Kentucky Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Kentucky.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

2020 Events

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular - Louisville, KY - Oct 1 to Nov 1, 2020
Held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins along a 1/3 mile walking trail, a night time art show for all to enjoy.

Pumpkin Patch Trains - Versailles, KY - Oct 3 to Oct 25, 2020
A special holiday treat! Each weekend in October the Autumn Leaves trains will stop on the way back from the Kentucky River at the non-profit Life Adventure Center so that passengers can disembark to purchase their holiday pumpkins. LAC is asking for a donation of $3 for small and $7 for large pumpkins (cash only please).

Halloween Campout - Lexington, KY - Oct 6 to Oct 17, 2020
Held at Kentucky Horse Park Campground, for two great weekends of ice cream socials, games and crafts for kids, live entertainment, trick or treating, costume contest and more

Halloween at Kentucky State Parks - , KY - Oct 9 to Oct 31, 2020
Activities across the state at different state parks. Information on each event on the event website

Disturbia at the Distillery - Frankfort, KY - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2020
Ghost tour and Bluegrass mystery theater over dinner

Pumpkin Run 3K - Lexington, KY - Oct 24 to Oct 31, 2020
Virtual for 2020. Please join the Easter Seals Pumpkin Run 3K benefiting Easter Seals Cardinal Hill Adaptive Recreation. The race will be held at 9:30 am at Wellington Park.

BOOktacular Costume Party - Lexington, KY - Oct 24, 2020
This library fundraiser is going virtual for 2020. Normally: The Lexington Public Library’s spooky soiree Booktacular is Lexington’s premiere adult costume party, with live music and great food. Proceeds to benefit the Library’s learning iniiatives.

Halloween MAINia - La Grange, KY - Oct 24, 2020
Trick or treat with participating businesses from 11-3pm, plus costume contest, candy swap, and more

Thriller and Halloween Parade - Lexington, KY - Oct 25, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: exington’s largest, free Halloween party will kick off with Halloween-inspired art and performances and will culminate with the Halloween Parade and Thriller reenactment. Food and beverage vendors will be onsite serving up good eats and treats. 4-9 pm at different downtown locations – See the event website for more information

Past Events

The World’s Largest Halloween Party! at the Zoo - Louisville, KY - Oct 3 to Oct 27, 2019
If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Experience your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating for kids 11 and under. The party starts at 5pm on select days in October – special tickets are required for all guests (3+)

Louisville Halloween Parade and Street Festival - Louisville, KY - Oct 5, 2019
Parade, craft booths, live entertainment and more

Scare on the Square - Leitchfield, KY - Oct 19, 2019
5-11pm. $1, with proceeds go to benefit the Grayson County Alliance Food Pantry

Haunted Halloween Express - Stearns, KY - Oct 25 to Oct 26, 2019
All aboard the pumpkin train! If you prefer your frights with a side of history and local lore, this is the train ride for you. Historic Stearns combines the old-fashioned thrill of riding through the dark on a train, into creepy wooded areas and inside the historic K&T tunnel, as one makes one’s way toward a haunted layover at Barthell Coal Camp. Barthell will provide a haunted house experience and Halloween activities for the whole family. Halloween costumes are encouraged.

Halloween Party at Howl - Louisville, KY - Oct 26, 2019
Howl at the Moon Louisville hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Walk with the Animals - Frankfort, KY - Oct 26, 2019
This kid-friendly event runs from 12pm to 4pm and will feature hay maze, face painting, and – of course – plenty of candy! All of the center’s indoor and outdoor exhibits will also be open for viewing. Admission is $5 per person (ages 2+, including adults), and all proceeds benefit the center. Held at the Salata Wildlife Education Center.

Spooktacular Halloween Parade - Harrodsburg, KY - Oct 26, 2019
5pm – drop off pumpkins for juding at Judicial Center steps. 5:30 – contests, 6- parade lines up 7-7:30pm – don your costumes and walk in the parade.

Night of the Great Pumpkin Trick or Treat - Harrodsburg, KY - Oct 31, 2019
5:30-7pm on Main Street

Madison Garden Annual Halloween Party - Richmond, KY - Oct 31, 2019
Costume contest with cash prizes (audience votes so bring some friends) plus drink specials, live music and more

Hallween MAINia - Winchester, KY - Oct 31, 2019
Trick or treat down Main Street

Halloween at Kentucky State Parks – Numerous Events, locations – Sept 30 – Oct 31, 2017

Pumpkin Patch Trains – Versailles, KY – Sat/Sun in October 2017

The World’s Largest Halloween Party! at The Zoo – Louisville, KY – Select dates from Oct 5 – 29, 2017

Cemetery Crawl – Lexington, KY – select dates Oct 10 – 29, 2017

Halloween Campout – Louisville, KY – Oct 10-14 & 17-21, 2017

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular – Louisville, KY – Oct 12 – Nov 5, 2017

Halloween Carnival / Hocus Pocus showing – Erlanger, KY – Oct 14, 2017

Halloween Tour – Bowling Green, KY – Oct 20, 2017

Halloween in the Park – Campbellsville, KY – Oct 20-22, 2017

Halloween Haunted Trains – Versailles, KY – Fri/Sat from Oct 20 – 28, 2017

Louisville Halloween Parade and Street Festival – Louisville, KY – Oct 21, 2017

BOOktacular Costume Party – Lexington, KY – Oct 21, 2017

Pumpkin Run 3K – Lexington, KY – Oct 21, 2017

Halloween Fall Fest – Richmond, KY – Oct 22, 2017

Disturbia at the Distillery – Frankfort, KY – Oct 27 – 28, 2017

Halloween Walk with the Animals – Frankfort, KY – Oct 28, 2017

Trick or Treat Train & Festival for Tots – Stearns, KY – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween on Main – La Grange, KY – Oct 28, 2017

Spooktacular Halloween Parade – Harrodsburg, KY – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Harvest Festival – Simpsonville, KY – Oct 28, 2017

HalloWhinny – Lexington, KY – Oct 29, 2017

Thriller and Halloween Parade – Lexington, KY – Oct 29, 2017

Night of the Great Pumpkin Trick or Treat – Harrodsburg, KY – Oct 31, 2017

Halloween Karaoke Party – Richmond, KY – Oct 31, 2017

Trick or Treating Downtown Springfield – Springfield, KY – Oct 31, 2017

Halloween MAINia – Winchester, KY – October 31, 2017

Howl-O-Ween Strut Your Mutt Parade – Bowling Green, KY – Oct 22, 2016

Halloween at the Park – Springfield, KY – Oct 27, 2016

Halloween Themes Symphony – Bowling Green, KY – Oct 28, 2016

Masquerade Affair – Lexington, KY – Oct 29, 2016

Trick-or-Treat at The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass – Simpsonville, KY – Oct 29, 2016

Adult Halloween Party – Lexington, KY – Oct 29, 2016

Scare on the Square – Bowling Green, KY – Oct 29, 2016

For more Halloween fun in Kentucky, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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