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.

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 Friday, 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 Friday, 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: Quest 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, 6:30 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.

Fall Festival: Bethel Baptist Church, 8200 Owenton Rd., is holding a fall festival from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will feature games for all ages, prizes, face painting, a costume contest and candy. Supper will follow. All is free.

Trunk-or-Treat: First Church of God, 1029 Burlington Lane, will be having a trunk-or-treat at the church on Friday, Oct. 26, 6-8 p.m. There will be free food, an inflatable, candy, and Ronald McDonald will be here.  The event is open to everyone.

Fall Festival: Crestwood Baptist, 1006 E. Main St., will be having a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, 1-5 p.m. There will be inflatable games, horse-drawn wagon rides, carnival games and food. The New Harmony Praise Team will be providing entertainment during the event. There is no charge for this event.

Fall Festival: Memorial Baptist Church, 130 Holmes St., will have a fall festival from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the church parking lot.

Trunk-or-Treat: Graefenburg Baptist Church will host its annual Trunk-or-Treat family festival on Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. The church will hand out candy to the kids and serve soups, hot dogs, and chips to the whole family inside the fellowship hall. The church is located on Highway 60, just west of the Franklin/Shelby County line.

Trunk-or-Treat: St. John Baptist Church, 1775 St. John Road, will have trunk-or-treat from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Fall Extravaganza: Farmdale Baptist Church, 5610 U.S. 127 South, will hold its Fall Extravaganza on Friday, Nov. 2.  Games for the children will run from 6-7 p.m.  Soup, hotdogs, and drinks will be served during that time.  At 7:30, there will be a costume contest (no scary costumes, please) and the awarding of door prizes and candy.

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