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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.

 
 
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UPCOMING EVENTS FOR: October 1 - December 31, 2018

Second Tuesday Teas

White Hall State Historic Site

October 9, 2018, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Step back in time as you experience a Low Tea and a tour inside the historic mansion. Tea is served at 1:00 pm the second Tuesday of each month. Enjoy delectable refreshments with friends while learning a bit about the history and etiquette of the Victorian era. Reservations are required. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178. Reservation must be made by the Friday before the tea. No cancellations or add-ons after this day. $30 per person.
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 9, 2018, 2 pm - 3 :30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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All About Audubon Gallery Tour

John James Audubon State Park

October 10, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Join Join museum staff for a fascinating tour of the John James Audubon State Park Museum. The tour highlights the remarkable life and works of America’s first great artist. Visitors will see and learn about one of the world’s largest collections of original Audubon art and artifacts, including the museum’s very rare Birds of America folios. Tour begins at 1:30 pm every Wednesday, now through October, and is free with ...
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Fall Break Friday Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

October 12, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Got a break from school? Need something to do? All ages come and enjoy the wonderful Fall weather! Meet our Naturalist staff at the John James Audubon State Park Cardinal Shelter at 10:00 A.M. for some outdoor fun. We'll be making an autumn-themed craft. Then be ready to roast s'mores over the campfire! Rain or shine. Cost: $2 per person
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Friday Live Tunes- General Butler State Resort Park Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

October 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come with friends or meet new friends.... Friday Live Tunes is the place where good food, fun, and friends gather! Entertainment is free, and we highly suggest you come early as seating is limited inside General's Quarters.
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October Ghost Hunts at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 12, 2018, 8 pm - 11:59 pm

October Ghost Hunts at Waveland!Is Waveland Haunted? Two chances to find out, on Friday, Oct 12th and Friday Oct 26th!The Lexington Paranormal Research Society ghost hunt will begin at 8pm. No reservations required. All interested, meet at the cabin at 8:00 p.m. The paranormal investigation will last until midnight. Not recommended for children. They are donating all proceeds to the Friends of Waveland as a fundraiser.
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Camper Halloween Weekend 1 Greenup, KY

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

October 12 - 13, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

The first of three fun filled Camper Halloween Weekends. A full schedule of events include: Site decorating contest, costume contests, pumpkin carving contest and cake walk. Fun and games for everyone! Saturday night trick or treating for Campers Only.
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Carter Caves Haunted Trail

Carter Caves State Resort Park

October 12 - 13, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

If you dare, come and take the walk through our 1/4 mile wooded trail, and experience thrilling scenes and haunts that will have you shivering with fear. Our past trail survivors consider Carter Caves Haunted Trail as one of the best Haunted Attractions in the region.
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Boonesboro Boogie Nationals Car Show Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

October 12 - 14, 2018, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Join us in the main field of the Park to view over 1,000 cars over three days. There will also be vendors and live entertainment. Cost is $2 per person or $5 per car load. To pre-register your show car please contact Donna Haggard at (502) 875-8319 or [email protected]
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Civil War Days at Columbus, KY Columbus, KY

Columbus-Belmont State Park

October 12 - 14, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

The weekend will include battle reenactments, living history, and encampments.
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2nd Saturday Hike – Nature Photography at LBSRP

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

October 13, 2018, 10 AM - 12 PM

Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on October 13 for another hike in our monthly hiking series. The focus of October’s hike will be capturing the colors of autumn. Participants are encouraged to try their hand at nature photography and to stick around for lunch, where they can share their photographs with their fellow hikers. The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the ...
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2nd Saturday Hikes @ Barren River

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

October 13, 2018, 10 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our monthly hiking series at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to other locations within Barren River Lake SRP or nearby State Nature Preserves. Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous ...
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Buffalo and Wild Game Dinner Falls Of Rough, KY

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

October 13, 2018, 3:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park is hosting its Buffalo and Wild Game Buffet on March 10th from 3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (CDT). The menu will feature carved buffalo roast, duck and dumplings, frog legs, elk meatloaf, buffalo stew, buffalo chili, catfish and more, along with vegetables, soup and salad bar. We start taking reservations in Grayson's Landing (Dining Room) about February 10th, please calls us to reserve your ...
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

October 13, 2018, Morning Only -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Pumpkin Carving Contest

Kingdom Come State Park

October 13, 2018, 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

First annual Pumpkin Carving Contest presented by Kingdom Come State park. Carve your best creative vision into your pumpkin. hack, gash, slash, cut, and gut your best pumpkin. Bring already-carved pumpkins to the gift shop for judging.
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Campout at the Fire Tower

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

October 13 - 14, 2018, 4:00 P.M. - 10:00 A.M.

