Kentucky Tourism


Kentucky State Parks put the “special” in special events, celebrating everything from wildflowers in the spring to spectacular fall colors in the mountain and lake areas.

From Elk viewing tours to ghost walks or reenactments and living history events, there are weekends full of fun, free entertainment to create special memories with your family and friends. Search KY state parks below by date range or by park name to view a list of each individual park’s events and read about each one. You and the kids can pick out which destinations and events you want to enjoy, then start building your itinerary.

UPCOMING EVENTS FOR: October 23 - 29, 2016
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Weep No More, Victorian Funeral Customs at My Old Kentucky Home Bardstown, KY

My Old Kentucky Home

October 1 - 31, 2016

Weep No More, an exhibit on Victorian Mourning Customs is coming to My Old Kentucky Home! Social customs related to the death of a family member during the Victorian era encouraged practices that publicly demonstrated the grief that the remaining family members were experiencing. Door knobs would be draped in black, as would door entries, mirrors, portraits of the deceased loved one, and clocks were stopped at the time of ...
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Fall Archery Lessons Louisville, KY

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

October 4 - 27, 2016, 6:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Archery is a sport to be enjoyed by all people, regardless of almost all sizes and abilities.  It is a very safe sport when following the correct procedures.  Archery is a sport that has been around for thousands of years, why not get involved? Here at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park our NASP certified instructors will be offering beginning archery lessons on the correct and safe way to shoot.  The ...
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Rifle Frolic and Frontier Skills Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

October 21 - 23, 2016, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Open to all Ladies and Gentlemen - Compete for prizes and honor, or just enjoy an 18th century weekend.  Plans currently include a rifle shoot, woods walk, smoothbore match, Seneca run, hawk and knife, archery, fling and steel and tavern games.  Prizes and blanket shoots.  Events will be ongoing throughout the weekend. Merchants and Traders welcome.  For additional information contact or
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Halloween Family Weekends at General Butler State Resort Park Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

October 21 - 23, 2016

Two great weekends of family fun themed around Halloween for guests staying within our Lodge, Cottages, or Campground!   Along with day activities, special entertainment, and Trick or Treating will highlight your experience. It's a fun and safe way to have a howling good time, so make your reservations soon as both weekends are extremely popular!
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8th Annual Halloween in the Park Campbellsville, KY

Green River Lake State Park

October 21 - 23, 2016

The whole weekend will be filled with fun and enjoyment for the whole family! The first 20 campers will receive a small Halloween gift.  Activities include: Free ghost golf for when the full moon comes out!  Campsite decorating contest – 1st place - 2 nights free camping, 2nd place - 1 night free camping, 3rd place - Choice of free T-Shirt. Costume Contest for Children, pets, & Adults - 1st, ...
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Camper Halloween Weekend 2 Greenup, KY

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

October 21 - 23, 2016, 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.

The second of three fun filled Camper Halloween Weekends. A full schedule of events include:  Site decorating contest, costume contests, pumpkin carving contests and cake walk.  Fun and games for everyone! Saturday night trick or treating for Campers Only.  6pm - 8pm
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Campground Un-BOO-lievable Halloween Event Columbus, KY

Columbus-Belmont State Park

October 22 - 23, 2016, Noon - 1:00 P.M.

Columbus-Belmont State Park Campground Enjoy a fun filled weekend with campsite trick or treating. Prizes for best decorated campsite and best costume. There will be a chili & dessert cook-off, ending the night with a “Civil War Ghost Ride”.
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Waterfowl Migration with Mike Morton: Through the Mississippi Flyway Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

October 23, 2016, 1:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Henderson native, Mike Morton, worked the majority of his career (30years) as the supervisor of Sloughs Wildlife Management Area.  He also supervised the H&H WMA, Big Rivers WMA, and L.K. Nelson WMA.
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Shadows of Federal Hill, Ghost Tours of My Old Kentucky Home Bardstown, KY

My Old Kentucky Home

October 23, 2016, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Our VERY popular “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour is back! Ghosts are roaming the halls of My Old Kentucky Home! Are you the kind of person that likes the more adventurous and darker side of history? We have just the evening for you! Explore My Old Kentucky Home with the ghosts of the mansion’s past, all by candle and laternlight this October 23rd, and 24th, at the all new “Shadows of ...
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Tea Tuesdays at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 25, 2016, 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 in the mansion on fine china. All tea’s include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind ...
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