[UPDATED] Halloween events calendar 2013

hhendren@herald-leader.comOctober 24, 2013 

Albert Ignacio played Michael Jackson during last year's Thriller parade in downtown Lexington. This year parade is set for Oct. 26.


There's a frightful array of area Halloween happenings this weekend and beyond. Here's a list of events to get you started:

Fall Festival and Trick or Treating. 5 p.m. Oct. 25. North Point Lexington Health, 1500 Trent Blvd., Lexington. Free. (859) 272-2273.

HalloweenFest. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Central Baptist Church, 110 Wilson Downing Rd., Lexington. Games, candy prizes, dinner. Admission is a canned good. (859) 278-2331. Lexcentral.com.

Raven Run Mysteries of the Night. 7 and 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington. Darkened trails of unusual plants and animals, Parade of Pumpkins, ghost stories, cabinet of natural curiosities, refreshments and spooky prizes for young participants. Free. Registration required; choose one time. (859) 272-6105.

Dead Musicians' Ball. 9 p.m. Oct. 25. Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St., Louisville. $20. Louisvillepalace.com.

Disturbia at the Distillery. 6 p.m. Oct. 25, 26. Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort. ghost tour, dinner, bourbon tasting, play by Bluegrass Mystery Theatre, optional costume contest. $49.99. (502) 696-5930. Buffalotracedistillery.com.

Slasher. By Falcon Theater. 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 26. Falcon Theater, 636 Monmouth St., Newport. $15-$18. (513) 479-6783. Falcontheater.net.

Frankenstein. By Central Kentucky Community Theatre. 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27. Springfield Opera House, 124 W. Main St., Springfield. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students. (859) 336-5412. Centralkytheatre.com.

Haunted Frontier. 7 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Nov. 1. Old Fort Harrod State Park, 100 S. College St., Harrodsburg. Pioneer scares in the fort, modern scares in the theater complex. Not recommended for the weak of heart or the young. (859) 734-3314. Parks.ky.gov.

Dracula. By Actors Theatre of Louisville. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25, 4 p.m. Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Oct. 26, 2 p.m. Oct. 27, 7 p.m. Oct. 27. Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W. Main St., Louisville. $37-$45. (502) 584-1205. Actorstheatre.org.

Wicked World Scaregrounds. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Oct. 30-Nov. 1. Wicked World Scaregrounds, 5817 Tates Creek Rd., Lexington. $12 for one, $20 for both. (859) 797-2273. Wickedworldscaregrounds.com.

An Evening With Poe. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 (sold out); 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, 29, 31 and Nov. 1, 2; 8 p.m. Oct. 30. Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., Louisville. $15. (502) 753-5663. Fraziermuseum.org.

Halloween Haunted Train Ride. 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26. Bluegrass Railroad Museum, 175 Beasley Rd., Versailles. $13.50 adults, $11.50 children. Bluegrassrailroad.com.

Dracula. By Berea College Theatre Laboratory. 8 p.m. Oct. 25, 26, 30, 31; Nov. 1, 2. Berea College Jelkyl Drama Center, Campus Dr., Berea. $10, $8 senior citizens and non-Berea College students, free for Berea College students. (859) 985-3300. Berea.edu.

The Haunted Hotel. 8 p.m. Oct. 25-27, Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Haunted Hotel, 3000 S. Fourth St., Louisville. $18-$49.99. (502) 634-4478. Hauntedhotelky.com.

Lexington Ghost Walk & Creepy Crawl. Brisk 90-minute, mile walk in historic downtown Lexington. Appropriate for all ages. No reservations. Show up on the sidewalk at 325 W. Main St. at Sawyer's Grille near North Broadway. $10 adults. $5 ages 12 and younger; cash only. No photographs, recordings or pets. 9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26; 7 p.m. Oct. 27; 8 p.m. Oct. 28-31. (859) 825-8702.

Pax Christi Catholic Church Treat or Treat. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26. 4001 Victoria Way, Lexington. Craft and vendor fair, treat-or-treating, petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, live music, costume contest. (859) 278-0894. Realliferadio.com.

