You’re sure to have a scream at many of the scores of Halloween events happening in Lexington and surrounding areas this month. Whether you’re looking for a fright or some not-so-scary fun, there’s something here for you.
The display of hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns at Transylvania University’s PumpkinMania has become a Lexington family tradition. This year’s event starts at 6 p.m. on Oct. 25 at Old Morrison Administration Building, 251 West Third Street, with trick-or treating and refreshments. At 7 p.m., they’ll flip the switch and light the pumpkins, which will remain on view through Oct. 31.
My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown is in the Halloween spirit with ‘Weep No More,’ a display of Victorian mourning customs including death masks, hair jewelry and tear vials. The exhibit is part of the mansion’s regular tours. ‘Shadows of Federal Hill,” a creepy tour of the grounds, will feature ghosts in every room sharing spooky tales and singing Victorian tunes of death. For more info, including times and admission, as well as dates and times for Lexington’s ‘Thriller,’ Little Goblins Galore and more, check out our calendar below.
‘Weep No More’
Cemetery Crawl: History and Mystery of the Kentucky Horse Park
5-7 p.m. Oct. 14, 21, 28. Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Kyhorsepark.com. Call 859-259-4213 to reserve a space. Tours leave promptly at 5 p.m. so plan to arrive 15 minutes early. $10 adults, $5 children and students 12-17.
Shadows of Federal Hill Tours
Wicked World Scare Grounds
7:30 p.m.-midnight Fri., Sat.; 7:30-10 p.m. Thu., Sun. and Oct. 31, through Oct. Wicked World Scare Grounds, 5817 Tates Creek Rd. $12 each for Terror on Tates Creek, Nightmare Haunted House and Quarantine. $20 for two attractions, $25 for all three. 859-621-3270. Wickedworldscaregrounds.com.
‘Nightmare on Elm Street’
Fright Nights at Jacobson Park
Thurs.-Sun. through Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., Sun., Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat., Sun. 4001 Athens-Boonesboro Road. $29.75, $39.75. Frightnightsky.com/jacobson.
Fright Nights at Walker Farm
Thurs.-Sun. through Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., Sun., Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat., Sun. 3898 Haley Road. $29.75, $39.75. $65-$85 campout. Frightnightsky.com/farm.
Fright Nights, Escape Waveland
Two different escape games. Thurs.-Sun. through Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. 7:30-10 p.m. Thurs., Sun., Oct. 31; 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Sat., Sun. 4001 Athens-Boonesboro Road. $25. Must book in advance. Frightnightsky.com/waveland.
‘The Addams Family’
Through Oct. 23. Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Rd., Versailles. $20, $13 students. Woodfordtheatre.com. $20, $13 students and children. See story, Page 5.
Little Goblins Galore
1-5 p.m. Oct. 15. McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Ln. $5 per child, free for parent or guardian. 859-288-2927. Lexingtonky.gov/little-goblins-galore.
Kentucky Reptile Zoo Sssspooktacular
11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 15. Kentucky Reptile Zoo, 200 L & E Railroad, Slade. 606-663-9160. $10 general admission, $8 in costume, with a coupon from one of our flyers or with a copy or photo of the flyer.
‘Adan Utrera: Calaberas y Alebrijes Day of the Dead 2016’
Party for the Pumpkins Fall Family Festival
Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!: Dr. Coleman's Lexington History Walks
8 p.m. Saturdays. Tours meet in front of the Lexington Visitors Center, 401 W. Main St. Drcolemanwalks.com. $10, $5 ages 6-12.
‘House Divided’ Cemetery Walking Tours
Halloween Teen Night
‘Tarot: An Exhibition’ opening reception
7-10 p.m. Oct. 21. Bread Box Studio Artists, 501 W. Sixth St.
Morehead Theatre Guild: ‘Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None’
Spooky Treasure Hunt & Petting Zoo
Ghosts in the Garden
Shaker Village Halloween Festivities
Wine & Pop-Tarts Halloween Party and Local Short Film Showcase
8:30-10 p.m. Oct. 22. Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes, 800 N. Limestone. Free, but donations accepted for the Lexington Humane Society.
Creepy Kentucky Nights
Safety City Trick-or-Treat Night
6-8 p.m. Oct. 28. Safety City, 1160 Red Mile Pl. 859-258-3102. Free.
‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’
BOOk-tacular Halloween Party
Our Beloved Ghost Tour
Little Boo Bash
Little Pumpkin Party
Run For Their Lives 5K Run/Walk
8:30 a.m. Oct. 29. Coldstream Park, 1875 Newtown Pike. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume. 859-285-0363. Lexingtonky.gov. $25, $15 for fun run. Proceeds go to by mosquito nets for eastern Uganda.
‘Thriller’ and Halloween Parade
Oct. 29. Robert F. Stephens Corthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone. Wicked Wonders Market 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Dance showcase 6:30 p.m. Parade 8 p.m. and ‘Thriller’ 8:30 p.m., start at Quality and Main streets and proceed down Main St. to Mill St. Rain date Oct. 30. Lexingtonky.gov/thriller.
‘Monsters, Mayhem & Murder’
6-8 p.m. Oct. 30. Columbia Steak House, 201 N. Limestone, Lexington. 859-494-2877. $29.99.
Trick or Treat!
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 31. Downtown Georgetown. Georgetownky.gov. Free.
Spooktacular Halloween Party