campsite decorated with skeltons playing music

Halloween Happenings


Kentucky State Parks are celebrating one of the most popular times of the year – Halloween. Several resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will have special events throughout October. For more information on guidance for safely celebrating Halloween CLICK HERE.


Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Scarecrow Walk
October 15-31
All are welcome to pick their own favorite scarecrow and have some family friendly fall fun! Take the Scarecrow Walk Oct. 15-Oct. 31. Located along the bicycle trail between the Highland Shelter and the Lodge. This is a free event OR express your artistic side by creating a scarecrow for our Scarecrow Walk. It is $20 to create a scarecrow. All entries must be Family Friendly. Business logos are encouraged. Awards will be presented for best in show. Register by October 13 by completing the online form - - or calling 270-646-2151 ext. 2415. You will receive your location number after payment has been confirmed. Set up begins October 13. Removal must be completed on Nov. 2.


Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Haunted Mini Golf

October 29 - October 30, 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

A Halloween favorite is returning to Big Bone this season! Haunted Mini Golf will be offered every weekend in October starting on October 1st. Bring your young witches and warlocks for daytime putting or join us after dark for a spooky good time! Lights, sounds, music, and more will bring the mini golf to life...or death! Appropriate for all ages. $5.00 per player. Last game starts at 8:30 p.m. Open to the public.


Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Monster Bash

October 29 – October 30

Boo! Happy Halloween! Two weekends of Halloween camping are returning for 2021! Make a reservation at: Activities will be posted soon! Call 859-384-3522 for more details.


Carter Caves State Resort Park

October  30

Watch Hollywood blockbusters from the comfort of your own vehicle. Gates OPEN at 7:00 P.M. each night. Enjoy food concessions from the Friends of Carter Caves including popcorn, hot dogs, nachos, candy, soda and more!. (Cash ONLY).
Movies begin at approximately 8:00 P.M. each night. 40 ft. outdoor screen, FM transmitter for sound IN YOUR CAR! Call 606-286-7009 for more information.


General Butler State Resort Park

Butler Boo Bash

October 29-30

Join us for our 3rd Annual Butler Boo Bash! Three weekends of family fun to share a spooky good time! Follow the General Butler State Resort Park on social media for more information or call (502) 732-4384 for details.


General Butler State Resort Park

Butler-Turpin Paranormal Tours

October 29-30

Experience the infamous paranormal activity in our Butler-Turpin State Historic House. Do you think there is more to what meets the eye?
This popular #butlerboobash event will be a paranormal hunt and a chance to interact with the spirits that may, or may not, still walk the halls. We have teamed up with Tri-State Shadow Chasers and KY Paranormal for the last 3 weekends of October!

This tour is recommended for adults. Teens (>13) must be with a guardian. Children under 13 are not permitted.

Masks are required and space is limited; tickets must be purchased in advance at


My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Weep No More, Victorian Mourning

October 1 - October 31; 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

My Old Kentucky Home will be transformed into the bizarre Victorian world of funerals and mourning all of October! Enter the mansion, draped in black swag and feather plumes, and wander the darkened halls to hear the stories of the mansion's storied past as it relates to death and demise. The Weep No More tour is part of our regular 40-minute guided tour of My Old Kentucky Home. Hear the song, "My Old Kentucky Home" performed by our talented tour guides on every tour!

Tickets are $14 per-person with various discounts for seniors, children, youths, military, groups, and more.


Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Spooky Extravaganza

October 30

Come camp and enjoy our Halloween activities! We will be making "It's Fall Y'all" Shirts, and have contests for best Jack-o-lantern, campsite decorating, and costumes! We will even have a Haunted Mini Golf tournament for you to enjoy. Come stay at the park and see what prizes you can win on this spooky weekend. We will provide treat bags for guests staying at the park. Please note that this event is only available for those staying at the campground, lodge rooms, and cottages this year due to Covid-19. 

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

Ghost Hunting and Ghost Stories on the Battlefield
October 30 at 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Walk with park manager, Bryan Bush, as he talks about the history of the battle which occurred on October 8, 1862. Learn of the horrific aftermath of the battle and the ghost stories associated with the battlefield. Tickets are non-refundable; rain or shine, not recommended for children under 10. Cost is $10/adult $5/child (12 –17).


Waveland State Historic Site

Curious, Peculiar, Bizarre and Morbid Victorian Customs

October 29 at 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

Why were Victorians so enamored with death? Join us in an exploration into the strange life, and death, of the Victorians. Journey from room to room as we talk about cabinets of curiosities, Victorian mourning customs, the history of ghost hunting, bee funerals, and more. See historic Waveland decorated in full mourning with displays including an authentic Fisk casket, death mask, hair jewelry, etc. “The Victorians memorialized lives both well-spent and ill-spent, but they also knew how to mourn.” - The Victorian Book of the Dead,  Chris Woodyard. Cost is $15.00 per person and reservations are required. Not suitable for children under 12. Call now to reserve at 859-272-3611.