The Pinnacle Knob Tower is open for scheduled Tours throughout the year. Here is an opportunity to spend part of the night in an fire tower, while enjoying the night sky and breathtaking views of the Cumberland Plateau. You will begin your evening at the visitor center to prepare for your adventure. Then we will depart on a short hike to the tower and set up camp. You will be able to tour ...
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

October 14, 2018, Morning Only -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Old Mulkey Taste of Monroe Tompkinsville, KY

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

October 14, 2018, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the fun as we explore a "Taste of Monroe". There will be fried pie, pickled bologna, pickled eggs, bbq sauce, bbq shoulder and deer jerky contests!
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 16, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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All About Audubon Gallery Tour

John James Audubon State Park

October 17, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Join Join museum staff for a fascinating tour of the John James Audubon State Park Museum. The tour highlights the remarkable life and works of America’s first great artist. Visitors will see and learn about one of the world’s largest collections of original Audubon art and artifacts, including the museum’s very rare Birds of America folios. Tour begins at 1:30 pm every Wednesday, now through October, and is free with ...
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Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 17, 2018, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Victorian Mourning Customs
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Victorian Mourning Customs at Waveland Tour Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 18, 2018, 7 pm - 8:30 pm

Victorian Mourning Customs
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Adult Artist Retreat Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

October 19, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Attention All Artists: Please join us at the John James Audubon State Park Museum for the upcoming Adult Artist Retreat. All beginning to advanced artists are welcome to attend these monthly events, as we network our ideas and creativity. Bring your own artwork and supplies, and we'll have workspace setup just for you! Cost: $15. Please call to reserve your space.
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Old Mulkey Halloween in the Park

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

October 19, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Children up to age 12 will enjoy an evening of Halloween themed games, crafts and activities. Come in your favorite costume. Enjoy the "slightly" haunted playground.
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Salt Festival Union, KY

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

October 19, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past. The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier ingenuity, traditions, and lifeways. Browse the crafter's corner to see the many handmade and hand-crafted items for sale and find lots of good eats at the food court. Enjoy folk and bluegrass music, listen to a storyteller, view prehistoric artifacts, and watch a blacksmith working red-hot iron. ...
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Camper Halloween Weekend 2 Greenup, KY

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

October 19 - 20, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 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 Spookout 2018

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

October 19 - 20, 2018

SPOOoooOOOKY! Barren River Lake State Park Resort annual Campground Spookout is here! Register for your campsite soon, they sell out quick! This weekends adventures include a costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, halloweeen crafts, trick-or-treating, and a campsite decoration contest!
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Carter Caves Haunted Trail

Carter Caves State Resort Park

October 19 - 20, 2018, 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

If you dare, come and take the walk through our 1/4 mile wooded trail, and experience thrilling scenes and haunts that will have you shivering with fear. Our past trail survivors consider Carter Caves Haunted Trail as one of the best Haunted Attractions in the region.
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Halloween Campout 2018 Mammoth Cave, KY

Nolin Lake State Park

October 19 - 20, 2018

Join us for another spooky weekend at Nolin Lake State Park's annual Halloween Campout! There will be costume contests for kids of all ages, a campsite decorating contest, trick-or-treating, and a variety of activities for ghouls of all sizes. Campers, don't forget to bring candy for trick-or-treating! We'll be waiting for you...
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Paranormal Butler Turpin Historic House & Cemetery Tours Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

October 19 - 20, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

BUTLER-TURPIN STATE HISTORIC HOUSE & CEMETERY PARANORMALTOURS
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Spookout 2018 @ Barren River Lake

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

October 19 - 20, 2018

Get spooked during this annual Halloween Campground event! Reserve your site early, pack up the Halloween decorations, stock up on candy for the trick-or -treat event, and plan your costume!
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Spook Out Event

