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Halloween At The Zoo, Daniel Boone Festival, Spookout, And More

Halloween at the Zoo
Enjoy not-too-scary fun for the entire family at the Louisville Zoo’s “World’s Largest Halloween Party,” October 7-9, 13-16, 20-23, and 27-30. See larger-than-life costumed characters and fanciful storybook scenes throughout the zoo. There will be trick or treating for kids 11 and under. A special ticket is required. For details, go online to or call (502) 459-2181.

Daniel Boone Festival
Celebrate the life and times of one of the greatest American pioneers at the 64th annual Daniel Boone Festival, October 2-8 in downtown Barbourville. Attractions include a parade, a visit from the Cherokee Indians of North Carolina, an arts and crafts village with vendors from several states, art and quilt shows, pioneer village food booths, long-rifle shootout, 4-mile fun run, car show, live music including a free concert on October 7, and more. For more info, go online to or call (606) 545-9674.

Arts, Crafts & Antique Fair
Begin your holiday shopping October 8-9 at the 31st annual Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair, where many artists and craftsmen will display their talents. Choose from jewelry, pottery, floral and wood items, antiques, and much more. Enjoy delicious Southern food and musical entertainment. Fair hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Go online to or call (502) 348-4877 or (800) 638-4877.

Ghosts and goblins will take over the campground October 14-15 at Barren River Lake State Resort Park, 1149 State Park Road in Lucas, for the park’s 14th annual Spookout Weekend. The event features pumpkin rolling and costume contests, trick or treating, scary stories and songs, and other activities. The park also will host Haunted Woods from dark until midnight October 14-15 and 28-29. Groups are invited to set up spooky scenes, with prizes for the scariest. For details, call (800) 325-0057 or go online to

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