It's fall in the BG, y'all. Bring on the flannels, pumpkins and apple cider. Who's ready to get lost in a corn maze? Okay, maybe not everyone, but we are more than just that. Seriously, our town was made for this season. From pumpkin patches and corn mazes to horror history and haunted tours, we have all the fall fun. Bowling Green, KY is SO fall you won't be able to do it all in just one day, you'll want to find a hotel and make it an official weekend getaway!
Three of our agritourism sites love this season and do they show off for you? For sure. Jackson's Orchard, Just Piddlin Farm, and Chaney's Dairy Barn, have activities available for the entire family. Chaney's corn maze is a fan favorite and how many other fall farms can you get fresh, homemade, locally-produced ice cream? Jackson's Orchard kicks off their fall festivities with the Apple Festival labor day weekend and gears up for all things orange with their Pumpkin Festival beginning Sept. 24th. Just Piddlin Farm's opening weekend is September 10th. BG misses nothing when it comes to fall on our farms.
Become one with nature while checking out some scarecrows! Stroll along Lost River Cave's Scarecrow Trail, which runs Oct. 1-23. Local organizations and individuals showcase their talent, creating displays that are fun — and sometimes a little creepy, but always family-friendly and free. You can vote for the People's Choice Award in Lost River Cave's gift shop — where you can also purchase tickets for one of its popular boat tours in support of its nature conservancy efforts.
Scarecrow created by Downing Museum/Baker Arboretum
UnSeen BG, presented by the Historic RailPark & Train Museum, brings out its haunted, walking tours for the Halloween season. This season of UnSeen is showing off three tours - we are here for that! These tours sell out very fast so check their website for the latest update on added dates. The three tours this year are Pauline Tabor's - XXX tour, Murder Mansion tour and a downtown tour!
UnSeen Bowling Green Walking Tour
Find tons more haunts each weekend starting Sept. 24 at Skeleton's Lair, located just 15 miles outside of Bowling Green on... wait for it... Cemetery Road (KY 234). Skeleton's Lair Scream Park is the largest haunted adventure in south central Kentucky and features four, outdoor haunts to explore. We can't think of a better way to celebrate October and fall then with a little scare.Photo by Skeleton's Lair
The Bowling Green Bourbon & Brewfest offers spirits of a different brand than UnSeen BG and has become an October staple at the Bowling Green Ballpark. Enjoy local Kentucky crafted beers, America's native spirit along with tasting sessions and a VIP experience. We will catch you at this event on October 15th. Tickets may be purchased online at their website.
BG Bourbon and Brewfest
You can also learn about the Master of Horror, John Carpenter, on our Reel Sites, Reel Scary Tour. The famed horror director, writer, and producer grew up in Bowling Green and even spent a bit of time at Western Kentucky University. We want to see all your horror fun on this self-guided tour, simply tag your pics on Instagram or Facebook with #VisitBGKY!
Reel Sites, Reel Scary Tour
The Historic RailPark and Train Museum's Haunted Lantern Tours will also kick off in October! Check their site for more details coming soon. This Halloween event in which the volunteers and staff dress up to tell scary stories to the guests on a guided tour. The spooky tour of the railcars is always filled with fun tricks and treats!
And last but not least, the Harvest Festival is a must for the entire family! You'll want to head to SoKY Marketplace on October 15th to take part in the fall festivities. This family-friendly fall event will have activities for all ages, beginning at 10 AM! Activities will be at both the SOKY Marketplace and Circus Square Park.
Is your weekend booked yet? We sure made it easy on you.
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