October 2019 | Lexington Area Events

Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover | October 2 – 5

A national competition held each fall at the Kentucky Horse Park. Horse and rider teams compete in 10 disciplines. Learn more and see the full schedule at tbmakeover.org

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Keeneland Spring Meet 2017

Keeneland Fall Meet | Lexington |October 4 – 26

Night Sky Tour: Exoplanets | Josephine Sculpture Park | October 5

7 – 11pm. $10 donation per group/couple. Explore the night sky with expert guidance from Dan Price, NASA Solar System Ambassador, outside through our large telescopes. The Night Sky Tour includes multimedia presentations in the Art Barn that explores exoplanets, starting at 7pm. Observation begins at 8pm.   josephinesculpturepark.org

Make a Wish Day | Keeneland | October 10

Big Blue Madness | Rupp Arena | October 11

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Boogie Nights Car Show | Richmond | October 11 – 13

Fort Boonesborough State Park4375 Boonesboro RoadRichmond, KY 40475

View over 1,000 cars over this three day event.  There will also be food vendors, swap meet vendors and entertainment.  Cost is $2 per person or $5 per car load. For more information, click here.

UK Football vs. Arkansas | Kroger Field | October 12

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Geocaching Weekend | Berea | October 18 – 20

Bring a GPS or smart phone and participate in the Berea Chamber of Commerce’s exciting family-friendly GeoTourism adventure. Geocaching is a hi-tech scavenger hunt that will take you to places you might not otherwise see. Expand your technology and adventure skills while exploring Berea’s beautiful outdoors and commerce areas. Participate in our Official Geocaching.com GeoTour and earn collectible souvenirs. (Fun fact: The Berea Chamber hosts the only GeoTour in the state of Kentucky.)

For more information and to learn about Berea’s year-round Geocaching opportunities, visit: http://www.bereachamber.com/GeoTour-(GT78) or call: (859) 986-9760.

Blue/White Game | Rupp Arena | October 18 (7pm)

Fall Farm Day | Blue Grass Stockyards | October 19

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Bourbonanza | Frankfort | October 19 – 20

Bourbonanza 2019. 3rd weekend in October. Historic downtown Frankfort

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Flight Simulator Sunday at Aviation Museum of KY | Lexington | October 20

Try your hand at flight on one of the flight simulators at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky. Offered the third Sunday of the month from 1:30 – 4:30. Included with the cost of admission.

Owls at JSP | Josephine Sculpture Park | October 26

1-3pm, $5 per person suggested donation. Give a HOOT about owls and raptor rehabilitation! JSP and Wild Birds Unlimited have partnered with Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky Inc for an afternoon at JSP full of owl-themed learning and viewing – just in time for a little nature-themed fall or early Halloween celebration!

1-2pm: Owl Story Reading & Craft ($5 per child suggested donation). 2-3pm: Owl Viewing & Educational Program with Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky Inc ($5 per person suggested donation) RROKI wll bring 4 owl species: Great Horned, Barred, Barn and Eastern Screech.

UK Football vs. Missouri | Kroger Field | October 26

UK Men’s Basketball vs. Georgetown College | Rupp Arena | October 27 at 5pm

Thriller and Halloween Parade | Downtown Lexington | October 27 from 2 – 11pm

Trick or Treat | Blue Grass Stockyards | October 31

Bardstown Ghost Trek, October 5 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, October 12 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Murder Mystery, October 12 – We invite you to join us on board for a memorable journey that’s sure to keep you guessing. While riding through Kentucky’s scenic countryside, guests will enjoy a four course meal and a live murder mystery show! The events lasts approximately two and a half hours and will thrill the young and young at heart. Tickets are $109.95 for adults and $69.95 for children (5-12). The excursion begins at 5:00 p.m. at the Train Depot. Reservations recommended. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

39th Annual Bardstown Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair, October 12-13 – Over 200 artists and craftsmen display their talents. Choose from handmade, jewelry, pottery, antiques, unique wood items and much more. Enjoy delicious southern foods and musical entertainment. Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 502-348-4877 or 800-638-4877 or visit www.bardstownmainstreet.com

The Bourbon Chase, October 18-19 – The Bourbon Chase is a unique, overnight relay adventure in which teams of runners cover 200 miles of scenic byways along the famous Kentucky Bourbon Trail. 502-641-2595 info@bourbonchase.com www.bourbonchase.com

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Bourbon Excursion, October 19 – Relax while you enjoy a 2½ hour excursion through the beautiful Central Kentucky countryside, a gourmet four-course meal a tasting of bourbon hosted by a master distiller and a souvenir rocks glass. All guests must be 21 years and older. 5:00 p.m. Reservations required. $109.95 per adult. 602 N Third St., 502348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, October 19 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

Kentucky Railway Museum’s Annual Car & Truck Show, October 19 – Stroll through cars and trucks from all eras, or enter your pride & joy in the car show. Train leaves at 2pm and car registrants ride for $10.00. Adults: $19, Children: $14 (ages 2-12), under 2 is free. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502-549-5470 or 800-272-0152. www.kyrail.org

Bardstown Craft Beer Festival, October 19 – Next Generation Nelson County presents the 5th Annual Craft Beer Festival at the Bardstown Farmer’s Market Pavilion, 200 E. Flaget. Come join us for a tasting of more than 30 domestic and imported craft beers, receive a commemorative pilsner tasting glass and dine on local fare while enjoying the sounds of live music. 6-9 p.m. Visit www.bardstowncraftbeerfest.com for more information and to purchase your tickets online.

My Old Kentucky Dinner Train’s Halloween Horror Express, October 26 – Halloween Horror Express is our standard four course dinner plus a costume contest complete with prizes. Costume must be family friendly and not present a safety issue. Tickets are $84.95 for adults and $54.95 for children (5-12). 5:00 p.m. Reservations required. 602 N Third St., 502-348-7300 or 866-801-3463. www.kydinnertrain.com

Kentucky Railway Museum’s Train Robbery, October 26 – Join us for a wild ride as your train gets robbed by a gang of train robbers! Train departs at 2 p.m. Train ride is approximately 2 hours. You will be robbed! Proceeds benefit the Crusade for Children. Adults: $21.00 Children $16.00 (ages 2-12) under 2 is free. 136 S. Main St., New Haven. 502-549-5470 or 800-2720152. www.kyrail.org

Whiskey City Cruisers, October 26 – Stroll among classic cars from yesteryear. Fourth Saturday of the month April-October. Kentucky Home Square shopping center. 2 p.m. – dusk. 502-348-6456 or 800-638-4877. www.visitbardstown.com

Bardstown Ghost Trek, October 26 – Join us as we go on a ghost hunt, walk, and history tour down the shadowy streets of historic Bardstown. Hear about its ghostly activity from Certified Ghost Hunter, Patti Starr. Held every Saturday (rain or shine) 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. $15, children under six free. Ghost Trek meets outside the Old Talbott Tavern. Bring your camera, audio recorders and camcorders to collect evidence as we walk along the haunted streets of Bardstown. 859-699-1800 for reservations. www.ghosthunter.com

2nd Annual Halloween Boo Bash | Versailles | October 31

3pm – 5:30 pm. City of Versailles