Halloween In Kentucky: A MapQuest Guide
From zombie parades and costume contests to haunted houses and hayrides (to haunted anything!), the Halloween season casts its spell and awakens our inner ghouls and goblins. As part of FrightQuest -- a MapQuest series on spooky destinations and activities -- here are three options to celebrate Halloween in Kentucky that are sure to be a scream.
Kentucky Halloween-Events Map
Caufields Halloween Parade
Louisville's annual Caufields Halloween Parade invites participants of all ages to build a float, show off their costumes or decorate their car. Guests can also simply line the city streets to watch the parade, which features ghouls, ghosts, marching bands and stilt walkers. At the end of this free event, held every October, even the bystanders can join in on the fun and showcase their costumes while marching to the Baxter Avenue Morgue, the stopping point for the parade.
1250 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204 | Get Directions
Wicked WorldThrill seekers in Lexington can check out Wicked World Scaregrounds, home to two haunted houses -- No Mercy Hospital and Terror on Tates Creek. Those who aren't easily scared can even take the Last Ride, in which they climb into a coffin, get loaded into a hearse and experience the terror associated with a simulated burial. Guests can purchase tickets, which start at $10, for each haunted house, or a package that allows them to experience both.
5817 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40515 | Get Directions
Skeleton's LairSkeleton's Lair, an annual event held near Bowling Green, includes a haunted hayride and haunted woods to keep guests on edge. Guests can also watch High School Horror Nights, a scream-inducing show that takes place every weekend from late September through Halloween. The 3-D effects, pyrotechnics, fog and frightening live actors make this a show that guests will not forget -- even if they might want to. Tickets are $20 for a night of ghoulish entertainment.
48 Locketts Dream Road, Scottsville, KY 42164 | Get Directions
Caufields Halloween Parade brings out all sorts of costumed creatures.
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