General Burnside Island State Park

October 19 - 21, 2018, All Day

Looking for some family Halloween fun, come join us October 19-21, 2018 at General Burnside Island State Park Campground. We have a full weekend of games, costume contests, site contests, trick or treating, crafts and more. These activities are included in your camping fees. Book your stay by visiting www.reserveamerica.com or calling 1-888-459-7275.
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Lighted Hay Ride Pumpkin Patch

Kingdom Come State Park

October 19 - 26, 2018, 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Time to plan a trip to Kingdom Come State park for your family on an October weekend for a pumpkin patch hay ride. Step into the wagon, find your seat and take a trip to a lighted pumpkin patch. Pick your favorite pumpkin but beware of the scarecrows! Fun for the whole family.
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Salt Festival Union, KY

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

October 20, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past. The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier ingenuity, traditions, and lifeways. Browse the crafter's corner to see the many handmade and hand-crafted items for sale and find lots of good eats at the food court. Enjoy folk and bluegrass music, listen to a storyteller, view prehistoric artifacts, and watch a blacksmith working red-hot iron. ...
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Seasonal Hike - Forest Succession Mammoth Cave, KY

Nolin Lake State Park

October 20, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - Noon

Join us at Nolin Lake State Park for our seasonal hiking series on the Brier Creek Trail System! Each hike will feature a different topic of discussion. In October we will discuss forest succession. How does the forest change over time? Can you learn to read the forest? Yes! Join us for our Seasonal Hike and we'll show you how!
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Haunted Trail (1)

Kingdom Come State Park

October 20 - 27, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Zombies, ghouls, demons, and the darkest creatures of the night await you! Are you brave enough for a spooktacular haunted hike to our creepy cave amphitheater? What will you see? Do you dare?
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Salt Festival Union, KY

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

October 21, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Journey back in time as Big Bone Lick returns to days long past. The festival features demonstrations of pioneer living and skills, frontier ingenuity, traditions, and lifeways. Browse the crafter's corner to see the many handmade and hand-crafted items for sale and find lots of good eats at the food court. Enjoy folk and bluegrass music, listen to a storyteller, view prehistoric artifacts, and watch a blacksmith working red-hot iron. ...
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Camp Spook 2018

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

October 22 - 27, 2018

Break out your costumes and candy! It's our annual Halloween event here at Levi Jackson State Park. We'll have recreation activities planned including crafts for the kids, a campground-wide trick or treat, a dance party, and much more! All events (including trick or treat) are for registered campers only. Reservations are recommended, but please note that this is our most popular event of the season and we may not have ...
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 23, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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All About Audubon Gallery Tour

John James Audubon State Park

October 24, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Join Join museum staff for a fascinating tour of the John James Audubon State Park Museum. The tour highlights the remarkable life and works of America’s first great artist. Visitors will see and learn about one of the world’s largest collections of original Audubon art and artifacts, including the museum’s very rare Birds of America folios. Tour begins at 1:30 pm every Wednesday, now through October, and is free with ...
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Fabulous Fibers III

John James Audubon State Park

October 25 - November 25, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

As the brilliant beauty of the fall foliage cover the grounds at Audubon State Park, so will the walls of the John James Audubon Museum with “Fabulous Fibers III”. The textile exhibit will fill the lower and main levels of the Museum. Fifteen talented Fiber Artist from Indiana, also known as SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates), will be exhibiting their fiber Artworks. Most of these artists have exhibited all over ...
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Carter Caves SRP: Cave-IN Movie Night

Carter Caves State Resort Park

October 26, 2018, 7:30 PM -

Cave-in Movie Nights: Join us at Cascade Cave as we throw up the big screen and treat you to a movie presentation right inside the Grand Ballroom of the cave. We provide the entertainment, the drinks, and snacks; you just bring the chairs! Cost is $5 per person at the door (cash only - drinks and snacks sold separately). Like us on Facebook to keep up with movie titles. Cave-In ...
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Halloween Murder Mystery Weekend

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

October 26, 2018, 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Bring your special someone for an evening of Murder Mystery fun. There will be a choice of a Friday or Saturday package. Cost of each package is $ 199.00 per couple, which includes one nights lodging, dinner, mystery show and breakfast. Cost of dinner and show only is $ 39.50 per person. Show starts at 8 pm each night. Please call reservations at 606-528-4121.
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Haunted Frontier Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park

