Both kids and adults will sleep well after Oct. 31 in Lexington.
Kentucky released an official schedule and sizable list of planned events surrounding the UK football game against Tennessee on Halloween. Special items include a pre-game concert, a viewing area for watching the Breeders’ Cup races going on at Keeneland and special trick-or-treating areas for the kids.
The day kicks off with SEC Nation, the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, airing in the Purple Lot located off Alumni drive.
Starting at 3:30 p.m., families can take part in Halloween activities at Wildcat Park located near Gate 9. Those activities will include face painting, arts and crafts and some trick-or-treating.
Extra trick-or-treat locations with candy provided by several local retailers will be set up near Nutter Field House and at guest services locations at Commonwealth Stadium outside gates one, four, nine and 12. At 4:30 p.m.
The G Funk All Stars will play the pre-game concert in the parking area outside Commonwealth Stadium starting at 4:50 after the Breeders’ Cup Mile, which will be shown on a large video board near the concert stage.
There will be a break for the Cat Walk at 5:15, followed by an encore by the band and time to watch the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 5:35 p.m.
The complete schedule:
10 a.m. - “SEC Nation” live from the Purple Lot off Alumni Road
12:05 p.m. -- Post time for first of Breeders’ Cup races airing on screens near Gate 1
3:30 p.m. -- Wildcat Park opens with Halloween festivities
4:15-4:50 p.m. -- Dee Jay Silver plays following the Twin Spires Spring
4:30 p.m. -- Trick-or-treating opens at other official locations around stadium
4:55 p.m. -- G Funk All Stars concert after Breeders’ Cup Mile
5:15 p.m. -- Cat Walk
5:40 p.m. -- G Funk All Stars encore following the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 5:35
7:30 p.m. -- Kickoff of Tennessee at Kentucky