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Kool Smiles Fourth Annual ‘Operation Troop Treats’

Kool Smiles Lexington – 1301 Winchester Road, 40505
Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in Lexington, is coordinating for the fourth year, “Operation Troop Treats” to encourage children to bring their Halloween candy to the area Kool Smiles dental office in exchange for a toy. The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude. Kool Smiles initiated the program to help raise awareness about good dental hygiene and uplift American armed forces serving overseas.

Katie Riggs

Owingsville & Olympian Springs Vol. Fire Dept. Haunted House

Nov 30, 2014 - Dec 1, 2014 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Slate Avenue in Owingsville ( Bath County )
Haunted house of Terror - Admission only $6.00 adults and $3.00 for 12 and under

Randy Denton (606) 336-0057 John Staton (859) 404-8821 or Justin Welch (606) 336-6161

Trunk o Treat

Oct 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Buckfield Freewill Baptist Church
Candy,Hot Dogs,Hot Chocolate, and the 10 plagues of Egypt


Mill Springs Mill Haunted Fall Fun Fest

Oct 24, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mill Springs Mill 9135 Highway 1275 North Monticello, KY 42633
Free Trick-Or-Treating, Refreshments, and "Haunted" Historica Mill Tours. For all ages to come out dressed in their Halloween best and have a great time!

Park Ranger Aurora Scott 606-679-6337

Trunk or Treat

Oct 30, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mouth of Colley Hills, US 23 south of Pikeville, KY
Trunk or Treat event serving free hotdogs, cookies, treats for kids


NPL Fall Festival & Trick or Treating

Oct 24, 2014 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

1500 Trent Blvd, Lexington KY 40515
Annual Fall Festival- Free and Open to Public
Food, Doorprizes, Games, Trick or Treating and Haunted House

Ashley Cimala
(859)272-2273 Ext 216

Auxier Volunteer Fire Department Haunted Hay Ride

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014 Dark 30

Jenny Wiley State Park Campground at Dewey Lake
The Auxier Volunteer Fire Department will be having their Haunted Hay Ride October 17th, 18th and again on October 24th and 25th, at the Jenny Wiley State Park Campground at Dewey Lake. Each night will begin at DARK 30'.
The price for admission is $5.00 per person with the money going to the departments Christmas Charity, Operation North Pole

Auxier Volunteer Fire Department Station Number (606)-889-0773. If no answer, please leave a message.

A Masquerade Witches Ball

Oct 25, 2014 - Oct 26, 2015 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Pulse Nitelife, 931 Winchester Rd., Lexington, Ky.40505
Lexington-Bluegrass Pagan Pride presents A Masquerade Witches Ball. Cover charge will be $5.00 to benefit Lexington-Bluegrass Pagan Pride.
Master of Ceremonies: Erica Vaughn, Dance Music by: DJ Jace.
There will also be a cash bar, silent auction, free finger food, costume contest and more.
Parking is available along Winchester Rd. and throughout the neighborhood surrounding Pulse Nightlife.
Must be 21 years-of-age or older. ID required

Susan Kelch-Dyson
Web page:

jenkins haunted forest

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

lillte shepherd of kingdom come drama site jenkins ky

Cumberland Mountain Arts & Crafts Council, Inc. PO Box 1482, Jenkins, KY 41537.

ashcamp haunted attractions haunted house

Oct 24, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

ashcamp ky
we have are haunted house and other attractions open every oct

Wayne Ramsey
5837 HWY 197
Ashcamp, KY,41512

Slithering Halloween Sssspooktacular

Oct 11, 2014 11am - 6pm

Kentucky Reptile Zoo, 200 L & E Railroad, Slade KY 40376
KRZ is hosting a Halloween party! In addition to zoo tours, we'll have games, crafts, prizes and more! We have over 50 species of reptile on display, including mambas, cobras, rattlesnakes and pythons!

Admission is $10 per person without a costume, but $8 per person in costume, so dress your spookiest!