October 26, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

A haunted house 244 years in the making. Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest cemetery in the state of Kentucky! All of the haunt is outside in the smoky darkness of this historic place. This is a serious haunt, not recommended for children under 10 or the weak hearted! Starts at 7 p.m. each ...
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October Ghost Hunts at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 26, 2018, 8 pm - 11:59 pm

October Ghost Hunts at Waveland!Is Waveland Haunted? Two chances to find out, on Friday, Oct 12th and Friday Oct 26th!The Lexington Paranormal Research Society ghost hunt will begin at 8pm. No reservations required. All interested, meet at the cabin at 8:00 p.m. The paranormal investigation will last until midnight. Not recommended for children. They are donating all proceeds to the Friends of Waveland as a fundraiser.
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Camper Halloween Weekend 3 Greenup, KY

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

October 26 - 27, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.

The third of three fun filled Camper Halloween Weekends. A full schedule of events include: Site decorating contest, costume contest, pumpkin carving contest and cake walk. Fun and games for everyone! Saturday night trick or treating open to the public 6pm - 8pm.
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Halloween Campout 2018 Mammoth Cave, KY

Nolin Lake State Park

October 26 - 27, 2018

Join us for another spooky weekend at Nolin Lake State Park's annual Halloween Campout! There will be costume contests for kids of all ages, a campsite decorating contest, trick-or-treating, and a variety of activities for ghouls of all sizes. Campers, don't forget to bring candy for trick-or-treating! We'll be waiting for you...
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Paranormal Butler Turpin Historic House & Cemetery Tours Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

October 26 - 27, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

BUTLER-TURPIN STATE HISTORIC HOUSE & CEMETERY PARANORMALTOURS
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Pennyrile Forest: Spooky Extravaganza

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

October 26 - 27, 2018, 7 p.m. - Noon

A full schedule of Halloween activities will be available for the weekend. Halloween crafts, trick-or-treating, and contests for best Jack-o-lantern, campsite decorating, and costumes, just to name a few.
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Columbus-Belmont SP: Un-BOO-lievable Weekend Columbus, KY

Columbus-Belmont State Park

October 26 - 28, 2018

Columbus-Belmont State Park CampgroundCampers will enjoy a fun filled fall weekend with prizes for best decorated campsite & best costume. There will be a chili & dessert cook-off. Trick or Treating followed by a “Civil War Ghost Ride” ending the night with coffee and hot chocolate. Please call Park Office for more information 270-677-2327
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Dale Hollow's Haunted Hollow Halloween Burkesville, KY

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

October 26 - 28, 2018

Ghoulish activities will be offered Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday. Activities will include a pumpkin carving/decorating contest, costume contest, campsite decorating contest, trick-or-treating, crafts, hayrides and more!
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Taylorsville Lake State Park Halloween Weekends (1)

Taylorsville Lake State Park

October 26 - 28, 2018

Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year at Taylorsville Lake State Park. Everyone at the campground decorates and joins in all the weekend festivities. For many families near and far, Halloween weekends have become an annual family tradition. Bring your candy bag and a pumpkin – it’s a treat for everyone! Events include: Adult, Group and Children’s Costume Contests, Pet Costume Contest, Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest, a Zombie ...
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"Creatures of the Night" After Dark Hike Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

October 27, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.

It’s almost Halloween—are you afraid of things that go BUMP in the night? Join the Park Naturalists, if you dare, for this After Dark Hike. It’s a scare-less event, but you’ll learn about some of the fascinating and perhaps creepy creatures that make their way through the nocturnal hours of the night. Dress according to the weather, so you'll be comfortable on this 2.1 mile hike over hills and a ...
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Halloween Murder Mystery Weekend

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

October 27, 2018, 5:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Bring your special someone for an evening of Murder Mystery fun. There will be a choice of a Friday or Saturday package. Cost of each package is $ 199.00 per couple, which includes one nights lodging, dinner, mystery show and breakfast. Cost of dinner and show only is $ 39.50 per person. Show starts at 8 pm each night. Please call reservations at 606-528-4121.
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Haunted Frontier Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park

October 27, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M.

