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    Here's's Halloween Hit List for the top 10 things to do around Louisville this season. October is here! Happy Halloween in Louisville.

    10.   October is a beautiful month in Louisville. There are so many things still to do, and some of the items such as fall hikes and the Centennial Festival of Riverboats on this Autumn Hit List from September are still awaiting your company.

    9.   Danger Run

    The Danger Run is going on now through November 1. Great horror for people who love it. You won’t find me there (because I’m a big fat chicken), but hey, plenty of people will take part. Cost: $20 for 3 haunts.

    8.   Waverly Hills

    Most noted as the most haunted place on Earth is the place to go in Louisville for frights and screams and chills at Halloween. Haunted house and mini tours are available every Friday and Saturday night through November 1. Cost: $20 cash per person.

    7.   Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

    See the preview on to find out more about the artistic glowing jack-o-lantern display going on starting October 9 through November 2, from dusk to 11pm (midnight on weekends) nightly. Cost: $12-$15 depending on night and age.

    6.   Ghosts Tours of Old Louisville

    Ride through the streets of Old Louisville on a tour of the historic and possibly haunted homes of the oldest Victorian preservation district in the U.S. For reservations, call 502-637-2922.  

    5.   Haunted Houses and other Halloween Attractions

    There are a number of Halloween attractions and haunted houses around the city this time of year. There are nearly two dozen haunted houses to wade through this Halloween, so take your pick. With horror-filled attractions such as Nightmare Forest, Grim Trails, The 7th Street Haunt, Asylum, and The Haunted Hotel, you can get your fill of spook any weekend of the month. See this list for information.

    4.   Monster Movie/Theatre Series

    Go see Dracula at Actor’s Theatre (tickets start at $45, runs through October 31). Mary T Meagher has fright night movies on the lawn. On October 17 they host Classic Horror Theater and Ghost Stories by the Fire on October 24. They also have a Halloween Carnival on October 11. Fright Night Film Fest is this weekend at the Galt House Hotel. It’s October 3-5 (tickets are about $20). Also check out the Fright Light Shows at Rauch Planetarium throughout October. Frazier History Museum is also hosting An Evening with Poe (tickets are $15-$18 and include museum admission).

    3.   Halloween Inspired Art Exhibits/Workshops

    Attend the Tim Faulkner Gallery Halloween Masquerade Ball on Friday, October 31. Doors open at 9pm, tickets cost $10-$13; click here for more information. At the Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, you can make a Halloween-inspired mask for the season. Check out your local library for Halloween-themed storytimes and programs for little ones and teens looking for something to scare them just a little bit. Cost: Free but some programs (especially APH, require pre-registration). Check out Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft this month as well; they are hosting four Halloween-inspired creative workshops for families. Click here for more information.

    2.   Not So Spooky: Halloween Fun with Kids

    Top 5 Things for families to do together this Halloween season: 1-World’s Largest Halloween Party at the Louisville Zoo 2- Boo Dell at Yew Dell Gardens 3-Jeffersontown Pumpkinfest 4- Once Upon a Storybook Halloween Party at the Main Library 5-Halloween at Westport Village. If you want a huge list to fill your October calendar, see here. Bonus: Kids, parents, families alike love the Halloween display along Hillcrest Avenue near Crescent Hill. It’s in its 9th year, has made the national news for spookiest street, and is happening every day in October and is absolutely free. Definitely worth a trip for newbies and those regulars who go every year.

    1.   Pumpkin Patch Picking

    Again, see the end of this autumn hit list for ideas of where to go pumpkin patch picking, hayride riding, and corn maze lost. Other ideas include Boyd Orchards, Bray Orchards,  Joe Huber’s Family Farm/Orchard and Winery, Deere Farms, Foxhollow Farm, Sunny Acres Farm, Hinton’s Orchard, Gallrein Farms, Mulberry Orchard, Shady Lane Farm, etc.

    Check out this website that has tons of links to everything Halloween-related around town. Also see Louisville Family Fun for family-friendly ideas. Obviously, there is a whole month of Halloween activities to exhaust this top 10 list! Missing your favorite? Leave a comment or tweet us @louisvillecom.

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    Longtime Louisvillian, I am a children's librarian at heart and have a passion for children's lit. I am most recently a stay-at-home mom who is always on the move, searching for family fun in Louisville. If it's free, it's preferable!

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