5 activities in Bowling Green to kick off the fall season

Henri Aboah, News reporter

Spooky season is here which means it’s time for fall activities. Here are five fall activities to do in Bowling Green.

1.Take a trip to Jackson’s Orchard

Jackson’s Orchard and Nursery offers a range of activities to do with family and friends. During fall, the orchard has a pumpkin festival every weekend in October. Visitors can go on a hayride to the corn mazes, petting zoo, straw castle, goat ranch, pumpkin patch and much more. Jackson’s Orchard has a little bit of everything for all ages.

2. Downtown Bowling Green Harvest Festival

The third annual harvest festival will take place on Saturday, Oct. 16 at Fountain Square Park at 10 a.m. The event will include yard games, face painting stations, hay mazes, an inflatable obstacle course, and interactive experiences with Bowling Green Police and Fire departments. For an older audience, the Crop-tober Fest begins at 5 p.m. at the SOKY Marketplace. It will include live music, food trucks, and local brews and an opportunity to roast marshmallows.

3. Boo Bash

Boo Bash is a Halloween themed party for adults 21 and over. It will take place Friday, Oct. 15 at the Historic Railpark and Train Museum. The event will have liquor ring toss, costume contests, a silent auction, food trucks and outdoor games. Tickets must be purchased to enter and all proceeds will benefit Down Syndrome of South Central Kentucky and the Historic Railpark. It is encouraged for guests to dress up in their best Halloween costumes.

4. Skeleton’s Lair Scream Park

If you’re looking for something more spooky, grab a friend or two and head to Skeleton’s Lair Scream Park. The haunted house has four haunted attractions which include haunted woods, a haunted hayride, a two-story haunted house, and a 3-D haunted maze. This year Bob Elmore, Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, will be there Friday and Saturday nights to take pictures with fans and sign autographs. Tickets can be purchased online.

5. Lost River Cave’s Scarecrow Trail

Lost River Cave is holding its 10th Scarecrow Trail. The free event has scarecrows on display on the trails. Visitors can enjoy the scenery of the Lost River Cave with a spooky twist. Afterward, they can vote for their favorite scarecrow.

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