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Halloween Things to Do

Fright Nights At Jacobson Park

Dates: Open Thursday through Sunday during October($30 to $40)
Location: 4011 Athens-Boonesboro Road, Lexington
Hours: Thursday & Sunday 7:30-10:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 -1:00am
• Entrapment: Entrapment will challenge your senses as you creep along blindly into the dark corners of the unknown. This attraction promises to exploit all your greatest fears if you dare to venture into its depths.
• The Dark Forest: The Willow family and all of its demented relatives have taken up shelter inside the bowels of Dark Forest at Jacobson Park. Willow family has gone to great lengths to make sure that those who enter the Dark Forest will never make that mistake ever again.
• 13 Doors: The clock is always ticking and every minute a new monster will be released from its chamber to find you, chase you and terrify you into begging for mercy as you navigate an industrial prison of rooms, shipping containers, mazes and more! You have 13 doors to open and if you hesitate for even one moment, you have lost that time forever and our creatures will be that much closer to finding you. What lurks behind each door are completely custom scenes of horror topped off by some of the most unique characters your mind has ever witnessed.

Fright Nights At the Farm

Dates: Open Thursday through Sunday during October($14 to $37)
Location: 3898 Haley Road, Lexington
Hours: Thursday & Sunday 7:30-10:00pm; Fridays & Saturdays 7:30 -1:00am
• Haunted Hayride: This tractor drawn terror will take you deep into the dark hills of Fright Nights farm. Sit back and "relax" as there is no walking or running or any type of energy exertion at all other than you screaming for your life and begging the monsters around the hayride for mercy and to allow you to pass with your life.
• Zombie Paintball Hayride: Zombie Paintball Hayride gives you the chance to give it back to the monsters by shooting them from head to toe and everywhere else in between with paintballs. The Zombie Paintball Hayride is a custom built hayride trailer with fixed mounted paintball guns on swivels at each seat.
• Candyland Cornmaze: Work your way through a twisted maze, from beginning to end, while keeping an eye out for the twisted carnival family who can and will touch you! When you have decided you've had enough, all you have to say is "I'm a Big Pansy" and the monsters will let you be.

Wicked World

Dates: Open Thursday through Sunday starting September 26 through October ($12 to $25)
Location: 5817 Tates Creek Road, Lexington
Hours: Thursday and Sunday 7:30-10:00pm; Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 -Midnight
• The Nightmare Haunted House: Enter into the dark abyss of hell and be prepared to be scared. You thought some things were only possible in Hollywood...
• Terror on Tates Creek: There are rumors that around October, near the old woods where Ivan (a tortured carnival owner) was nearly killed. There is a like no other- a carnival that sets up to entertain guests- one last time. It's supposed to be the Greatest Show on Earth. You may enjoy yourself so much so that you may never leave.
• Quarantine: Climb abroad General D.K's train to an old abandoned military compound, hidden deep in the forest, and sneak into the mysterious fort to see for yourself what kind of civilian testing is taking place..

Annual Thriller Parade

Dates: Saturday, October 29 (Rain Date: Sunday, October 30)
Location: Main Street (Quality Street to Mill Street) in Lexington
Hours: 6:30 pm - Dance Showcase (Courthouse Plaza); 8 pm - Parade; 8:30 pm Thriller Reenactment
About: More than 30 years after Michael Jackson's groundbreaking video first aired, zombies and the non-dead still come together in downtown Lexington to celebrate Halloween by re-creating Thriller. In 2002, Lexington became the first city to launch a "Thriller video" re-enactment. This event, named a top 10 Halloween destination by USA Today, is brought to you by Lexington Parks & Recreation, Mecca Live Studio and WRFL. The dance will occur repeatedly along the route followed by a Halloween parade. Festivities include a Halloween variety pre-show and an after party at the Fifth Third Pavilion.
For the first time ever, this Halloween event will include a Wicked Wonders Market at Cheapside Park, featuring ghoulish wares designed to thrill, chill and delight. It's is a day-long singularly bizarre bazaar, an excellently eerie venue for sellers to showcase their goods, be they wild or weird, sinister or spooky!

Disturbia at the Distillery

Dates: Friday October 28 and Saturday, October 29
Location: Buffalo Trace Distillery at 113 Great Buffalo Trace in Frankfort
Hours: Starts at 6 pm.
About: The evening will begin with an optional Ghost Tour starting in the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center. At 7 p.m. guests will be welcomed in the Buffalo Trace Clubhouse as dinner and the antics of the Bluegrass Mystery Theatre actors begin. Guests will try to figure out "who did it" as they enjoy a three course meal. As the event winds down around 9 p.m., guests will vote on who they think the guilty party is and have a chance to win prizes! Admission is $65. For reservations, email or call 502-696-5930

Whispering Woods Haunted Trail

Dates: October 21rd, 22th, 28th and 29st
Location: 265 Wright Lane, Georgetown, KY 40324
Hours: First wagon ride leaves at 8:00pm. Last wagon ride leaves at 10:00pm (Gates open at dark, close at 10:00pm on Halloween.)
About: For only $10 per victim, oops, per can take a ride on a wagon into the woods on a beautiful cool howling night deep into the forest. Wear walking shoes.

Devine's Corn Maze "Field of Horror"

Dates: October 28th and 29th ($8 to $10)
Location: 623 Talmage Mayo Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Hours: Starts at approx. 7:30pm.
About: Come the weekend of Halloween, if you dare! Your nightmares come alive. Get lost in the dark with the rustling corn, but stay alert around every corner! Children of the Corn, Jason, Freddy, Saw, Exorcist, and many more just may be waiting!!

Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park

Dates: Every Friday in October ($5 - $10)
Location: In front of the Visitor Center
Hours: Starts at 5pm
About: Take a tour around the outskirts of the Kentucky Horse Park to learn about the historic sites, duels, and mysteries tales of the Park. Walking is minimal, but wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Spots are limited so call ahead! 859-259-4213.

Our Beloved Ghost Tour

Dates: Thursday, October 6, 20, 27 ($12)
Location: Liberty Hall
Hours: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
About: Take a tour of Liberty Hall and see the haunted house and grounds. You'll get a glimpse into 19th- century attitudes about death, mourning, and spiritualism. Hear stories about families who faced death in perhaps a more intimate and personal way than we do in the 21st century. There will be seasonal beverages and cookies included. This is not recommended for children. Call 502-227-2560 to make your reservation.

"House Divided" Cemetery Walking Tour

Dates: Sundays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 ($10 public, $5 for members)
Location: Henry Clay Monument, Lexington Cemetery, 833 W. Main Street, Lexington
Hours: 2:30 PM
About: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Lexington's famous cemetery where you will see graves of soldiers and civilians, including the Todd family. There will be emphasis on Lexington's divided home front during the Civil War during this tour. Contact Gwen at 859-233-9999 for reservations.


It's not Halloween in Kentucky without seeing horses dressed in costume! With employees and past equine guests returning to participate, the park will provide two presentations of HalloWhinny at the Breeds Barn, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 29-30, at 2 p.m. each day.

Horses and their riders are likely to show up as just about any kind of human/horse costume. Guests will experience fun at HalloWhinny and see some creative costumes, with performances set to music, possibly even Superman, a creepy ghost, a hippy chick, the Wicked Witch, Harry Potter, Beauty and the Beast or any number of spooky or fun characters. For information about HalloWhinny or the other Halloween happenings at the park this October, contact the Kentucky Horse Park at 859-233-4303 or 800-678-8813.