A haunted house 244 years in the making. Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest cemetery in the state of Kentucky! All of the haunt is outside in the smoky darkness of this historic place. This is a serious haunt, not recommended for children under 10 or the weak hearted! Starts at 7 p.m. each ...
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Trunk or Treat at LBSRP

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

October 27, 2018, 4 PM - 6 PM

October 27th Trunk or Treat Lake Barkley State Resort Park will host its “Trunk or Treat” at the golf course on Saturday, Oct. 27th from 4-6 p.m. Golf cart “trunks” will be decorated in a Halloween theme and candy will be distributed to children. There will also be a costume contest. The park will feature a special buffet at Windows on the Water Restaurant. Call 270-924-1131
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Haunted Frontier Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park

October 30, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

A haunted house 244 years in the making. Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest cemetery in the state of Kentucky! All of the haunt is outside in the smoky darkness of this historic place. This is a serious haunt, not recommended for children under 10 or the weak hearted! Starts at 7 p.m. each ...
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

October 30, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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All About Audubon Gallery Tour

John James Audubon State Park

October 31, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Join Join museum staff for a fascinating tour of the John James Audubon State Park Museum. The tour highlights the remarkable life and works of America’s first great artist. Visitors will see and learn about one of the world’s largest collections of original Audubon art and artifacts, including the museum’s very rare Birds of America folios. Tour begins at 1:30 pm every Wednesday, now through October, and is free with ...
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Haunted Frontier Harrodsburg, KY

Old Fort Harrod State Park

October 31, 2018, 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

A haunted house 244 years in the making. Come and experience this haunt that starts in the old fort before entering the wooded area behind the fort, very near the oldest cemetery in the state of Kentucky! All of the haunt is outside in the smoky darkness of this historic place. This is a serious haunt, not recommended for children under 10 or the weak hearted! Starts at 7 p.m. each ...
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Turn-the-Page Thursday Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

November 1, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Join John James Audubon State Park Museum staff for the monthly “Turn-the-Page” tour of Audubon’s very rare Birds of America and Quadrupeds folios. In this interactive 30-minute program, visitors will get a closer look at Audubon's life works and learn first-hand what it takes to care for one of the most valuable printed books in the world! Each month a new page will be turned in each folio--revealing new and exciting ...
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Carter Caves SRP: Murder Mystery Theater

Carter Caves State Resort Park

November 2 - 3, 2018, 6:45 PM - 9:30 PM

NOVEMBER 2 & 3: Murder Mystery Theater Come on out for yet another mind bending Murder Mystery Performance. Guests will enjoy a great buffet style meal and then become sleuths as they collect clues to find out who committed the murder. The cost for the dinner and show is $29.95 (plus tax) per person. More information will follow on the title of the show. We are also offering a package ...
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ALL WRAPPED UP Gift & Craft Show

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

November 2 - 4, 2018

It's the 9th Annual ALL WRAPPED UP Gift & Craft Show which will showcase over 30 different vendors. Each booth will feature handcrafted items for decorating or gift giving. Shoppers can also enjoy a massage or reflexology and something delicious to eat in the Grayson's Landing Restaurant. Friday evening Paula Decker Haynes will teach a mixed media art class and Saturday morning visitors can take a painting class with Tracey ...
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DEER WIDOW'S WEEKEND RETREAT

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

November 2 - 4, 2018

Enjoy a weekend retreat with friends and/or your sweetheart at the 5th annual Deer Widow's Weekend Retreat. Friday evening begins with a Welcome Reception featuring Purple Toad wines and special foods from Two-Sister's Jams, Early Bird shopping at the ALL WRAPPED UP Gift and Craft Show and a Mixed Media art class with Paula Decker Haynes. Guests will also enjoy live music from Heath and Molly during the Welcome Reception. ...
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

November 3, 2018, Morning and Evening -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series! Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

November 3, 2018, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of every month! All hikes will meet in the lodge lobby. Hike times and trails will vary per month. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas. Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for ...
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The FIG Adventure Race - Natural Bridge State Resort Park Slade, KY

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

November 3, 2018, 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

The FIG [UNBRIDLED SERIES FINALE]LENGTH: 12 HoursDISCIPLINES: BIKING | TREKKING | PADDLING[Bring your own canoe or kayak or we have boats available to rent. Just choose an option when you register]WHERE: Red River Gorge, KYWHEN: November 3, 2018WHO: Solos & teams of 2, 3, or 4REGISTRATION: $140 per person. INCLUDES: LS tech shirt, post-race meal, and most importantly a great race.THE COURSE: Top secret until Race Day, but it’ll be 12 fun ...
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Campout at the Fire Tower

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

November 3 - 4, 2018, 4:00 P.M. - 10:00 A.M.

