Tour Bowling Green this Halloween by following the “Reel Sites, Real Scary: John Carpenter Driving Tour” and enjoy the local places and streets that pop up in some of his classic horror films like Halloween and The Fog. Also, see some real life sites associated with the filmmaker from when he lived in Bowling Green during his childhood. Brochures are available at our Visitor Information Centers; I-65 exit 22 on Three Springs Road and I-65 exit 28 inside the National Corvette Museum lobby. They are also available at Carpenter’s former home across from Hilltop Shops, behind the Kentucky Museum & Library.
Other Spooky Happenings in the Area
It’s South Central KY’s most terrifying Halloween event that you don’t want to miss… Skeleton’s Lair Haunted Woods and Hayride! So scary, you may just scream out loud… but don’t worry, you won’t be the first! Join in the tradition any Friday or Saturday beginning the last weekend in September through Halloween weekend with the screams starting at dusk each night. People drive across the state and beyond to brave over 10 acres of spooktacular, interactive scenes in the Haunted Woods with live actors guiding the way, or should we say, chasing you in the right direction. See special horror movie celebrities on select nights! Real thrill-seekers can also go through the Darkzone Mystery Maze and hope to find your way out. You get all three attractions for one price of $18 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under!! A portion of proceeds go to the South Central KY Chapter of the American Red Cross. Call 270-622-8171 or visit http://www.skeletonslair.com for more information.
Also at Skeleton’s Lair Haunted Woods is the kid-friendly PumpkinFest first two Saturdays in October from 11 am – 3 pm. There will be pumpkin-decorating everyone gets to take home, face painting, a daylight tour of the haunted woods, refreshments, and photo opportunities. Cost is $5 per person.
Another annual event is the Bellewood Halloween Hustle at Kereiakes Park including a 5K run, 3K walk and a Kids Dash. This is a benefit for Bellewood Presbyterian Homes for Children and more information is at http://www.bellewood.org or by calling 270-796-2012.
Visit Chaney’s Dairy Barn thru October for a walk through their corn maze. Times for the maze: Mon - Thurs 11am to 8pm; Fri and Sat 11am to 9pm; Sun 12pm to 6pm (Flashlights are needed after dark). *Cost: ages 5 & up - $6.00. Price includes a scoop of ice cream in cup or plain cone (Ages 4 and under are FREE). http://www.chaneysdairybarn.com
You can’t kick off the fall season without a trip to Jackson’s Orchard for their weekly Pumpkin Festivals, held every Saturday and Sunday in October! Take hayrides to the pumpkin patch, wander the cornfield maze, play in the straw castle, stroll through the petting zoo, or take part in crafts and sand art for the children! Face painting and a moonwalk combined with lots of food and fun make fall weekends at Jackson’s the place to be! Call 270-781-5303 or visit http://www.jacksonsorchard.com for more information.
Take a Haunted Hill tour of Western Kentucky University’s most notoriously haunted buildings! Tours are led by students from Lambda Pi Eta, a communications honor organization, and depart every 15 minutes between 6 and 9:30 pm. Just meet at the Helm Library by the Centennial Fountain to hear some chilling tales of former students and workers who have mysteriously left their mark. Tours are $5 per person, $3 for students, and proceeds support Lambda Pi Eta. Call 270-745-3296 for more information.
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Check back closer to Halloween for more details on these events and others!!