It is no secret that Halloween is one of our favorite holidays at Meade County Tourism. If you need convincing, stop by our office during the month of October. We literally have ghosts flying through our lobby at night. We also think it is an exceptional time here. We finally get a reprieve from the high temperatures of the summer and get to celebrate our phenomenal outdoor spaces again.
It seems like an abundance of the county also feels the same as us and Halloween is a month-long celebration. From the quaint lawn decorations welcoming trick-or-treaters to the million-dollar haunted house attractions, Meade County shows that Halloween is something to celebrate.
Here is a list of our top 10 Things to Do to celebrate Fall in Meade County.
- Roberts Family Farm! Can we truly say the season has changed in Meade County without the opening of Roberts Family Farm? They have everything a pumpkin spice sipping, flannel-wearing, Autumnaphile. Do you pick pumpkins? Check! Corn maze? Check! Hayrides? Check! Sunflowers to Instagram in front of? Double-check! They also have everything to keep the kiddos entertained. But don’t take our advice, check them out for yourself!
- St. John’s Turkey Dinner and Fall on October 17th. St. John’s annual tradition brings the community their first tastes of the season with a turkey dinner and all the fixings. Along with that, they have booths, costumes, talent contests, and art contests. So come out to this autumn tradition and don’t forget to get a piece of homemade pie and a chance for the quilt drawing.
- The Fall Fest 2021 on October 9th. The fall-themed vendor event has everything to get you into the pumpkin spice season. Fun, Food, & Shopping Small! Enjoy local food, handmade jewelry, home decor, beauty products, boutique items, and much more. Join them at the Meade County Farm Bureau Building on October 9th to #ShopSmall, support your favorite local businesses, and discover new ones!
- Nightmare Forest. Are the other suggestions too tame for your Spooktober? Why not check out Nightmare Forest? Nightmare Forest Haunt Park at Otter Creek in Brandenburg brings you FIVE attractions for ONE great price! First is Hawthorne’s Circus Bizarre. You will see astounding feats of pain resistance, fire-eating, minding reading, and MORE! You will then enter into the halls of a Schoolhouse, where the class is back in session! You also get to experience Nightmare Harvest where farmers and scarecrows will stalk you! After that, you will get the original (and your favorite) Nightmare Forest trail where you will “Live Hollywood’s Most Horrifying Moments” at the LEGENDARY Nightmare Forest®. Experience all of your favorite horror movies in one place! Lastly, you will get a second haunted trail called the Trail of Terror. The Trail of Terror is filled with the undead of Nightmare Forest’s past victims. That’s FIVE HORRIFYING attractions for ONE low price.
- Field of Screams KY. Still haven’t filled your filled our scary meter? Check out another kind of corn maze at Field of Screams KY. Are you ready for monsters, madness, and thing that go bump in the night? Field of Screams will give you more than you can handle. Since 2002, they have offered the largest and most impressive horror experience in the Kentucky area. After one visit you will realize why their Two-Story Haunted Barn, Forbidden Forest, Hayride to Hell, and 6-Acre Corn Moze make Field of Screams Kentucky’s #1 Haunted Attraction.
- The Meade County History Museum. Are the last two a little too much? Why not check out the newest attraction in the Meade County History Museum? Say hello to Meade County’s most famous ghost Leah Smock, or better known as the Battletown Witch. The History Museum is displaying a proper Leah Smock grave scene, with a mannequin, proper dress, tombstone, and other accouterments. It will likely be five or six feet wide, floor to ceiling, and very realistic.
- Jailhouse Pizza. If ghosts are what you are looking for why not visit Jailhouse Pizza? This jail has seen its fair share of paranormal, from the Axe Murder of Paradise Bottom to the terrible tale of Lucy Hamilton. Don’t just take our word for it, Jailhouse Pizza has been featured on The Paranormal Journey, The FearScape Podcast, and the Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters. Not convinced yet? Why not try your own investigation? Jailhouse Pizza offers a Ghost Hunting package for you and your friends. But beware, the pizza is not included.
- Buttermilk Falls. Looking for something a little less spooky and a little more natural? Why not get enveloped in fall colors while taking a stroll? Check out one of Meade County’s premiere nature destinations Buttermilk Falls and Emmeret Falls walking trails. Directly adjacent to Brandenburg’s Riverfront Park, these trails offer beautiful views, breathtaking waterfalls, and every fall color of foliage imaginable. Both trails are open daily until dark.
- Weird Meade County. Wanting to find something to do in the comfort of your own home? Why not check out the blog Weird Meade County? It is a growing collection from our county’s past. They range from the scary to the absurd. They are the only collection of paranormal stories for Meade County exclusively.
- Trick or Treating! Kids and candy are big businesses here in Meade. We love to share and scare as October concludes. From the high school’s Pumpkin Patch to Trunk or Treats. There are more candy stops to celebrate the season than most kids can manage.