Kentucky Reptile Zoo, (606) 663-9160,

Johns Creek Fire Departments Haunted House

Oct 2, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 7pm - 12am

8094 Meta Hwy. Pikeville KY 41501
The Haunted House will Run Every Friday and Sat in OCT. and NOV. 1st.. The COST is $5 per person.
Johns Creek Fire Department is a non profit organization all proceeds go toward the purchase of gifts for the children in our community, for Christmas.

Jessica Wood 606-205-7976

Kiwanis Fall Festival

Pikeville City Park
Join us for delicious food, prizes for the kids, hay rides, scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch, yummy treats, fish in the pond. Elsa and Olaf will also be coming to Pikeville along with the Bibbidy Bobbidy Boutique!

Tammy Riley

Dinner with the Dead

Old Episcopal Burying Ground - 251 East Third St
Dinner with the dead at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground. Enjoy pizza, scavenger hunt, spooky stories, interpreters, fall/Halloween themed games and more!
4 and under FREE
5 and up $5
Adults $10


UPIKE Armington Science Building
Haunted Lab including all 5 floors of the Armington Science Building.

UPIKE Biology Club

Knott County Fire and Rescue Haunted Hay Ride

Beaver Creek Park
Haunted hay ride, food, hot drinks

Robert Blanton 606-447-2857
Marcie Heinz 606-447-2736

Halloween Costume Party

Swahili Elks Lodge 1203 Versailles Rd
Costume party with free food and prizes

Any member of Swahili

Shelby UMC Trunt Or Treat, 2013.

875 Shelby Yard, Shelbiana, Ky. 41562
Safe trick or treat and games for kids up to age 12, at the Church and in the parking lot.

Pastor Mel (606-791-3362) or Ben (606-432-1559)

3rd Annual Haunted Park Presents The Twisted Circus

Weeksbury,KY Community Park
3rd Annual Haunted Park Presents The Twisted Circus All Proceeds go to buy the kids Christmas Gifts. October 18th,19th,24th,25th.

Joseph Hackworth

5 Nights of Horror Haunted House

Bourbon County High School Auditorium
Project Grad Class of 2014 Fundraiser

Michelle Patrick

Wheelwright Fire Dept. Annual Haunted House

Wheelwright Fire Dept, Wheelwright, KY 41669
Annual Haunted House. Bring your whole family and get scared!!!

Joshua Akers, 606-452-2883,


Oct 26, 2012 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 South Main Street, Winchester, Ky. 40391

Sandra Stults, Director

2012 COS Candy Carnival

Oct 31, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Church ofthe Savior, 1301 Brannon Rd, Nicholasville
Come out and have a blast at the Church of the Savior 2012 Candy Carnival. There will be all kinds of fun and games for everyone. There will be door prizes as well as a cake walk and a "pony" carousel. The event will take place on Wednesday October 31st from 6-8pm at Church of the Savior, located at 1301 Brannon Rd, Nicholasville Ky. We are located off Brannon Road just off US 27(turn at the Cracker Barrel). Don't miss the fun, games and prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!!!

Vance Simpson, 859-223-1161,

Rockhouse Mt. Homeplace Haunted Trail

Oct 19, 2012 7:30 P.M.

Oct 20, 2012 7:30 P.M.

Oct 26, 2012 7:30 P.M.

Oct 27, 2012 7:30 P.M.

Paintsville Lake Park. Mt Homeplace
Haunted trail. Handicap wheel chairs can go through easily on blacktopped trail (we are the only haunt site that has 911 called on them).

Chief John Thompson of Rockhouse Fire & Rescue. 606-369-7041

Tailgate Trick or Treat

Oct 28, 2012 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.

Quest Community Church , 2250 Lawrenceburg Road Frankfort, KY 40601
Tailgate Trick or Treat is a free, family-friendly event. There will be trick or treating, hayrides, a scavenger hunt, a bonfire, and lots and lots of candy! There will be free hot chocolate and supper for a small fee.

