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Bardstown Bound Boofest, Oct. 27 Noon-????
Brought to you by the Highlands of Louisville Commercial Guild, the Bardstown Bound Boofest is a great opportunity for kids to go trick-or-treating in a safe, community-sponsored environment that celebrates Halloween. The party starts at noon and goes until the last business on Bardstown Rd. and Baxter Avenue closes, so come early and enjoy lunch while dressed in your favorite costume, or stay late and see how ghoulish Louisville can get after dark. For more information, call 502-235-2707. Where to Dine with Kids: Uptown Cafe. Where to Dine (Adults): Jack Fry’s. Where to Shop: Clay & Cotton; Dot Fox. Where to Stay: SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown.
Jeffersontown Pumpkinfest, Oct. 29
Offering another perfect alternative to traditional trick-or-treating, the Jeffersontown Pumpkinfest is a safe, family-friendly opportunity for children to dress up in costumes and enjoy a variety of Halloween-themed activities along historic Gaslight Square. The festival is free and open to the public and there will also be hot dogs, chips and soft drinks available. New this year, the Family Movie Series includes a showing of Hotel Transylvania 2 at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call 502-267-8333. Where to Stay: Louisville Marriott East. Where to Dine: Cattleman’s Roadhouse. Where to Shop: A Taste of Kentucky.
World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo, Oct. 27-30
Com to the “World’s Largest Halloween Party” at the Louisville Zoo, from 5-8:30 p.m. Oct. 27-30. Don’t worry – this party is more “cheery” than it is “eerie” so little ones are welcome to attend! The zoo is transformed into a magical living storybook for the event, which requires attendees to purchase special tickets. Trick-or-treating is available throughout the grounds for kids 11 and under and some of the late night party animals will be available for viewing. For more information, call 502-459-2181. Where to Stay: Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport. Where to Play: Louisville Mega Cavern.
Joe Huber’s Pumpkin Patch, Thru Oct. 31
It’s pumpkin-picking time once again and in Louisville there’s no better place to go than Joe Huber’s Family Farm and Restaurant in Starlight, Indiana! Open every day, Huber’s offers wagon rides, music on the weekends in the courtyard and plenty of fun for kids of all ages. Proceeds help to support the WHAS Crusade for Children. While here, be sure to also stop in and visit Huber’s Orchard, Winery and Vineyards to sample the spiced apple seasonal wine. For more information, call 812-923-5255. Where to Stay and Play: Horseshoe Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino.
Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, Thru Nov. 6
Come see 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail through scenic Iroquois Park, one of Louisville’s public parks designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who also designed Central Park in New York City. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is illuminated nightly as a special art installation from dusk until 11 p.m. during the week and until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Head out for a late lunch and enjoy some of the park’s stunning vistas before dusk. For more information, 502-368-5865. Where to Dine: Wagner’s Pharmacy (breakfast or lunch) or Amici Cafe.