October Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2021}

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With the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the season, you know that it’s the start of the holiday season! Louisville has so much to offer in October – everything from movies in the park to music series to fall festivals. Bundle up and venture out to take a walk around Iroquois Park to see all the carved pumpkins or choose from one of the many fall festivals going on around the Kentuckiana area! Don’t forget to share your fall memories with us using #MomsAroundLouisville!


October 1

Movie in the Park: Cruella
Bicknell Park
315 Silver Street
movie starts at sunset (about 7:30 pm)

October 1-2

Fall Festival at the Honey Depot
HoneyBear Farms
14005 Taylorsville Road
5 pm to 8 pm

October 1-2

FoxHollow Farm Fall Concerts
FoxHollow Farm
8905 Highway 329, Crestwood KY
5 pm to 9 pm
Tickets start at $40 for adults; children 12 and under are FREE, but must be registered.

October 1-2

Jammin’ in Jeff at Steamboat Nights
Big Four Bridge
Big Four Pedestrian Bridge, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
7 pm to 11 pm

October 1-2

Harvest Homecoming: Hocus Pocus + Little Rascals
New Albany Amphitheater
100 E Water St, New Albany, IN 47150
starts at 6:30 pm

October 1-3

St. James Court Art Festival
622 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville, KY
12 pm to 9 pm

October 2

Portland Art and Heritage Fair
Portland Museum
2308 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40212
starts at 12 pm

October 3

Sunday Sunset Music Series
Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead
3200 Tucker Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
5 pm to 7 pm
$10 per car

October 8-9

Kentuckiana Pride
Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park
starts Friday at 5 pm

October 9

The Rosewater Fall Festival
The Rosewater Bookstore
4634 S 3rd St, Louisville, KY 40214
10 am to 2 pm

October 10

Louisville’s Great Chili Cook Off
Frankfort Avenue and Pope Street
12pm to 6 pm

October 16

5th Annual Special Needs Trunk or Treat
2515 Blankenbaker Pkwy, Louisville, KY
4 pm to 6 pm

Market on Mellwood Fall Festival
Mellwood Art Center
1860 Mellwood Avenue
10:30 am to 4:30 pm

October 20

Story Time with Miss Prim: Costume Party
Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead
3200 Tucker Station Rd, Louisville, KY 40299
starts at 10 am
donations are encouraged

October 22

Trick or Treat at the Ballpark
Louisville Slugger Field
401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Trick or Treat starts at 6:30 pm
Hocus Pocus starts at 8:00 pm
free for kids 12 and under

Food Truck Friday
HoneyBear Farms
14005 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, KY 40299
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

October 23

Paristown Flea
711 Brent St. Louisville, KY
9 am to 6 pm

October 24

Hayride on the Hill
Cherokee Park (Baringer Hill)
745 Cochran Hill Rd. Louisville, KY 40206
3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

October 29

Drive-In in the Park + Costume Party: Hocus Pocus
Skyview Park
2700 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, KY
5 pm to 9 pm


Recurring Events Throughout October

Boo at the Zoo
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Thursdays to Sundays; 5 pm to 8:30 pm
Tickets start at $6 for zoo members

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular
Iroquois Park
Entrance at the intersection of New Cut Road and Kenwood Road
dusk until 11 pm (12 am on the weekend)
Tickets from $12 to $20

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