• Leigh Roach

Let's "Talk-tober"!


October is a great time of year, especially in our beautiful state of Kentucky. There is so much to do from family visits to pumpkin patches to sunny rides on hay wagons to petting our favorite farm animals at a petting zoo. So grab your sweaters, put on your boots and celebrate the fall by checking out these fun festivals and events in the Central Kentucky area! There is something for everyone! Just click on the link for more details!


  1. 10/05 - 10/27: Pumpkin Jamboree at Eckert's Orchard (Versailles) - Wagon rides, music, live entertainment, pony rides, funnel cakes, children's activities including a petting zoo and festival foods make this a fun-filled weekend for everyone!

  2. 10/05: Buffalo Daze (Stamping Ground) - Arts & crafts, vendors, food, and kettle corn, Buffalo Gals Homemakers Pie and Pickle Contest. Free face painting, Fire Department Safety House, petting zoo, and more!

  3. 10/05: Barktoberfest (Lexington) - All day event featuring area artists, adoptable pets, massage tables, Red State BBQ, West Sixth Brewing, Tito's Vodka, silent auction, costume contest, baked goods, Chris's Canine Cookies and much, much more! Bring the whole family! Free to the public.

  4. 10/11: Oktoberfest 2019 (Harrodsburg) - Beer! Brats! Bands! Three days of music, art, food and... beer! That's Oktoberfest Harrodsburg, Central Kentucky's newest and fastest growing festival.

  5. 10/11: Country Harvest Trail Days (Paris) - Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins, pears and fall squash. Free admission, wagon rides, walking trail, homemade ice cream, apple cider, oven fried pies, caramel apples, etc. Smokin’ Nuts BBQ, brisket and pulled pork sandwiches and more.

  6. 10/12: ARToberFest (Cynthiana) - Bring your family and enjoy, vendors, artisans, musicians and more!

  7. 10/12 (every weekend): AutumnFest at Bi-Water (Georgetown) - Hayrides, Culver’s Corn Maze, Sky High Slide, Bunnyville, Spooky FarmHouse, Enchanted BarnYard, Barnyard Babies, Trike Track, Little Farmers Playacre, Pumpkin Vine Zip Lines, Chutes & Slides, Billy Goat Mountain, Cowboy Corral, Little Farmers Corn Maze, People Spinners, Construction Zone, Bi-Water Farm Ball park, Conestoga Corn Wagon, Bird House Aviary, Pumpkin Mine, Pirates Cove, Mega Slip-n-Slide, Bounce Around Corral, Little Pumpkin PlayPatch, Ducky Derby, Singing Pumpkins and more! AutumnFestsm Express, Dinosaur Dig! Paintball Target, Miniature Golf, Pumpkin Cannon Command are open Saturday & Sunday ONLY!

  8. 10/18: Court Days (Mt. Sterling) - Kentucky's Oldest Festival. Enjoy the ultimate shopping adventure including handmade crafts, antiques, tools, collectibles and of course, a country ham sandwich!

  9. 10/25: Vintage Market Days (Lexington) - An upscale open air market featuring vintage and vintage inspired collections for all ages. Over 100 of the best Vintage vendors with over 200 booths gather with their unique items. Vintage Market Days® is a weekend of shopping, food & music in a charming atmosphere.