Leslie Linwick

Haunted House sponsored by the Jenkins Fire Corp and Fire Dept.

Oct 19, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 20, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 26, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 27, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 28, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

Oct 30, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

at the Old Jenkins High School on Main Street
$5.00 per person COME IF YOU DARE!!!!!

Jenkins Fire Dept. 832-0060 or 832-1419

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Oct 11, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012 8:00 A.M.

Great Wolf Lodge - Cincinnati/Mason, OH
Howl-O-Ween activities include pumpkin painting & seasonal crafts in Cub Club; meet and greet with the Great Wolf Kids characters, dressed in their Halloween costumes; fun-filled, spooky costume parade and the chance to collect candy and other goodies along the super sweet Trick-or-Treat Trail throughout the resort. As the moon rises, families to snuggle together for the evening no-so-scary Spooktacular Story Time in the Grand Lobby and then bring their coolest moves to Monster Bash Dance Party (Fridays and Saturdays).

Reservations: 800.913.9653
Resort Direct: 513.459.8885
Fax: 513.459.8884

Day of the Dead Festival (El Festival del Dia de los Muertos)

Oct 4, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Oct 11, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Oct 18, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Oct 25, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Nov 1, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M., 5:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.

Living Arts & Science Center and Old Episcopal Burying Ground (corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane)
EVENT: Day of the Dead Festival (El Festival del Dia de los Muertos)

DATES: Thursday, November 1, 2012

TIMES: 5:00 – 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Living Arts & Science Center and Old Episcopal Burying Ground (corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane)

COST: Suggested donation of $2.00 per person (includes all activities)
Traditional food available for purchase –
Complimentary Pan de Muertos (Bread of the Dead) will be served

The Living Arts & Science Center partners with the
Old Episcopal Burying Ground
to present a traditional Day of the Dead Festival
(El Festival del Dia de los Muertos)
Photo above and at right by James Burgett.
LASC Day of the Dead Festival, 2011

On November 1, 2012, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 7th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a participatory celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This event is a fun, participatory experience for the entire family.
Join the celebration and experience the rich visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Central and South America.

Traditional Mexican dance will be performed by men’s dance company, Matlachines, as well as Danza Azteca. Mexican singer and guitarist Jose Rivera will perform throughout the evening, a Day of the Dead Art Car display will be outdoors, and a variety of hands-on crafts, typical of Day of the Dead celebrations will take place indoors and out. These participatory activities include decorating Sugar Skulls, creating sand murals, making tissue paper flowers and papel picado (cut paper streamers) as well as making tin ornaments and decorating monarch butterfly wings to wear in the candlelight parade. Participants may keep their crafts to continue to enjoy at home.

Visitors may also view Danse Macabre, new work by local artist Robert Morgan, in the LASC art gallery. Robert Morgan is a native Kentuckian and nationally recognized artist who repurposes and recycles materials that others have discarded. His works of art often incorporate hundreds of items to express something entirely new. In this new body of work, Morgan draws from many cultures to show humans struggling with and being tricked by death. He tells all his stories with a great sense of humor.

The art gallery will also feature hundreds of skeleton masks, created by area school children, in the tradition of Day of the Dead.

At dusk, musicians and dancers will lead participants in a beautiful candlelight parade from the LASC to the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane.

In the cemetery, participants may view an exciting exhibition of altars in and around the gravesites of this historic cemetery. Viewers may talk with artists, school groups and community members who have created both traditional altars as they would be presented in Mexican cemeteries as well as altar designs inspired by this joyful celebration. A community altar will also be presented, inviting individuals to place photos, mementos or names of their own loved ones, or participate in adding the flowers, candles and other traditional offerings. In the cemetery informal discussions will take place to educate participants about the altars, Day of the Dead, and the traditions and symbolism associated with this important Latin American holiday.

