Fall is finally here, and we are so excited to indulge in of all the festivities coming this season! In fact, we’re so stoked that we have compiled a list of all of the best local pumpkin patches, hayrides and fall festivals for a jam-packed month of autumnal fun. Bookmark this article and come back throughout the month of October whenever you need a family-friendly weekend activity this season. Here’s your ultimate guide to Louisville’s best pumpkin patches & fall festivals!
The Ultimate Guide to Louisville’s Best Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals
Louisville’s Best Pumpkin Patches
8905 Hwy 329, Crestwood, KY 40014 | (502) 241-9674
Foxhollow Farm is one of the best places to find organic and biodynamic farming. And in fall, they’ve got a fall festival, corn maze, fresh eggs, a farmer’s market, picnic area and farm animals. Check below for more details about their Annual Fall Festival, featuring pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides, pony rides, farm-fresh food, live music and good ole family fun.
6516 Echo Trail, Louisville, KY 40299 | (502) 643-6584
With a corn maze, pumpkin patch (already gathered from the field), Pumpkin Festival, haunted corn maze and more, it’s safe to say you’ll have a blast at Sunny Acres Farm! Check below for details about their fun fall Pumpkin Festival.
19816 Huber Rd, Borden, IN 47106 | (812) 923-9463
If you’ve never been to Huber’s before, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to do! In addition to their pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Huber’s Orchard also runs a winery, ice cream and cheese shop. Be sure to get some apple butter from Joe Huber’s Restaurant, too!
1029 Vigo Rd, Shelbyville, KY 40065 | (502) 633-4849
At Gallrein Farms, you can find a pumpkin patch and a store with fresh produce and local jams and honeys. Feed yourself on that magic, then feed the animals at the petting zoo, or let your kiddos go wild on their large trampoline! It’s perfect for a fall day trip with your loved ones.
Louisville’s Best Fall Festivals
October 6-14, 2018: Harvest Homecoming Festival
Voted Indiana’s #1 Fall Festival, the beloved weeklong Harvest Homecoming in New Albany, IN, is the mother of all fall festivals. It’s got a baby photo contest, baking contest, bicycle tour, billiards classic, bingo, bourbon, family fun workshop, car and bike show, coffin race, cornhole tournament, crafts and food vendors, rides, golf, performances, home decorating contest, oodles of fun kids’ contests and events (including a baby crawl!), a pageant , a parade, a pumpkin-chunking competition a pumpkin decorating competition and more! Activity times and ticket or registration prices vary depending on specific events and activities. harvesthomecoming.com
October 9 through November 4, 2018: Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular
The Louisville Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is always a crowd favorite. This year’s event will be held at Iroquois Park, starting on October 9 and running through November 4. There are 5,000 uniquely carved pumpkins lighting up the walking trail, which spans one-quarter mile, and carvers work tirelessly throughout the month to constantly keep freshly carved pumpkins out. The pumpkin trail will be illuminated from dusk to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Ticket prices vary depending on the day. jackolanternlouisville.com
October 13, 2018: Foxhollow Farm Fall Festival
Foxhollow Farm will host its 11th annual Fall Festival, a fun-filled celebration of autumn, on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy a corn maze, obstacle course, hayrides, arts and crafts, a kids’ costume parade, games, food trucks, live music and the Squallis Puppeteers. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door, and kids under the age of 3 get in for free. Proceeds benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm’s Outreach Program. foxhollow.com
October 13, 2018: Wine on the River
Calling all wine enthusiasts! From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, more than 25 vineyards, distributors and wineries will be on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Attendees will receive a passport to keep track of their favorite red, white or bubbly during this fun and educational event. Tickets are $65 plus tax and include admission to the event, a souvenir tasting glass, samples of all beverages, a passport brochure and a donation to Boys and Girls Haven. Non-drinking tickets are available for $20, and VIP tickets are $75. Patrons must be 21 or older to attend and present a valid ID. wineontheriverlouisville.com
October 17, 2018: Taste of Louisville
Eat, drink and be merry, all while supporting your community! Enjoy the original Taste of Louisville event on October 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Kentucky Restaurant Association’s Louisville Chapter has been putting together a collection of the city’s finest restaurants and chefs for Taste of Louisville for the past 44 years, but this event is about more than just food! Since 1974, Taste of Louisville has raised over $250,000 for local charities. Tickets to this delicious shindig are $65. thetasteoflouisville.com
October 20-21, 2018: Pumpkin Festival! at Sunny Acres Farm
Sunny Acres Farm’s annual Pumpkin Festival! will return October 20 and 21 from noon to 5 p.m. Head out to the farm for a day of family fun with a corn maze, hayrides, a petting zoo and much more. There is a $5 entry fee, but kids ages 5 and under are admitted free of charge. facebook.com
October 20, 2018: Louisville Wine & Food Experience
This day-long tasting event features local Louisville chefs along with a cooking demonstration by chef, restaurateur, author and judge on Food Network’s “Chopped,” Scott Conant. It is in Kentucky, after all, so you can expect plenty of great booze, beer and wine as well. This event takes place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and tickets start at $65. wineandfood.courier-journal.com
October 20-21, 2018: Via Colori Street Painting Festival
Once a year, Kentucky is transformed into a creative canvas. Via Colori Street Painting Festival brings together artists, volunteers, businesses and nonprofits to raise awareness, funds and community partnership for foster children across the state. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. There will be street painting, musicians on three stages, vendors to shop and plenty of food. The event will directly benefit New Beginnings Family Foundation, a nonprofit that provides therapeutic foster care and medically fragile care to special needs children who are displaced from their biological family. viacolorikentucky.com