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

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.

September 6

Southern Seminary – Flight to the Moon Festival– 6:00pm

September 6-7

Middletown Family Fun Festival and Craft Show– Friday 6pm-9:30pm & Saturday 7 10am-9pm. 

September 7

Louisville Dragon Boat Festival – All day event – Louisville Waterfront

Greater Louisville Hamfest – 8am-2pm – Paroquet Springs Conference Centre

Highlands Festival1pm-11pm – 900 Block of Baxter Ave.

Open Air Festival – 10am-2pm – Sullivan University

September 8

Fall Arts Festival – 11a-6p – Josephine Sculpture Park (Frankfort, KY)

September 7-8

Big Four Arts Festival – Saturday 10am-7pm and Sunday 10am-5pm – Big Four Lawn

Trimble County Apple Festival – Saturday 10am-6pm and Sunday 12pm-5pm – Tremble Co Courthouse
Apple Festival at Evans Orchard – 10am-5:30pm – Evans Orchard (on the way to Lexington)

September 14

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

September 12-15
Lanesville Heritage Weekend –  Hours vary – Southern In,2800 Memory Ln NE

September 18-22
Kentucky Bourbon FestivalHours and events vary – various locations 

September 13-15

Gaslight Festival – Times and activities vary – Jeffersontown, Louisville, KY

September 13

Oktoberfest Louisville – 4pm-midnight – German American Club

September 14

National Jug Band Jubilee – 4pm-midnight – Brown Forman Amphitheater

September 13-15

Fleur de Lis Regatta Sailing for a Cure – times vary

September 21

Flutter Fest – 10am-2pm – Louisville Zoo

September 22 

Family Adventure Day at Churchill Downs– 12:45pm

September 21-22

Louisville Mac & Cheese Festival – 2pm-8pm, both days – Fourth Street Live!

 September 20-22

America’s Oktoberfest Zinzinnati – times vary – Downtown Cincinnati

September 28

Family Fun Festival – 9am-3pm – Summit Heights UMC

Portland Art Fair11am-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

September 28-29

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.

September 29

Prospect Fall Festival – 4:00pm-7:00pm – Faith Community Church

October 4-6

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

October 5

Spencer County Octoberfest – Time vary – Taylorsville, KY

Louisville Halloween Parade & Festival – 12:00pm-9:00pm – The Highlands

October 5-13

Harvest Homecoming festivities galore – Hours & activities vary all week – Southern Indiana

October 5-6

Nunnlea Craft Fair – 10am-5pm – Historic Nunnlea Home

Bowman Field Aviation and Military Heritage Festival – 9am-6pm – Bowman Field

October 10-12

Fairdale Community Fair – Hours vary – 10104 Mitchell Hill Rd

October 11-12

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

October 12

Southwest Community Festival – 10:00am-4:00pm – Sun Valley Park

Foxhollow Farm Festival – 12:00pm-5:00pm – Foxhollow Farm

October 12-13

Bardstown Main Street Arts, Crafts, Antiques Fair – times vary – Court Square, Bardstown, KY

October 12

Farmington Oktoberfest – 6pm – Farmington

October 13

IRONMAN Louisville – All day – All over the city

Farmington 19th Annual Harvest Festival – 12:00pm-5pm – Farmington

October 19

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.

October 19-20

Via Colori Kentucky festival – Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-5pm – Big Four Lawn

October 20

Harvest for Hope Festival – 12:00pm-3:00pm – Uspirites Bellewood Campus

October 26-27

18th Century Market Fair – 10:00am-4:30pm – Locust Grove

November 11

Veterans Day Parade in Downtown Louisville – Usually begins around 11:00am

November 9

Fall Festival – 2pm-7:30pm – 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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