by Katie Kerwin & Amanda Harper
DEVINE’S CORN MAZE
Devine’s has been bringing family fun for 12 years with a massive corn maze that is designed to be impressive when viewed from above. This year, they’re celebrating Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 100th anniversary.
Devine’s offers many kid friendly things to do, including a kiddie corn maze, a petting zoo area, pumpkin picking and a nightly bonfire. They have recently added paintball, ziplining and more. Bring the family and enjoy the fun behind the #3 ranked corn maze in the nation!
623 Talmage-Mayo Rd. • Harrodsburg, KY devinescornmaze.com
Botanica is a family farm located in Lexington that has been around for over 60 years now. Bring the family and enjoy a playhouse set, pumpkin patch and a corn maze with a surprise: answer questions throughout the maze and be entered to with a pair UK exhibition basketball tickets! From the petting barn to the vertical tire wall, there’s a lot to see at Botanica!
6327 Old Richmond Rd. Lexington • botanicaky.com
JACK O’ LANTERN & PUMPKIN PATCH FARM SPECTACULAR
Imagine taking a stroll amidst over 5,000 glowing jack o’ lanterns! This festive autumn attraction is held each year at Iroquois Park in Louisville.
October 8th – November 3rd, the pumpkins light up daily around dusk (approximately 7:15pm) and they glow until 11pm Sunday- Thursday and midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. You walk along a 1/3-mile walking trail. Each year features newly-themed scents with music. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.
1080 Amphitheater Rd. • Louisville, KY jack-o-lanternlouisville.com
EVANS ORCHARD & CIDER MILL
Aside from their pick-your-own fields, Evans has a lot of fun in store for the whole family. Their play area includes a jumbo jumper, the Apple Cider Slider, a rat racers big wheel track, pedal carts, a hay castle and more. The barn yard and petting zoo is completely adorable.
While you’re there, pick out a pumpkin and enjoy some homemade fudge with the family at Evans. The Sweet Apple Café & Bakery is a can’t-miss!
198 Stone Road. • Georgetown, KY evansorchard.com
PUMPKIN PATCH TRAIN RIDE
Each weekend in October, the Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum offers Autumn Leaves train rides to see the beautiful landscapes of central Kentucky.
The train makes a stop along the way at Life Adventure Center, where guests can disembark and purchase pumpkins (to benefit LAC). Enjoy cider and marshmallows on this festive adventure.
175 Beasley Rd. • Versailles, KY bluegrassrailroad.com
ECKERT’S VERSAILLES FARM
Children and adults can enjoy bonfires, hayrides, apple picking and many other outdoor activities at Eckert’s farm. From their corn maze to the Country Store, there’s so much to see and do.
Looking for spooky fun? Head out Fridays and Saturdays through October 26 for the Haunted Hayrides. Check out their website for a calendar of other events happening this fall season. They have fun seasonal events planned for November and December, too!
1396 Pinkard Pike • Versailles, KY eckerts.com/versailles
AUTUMN FEST AT BI-WATER FARM
Bi-Water Farm hosts the largest fall farm festival in the area over 185 acres of land in the heart of Kentucky. Enjoy everything from corn mazes, petting zoos, ziplines and paintball – just to name a few. Check out the Pumpkin Warrior Obstacle course of Spooky Farmhouse.
Check out their website for the full list of the adventures your family can enjoy while at Bi- Water! You can join them on Friday nights for a community bonfire, storytelling and s’mores or Darkside Hayrides.
877 Cincinnati Rd. • Georgetown, KY biwaterfarm.com
HALLOWEEN LIGHTS DRIVE
Enjoy twinkling lights and spooky sights over a one-and- a-half-mile drive. Hundreds of thousands of lights and Halloween scenes are built by Fort Boonesborough State Park and its campers to create a chilling good time... but since you’re in your vehicle, no need to worry about the chill in the air! Drive on down October 4-26. Lights are on dusk - 10pm.
4375 Boonesboro Rd. Richmond, KY • parks.ky.gov
The Arboretum has all kinds of great family- friendly events. Visit their online calendar for walks, seasonal activities, plant exchanges, vegetable garden workdays and more. From learning about local plants to soaking in the sunshine at the Children’s Garden, The Arboretum is one of Lexington’s best family destinations.
Check out their annual Autumn Scarecrow Display as you walk through the Horticultural Gardens. Or celebrate Tree Week with them October 12-19!
500 Alumni Dr. • Lexington, KY arboretum.ca.uky.edu