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October 2013 Events Calendar

Where to go and what to during October in Louisville, KY.


Looking for something to do in October? You’ve come to the right spot. This month, there is the St. James Art Fair, ColorFest and an 18th Century Market Fair.

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FREE Outdoor October Movies Begin

Where: Lawn of the Mary T. Meagher Aquatic Center
When: Throughout October
FREE movies to celebrate the Halloween season. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Check out the list FREE Halloween Events.

Dracula at Actors Theatre

Where: Actors Theatre
When: Throughout October
Fittingly, this show opened on a Friday the 13th in September and runs through Halloween. An annual production, Dracula entertains with suspense.

Deathtrap at Derby Dinner

Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse
When: October 1-November 11
Across the river, in Clarksville, IN, Derby Dinner is staging a recent Broadway hit. Deathtrap is part comedy, part thriller. The show is about a mystery writer who will stop at nothing to pen another hit book.

57th St. James Art Fair

Where: Old Louisville
When: October 4, 5 & 6
A juried art fair surrounding St. James Court, this annual event is full of art, friends, snacks and more. The first art show was held by the St. James Court Association on October 12, 1957, to raise funds to repair the fountain. Now, more than 300,000 visitors attend the three-day event and over 700 artists sell their wares. Hours are Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is Free. No Pets.


Where: The Pointe, 1205 E. Washington Street
When: October 11, 5-10 p.m.
A culinary competition focused on pork, over 15 restaurants will be participating. Louisville favorites like Cellar Door Chocolates, Decca, Farm to Fork, Harvest, Holy Grale, Jack Knife, Momma's Pickles Mustard and BBQ, Monkey Wrench, Morels, RYE, St. Charles Exchange, Stellar Sweets, Wiltshire and more. Hog Operation and Johnny Berry will provide live music. Beers brewed by local breweries will be available. Admission is FREE and vegetarian options will be provided. Money raised benefits the Butchertown Neighborhood Association.

Garvin Gate Blues Festival

Where: Garvin Place and Oak Street
When: October 11 & 12
Each year, blues lovers fill the street in from of Rudyard Kipling. Garvin Gate is often called the largest street festival in Louisville, it is the largest FREE neighborhood festival of its kind. Pets, coolers, cans and bottles are not allowed.

Foxhollow Farm's 6th Annual Fall Festival

Where: Foxhollow Farm
When: Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This fun-filled event includes live music, a pick-your-own-pumpkin patch, hay castles, old-fashioned carnival games, a cakewalk, hay rides, plus farm-fresh foods galore from Wiltshire Pantry, Grind Food Truck, Burning Bush Grille, Rooibee Red Tea, Cellar Door Chocolates and more. Admission is $5. Painting activities, silk dying and more will also be available for an additional charge. Net proceeds from the event benefit Maryhurst, a local non-profit organization that cares for abused and neglected children, and Foxhollow Farm’s Education Outreach programs. Foxhollow Farm is at 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, KY.

The Addams Family: Broadway in Louisville

Where: The Kentucky Center
When: October 15-20
A musical comedy created by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, authors of

The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life in The Addams Family. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and Olivier Award-winning director/designers Phelim McDermott & Julian Crouch (Shockheaded Peter) with creative consultation by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks. This is definitely not the same old song and dance. It's every parent's nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. It’s a family portrait that’s completely off the wall.

Louisville Cardinals vs. Central Florida Knights

Where: Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium, 2800 S. Floyd St.
When: October 18, 1-4 p.m.
Fans of Cardinal football, head to the stadium. Tickets are priced from $15 and up. If you have the afternoon off, take in the match between the Louisville Cardinals take on the Central Florida Knights.


Where: Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest
When: October 19
Family fun in the midst of fall colors. Nature-related activities for children, music, food and fun. Expect Kentucky crafts, pumpkin painting and more, too.

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