Booseum. 10 a.m. Oct. 26. Explorium of Lexington, 440 W. Short St., Lexington. Spooky crafts, spider ring toss, trick-or-treating, pumpkin show, costume contest. Free with $8 general admission. (859) 258-3253. Explorium.com.

Boo-Woo Walk. Noon Oct. 26. Jessamine County Public Library, 600 S. Main St., Nicholasville. Dress your pooch for Halloween and take him trick-or-treating at the library. Prizes for the best costumes. Dogs must be on a leash. Free. Registration required. (859) 885-3523. Jesspublib.org.

Monster Mash Movie Night: Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein. Oct. 26. Liberty Hall Historic Site, Frankfort. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Movie starts at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 for trick-or- treating with the Ghosts of Frankfort in the Liberty Hall garden maze. $3, free ages 2 and younger. (502) 227-2560. Facebook.com/libertyhallhistoricsite.

Thriller and Halloween Parade. Oct. 26. Zombies dance and parade at 8:30 p.m. from The Kentucky Theatre to Mill Street. Preshow activities begin at 6:30 p.m. at Courthouse Plaza. Halloween parade 8 p.m. Rain date: Oct. 27. Lexingtonky.gov.

Historic Midway Ghost Walk Tour. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Midway Christian Church, 123 E. Buren St., Midway. Walking tour with stories of hatchet murders, distilleries, prostitutes and more. $10. Proceeds go to Midway Christian Church's Capital Campaign Fund. (859) 846-4102. Midwaychristian.org.

Bardstown Ghost Trek. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Old Stables Restaurant, 116 W. Stephen Foster Ave., Bardstown. $15, free ages 5 and younger. (859) 576-5517. Ghosthunter.com.

Kings Island Halloween Haunt. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. Fri., Sat. through Oct. 26. 6300 Kings Island Dr., Mason, Ohio. $26.99-$56.99. (513) 754-5700. Visitkingsisland.com.

Halloween Lights Drive Thru. Through Oct. 26. Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesboro Rd., Richmond. More than 11/2 miles of Halloween lights and displays, pirate miniature golf with Halloween music and thousands of lights. Concessions available. Parks.ky.gov.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, by Lexington Children's Theatre. 2 p.m. Oct. 26, 27; 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Lexington Children's Theatre, 418 W. Short St., Lexington. $18, adults, $15 children. (859) 254-4546. Lctonstage.org.

Raven Run Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. 2 p.m. Oct. 27. Raven Run Nature Sanctuary, 5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington. Mysteries of the natural world, Parade of Pumpkins, ghost stories. Registration required. (859) 272-6105.

Death By Witches Brew. By Bluegrass Mystery Theatre. 6 p.m. Oct. 27. Parlay Social, 257 W. Short St., Lexington. $29.95. Bluegrassmysterytheatre.com.

Pumpkin Mania at Transylvania University. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 28, 7 p.m. Oct. 29-31. Transylvania University, Old Morrison steps at Third Street between Market and Mill streets, Lexington. First night, lights are turned on at dark, with activities and treats. Pumpkins will be turned on each of the other evenings. (859) 233-8137. Transy.edu/calendar.

Russ Hatter's Murder & Mayhem Tour. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, 1305 Germany Rd., Frankfort. $10 ages 18 and older. Reservations: (502) 696-0607, russh@mis.net.

Fright Nights at Jacobson Park. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sun. through Nov. 1. Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens-Boonesboro Rd., Lexington. Three attractions: Dark Forest, 13 Doors, Entrapment. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $14-$30. Lexingtonhauntedhouse.com.

Fright Nights at The Farm. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sun. through Nov. 2. 3898 Haley Rd., Lexington. Zombie Paintball Hayride and Fright Nights Haunted Hayride. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $14-$35. Lexingtonhauntedhouse.com.

Baxter Avenue Morgue. Through Nov. 2. 451 Baxter Ave., Louisville. $20 general admission, $40 Speed Pass. Not recommended for ages 12 and younger who are to be accompanied by an adult at all times. Baxtermorgue.com.

Waverly Hills Sanatorium. 7:30 p.m.- midnight Fri. and Sat. through Nov. 2. 4400 Paralee Ln., Louisville. $20; cash only. (502) 933-2142. Therealwaverlyhills.com.

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