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  • Writer's pictureTamara Schneider

Get Your Scare on in KY

Photo courtesy of Fright Nights Kentucky

October is upon us which brings a change in temperature (hopefully), as well as a ton of different ways to get your scare on. In Kentucky, whether you like it slasher-style aka Freddy Krueger or friendly like Casper the Friendly Ghost, we have just the ticket to get you out of your rut and jolted back to life.

If you don’t mind spiders, check out for a listing of attractions across the state. We like this site because you can filter your selections by city and by venue. Whether you want a haunted house, a haunted corn maze, zombie hunts and shootouts or scream parks, it’s all right there at your fingertips. One of the highlights is Grim Trails in Jeffersontown, KY. This is a haunted trail that takes you from the lair of the Yeti to Bluebeard’s manor and to Dracula’s Transylvania. According to the website, it’s been Louisville’s top haunt six years running.

Photo courtesy of Grim Trails

Down in the western part of the state, Skeleton’s Lair Scream Park in Bowling Green is your source for all things heinous. It’s actually five attractions in one location and includes the all-new Skeleton Visions 3D, Gold City Ghostride, Doomsday Doll Factory, and an escape room where you can challenge your brain. October 12-13 they are having a guest appearance by Cooper Andrews who plays Jerry from The Walking Dead. He will be signing autographs and hosting a Walking Dead watch party on Sunday, the 13th.

Photo courtesy of Skeleton's Lair

Voted the #3 Best Corn Maze in the Nation by USA Today, the Devine’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Harrodsburg, Kentucky will challenge your intuition and navigation skills. This year’s award-winning design is in honor of Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 100th year as serving as the “Voice of Kentucky Agriculture”. When you finally get out of the maze – we are confident they won’t just leave you there – visit the Corn Café and have some apple cider and a hot dog. They also have tube swings, a zip track, paintball wars, and a nightly bonfire complete with s’mores! Things get spooky the week of Halloween as they host “Field of Horror”. Have you seen Children of the Corn? Yikes! This year it will be held on Friday, November 1st, and November 2nd starting at dark.

Photo courtesy of Devine's Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Right here in Lexington, we have Fright Nights at Jacobson Park. Combining two attractions spread out over 40 terrifying acres, Fright Nights is sure to give you chills and thrills. Leigh and I went last year to check this out, and since we are both big babies, I think we went through the entire thing with our eyes closed. We managed to escape, but we were hoarse for a week. Nothing like a guy running around with a chainsaw to bring out the screaming schoolgirl in you! Each year they change things up, so you are sure to get a unique experience every time. We recommend getting your tickets online as it will save you time in line. Be sure to wearing running shoes…you might need them!

Whichever way you like your scary, visit one of these ghoulish places this October and let us know about your experience!


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