LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — While people swap out lemonade for apple cider and shorts for sweaters. They are also looking to change how they spend their evenings, ditching dips in Kentucky’s lakes for corn mazes, orchards, and football games.

FOX 56 has uncovered some of the places in central Kentucky where you can fully immerse yourself in the joys of autumn.


Check Kentucky’s weather before you go!

  1. Harvest Fest, Lexington, Sept. 23–24
  2. Festival Latino de Lexington, Lexington, Sept. 22–23
  3. Last Day of Summer CONCERT IN THE PARK, Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Sept. 22
  4. Twelve Lions Film Festival, Lexington, Sept. 28–Oct. 1
  5. Oktoberfest, Harrodsburg, Sept. 29–Oct. 1
  6. 2023 Bourbon Street on Broadway, Frankfort, Oct. 6
  7. Fallin’ Into Fun Festival, Versailles, Oct. 7
  8. 2023 Bourbon on the Banks, Frankfort, Oct. 7
  9. Mt. Sterling October Court Days, Mt. Sterling, Oct. 13–16
  10. Jessamine Fall Festival, Nicholasville, Oct. 18–21
  11. ScareFest, Lexington, Oct. 20–22
  12. Halloween Festival and Thriller Parade, Lexington, Oct. 29


  1. Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, Georgetown
  2. Eckert’s Orchard, Versailles
  3. Reed Valley Orchard, Paris
  4. Bi-Water Farm and Greenhouse, Georgetown
  5. Happy Jack Pumpkin Farm, Frankfort

More fall fun:

Corn mazes

  1. Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, Harrodsburg
  2. Buckmeadow Farms, Lawrenceburg
  3. Baldwin Farms, Richmond
  4. Two Sisters Pumpkin Patch, Mt. Sterling
  5. Country Pumpkins, Dry Ridge

Haunted houses/tours

  1. Wicked World Scaregrounds, Nicholasville
  2. Haunted Trails of Whispering Woods, Georgetown
  3. Terror on Scotts Ferry, Versailles
  4. Black Orchard Haunted House, Shelbyville
  5. Anderson Hotel, Lawrenceburg
  6. The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, Louisville
  7. Fright Nights Kentucky, Lexington
  8. Haunted Hotel, Louisville