Your must-do to-dos for fall 2019

Kyra Johnson

Here in Louisville we take local events quite seriously. No matter what time of year it is the city is full of events starring with local talents, good food, reasonable costs and family fun.

Friends, family and strangers can all enjoy a range of activities starting with the Halloween parade. Pick and choose activities ranging from parades to terrifying haunted houses to fall festivals on our must-do fall to-do list.

Halloween parade and festival: craft booths, food, live entertainment

Cost: free

Date and time: parade begins at 6pm, October 5, 2019, 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Locations: near the Highlands

Boo at the Zoo

Cost: $8.00 per person

Date and time: Saturday and Sunday nights starting October 12 and ending October 27, doors open at 4p.m.

Location: Louisville Zoo

St. James Art Fair:

Cost: free

Date and Time: Friday and Saturday October 4 & 5 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday October 6 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Location: Historic Old Louisville

Foxhollow Farm Festival:

Cost: free

Date and Time: October 12, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Location: Foxhollow farm

Harvest for Hope Festival:

Cost: free

Date and Time: October 20, 12p.m.-3p.m.

Location: Uspiritus Bellewood Campus

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular and Glow:


Cost: Sunday – Thursday: $14 Adults; $12 Seniors, 65+; $10 Children, 3-12 (younger than 3 are free)

Friday & Saturday: $18 Adults; $16 Seniors, 65+; $14 Children, 3-12 (younger than 3 are free)

Date and Time: October 8-November 3, Sunday-Thursday dusk until 11:15 p.m., Friday and Saturday dusk until midnight

Location: Iroquois park

Halloscream Kingdom of Fear:

Cost: $29.95 ticket package

Date and time: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October, opens at dark and closes at midnight

Location: Kentucky Kingdom

Nightmare Forest Haunt Park:

Cost: $25.00

Date and time: September 14- October 26, Friday and Saturday nights, dusk until midnight

Location: 850 Otter Creek Park Rd, Brandenburg, KY 40108

Grimm Trails:

Cost: $20.00 per ticket

Date and time: Friday and Saturday nights, dusk until midnight

Location: 12009 Rehl Rd, Louisville, KY 40299

Huber’s Family Farm, Orchard and Winery:

Cost: will vary based on which attractions you choose to do.

Date and time: Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Location: Huber’s Orchard and Winery

Sauerbeck Family Drive In: Trunk or Treat and Halloween Movies

Cost: $12 per person

Date and time: Saturday, October 26

Location: 3210 D.W. Griffith Ln, La Grange, KY 40031

Danger Run Halloween Attraction:

Cost: $30 general admission

Date and time: Friday and Saturday nights in October,  7 p.m. – 11p.m.

Location: Danger Run Start Gate ( Full Service ): Lowe’s – 501 S Hurstbourne Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40222