24 Sep Have a Spooktacular Time in Oldham!
There’s no place like Oldham County in the Fall…especially around Halloween! You’ll find Trunk or Treats, Pumpkin Car Shows, Ghost and Cemetery Tours, and Scavenger Hunts splattered all over the county from La Grange to Crestwood and all 20 minutes from downtown Louisville. When it comes to festival fall events in Kentucky, Oldham County makes it mark year after year with such annual events as Boo Dell at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens and Halloween MAINia on historic Main Street in La Grange.
Trunk or Treat at the Drive-In!
Saturday, October 16 and 23, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets just $25 per Carload! Includes Trunk or Treating and a Casper movie!
This is a rain or shine event, no matter how eerie the weather is. (If it is raining too hard for kids to be out, goodie bags will be handed out as kids/cars arrive.) Great family event and a safe way to trick-or-treat.
Sauerbeck Family Drive-In will be hosting this great event. Businesses, organizations and families can decorate their trunks and hand out goodies to kids. As a bonus to those who participate, decorated trunks can stay for the movie for free!
Sponsors are still needed. Sign up by emailing Admin@SauerbeckFamilyDriveIn.com. NOTE: If it is raining too hard for kids to be out, goodie bags will be distributed as kids/cars arrive.
Saturday, October 30, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join La Grange merchants for FREE trick-or-treating at participating businesses in Historic Downtown La Grange! Booths will be set up with activities for kids and the Candy Swap Shop for children who need to swap out their candy for other fun toys or trinkets. Come dressed in your favorite Halloween inspired costume. Participating businesses will have orange pumpkin signs in their store windows. Attendees start at the Welcome Center on Main Street where they will get a treat bag and sign up for door prizes.
This annual event is sponsored by the La Grange KY Main Street Program and local Downtown La Grange Merchants. The Candy Swap Shop hosted by Rainy Day Resale.
Skeleton 5K/Run/Walk & Spooktacular Festival
Sunday, October 17, 5K begins at 2 p.m. Festival follows the race from 3:30 – 5 p.m.
This fun run/walk will start and finish at Wendell Moore Park in Buckner, KY. Registration is $30.00 until race time. Online registration closes at 2:00pm on Friday, October 15, 2021.
Packet pickup is Sunday, October 17 from 1 – 1:50 p.m. at the John W. Black Community Center at the park.
All pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt; late registrants while supplies last. All participants will receive a finish medal, race bib, chip time race and post race refreshments!
Race is followed by a Spooktacular Festival from 3:30 – 5:00 pm – Trick or Treat in the lower parking lot (behind the pool). Free for families with kiddos ages 0 – 12.
YMCA Monster Mash Dash 5K
Saturday, October 30, Noon – 1 p.m.
Join the YMCA, 3rd Turn, and Backside Grill for a fun festive 5K Spooktacular! All runners will receive a box lunch, drink token, festive t-shirt and festive medal. Costume contest included. Great family event, open to those ages 6 and up. Awards given for top 3 females, top 3 males (based on gun time). Shirt/Medals are not guaranteed on race day for all registrations after 10/15/2021. Takes place at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens, 6300 Old La Grange Rd., Crestwood, KY. Cost is $45 per participant.
Boo Dell at Yew Dell
Sunday, October 31, Ticketed times between Noon – 4 p.m.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens’ annual community Halloween festival. This seasonal event is a frightfully fun day and always a family favorite. Kids of all ages can enjoy trick-or-treating along the Trail-o-Treats where dozens of local businesses will entertain with their creatively creepy booths and costumes. Hayrides, a straw maze, scavenger hunts, music by School of Rock Louisville and the poplar Mr. Magic (2-3 p.m.) round out a day of fun and surprises for all. This year’s event will be a ticketed event, with three timeslots to spread out the crowds. All tickets are advance sales. No ticket sales at the door. Please check website for availability of times, as this event sells out quickly. Scheduled times are: 12 – 2 p.m., 1 – 3 p.m., and 2 – 4 p.m. Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is located at 6220 Old La Grange Rd., Crestwood, KY. Event sponsored by Shiraz Mediterranean Grill.
Candlelight Cemetery Tours
Wednesday, October 6 and Thursdays: October 14 & October 28
A series of cemetery tours are being given by the Oldham County History Center. Locations include Floydsburg Cemetery near Crestwood as well as the Valley of Rest Cemetery in LaGrange. Floydsburg Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the region, created in 1799 by the William Boulware family. The Valley of Rest Cemetery in LaGrange was created in the mid-19th Century when LaGrange was an important railroad town. Participants will hear interesting stories of people from Oldham County’s past that include WWII soldiers, love stories and stories of people that changed the world’s history.
These tours are by reservation only. Recommended for ages 9 and up. All children must be accompanied by adults. Participants will be led by a tour guide to designated sites. Tours given every 30 minutes and leave from the History Center. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is $10 per person, paid in advance. Children under 4 free. There will be no tickets sold at the gate.
Spirits of La Grange Ghost Tours
Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 1 – October 31 (Oct. 30 & 31 are SOLD OUT)
Sponsored by La Grange KY Main Street Program, these tours are one of the most popular tours in the region – some say it’s the best they’ve ever taken! A costumed guide will lead participants on a two-hour candlelit tour around the haunted downtown Main Street area, combining the spooky history of the town and its residents with the “spirits” themselves. If you feel a cold rush of air or someone breathing on your neck, be sure to look over your shoulder!
Many strange, unexplained things have been known to take place in the historically haunted buildings along Main Street. While one tour guide was giving a tour to a group of 25 individuals at the former Head’s Pharmacy on Main Street, all that were present distinctly heard footsteps above them. The tour group were the only people in the building at the time! Several paranormal experts, P.R.O.O.V. (Paranormal Researchers of Ohio Valley) and S.P.O.O.K. (Society for Paranormal Occurrences of Kentuckiana) have investigated the buildings for signs from another world. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Tour starts at 208 E. Main Street at the Welcome Center. Please arrive 15 minutes before tour begins. Cost is $18 per person.
Pumpkin Fest & Car Show
Saturday, October 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Maples Park in Crestwood will be home to an awesome FREE PUMPKINS & CARS Car Show and KIDS ACTIVITIES! Come out for Breakfast & Lunch Food Trucks, Pumpkin Painting for Kids, and show off your car! The Maples Park is made up of 22 acres owned by the City of Crestwood and contains walking paths, kid’s playground, splash pad and rental space. It is located at 6826 KY 22 (ALL PARKING is in gravel lot between 22 & Railroad Avenue). Hosted by C&W Automotives LLC. Must register car by October 18. All registered vehicles must arrive by 9 a.m. day of event. Bring canned goods to donate. Show off your sports car, hot rod, classic, exotic or import.
Join the South Oldham Rotary Club for a family friendly, socially distanced scavenger hunt. There will be at least 8 stops sponsored by local businesses, who will remain onsite until 1 p.m.
Sign in and get your first clue at the Oldham County Schools Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd, Crestwood, KY. Each registered participant will receive a goodie bag. There will be a prize for the Spookiest Car and the Best Theme car. Reservations are required. Cost is $20 per car.