The Pinnacle Knob Tower is open for scheduled Tours throughout the year. Here is an opportunity to spend part of the night in an fire tower, while enjoying the night sky and breathtaking views of the Cumberland Plateau. You will begin your evening at the visitor center to prepare for your adventure. Then we will depart on a short hike to the tower and set up camp. You will be able to tour ...
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

November 6, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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Friday Live Tunes- General Butler State Resort Park Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

November 9, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come with friends or meet new friends.... Friday Live Tunes is the place where good food, fun, and friends gather! Entertainment is free, and we highly suggest you come early as seating is limited inside General's Quarters.
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A Campers Thanksgiving Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

November 9 - 11, 2018

Come and join us for a weekend of fun and games in our heated recreation room. We will have scheduled times for games, free tours and putt-putt, a satellite TV, and a potluck dinner with deep fried turkeys and ham. This event is for registered campers only. For more information please call (859) 527-3454 or email [email protected]
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Pennyrile Forest: Fall Scrapbooking Weekends

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

November 9 - 11, 2018

September 27-30, November 9-11
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2nd Saturday Hikes @ Barren River

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

November 10, 2018, 10 am - 11:30 am

Join us for our monthly hiking series at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to other locations within Barren River Lake SRP or nearby State Nature Preserves. Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for children under the age of 5. Hikes will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain or hazardous ...
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Appalachian Handmade Craft Fair

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

November 10, 2018, 9:00am - 6:00pm

Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local artisans by purchasing hand crafted wares such as:
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Guided Hike at Dale Hollow - "Where Does it Go in Winter?" Burkesville, KY

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

November 10, 2018, 2:00 pm CST -

Lace up your hiking shoes and join us at 2 pm for a guided hike along one of the park's most popular trails, Eagles Point! The hike will focus on "Where Does it Go in Winter?" as we take in the Autumn foliage before it comes to an end. Please dress for the weather and bring a water bottle. Hiking distance will be about 1.5 miles in total. Location: Meet at ...
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Nature's Switch to Winter Hike

John James Audubon State Park

November 10, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

The leaves may be off the trees, but there’s always adventure awaiting in the woods! Come along at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, for this seasonal hike up and down the trails of John James Audubon State Park. Our Park Naturalist will be keeping eyes open for signs along the way that offer us clues to how nature's creatures and plants are 'switching gears' for the coming winter. Dress for the weather; cancelled ...
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Turkey Time Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

November 10, 2018, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Just in time for the holidays... Join Miss Kim for some family fun at the John James Audubon State Park Museum--create a terrific Turkey for your Thanksgiving décor! Suitable for children ages 3-8, with an accompanying adult. Pre-registration is required. Cost: $5.
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Winter Hike at Nolin Lake State Park Mammoth Cave, KY

Nolin Lake State Park

November 10, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - Noon

It's really starting to get a lot colder in the park and big seasonal changes are just around the corner. As we transition into winter season here at Nolin Lake State Park, join a park naturalist on the Brier Creek Trails and learn all about what goes on when the park gets a bit quieter. As the leaves fall from the trees, wildlife viewing is at it's best. We'll see ...
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Winter Wonderland Hike Louisville, KY

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

November 10, 2018, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Join our interpretive staff on this Winter Wonderland Hike! This program will be included in the 2018 Family Adventure Quest, but is open to the public and FREE of charge. The staff are working hard to plan for this program, and more details will be available soon. Please stay tuned!
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Adult Artist Retreat Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

November 16, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Attention All Artists: Please join us at the John James Audubon State Park Museum for the upcoming Adult Artist Retreat. All beginning to advanced artists are welcome to attend these monthly events, as we network our ideas and creativity. Bring your own artwork and supplies, and we'll have workspace setup just for you! Cost: $15. Please call to reserve your space.
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Natural Bridge Trail Trek Slade, KY

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

November 17, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

This naturalist-led trail hike will be 3-5 miles in length. The hike will depart at 9am from the Hemlock Lodge lobby and last approximately 3-4 hours. The terrain is rugged and includes ascending/descending many stairs and hiking on uneven terrain. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $5/person. Children 10-17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
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Old Fort Harrod Holiday Open House

