Fall in Lexington
In the fall, Lexington's trees have colors that rival New England! When does it happen? That depends on the weather during the previous year, so it's hard to predict precisely. But fall is a wonderful time to visit whether you are in town when the colors hit their peak or not. Check out our calendar of events for specific events. Here are some special events and fall harvest festivals worth building a trip around, plus some truly frightening options for Halloween. Or if you are just looking for some tips on all the ways you can view the fall foliage in the Bluegrass, check out our suggestions here.
Tour Keeneland Race Course
4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510
Phone: (859) 296-3005
Take part in a tour on the grounds of the most beautiful racetrack! This National Historic Landmark is open to the public every day. Whether you are coming to watch the morning workouts or to eat at the track kitchen, there is something going on year-round! For guests interested in learning about the history of Keeneland and wanting an overview of operations for both racing and sales check out Keeneland's year-round tours.
Lexington Farmers' Market
241 West Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507
Phone: (859) 608-2655
Check out what is in this fall season at the Lexington Farmers' Market! From vegetables, eggs and meats to baked goods, coffee and homemade soaps. You'll find all kinds of Kentucky farm-fresh specialties at the farmers' market under the pavilion at Cheapside Park.
Throughout the fall, you'll find the Farm Market & Gift Store packed with tasty, locally grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of perfection for the best flavor and nutritional value. Evan's Orchard grows over 20 acres of peaches, apples and pears, and more than 20 acres of farm-fresh vegetables.At the Gift Store, be sure to sample the delicious, creamy homemade fudge, and try the apple cider donuts or perhaps a fried apple pie, along with a special glass of yummy apple cider! $8.00 Children's Admission to the Play Area & Barnyard. Children under 2 and adults are free with a paid children's admission. There is no general admission to enter the farm.
Some of the fun includes:
• Apple Cider Slider
• Jumping Pillow
• Hay Castle
• Fall Corn Maze
• Tire Climb
• Corn Bin Play Boxes
• Pick Your Own Apples
• Pumpkin Patch
Eckert's Boyd Orchard
1396 Pinckard Pike, Versailles, KY 40383
Phone: (800) 745-0513
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Eckert's Boyd Orchard grows delicious strawberries, super sweet peaches, blackberries, over 30 varieties of apples, and lots of pumpkins all of which are available seasonally. They offer pick-your-own crops including strawberries, blackberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins when in season. You can enjoy a tractor ride to the fields most days when there is picking. Enjoy the unique playground on the farm that the kids love! Try their 90 ft slide, climb to the top of Terry's Apple Mountain, try your hand at gem-mining, and don't forget the three story Tree House under the Giant Slide.
Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair
October 12-13, 2019
Historic Indian Fort Theatre, Hwy 21 East, Berea, KY 40403
Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tickets: $5.00, Under age 12 FREE
The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen will offer patrons beautiful handcrafted items for purchase during the gathering of the KGAC juried artists. A popular fall tradition, this is their 51st annual fall fair. Berea is only a 40 minute drive from Lexington.
Every Thursday: Thursday Night Live
This is a huge outdoor happy hour. Food and beverage booths are set up in Cheapside Park and open for business at 4:30 p.m. The weekly band plays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Head down to Courthouse Square...just follow the crowds! Yes, it is a Happy Hour, but you'll find lots of families there to enjoy the music. October 10th is the last Thursday Night Live event of the 2019 season.
The Night Market
6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
The Night Market is a monthly pop-up street festival that helps businesses, artists, and non-profits reach new audiences! This open air-market is staged in the 700 block of Bryan Avenue. It is held on the first Friday of every month from May to December, and the fall months are some of the most popular. Mingle with the locals, sip on a beverage, and shop. Families and dogs are welcome! 100% of the vendors are locally owned businesses.