Wednesday, October 3

Children’s Storytime is every Wednesday at 10 am Hamburg Barnes and Noble. In the Children’s section at the back of the store with a craft/activity to follow.


Friday, October 5

Scott County Football travels to Frederick Douglass on Friday, October 5 at 7:30 pm.


Saturday, October 6

Eastside Library’s Family Storytime on October 6. The whole family is invited to this interactive story time featuring books, songs, & rhymes, followed by a hands-on craft or activity. Ages 0-5 years.


Drop by Eastside Library for hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) activities and larger-than-life games. For grades K-5.


The Kentucky Children’s Garden is hosting “Amazing Autumn” on October 6. Celebrate the season with hands-on activities provided by local exhibitors.

Monday, October 8

Extreme Explorers: Egg Drop Challenge is October 8 at Eastside Library. Build a contraption that will save your egg from breaking when dropped from a high distance. Recommended for grades K-5.


Thursday, October 11

Imagination Station: Pizza Parlor at Eastside Library is October 11. Celebrate National Pizza Month with a pretend trip to the pizza parlor. Recommended for ages 3-5.


Friday, October 12

Bryan Station Football travels to Henry Clay on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm.


Saturday, October 13

Blue Grass Stockyards Fall Farm Day is Saturday, October 13. Celebrate harvest time with kids activities, a barn maze, Touch-a-Truck, a bounce house, Kentucky Proud vendors, and food trucks.


Youth ages 12 and under can enjoy the Halloween season at Little Goblins Galore featuring an enchanted character trail, petting zoo, and special entertainment. Saturday, October 13 at McConnell Springs Park.


Party for the Pumpkins at The Arboretum is October 13. This event showcases all things Fall filled with crafts, nature displays, and pumpkins.


Sunday October 14

The 4th Annual Party for the Pumpkins Fall Family Festival is October 14 from 2 to 6 pm at the Kentucky Children’s Garden. Enjoy a pumpkin walk, snacks, crafts, educational stations, and many more fall themed activities.


Blue Grass Christian Camp, on Athens Boonesboro Rd, hosts their Fall Festival on October 14. Enjoy food, camp games, inflatables, hayrides, a zipline, and a vendor fair.


Wednesday, October 17

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour features live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, and Doc McStuffins. October 17 at EKU Center for the Arts.


Lexington Public Library Fall Book Sale is October 17 through October 21 at the downtown library.


Thursday, October 18

Artist’s Studio: Mini Pumpkin Decorating at the Eastside Library is October 18. For grades K-5.


Eastside Library hosts a discussion of Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men on October 18. For High Schoolers and Adults.


Friday, October 19

The Hamburg YMCA Fall Festival is Friday, Oct 19 from 6-8 pm. Activities include face painting, games, fitness activities, inflatables, fall crafts and more.


Frederick Douglass Football travels to Henry Clay on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm.


Saturday, October 20

Play + Create: Spooky Fun is October 20 at Eastside Library. For grades K-5.


“The Ghosts of Pineville” is coming to the Lexington Children’s Theatre October 20 and 21.


Wednesday, October 24

Artist’s Studio: Mini Pumpkin Decorating at the Eastside Library is October 24. For grades K-5.


Sunday, October 28

The annual Halloween and Thriller parade is Sunday, October 28 on Main Street from Quality to Mill streets, downtown Lexington.


Tuesday, October 30

Boo Bash at Eastside Library is October 30. Ages 0-5 years are invited to celebrate the holiday with some not-so-spooky songs, activities, and a costume trick-or-treat parade.


PumpkinMania at Transylvania University is Tuesday, October 30. Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison will be lit, trick-or-treating, food trucks, live music and more.


Wednesday, October 31

Trick-or-treating in Fayette County will be from 6 pm to 8 pm on October  31.


Trick or Treat at Blue Grass Stockyards on Halloween, October 31. There will be games, prizes, and candy.

This article also appears on page 13 of the October 2018 print edition of Hamburg Journal.


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