Traditional food from area restaurants and caterers will be available for purchase at the LASC. The LASC will also serve complimentary pan de muertos, the traditional bread of the dead.

New this year! Day of the Dead Community Classes and Workshops
The Living Arts & Science Center invites children and adults to participate in classes and workshops which will delve into Day of the Dead and assist you in creating your own large-scale Day of the Dead parade skeletons. Participants may then join the LASC’s Day of the Dead parade entry in Lexington’s annual Thriller/Halloween Parade on October 28, as well as the LASC’s Day of the Dead candlelight parade at the Day of the Dead Festival on November 1. Participatory classes and workshops include:

#209 - Community Workshop: Skeletons on Parade
with Sarah and Charlie Campbell
Come dressed for a mess and help design and create paper mache masks inspired by Mexican folk art. All participants are invited to join with the LASC, wearing completed masks, in Lexington's Thriller/Halloween Parade on Oct. 28 and the LASC’s own Dia de los Muertos Festival on Nov. 1. Please register in advance.
Category: Workshops for All Ages
Date: Saturdays, Oct. 20 and 27
Summary: ALL AGES | 10 am to 1 pm | $3 member/ $5 non-member
**Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult

#283 - Skeletons on Parade with Christine Kuhn
Learn about Mexican folk art and traditions while creating large scale paper mache sculptures. Then, you can show off your work and join the LASC in Lexington's Thriller/Halloween Parade on Oct. 28 and/or LASC's Dia de los Muertos Festival on Nov. 1.
Category: Teen & Adult Classes
Date: Thursday evenings – 6 – 8 PM, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25
Summary: Teens & Adults | $80 member/ $90 non-member

ABOUT the DAY OF THE DEAD (Dia de los Muertos) holiday:
Día de Los Muertos is an ancient festival that can be traced back to the Aztec culture with November 1st and 2nd as the traditional days to celebrate. The First of November is known as “Night of the Angels,” and it is believed that on this day the spirits of infants and children are reunited with loved ones. It is also believed that on All Souls Day, November 2, deceased adults come back to visit their families. Depending on the region in Mexico, as well as the United States, the way Día de Los Muertos is celebrated varies. In urban areas, festivities tend to be more of a social event, while persons living in rural areas may place more of an emphasis on the religious/spiritual aspects of the holiday.
The Mexican Day of the Dead holiday is one of the most popular times for altar building. Special altars called ofrendas (offerings) are built to honor loved ones who have passed. Altars create a sacred space in the home and are used as a place of prayer and worship, reflection and meditation or song. They can function as sites where family history is actively preserved, where loved ones are celebrated and remembered with pictures and artifacts.

The growing popularity of Day of the Dead celebrations in America is one reason that the home altar has begun to infiltrate mainstream culture. The rise of personal spirituality and ritual has also increased interest in home altar construction. Artists from many ethnic backgrounds are using the altar as an art form, bringing the practice into museums, galleries and books, exposing the tradition to even more Americans.
The new altar builders often mix different religious and sacred artifacts with secular effluvia like pop cultural icons and everyday items. A Buddha may sit next to a saint, all of which perches above a Mickey Mouse doll and a pair of running shoes—creating a personal collection that becomes a sacred space.

The Living Arts & Science Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides creative and unique opportunities for exploration and education in the arts and sciences. Art galleries, a discovery gallery, field trip programs, and arts and science classes and workshops are provided year-round for children and adults of all ages. In addition, the Living Arts & Science Center presents numerous community art events throughout the year. The Living Arts and Science Center also partners with community agencies and organizations to provide free hands-on arts activities at community events and programs and classes for special needs and at-risk students.

CONTACTS: Heather Lyons
Executive Director
Living Arts & Science Center
859-252-5222 or 255-2284

Halloween Hoe-Down

Oct 20, 2012 2:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M.

