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2010 Louisville Halloween Events and Attractions


There are a ton of things that you can do as Halloween approaches if you're looking for a little Louisville Halloween fun. The following Louisville Halloween events and attractions are ideas for fun things to do this fall for both families and adults alike.

Louisville Haunted Houses

When: September and October
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.

Pumpkin Patches and Harvest Festivals

When: September and October
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 Tours

When: 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.

Dracula at Actors Theatre

When: September 17-October 31
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.


When: September 18
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

When: Fridays and Saturdays, September 24-October 30
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.

Blow Your Own Pumpkin at Glassworks

When: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in October
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.

The Mystery of Irma Vep

When: October 5-20
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.

Caufield's Halloween Parade

When: October 8
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.

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