Louisville's Haunted Hotel has been named one of the best haunted houses in the country, and our own Waverly Hills is one of the world's most famous haunted attractions. If you're planning to head out for a scare this Halloween season, you'll want to know where to find all of the newest, most frightening, and most famous haunted houses in Louisville.
Ever since I was a child, one of my favorite Halloween activities was visiting one of the many Louisville pumpkin patches and taking a hay ride out to pick the best pumpkin for that year's jack-o-lantern. Whether you're continuing a childhood tradition or starting a new one with your own family, you'll be able to find the perfect pumpkin this year at one of these Louisville pumpkin patches.
Ghost ToursWhen: Ongoing
Louisville has two different Ghost Tours that each visit known haunted establishments in Downtown Louisville: Louisville Ghost Tours and Ghost Walking Tours of Louisville, Kentucky. Both take participants to many different local destinations, telling haunting tales of history and mystery at each stop.
From the Actors Theatre Website: The vampire hunt is on! Experience the Louisville Halloween tradition that drips with suspense--and even more blood. This celebrated gothic screamfest is jam-packed with plenty of thrills and chills to keep you on the edge of your seat.
From the PsychoMania Website: This year, PsychoMania will host its first Hauntoween event to benefit The Center for Courageous Kids. Come dressed to scream or dressed to impress. The haunted house will be open from 8 p.m. through midnight, and there will be Halloween items for sale and Halloween music.
Danger Run is a local Halloween tradition. It is a game of logic that is played in your car where you compete against other drivers to follow the limerick-styled clues that lead you down the route set by Danger Run officials. The cars whose miles match the mileage of the predetermined route most closely at the end of the race win thousands of dollars worth of prizes.
One of the coolest things to do for a holiday in Louisville is head down to Glassworks and blow a glass decoration. For Halloween, Glassworks is offering a "Blow Your Own Pumpkin" workshop. The workshop is $60 per person.
From the Actors Theatre Website: A lovelorn werewolf, a campy vampire, and an Egyptian princess with a secret greet Lord Edgar's new bride as she tries to escape the deadly fate of his first wife in this sidesplitting spoof of Gothic melodrama.This madcap menagerie of characters is played by just two actors, in a frightfully funny tale of terror filled with thrills, laughter, and extravagant showmanship.
The Caufield's Halloween Parade is an annual event where lovers of Halloween either gather to march down Bardstown Road with their costumes, floats, and decorated cars or line up along the sidewalks of the route to watch as the characters parade by.