Hemp Harvest Festival
Winchester, Oct 5
Winchester will host an inaugural Hemp Harvest Festival to celebrate the return of hemp to Kentucky’s agricultural landscape on Oct 5. Festival will include historic demonstrations and exhibits at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum along with a panel discussion and presentation at the Leeds Theater.

Kentucky Arts Fest
Richmond, Oct 5
Come out and join Richmond for their signature event, the Kentucky Arts Fest on Oct 5. There will be artists from around Kentucky showing their beautiful work.

Celebration of Traditional Music
Berea, Oct 10 – Oct 13
The Celebration of Traditional Music is a family friendly event hosted by the Appalachian Center as an opportunity to learn and enjoy folk roots music Oct 10 – Oct 13. Genres include Old Time String Band Music, Blues, Traditional Gospel Singing, and Ballads.

Mary Queen Fall Festival
Lexington, Oct 11 – Oct 12
Enjoy adult and children’s games, raffles, food, live music, casino games, beer garden, bingo inflatables and more at the Mary Queen Fall Festival Oct 11 – Oct 12.

Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair
Berea, Oct 12 – Oct 13
The Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Fall Fair is an annual tradition. Kentucky’s finest artists and crafts persons will impress you with the highest quality work in glass, ironwork, jewelry, pottery, wood, photography and 2D fine art on Oct 12 – Oct 13.

Holiday Market
Lexington, Oct 18 – Oct 19
St. Luke United Methodist Church on Alumni Drive hosts a market just in time for holiday shopping. Vendors that included Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, and more. Market is October 18 from 6 pm until 9 pm and October 19 from 9 am until 3 pm.

Fall: a man cooking on a large grillMt. Sterling Court Days
Mt. Sterling, Oct 18 – Oct 21
Kentucky’s Oldest Festival brings hundreds of vendors selling a wide variety of items, along with a huge assortment of food options and live music for four days in Downtown Mt. Sterling. Free admission. Open dawn until dusk, Friday- Monday October 18-21st. October Court Days began at the turn of the 19th Century when the Kentucky General Assembly decided that each county should meet once a month to hold court. This day quickly became an annual trading day where people came from miles around to buy, sell, and trade. A regional favorite, this annual Fest is a must.

Night Circus
Lexington – Hamburg Pavilion, Oct 23
Hoop dancers, acrobats and more. Face painting, balloon artist, and magical creatures await under the big top. Spend the evening with the family for Hamburg’s Night Circus on Wednesday, October 23 from 6 pm until 8 pm.

Fall: dog dressed in a costumeHalloween at PetSuites
Lexington, Oct 26
PetSuites in Hamburg invites pet parents, kids, and dogs to a Halloween Party on Saturday, October 26. From noon to 3 pm stop by for pumpkin decorating, goodie bags, and pups in costumes! (2057 Bryant Road)



Oct 5         Kids Day & Halloween Costume Contest, 9 am, downtown Lexington

Oct 5         Pumpkin Painting with Cinderella, 10 am, The Kentucky Castle

Oct 23       The Night Circus, 6 pm, Hamburg Pavilion

Oct 24       Halloween Hoe-Down, 6 pm, Richmond, KY

Oct 25       Trunk or Treat, 6 pm, First Christian Church

Oct 25       Trick or Treating, 6 pm, EKU Safety City

Oct 26      Halloween Party, noon to 3 pm, PetSuites (2057 Bryant Road)

Oct 26       Trunk-or-Treat, 5 pm, McConnell’s Trace Neighborhood Associations

Oct 26       Trick-or-Treat with Pop Stars!, 5 pm, 21c Museum Hotel Lexington

Oct 26       Trunk or Treat, 5:30 pm, Lexington Ice Center

Oct 27       Pumpkin Mania Carving and Fall Festival, noon, Transylvania University

Oct 27       Thriller Parade, 4 pm, downtown Lexington

Oct 27       Trunk or Treat, 5 pm, Broadway Baptist Church

Oct 29      Safe Trick-or-Treat Night, 6:30 pm, Sayre Christian Village

Oct 29       Trunk or Treat, 6:30 pm, The Lyric

Oct 30       Trunk or Treat, 3 pm, Green’s Toyota

Oct 31       Safe Halloween, 6 pm, Henry Clay High School

Oct 31       Halloween Boo Bash, 3 pm, Versailles, KY

Events may require tickets or registration. Times, dates, and locations subject to change.



This article also appears on page 8 and 9 of the October 2019 print edition of Hamburg Journal.

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