Fall Fun in Bowling Green
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?
Then plan a geared for fun fall getaway to Bowling Green! For more details on the following events, scroll through and select from the Featured Event boxes on the left or simply click on the event title below.
2016 SIGNATURE FALL EVENTS
Jackson's Orchard Pumpkin Festivals- Every Saturday & Sunday from September 24-October 30
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, 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 the Jackson's Orchard Hot Dog Cart! Did we mention Caramel Apples?!
Unseen BG Downtown Haunted History Walking Tours- Every Friday & Saturday evening in October plus Sunday-Monday, Oct. 30-31; Histories, Mysteries, Scandals and Haunts (21+ only) Thursday, Oct. 15 only
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 considers this tour family friendly but it is up to the parents’ discretion whether the tour is appropriate for their child.
Skeleton's Lair Scream Park- Every Friday & Saturday evening from September 23-October 29 plus Oct. 16, 23, 30 & 31; Special Celebrity Weekend Oct. 14-15 featuring Ari Lehman, the first "Jason" from the original Friday the 13th
It's South Central KY's most terrifying Halloween event that you don't want to miss... 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 brand new 3 Minute Escape Room!
Bowling Green International Festival- Saturday, September 24
The Last Saturday in September each year, beautiful Circus Square Park becomes an International Paradise of nationalities coming together to proudly share their unique cultures. The festival is a traditional celebration that honors the heritage and diversity among our residents through music, dance, demonstrations, authentic foreign foods, activities, cultural displays and an international bazaar.
Scarecrow Trail at Lost River Cave- Daily from October 1-31
This colorful and exciting fall event will bring enjoyment to the entire community. Starting October 1st, walk the Valley trails to see the scarecrows on display. Or get a corporate team together to sponsor and compete with your own company scarecrow. This contest is open to any business, organization, individual or family. Voting takes place from October 1st-9th so make sure you stop by the Gift Shop and vote for your favorite ‘crow!
Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest- Saturday, October 15
This unique event will feature 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!
Haunted Lantern Tours- Thursday-Saturday, October 20-22 and October 27-29; Family Fun Night is October 20; White Squirrel Brewery Night is October 29
Haunted Lantern Tours are coming alive again at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum this October as the year of the Haunting of the Hoboes! Be prepared to encounter ghostly hoboes throughout the Depot and 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!
FEATURED INDIVIDUAL EVENTS
Shaker Farm Day- South Union Shaker Village, Saturday, September 24
Rockn' B Horse Farm & Carriage Fall Farm Festival- Saturday, October 2
Family Fun Day at Just Piddlin Farm- Saturday, October 10
Goodguys 5th Nostalgia Nationals- Beech Bend Raceway, Friday-Sunday, October 14-16
The Med Center 10k Classic- Downtown Bowling Green, Saturday, October 15
Monster Dash 5K- National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, Friday, October 28
Scare on the Square- Downtown Fountain Square Park, Saturday, October 29