Pumpkins, ghosts, hay rides and scares on tap in October

Pumpkin patches, hay rides, ghost stories, and trick-or-treating are some of the things people think of when October rolls around.

Visit Lawrenceburg and Anderson County and we can serve you up all of the above and more.

As Halloween nears, the young and young at heart like a good scare, which can be found at the Anderson Hotel Haunted House in downtown Lawrenceburg. Voted one of the top haunted houses in Kentucky 2018, the hotel is sure to cause many screams again for 2019 with the expansion into the “bad side” of the old hotel, widely believed to actually be haunted.

For a less frightening encounter with ghosts, the Lawrenceburg Ghost Walk offers a view of the paranormal history that has been uncovered in a number of downtown locations, including the Anderson County Courthouse. Come find out which former residents may still be hanging out in buildings downtown.

If you are looking for tamer fall entertainment, you can find that at two different pumpkin patches that are each offering fun farm experiences. At Buckmeadow Farm Fest, you can take a hay ride, pick a pumpkin, navigate a corn maze, complete the ninja warrior course, go to the petting zoo and more.

At Drake Ridge Farms Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo you’ll also have a chance to get a pumpkin and visit a petting zoo, get your face painted and even meet a “unicorn.”

Though kids are often the focus of fall fun activities, Lawrenceburg doesn’t forget about the adults. For the fourth year, Adult Trick or Treat Night will be held downtown on Main Street, which will be closed throughout the evening. There will be a DJ, a craft beer tent set up by West Sixth Brewing, a wine booth set up by Rising Sons Winery, entertainment, games and a costume contest. And if you’ve ever wanted to do the “Thriller” dance, or just watch it, you’ll want to come for that as well.

And, of course, the grand finale of October will happen on the 31st as Main Street is closed again, from 5-7 p.m., for the annual Trick or Treat on Main.

For more about each of these events and other things happening in October and beyond, click here to check the calendar on the tourism website.