Upcoming Halloween Activities


These are Halloween-related activities we’ve heard about. If your group, club, organization or church is having a Halloween-related event, haunted house, trunk- or trick-or-treat, whatever, please get the information to Philip Case, pcase@state-journal.com or drop it by the newspaper, 1216 Wilkinson Blvd.

‘Ghosts of Frankfort’ new and improved

This year’s 18th Annual Ghosts of Frankfort program is new and improved and will be held on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20.

“Ghostly guides” will take visitors through Liberty Hall and 200 years of history, ending with the possibility of meeting the Gray Lady herself in the garden. Each evening there will be eight shows, on the half-hour from 5:30-9:30 p.m. when groups will be escorted through the house and gardens.

At the end, a War of 1812 soldier will escort visitors to the Ward Oates Amphitheater for a special activity by the Frankfort Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Sites.

Tickets are $8/adult, $5/child with $1 off for members of LHHS or the Capital City Museum; reservations recommended. Call 227-2560 or email educator@libertyhall.org for tickets.

VFW slates ‘Dance Party’

A Halloween Dance Party is set for Oct. 26, 7:30-midnight at V.F.W. Post 4075, 104 E. Second St. There will be a band for dancing and listening, prizes for best costumes, food and more. Costumes are optional.

For reservations, call Rita at (502) 229-7966; Betsy at (502) 382-7913 or the Post at 227-2483. The cost is $10/person. Call for table reservations for groups of six or more at tables seating 10. Half of the proceeds will go to the Post’s cancer fund.

‘Disturbia’ Oct. 26 at Buffalo Trace

Disturbia at the Distillery, set for Oct. 26 at Buffalo Trace Distillery, is a Halloween event that takes the place of the Haunting of the Trace, which was geared toward children and young adults. Disturbia features a ghost tour, bourbon tasting, dinner, and murder mystery play for those age 21 and older. 

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with an optional Ghost Tour starting the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center. At guests will be welcomed in the Buffalo Trace Clubhouse as dinner and the antics of the Bluegrass Mystery Theatre actors begin. Guests will try to figure out “who did it” as they enjoy a three-course meal prepared by one of the region’s best chefs.

Between acts, attendees will be treated to a bourbon tasting of some of the Distillery’s most popular products, led by three-generation employee Freddie Johnson. As the event winds down around 9, guests will vote on who they think the guilty party is, and have a chance to win prizes. 

Tickets for this event are $44.95 per person and may be purchased by calling Sarah Webb at (502) 696-5929 or email: swebb1@buffalotrace.com. Dress is casual. Costumes are optional for this event.

Church-sponsored activities

>Nightmare On 2nd Street: Camp Pleasant Baptist Church, 830 Shadrick Ferry Road, and Capital Restoration & Automotive Service, 106 W. 2nd St., are sponsoring a haunted house called “Nightmare On 2nd Street” at the restoration service. It will be open every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October from 7 p.m. until close. Regular admission is $7 and express admission is $13. An adult must accompany children under 12. Concessions will be sold. Located at 106 W. 2nd Street.

>Trunk-or-Treat: North Benson Baptist Church, 4845 Devils Hollow Rd., will be holding trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. Halloween, Oct. 31. There will be games for kids, a costume contest at 5:30 and candy.

>Tailgate Trick or Treat: Questapalooza Church, 2250 Lawrenceburg Rd., is 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. There will be candy, a bonfire, hot chocolate and supper for a small charge.

>Family Fun Night for children through age 11 is planned for Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m., at New Harvest Assembly of God, 3864 US Hwy 127 South. There will be a bonfire, roasted hotdogs, marshmallows, a movie, games, pumpkin decorating, and a hayride.  Costumes are welcome, but no costumes that are scary, demonic, or revealing in nature.

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