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?

Then plan a geared for fun fall getaway to Bowling Green!


Jackson's Orchard Pumpkin Festivals- Every Saturday & Sunday from September 30-October 29

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 the Jackson's Orchard Hot Dog Cart! Did we mention Caramel Apples?! Speaking of apples, don't miss their AppleFest that officially kicks off fall over Labor Day weekend, September 2-4. Visit the website here.

Unseen BG Downtown Haunted History Walking Tours- Every Friday & Saturday evening in October beginning October 7 plus other special dates; Histories, Mysteries, Scandals and Haunts (21+ only) October 10 & 17

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. Visit the website here.

Skeleton's Lair Scream Park- Every Friday & Saturday evening from September 22-October 28 including FRIDAY THE 13TH plus Oct. 15, 22, 29 & 31; Special Celebrity Appearances: Oct. 6-7 features Jonathan Breck, the Creeper from Jeepers Creepers 1, 2 & 3 and Oct. 20-21 featuring Dick Warlock, who played Michael Myers in Halloween II.

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 brand new 3 Minute Escape Room! Visit the website here.

Scarecrow Trail at Lost River Cave- September 30-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 6th annual fundraiser for the Friends of Lost River Cave, so be sure and vote for your favorite ‘crow!  

Bowling Green Bourbon and Brewfest- Saturday, October 21 from 2-7pm

This unique event in its 3rd 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.

Haunted Lantern Tours- Select nights October 13-28 from 6 to 9pm; Family Fun Night October 26

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!



Shaker Farm Day- South Union Shaker Village, Saturday, September 23

Howl at the Moon Maze Nights at Just Piddlin FarmWednesday and Thursday, October 4-5

Rock Garden Farm Down on the Farm Fall Festival- Saturday, October 7

Goodguys 6th Nostalgia Nationals- Beech Bend Raceway, Friday-Sunday, October 13-15

The Med Center 10k Classic- Downtown Bowling Green, Saturday, October 21

Monster Dash 5K- National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park, Friday, October 27

Halloween Spooktacular- Bowling Green Ballpark, Sunday, October 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.