Old Fort Harrod State Park

November 17, 2018, 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Old Fort Harrod State Park’s annual Holiday Open House will be November the 17th from 6-8 PM. Everyone is invited to tour the fort that will be decorated with candle lanterns. Bring your children and grandchildren to visit Santa next to the fire place in our corner blockhouse. Shop our unique gift shop where everything is 10% off or just sit around the fire and visit with our Friends of Fort Harrod. ...
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

November 20, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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Holiday Buffet Meals General Butler Conference Center Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

November 22, 2018, 11:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Who really enjoys cooking all day? If your answer is No, then make family plans to spend your holiday meals with us! We promise to provide the best of Kentucky traditional foods, southern hostility, and of course no messy cleanup!
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Pennyrile Forest: Thanksgiving Day Buffet

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

November 22, 2018, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Clifty Creek Restaurant will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. Children under five years of age eat free. Contact the restaurant for more information.
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Thanksgiving Buffet (Rough River)

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

November 22, 2018, Noon - 8:00 P.M.

Enjoy food and fellowship with Family and Friends on this special holiday. Come to Rough River Dam State Resort Park and spend your Thanksgiving Meal with us. We will have all your Thanksgiving Favorites and a few extra treats to boot. Doors open at 12 Noon Central Standard Time.
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Outdoor Family Adventure Cumberland Falls SRP

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

November 23 - 24, 2018, 10:00 A.M. - 10:00 P.M.

Bring the entire family for an exciting weekend at the falls. There will be various types of activities that the whole family can enjoy such as hikes to unique natural arches and waterfalls, Archery, Fire Tower walks, Storytelling, and more! All programs are free and no reservations are necessary. Please contact park for a detailed schedule of activities.
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

November 24, 2018, Morning and Evening -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Winter Trade Days Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

November 24 - 25, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Visit a social and business gathering of merchants, traders, artisans, Native Americans, militia members, longhunters, scouts and other frontier characters. Listen to period music, visit camps, and shop for 18th century goods as you compare life today to 225 years ago. Go on a guided tour of the original fort site. See a weekend of 18th century history come to life! This event is free. For more information please call (859) ...
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

November 27, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

November 30, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

November 30, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

November 30, 2018, 6 pm - 7 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Little Rembrandts - Reindeer on Canvas Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

November 30, 2018, 10:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

Bring your child to John James Audubon State Park Museum for this art workshop and you'll create a memory to cherish for years! Personalize your "Reindeer on Canvas" using your child’s hand and footprints. Appropriate for children ages 3-8, along with an accompanying adult. $8 fee includes the canvas and all materials. Pre-registration is required, so call today to reserve your child's spot.
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 1, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 1, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 1, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 1, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

December 1, 2018, Morning and Evening -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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First Day Hike: Monthly Hiking Series! Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

December 1, 2018, 1:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host a guided hike the 1st Saturday of every month! All hikes will meet in the lodge lobby. Hike times and trails will vary per month. Some hikes will require hikers to drive to another location on the neighboring Pennyrile State Forest or nearby Wildlife Management Areas. Dress for the weather and bring your own water, snacks, and hiking stick. This hike is not recommended for ...
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Little Rembrandts - Reindeer on Canvas Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

December 1, 2018, 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Bring your child to John James Audubon State Park Museum for this art workshop and you'll create a memory to cherish for years! Personalize your "Reindeer on Canvas" using your child’s hand and footprints. Appropriate for children ages 3-8, along with an accompanying adult. $8 fee includes the canvas and all materials. Pre-registration is required, so call today to reserve your child's spot.
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Supper with Santa

Rough River Dam State Resort Park

December 1, 2018, 4:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Kick off your Holiday Season with a trip to see Santa at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. While you are there, treat your family to a kid-friendly buffet at our restaurant. The Jolly Fellow should arrive around 5:30pm. There will be activities and crafts for the kids.
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Greenbo Holiday Open House Greenup, KY

