Things to Do this Fall in Bowling Green, Kentucky
Are you geared for fall and Halloween fun?
On the hunt for some fall foliage and cooler temps?
Kids out of school for Fall Break?
Halloween movie fan tracing John Carpenter's roots?
Go ahead and gear up for a fun, fall getaway to Bowling Green!
2019 SIGNATURE FALL EVENTS
Jackson's Orchard Pumpkin Festivals
Every Saturday & Sunday from September 28-October 27 plus 'scaled back' Festival offerings daily Oct. 7-11
A family favorite! With Halloween approaching, the color is Orange and the theme is family fun at Jackson's! That means Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins and Apples, The Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Straw Castle, Face Painting, The Goat Ranch, and The Cider Slider children’s slide. Not to mention all the great food including Jackson's Orchard Hot Dog Cart! Did we mention Caramel Apples and Slushies? Speaking of apples, Jackson's officially kicks off fall each year with its AppleFest over Labor Day weekend. Visit the website here.
Unseen BG Haunted History Walking Tours
Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in September and October
Bowling Green’s very own ghostly adventure highlighting the spookiest in downtown BG! The tour discloses the dark and mysterious history rooted around Fountain Square Park, an eerie cemetery and even a secret haunted location that has been closed to the public for nearly 100 years. Unseen Bowling Green offers two types of tours: the family-friendly Soldiers Tragedy Tour or the 21+ Pauline Tabor's XXX Tour. Visit the website here.
Skeleton's Lair Scream Park
Every Friday & Saturday evening from September 27-November 2 plus Sept. 13 & 21, Oct. 13, 27, 30 & 31
Celebrating 20 Years of Fear, it's the Scariest Haunted Attraction in Kentucky according to Fodors.com and you don't want to miss it... just 15 minutes from Bowling Green out Cemetery Road! People drive across the state and beyond to brave over 10 acres of spooktacular, interactive scenes in the Haunted Woods with live actors guiding, or should we say, chasing you in the right direction. Other attractions include Gold City Ghost Ride haunted hayride, Skeletal Visions 3D Zone, Doomsday Doll Factory Haunted House, and the 3 Minute Escape Room! Special Celebrity Appearance and Watch Party Oct. 12-13 with Cooper Andrews who plays "Jerry" on The Walking Dead! Visit the website here.
Vette City Motorcycle Music Fest
Thursday-Saturday, September 12-15
It's time to rock out BG! This event is shaping up to be one of the largest music festivals Bowling Green has ever witnessed, and the big names in biker rock are ready to rev up the stage. From Dustin Bennefield, Gravel Switch, and Jackyl to Kyle Daniel, this promises to be 3 days of fun!
Scarecrow Trail at Lost River Cave
September 28-October 31
This colorful and exciting fall event will bring enjoyment to the entire community. Stretch your legs as you walk the Valley trails to see the homemade scarecrows on display decorated by area businesses, organizations and clubs. This is the 8th annual fundraiser for the Friends of Lost River Cave, so be sure to stop by the gift shop and vote for your favorite ‘crow!
Haunted Lantern Tours are coming alive again at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum this October! Be prepared to encounter ghostly characters and storytellers inside the restored railcars. Stories from the historical train travel days will give you a serious case of goosebumps, so make sure you come ready to be SPOOKED!
Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest
Saturday, October 26
This unique event in its 5th year features select craft brews from the region, hand-picked Kentucky bourbons, live entertainment, and much more. Enjoy a day of Bourbon, Brews, and Bands inside Bowling Green Ballpark; home of the Hot Rods! Food trucks will be on hand and free rides are available. Selected by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the south's Top 20 Events in October!
FEATURED INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Holley LS Fest- Beech Bend Raceway, Fri.-Sun., September 6-8
Howl at the Moon Maze Nights at Just Piddlin Farm- September 14, October 12
The Med Center 10k Classic- Downtown & WKU, Saturday, September 21
Chaney's Dairy Barn Corn Maze- open during normal business hours through the end of October
Rock Garden Farm- Down on the Farm shopping event- Saturday, October 5
National Geographic, Live!: Capturing the Impossible, SKyPAC, Sunday, October 13
Harvest Festival- SOKY Marketplace & Circus Square Park featuring Pumpkinpalooza, Friday, October 18
Gypsy Moon Marketplace- huge barn sale at Highland Stables, November 7-9