Halloween Events for Kids in Louisville KY and Oldham County 2011

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How

Halloween brings out the kid in everyone! But we wanted to show you some kid-friendly Halloween events that are happening this year (2011) in Jefferson and Oldham Counties in Kentucky.

This will actually be a two-part series...next time we will be posting events on the next post that are more geared for the adults! Feel free to bookmark and refer to it this Halloween season.

Image courtesy of cdale (Dale Goodwin), flickr

The World's Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo

October 7-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30 - Enter from 5 until 8:30 p.m.

If you're a member of the Louisville Zoo, lucky you! You'll get free admission for the first two weeks, and $4.00 after that. All us other mere mortals will pay $8.00. Meijer has them for $6.50.

There will be over 15 storybook scenes all over the zoo, plus lots of characters running about. Kids, there will be trick-or-treating for kids age 11 and under - bring your own treat bag!

Optional attractions you can pay extra for are the Not-So-Haunted Carousel, Zip Line over Pirate's Cove, Sky Trail® Adventures Ropes Course, and the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow Tour.

Refer to the Louisville Zoo's World's Largest Halloween Party's FAQ page for more information.

Image courtesy of Gidi Kroon, flickrCobbs Haunt

Each Friday and Saturday in October 2011-Dusk to Midnight

Located at 6516 Echo Trail in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, Cobb's Haunt's 11-acre cornfield maze is probably for kids that are older. However, on October 15, 2011 from noon to 8:00 pm, they are having a pumpkin festival which is appropriate for children of all ages.

They will offer pumpkin carving, farm market, petting zoo, hayrides, and much more in addition to the maze for the older kids. Admission is free - $5.00 for the corn maze.

Image courtesy of hoyasmeg (James Emery) on flickr

Norton Healthcare Haunted Halls

Friday, October 29, 2011 - 6:00-7:30 pm

At Norton Community Medical Associates - Tyler Retail Village on 12615 Taylorsville Road, Suite A (across from St. Michael Church), there will be trick-or-treating, plus a treasure map to get stamped at each retailer. One guest will receive a grand prize to be announced a week later. Admission is free.

This year they have also extended Haunted Halls to Kosair Children's Medical Center - Brownsboro, 4910 Chamberlain Lane near Costco. (This is easier to get to from Oldham County.) It will be held Saturday, October 30, 2011 from 4:00-5:30 pm.

Frightfully good Halloween mask

Make Your Own Halloween Mask at The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind

Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 10:00 am-12:00 noon

This one could be a lot of fun - take your kids to make their own Halloween masks! Museum staff will guide your children (participants can be all ages - you can make one too!) and abilities as they make a scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Free to the public but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 by October 20 to register. Located at 1839 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville KY 40206. Go and have a spooky good time!

 

Caulfield's Halloween Parade

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Halloween Parade - image courtesy of Joe MazzolaThis parade starts at the back of the Mid City Mall on Bardstown Road and ends at the Baxter Avenue Morgue. =) You can be in the parade by having a float, decorating your car, marching with a banner, rollerskates, unicycles, stilt walkers..be creative! It's free to be in it but you have to register. Or, you and your kids can just jump in at the end of the parade, but they still prefer you register. You can hand out commercial materials (brochures, buttons, coupons, fliers, etc.) for a $50 registration fee, which goes to benefit Home of the Innocents. Or, just bring your lawn chairs and watch the parade for free! Call 502-292-3033 for details.  

Pumpkin decorating - Image courtesy of evso, flickrPumpkin Decorating at Blackacre Preserve

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 2:00-4:00 pm

This is more than just pumpkin decorating. Meet some of Blackacre's early settlers and hear about how they lived. There will also be buggy rides.

Admission is free and pumpkins cost $2 each. Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead is located at 3200 Tucker Station Road. For more information call Lydia at 502-266-9802.

 

As you can see, many of these events are free or very reasonable! There is no reason why your kid can't have fun in Louisville this Halloween season!

 

                                              -Lynda White, Administrative Manager

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That's a great list of happenings in Louisville!  I was going to pick a pumpkin this past weekend but it rained too hard.  Maybe next time :)  Have a great one Lynda!

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Why thank you Jennifer! :) Hopefully this weekend will be sunny so you can get a pumpkin.

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My girlfriend is in charge each year of touring spooky San Diego. I have no idea what she has planned this year.

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Eric, that sounds like fun! I'll bet that city has a lot of fascinating events to choose from. And I'm sure it is warmer. Here in Kentucky, you never know if it's going to be 85 degrees on Halloween...or snow, I've seen that happen a couple of times. Have a great time!

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