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

December 1 - 2, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park welcomes the Greenup County Homemakers as they decorate trees and provide refreshments to celebrate the Holidays. The public is invited to enjoy the décor and entertainment provided by local talent, organized by the Greenup Extension Arts Council.
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 2, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 2, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 2, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Christmas Tea at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 4, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Step back in time as you experience a special Christmas tea and tour inside the historic mansion. Enjoy delectable refreshments with friends while learning about Victorian Christmas customs in the decorated house. Reservations are required. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178. Reservations must be made by the Friday before the tea. $30 per person.
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 4, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30

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 p.m. 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 ...
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Turn-the-Page Thursday Henderson, KY

John James Audubon State Park

December 6, 2018, 1:30 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Join John James Audubon State Park Museum staff for the monthly “Turn-the-Page” tour of Audubon’s very rare Birds of America and Quadrupeds folios. In this interactive 30-minute program, visitors will get a closer look at Audubon's life works and learn first-hand what it takes to care for one of the most valuable printed books in the world! Each month a new page will be turned in each folio--revealing new and exciting ...
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 7, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 7, 2018, 6 pm - 7 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 7, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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18th Century Christmas at the Fort Richmond, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park

December 7 - 8, 2018

Friday December 7th 6:00PM - 9:00PM and Saturday December 8th 1:00PM - 4:00PM. Visit the Fort to see and hear the differences in the holiday celebrations of the season during the early settlement of Kentucky. The Fort will be lighted by candlelight, with decorations in keeping with the traditions of the time. There will be Living History interpretations of the traditions of various ethnic groups and nationalities during the season. Candle ...
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 8, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Elk Viewing Tours

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

December 8, 2018, Morning and Evening -

Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
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Pennyrile Forest: Santa Visits the park & Gift Shop Open House

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

December 8, 2018

When Santa visits our park he spreads holiday cheer everywhere. Come enjoy the festivities. $2 pictures with Santa in the lodge lobby! Items in our park gift shop will be discounted all day long for the Gift Shop Open House.
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 9, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 9, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6 ;30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 9, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Christmas Tea at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 11, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Step back in time as you experience a special Christmas tea and tour inside the historic mansion. Enjoy delectable refreshments with friends while learning about Victorian Christmas customs in the decorated house. Reservations are required. Call White Hall at 859-623-9178. Reservations must be made by the Friday before the tea. $30 per person.
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 14, 2018, 6: 00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 14, 2018, 6 pm - 7 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 14, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Friday Live Tunes- General Butler State Resort Park Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

December 14, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Come with friends or meet new friends.... Friday Live Tunes is the place where good food, fun, and friends gather! Entertainment is free, and we highly suggest you come early as seating is limited inside General's Quarters.
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WinterFest at Lake Cumberland SRP

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

December 14 - 15, 2018

WinterFest at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park!
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A Victorian Christmas at White Hall

White Hall State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The holidays are off to a festive start when you visit White Hall's Victorian Christmas. Costumed interpreters will be on hand as you stroll through the holiday bedecked rooms and learn about the Christmas customs celebrated today that were first made popular during the Victorian era. Baked treats and hot apple cider complete this wonderful family event. Tickets are $15 per person, children aged 5 and under are free. Reservations are ...
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Carter Caves SRP: Breakfast with Santa Claus

Carter Caves State Resort Park

December 15, 2018, 9:30 AM -

DECEMBER 15: Breakfast with the Santa Claus: Have breakfast with the “the big guy” Saturday December 15. Begin the morning by arriving at 9:00 A.M. for photo time with Santa. Then, at 9:30 A.M. dine from a delicious breakfast buffet featuring all your favorites prepared by Chef Angela Peck at Tierney’s Cavern. Call for reservation @ 606-286-4411. $15/Adult $10/Child
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 15, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 16, 2018, 4 pm - 5 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 16, 2018, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Dickens', "A Christmas Carol" at Waveland 2018 Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 16, 2018, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dicken’s, “A Christmas Carol” at Waveland
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Tea Tuesday at Waveland Lexington, KY

Waveland State Historic Site

December 18, 2018, 2 pm - 3:30 pm

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 p.m. 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 ...
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Friends of Butler & General Butler State Resort Park New Year's Eve Play & Dance Carrollton, KY

General Butler State Resort Park

December 31, 2018, 6:00 P.M. - Midnight

Looking to ring in the New Year with lots of fun, ook no further than General Butler State Resort Park! Our friends group- The Friends of Butler will once again host their annual NYE Celebration with dinner, play, music & dancing!
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