, and groups host fall events and more than not, they are free. Enjoy fall fun around Louisville with family and friends.

Halloween events will be in our Halloween-specific post!

Looking for more ideas? Click here for our Fall Fun page. 

Dates not listed, Hours vary: Fairdale Community Fair

September 7, 6pm: Southern Seminary – Southern Circus Fall Festival

September 7, 6pm-9:30pm & September 8 10am-9pm: Middletown Family Fun Festival and Craft Show

September 8, Bike to Beat Cancer

September 8,(Southern Indiana), noon-9pm: Hidden Hill Nursery Bluegrass Festival

September 8, Louisville Dragon Boat Festival

September 8, 8am-2pm: Greater Louisville Hamfest 

September 8, 9am-7pm: Simpsonville Fall Festival

September 8 10am-7pm, September 9 10am-5pm: Big Four Arts Festival

September 8, 1-11pm: Highlands Festival

September 8, 7:30pm  North Bullitt Demolition Derby

September 8-9, September Art Fair at Mellwood

September 8-9, 9am-approx 6pm (toward Lexington): Apple Festival at Evans Orchard
September 12-16, Hours and events vary: Kentucky Bourbon Festival

September 13-16, (Southern Indiana) Hours vary: Lanesville Heritage Weekend

September 14-16, Times and activities vary: Gaslight Festival

September 14, 4pm-midnight: Oktoberfest Louisville at German American Club

September 15, 5-10pm: Hal & Ben’s Bike-in

September 15, Noon – 11 pm: National Jug Band Jubilee

September 15, 9am-4pm: BUGFEST at Bernheim Forest

September 15, 2-5pm: reGeneration Fair with Waterfront Botanical Gardens

September 16, 1-4pm: Family Kite Festival

September 21-23, (Cincy) Hours vary: America’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati

September 22, & 23 11am-4pm: Fleur de Lis Regatta Sailing for a Cure

September 29, 9am-4pm: Family Fun Festival at Summit Heights UMC

September 29, 9:30 am: FARE Walk for Food Allergy Seneca Park

September 29, 11am-5pm: Portland Art Fair

September 29, 11am-11pm, kids are 11am-6pm: NuLu Festival

September 29-30, 10 am – 5 pm:  HarvestFest at Shaker Village

September 29-30, (Indiana)10 am – 5pm: Madison Chautauqua & Chalk Walk

September 23 & October 28- Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs

September 30, 2-7pm: Louisville Irish Fest


October 1 – 30 (weekends only), 12 – 7pm: Pumpkinfest at Slow Poke Farm

October 5-7, Friday and Sat 10am-6pm., Sunday 10am-5pm: St. James Court Art Show

October 6, Spencer County Octoberfest

October 6-14, (Southern Indiana) Hours & activities vary all week: Harvest Homecoming festivities galore

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

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

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

October 12-13, times vary by day: Taste of St. Michael

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 13-14, times vary by day: Bardstown Main Street Arts, Crafts, Antiques Fair

October 14, IRONMAN Louisville 

October 12: 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, (Southern Indiana) 10am-11pm: ClarkFEST

October 20, 10am-5pm: Bernheim ColorFest

October 21, noon-4pm: Harvest for Hope Festival

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

October 20-21, 10am-6pm: Via Colori Kentucky festival 

October 21, 4-7pm: Prospect Fall Festival

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


November 2, (Southern Indiana) 6pm-8:30pm: Fall Harvest Hayride in Clarksville

November 10, (Southern Indiana) 11am-3pm: Bluegrass Band Scramble

November 9, Usually begins around 11am: Veteran’s Day Parade in Downtown Louisville

November 11, 2-7:30pm: Fall Festival at Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange


Click here for a list of Fall Festivals around Oldham County
Pending updates: Click here for a list of Fall Festivals around Shelby County

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