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 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.
Click here to find Fall Festivals hosted by JCPS. Each year, many of our schools host fall festivals for school families and those in the community.
Southern Seminary – Flight to the Moon Festival– 6:00pm
Middletown Family Fun Festival and Craft Show– Friday 6pm-9:30pm & Saturday 7 10am-9pm.
Louisville Dragon Boat Festival – All day event – Louisville Waterfront
Greater Louisville Hamfest – 8am-2pm – Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
Highlands Festival – 1pm-11pm – 900 Block of Baxter Ave.
Open Air Festival – 10am-2pm – Sullivan University
Fall Arts Festival – 11a-6p – Josephine Sculpture Park (Frankfort, KY)
Big Four Arts Festival – Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm – Big Four Lawn
Bike to Beat Cancer – 6:30am-7pm – Norton Cancer Institute Brownsboro
Simpsonville Fall Festival – 9am-6pm – Simpsonville Park
North Bullitt Demolition Derby – 7:30pm -Bullitt County Fairgrounds
Gaslight Festival – Times and activities vary – Jeffersontown, Louisville, KY
Oktoberfest Louisville – 4pm-midnight – German American Club
National Jug Band Jubilee – 4pm-midnight – Brown Forman Amphitheater
Fleur de Lis Regatta Sailing for a Cure – times vary
Flutter Fest – 10am-2pm – Louisville Zoo
Louisville Mac & Cheese Festival – 2pm-8pm, both days – Fourth Street Live!
America’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – times vary – Downtown Cincinnati
Family Fun Festival – 9am-3pm – Summit Heights UMC
Portland Art Fair – 11am-5pm – Portland Ave
BUGFEST at Bernheim Forest – 10am-2pm
NuLu Festival – 11am-11pm, kids are 11am-6pm- 600,700, & 800 Blocks of E. Market
New Albany Blues, Brews, & BBQ Fest – Check website for times – Bicentennial Park
Pumpkinfest at Slow Poke Farm 12pm-7pm – Starting on September 29 every Saturday and Sunday through October
HarvestFest at Shaker Village – 10a-5p, both days
Madison Chautauqua & Chalk Walk – 10 am – 5pm – Madison, IN
Louisville Maker Faire – 10:00am-6:00pm both days – Behind the JB Speed School @ U of L.
Prospect Fall Festival – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Faith Community Church
St. James Court Art Show – Friday and Sat 10am-6pm., Sunday 10am-5pm
Spencer County Octoberfest – Time vary – Taylorsville, KY
Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival – 12:00pm-9:00pm – The Highlands
Harvest Homecoming festivities galore – Hours & activities vary all week – Southern Indiana
Nunnlea Craft Fair – 10am-5pm – Historic Nunnlea Home
Bowman Field Aviation and Military Heritage Festival – 9am-6pm – Bowman Field
Fairdale Community Fair – Hours vary – 10104 Mitchell Hill Rd
Belknap Fall Festival – Friday 6:00pm-11:00pm and Saturday 11am-11pm – Douglass Loop
Taste of St. Michael – Friday 4:30-9:30pm and Saturday 12:00pm-9:30pm – St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
Garvin Gates Blues Festival – Friday 6:00pm-12:00am and Saturday 2:00pm-12:00am – Old Louisville
Southwest Community Festival – 10:00am-4:00pm – Sun Valley Park
Foxhollow Farm Festival – 12:00pm-5:00pm – Foxhollow Farm
Bardstown Main Street Arts, Crafts, Antiques Fair – times vary – Court Square, Bardstown, KY
Farmington Oktoberfest – 6pm – Farmington
IRONMAN Louisville – All day – All over the city
Farmington 19th Annual Harvest Festival – 12:00pm-5pm – Farmington
ClarkFEST – 10:00am-7:00pm – Gateway Park, Clarksville, IN.
Corn Island Storytelling Festival at Blackacre – 7:30pm-10:30pm –
Blackacre State Nature Preserve And Historic Homestead
Glendale Crossing Festival – 8:00am-5:00pm – Glendale HIstoric District in Glendale KY.
Via Colori Kentucky festival – Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-5pm – Big Four Lawn
Harvest for Hope Festival – 12:00pm-3:00pm – Uspirites Bellewood Campus
18th Century Market Fair – 10:00am-4:30pm – Locust Grove
Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Louisville – Usually begins around 11:00am
Fall Festival – 2pm-7:30pm – Immaculate Conception Church in La Grange