Things to do 10/7-10/9

Rachel Harris

This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, come join the World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo. Admission is $8 .The cost for additional attractions ranges from $2 to $10. Call (502) 459-2181 for more information or visit
Friday and Saturday is the 17th annual Belknap Fall Festival. There will be arts and crafts, food, live music, and other activities. The festival is at Douglas Loop on Dundee Road and admission is free. It begins at 6 p.m. on and Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

The Garvin Gate Blues Festival , the largest free neighborhood street music festival in Louisville, is happening this Friday 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m., and Saturday 3 p.m. -11 p.m. It is held at the Old Louisville neighborhood of Garvin Place, between 4th & 6th Streets. There will be variety of genres featured. Call 502-896-9833 or visit  for more information.

The annual Danger Run is this Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cost is $16.99 per person and includes a meal and admission to one or two. Danger Run is an  scavenger hunt in your car to find one or two of the haunted houses by using the clues given at the start. Danger Run will start at any of the three Louisville area Lowes’ locations. Visit or call 1-800-771-9750 to find out more.

Be part of the Susan G. Komen Louisville Race for the Cure this Saturday on the Louisville Waterfront at 6:45 a.m. The fee is $25 for students. Money raised will go towards supporting breast cancer awareness. To register or see additional rates call 584-2873 or visit

This Saturday and Sunday the Belle of Louisville will have three boat rides in honor of Ocktoberfest. The Saturday cruise boards at 11:30 A.M. and will return at about 3 P.M. Admission is $20 or $34 and includes a buffet. On Sunday , in celebration of the Belle of Louisville’s 97th birthday , there is 3-hour cruise that boards at 1:30 p.m. and returns at 4 p.m. Admission is $18 or $29 and includes a buffet. There will be an open dance floor and live bluegrass music. Call 502-574-2992 or 866-832-0011 for information and to make a reservation or visit

Looking for a scare? Nightmare Forest is open at Otter Creek Park from dark until 1 a.m. Admission is $20 and includes two trails and and a drive-in.  To find out more go to or call 502-574-4583.

The annual College Fair and Expo is this Sunday at the Kentucky International Convention Center. It begins at 1 p.m. and admission is free. There will over 250 colleges, universities, and companies represented. Call (502) 595-4381to find out more.

This Sunday the 10th Annual Farmington Harvest Festival is taking place at Farmington Historic Plantation located on Bardstown. The festivities begin at 1p.m. and include a petting zoo and pony rides, live  music, local foods, and historical artifacts and reenactments. Admission is $5 per vehicle

This Friday there will be Free Admission at the Speed Art Museum from 5-9 p.m. The award winning Art Sparks Interactive Family gallery  is currently on display. More information can be found at or by calling 502.634.2700