Irvine McDowell Park
The Halloween Hoe-Down is a family friendly event designed for children to have a safe place to Trick or Treat in Richmond. Back in the 1940's, a Halloween festival was held and attracted numerous community members to downtown Richmond. In 2006, the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department restructured their Boo Bash to be incorporated downtown with other outdoor festivities. In 2011 it was moved to the Irvine McDowell Park to create a festival atmosphere. The Halloween Hoe-Down continues to be a great success and a wonderful event for the whole community.

The festival will begin at 2:00pm and continue until 6:00pm. Free Activities include Kids Games, Train Rides, a Petting Zoo, Walk Around Characters, and Face painting. A Special “Thank You” goes out to the Eastern Kentucky University Recreation & Parks Administration REC 460 Class for helping to organize the games, decorations, and contests this year. They will be using this as a service learning project.

Dog Costume Contest

At 2:00pm Registration for all contests will begin. The Dog Costume Contest will have two categories- Most Original and Best 2 Part Costume. The Best Two Part Costume will be judged on the dog and the owner’s costume and how they fit together. The first place prize for each Dog Costume Contest is $75 Cash – Sponsored by Luxury Pets Services. Dog Owners can register at the tables located to the left of the Gazebo.

Registration forms will be available here soon!

The Richard McHargue Cloggers will be performing on stage before and after the Dog Costume Contest. Craft vendors, food vendors, fall market booths, and pet booths will also be on hand. Thank you to Moberly Karate For Kids for helping sponsor this event. Booths will be set up to visit throughout the park. For more information, please contact Erin Moore at 859-623-8753.

If you are interested in participating in the event please download the appropriate form below. :

Craft/Fall Market Vendor Form - $25 (Vendors can sell crafts, fruit/veggies, baked goods)

Community/Trick or Treat Booth Form - $15 (Selling items is not permitted)

Pet Booths Form - $15 ($25 to sell items)
(Forms available at

If you would like to be a sponsor for the event please contact Erin Moore with the Parks Dept. at 859-623-8753!

U-Pike Biology Club Haunted Lab

Oct 25, 2012 - Oct 27, 2012 6:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.

University of Pikeville: Armington Science Building
Haunted tour throughout the Armington Science Building. Tons of fun for all ages. Admission is $5.00/adult, $4.00/Upike students (ID needed), and $4.00/children 12 and under.

Stephanie Blair

Halloweenfest - Wizard of Oz style

Oct 26, 2012 6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.

Central Baptist Church at 110 Wilson Downing Road, 40517
Come join us for our annual Halloweenfest on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6-8 p.m. where we will follow the yellow brick road to the Wizard of Oz. Games with trick-or-treating, light dinner for the family and a great way to help God's Pantry. Admission is a canned good for our food drive. For more information, visit

Trisha Huffman at (859) 278-2331

Holler Crawler Haunted Forest Ride

Oct 19, 2012 - Oct 21, 2012 8:00 A.M.

Wilderness Trail Off-Road Park, Hwy 119 Trailhead, Pineville, KY 40977
Event will feature vendor area, guided rides,Colt Ford Concert,kid's event area, mud drags, ATV costume contest, rock crawling demos, Poker Run, The Haunted Forest Trail (Sat. Only), and much more.

Brian Fisher of Fisher's ATV World will be on hand to film and hang out with fans.

We will be attempting to break two world records: Most ATV's in a Parade and Most UTV's in a Parade.

Best of all, the event and riding is FREE! Colt Ford Concert will be the only charge of $15.

Larry Sawyers


ashcamp haunted attractions

Sep 28, 2012 - Oct 31, 2012 7:30 P.M.-11:00 P.M.

Location:HW 197, Elkhorn creek road,6th bridge from Ashcamp Post office, toward Elkhorn city, at NEWstone bridge entrance/Sharp curve between Jackson's Br and Ashcamp. Look for the lights and signs
ashcamp house of terror(come experience terror in this year in are haunted house)and corn maze entrance,hayride,Concessions... and much much more and more surprise come soon.

Peggy and Wayne Ramsey

phone number-606-754-3048