October is a great time for family outings. Many local businesses and organizations are planning fall family events. Here is a list compiled from the events calendar in the October issue of Owensboro Living Magazine:
The Great Pumpkin Hunt
October 10 – 11 @ Trunnell’s Farm Market
Everything pumpkins! A celebration filled with pumpkins. The Great Pumpkin Hunt will begin at 2:00PM (children bring your baskets). Prizes Given. The event will include pumpkin painting and contest, guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, pumpkin bowling, funky pumpkin game, pumpkin sculpting contest, pumpkin checkers, pumpkin toss, and face painting. Listen to live entertainment. Hop aboard a hayride to the pumpkin patch, find a pumpkin in the pumpkin poundage patch, play Farm Scene Investigation, get lost in the Interactive Corn Maze, visit the Animal Barnyard and pet them, or enjoy the scenery while the children play in the Family Fun Acre. The entire family will enjoy tasting Pumpkin Stew, Pumpkin Pies, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Ice Cream, Pumpkin Rolls, Pumpkin Juice and more “Absolutely Farmtastic Fun!”
Trunnell’s Moonlit Harvest Fest
October 17 – 18 @ Trunnell’s Farm Market
An A-maize-ing event! Trunnell’s Moonlit’ Harvest Fest begins with family fun in the Family Fun Acre with live entertainment all day. Afterwards, it’s time for Flashlight Night on Saturday in the Trunnell’s Corn Maze! Enjoy finding your way through the Interactive Corn Maze in the DARK, which is a whole new experience that is fun for all ages. New for 2015 – special fireworks on the farm!
October 24 – 25 @ Trunnell’s Farm Market
Fun Filled Festival for the whole family. The Great Gourd Hunt starts at 2:30 p.m. for all ages (children bring baskets). Costume parade and contest at 4 p.m. Prizes awarded. Dazzle your taste buds with our delicious Pumpkin Soup. Children can join in the fun with the Fall Squash Scavenger Hunt, play in the Family Fun Acre, visit the Animal Barnyard and pet the animals, play Farm Scene Investigation, get lost in the Interactive Corn Maze, and play Funky Pumpkin, and Finger Funnies. Join the competition by entering the Kids Archery Turkey Shoot 1 p.m. both days. The whole family can enjoy live entertainment, scenic hayride to the Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin Painting and contest prizes awarded, and more “Absolutely Farmtastic Fun!”
Annual “Boo Fest”
October 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31 @ Diamond Lake Resort
Diamond Lake Resort’s Join us for a “spooktacular” good time! Saturday the fun begins at 11:00 a.m. and includes pumpkin painting, games, crafts, and lunch. Enter our costume, golf cart and campsite decorating contest. We’ll have a non-scary, kid friendly hay ride during the day on Saturday, as well as trick-or-treating from campsite to campsite.
Reid’s Apple Festival
October 17-18 @ Reid’s Orchard
The Apple Festival is an event for the whole family with 20 food booths, 90 craft booths, entertainment, demonstrations and carnival rides. The festival has been named a Top 10 Event by the Kentucky Tourism Council and a Top 20 event by the Southeast Tourism Society with covers eleven states.
Saturday, October 25, from 7-10 p.m. @ Edge Ice Center
EDGE Ice Center Come dressed in your Halloween costume and skate to some of your favorite Halloween tunes. There will be games, prizes and giveaways throughout the evening. Bring your family and friends and have a spooktacular time on the ice. Admission is $6 per person and includes skate rental.
Bridgepointe Church Annual “Shindig”
Sunday, October 25 from 4-8 p.m. @ Reid’s Orchard
This is a completely FREE event for the community to attend. We have everything from food, candy booths, carnival rides, inflatables, pony rides, live music and much much more!
October 26, 2015 from 10-11 a.m @ Daviess County Public Library
Ages 0-5 Join us for storytime at 10 a.m., and then stay for our fun parade around the library to gather goodies from library staff. Children are encouraged to dress in costumes for the event.
Trail of Treats
October 29, 4 p.m. @ Downtown Owensboro
The City of Owensboro presents its annual Trail of Treats extravaganza; a great community event that allows children to participate in safe Halloween activities. The annual celebration will be held in the downtown area and Smothers Park again this year on Thursday, October 29, 2015 beginning at 4 p.m. The City of Owensboro invites area businesses to sponsor the Trail of Treats by decorating and hosting booths. We ask all participants to bring out their Halloween creativity, so each year promises new chills, delights, and surprises!