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!
2020 FALL EVENTS
Jackson's Orchard Pumpkin Festivals
Every day through the end of October
A family favorite with some changes for 2020 due to Covid-19 guidelines. Though Jackson's Orchard isn't hosting its traditional Pumpkin Festival this year, it will still host fall fun with some social distancing guidelines. 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? 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 BG! This year's tour starts at Kereiakes Park and winds into Fairview Cemetery before taking you to the Murder Mansion. You'll hear stories related to the infamous 1948 double homicide in a mansion on Cemetery Road. This is a popular tour and tickets are limited. Visit the website here.
Skeleton's Lair Scream Park
Every Friday & Saturday evening through Halloween, as well as Oct. 18, Oct. 25 & Nov. 1
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 and Doomsday Doll Factory Haunted House. Visit the website here.
Scarecrow Trail at Lost River Cave
October 2-October 25
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 9th annual fundraiser for the Friends of Lost River Cave, so be sure to stop by the gift shop and vote for your favorite ‘crow!
Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest Tasting Session
Saturday, October 26
Though the annual BG Bourbon and Brewfest was postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19, the BG Ballpark will still host a scaled down event. It is hosting a Tasting Session every two months where you can sample some limited edition brews and specialty bourbons. Tickets are limited to just 100 people.
FEATURED INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Holley Intergalactic Ford Fest & NMRA All-Ford World Finals - Beech Bend Raceway, Fri.-Sun., October 1-4
Howl at the Moon Maze Nights at Just Piddlin Farm- October 3, 17, & 30
The Med Center 10k Classic- Virtual for 2020 — run it anytime between October 3-24
Chaney's Dairy Barn Corn Maze- open during normal business hours through the end of October
Gypsy Moon Marketplace- huge barn sale at Highland Stables, November 5-7 (advance ticket purchase required)