OWENSBORO, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2015) — Fall is in the air and the place to be is Owensboro for a month of outdoor festivals, family entertainment and activities that celebrate the new season.
Here is a list of popular weekend events scheduled for the Owensboro area during October.
OCCTtoberfest (Oct. 3, 4 p.m.-Midnight): Bands, brats and beer are on tap for a classic German Octoberfest celebration at the Owensboro Convention Center. Live entertainment begins at 4 p.m., with bands playing until midnight. Admission is $6 with food and beverages available separately. Owensborocenter.com
Reid’s Orchard Apple Festival (Oct. 17-18, Noon-6 p.m.): The fruit orchard’s annual fall event features 20 food vendors and 90 arts and crafts vendors selling seasonal merchandise. 4818 state Route 144, Owensboro. Reidorchard.com
The following events are at Trunnell’s Farm Market, 9255 U.S. Hwy. 431, Utica, Ky. For information call (270) 733-2222. Trunnellsfarmmarket.com
Octoberfest (Oct. 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Oct. 4, Noon-6 p.m.): Kid friendly event features traditional attractions like a corn maze, hayrides, pumpkin painting and sculpting and lots of seasonal food. Farm equipment and the farm animal-petting yard add to the harvest environment.
The Great Pumpkin Fest (Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-6 p.m, Oct. 11, Noon-6 p.m.): The weekend celebrates the fruit of fall with pumpkin games. Those include bowling, sculpting, toss, face painting and even a checker game. Pumpkin foods and beverages of all kinds will be available.
Moonlit Harvest Fest & Flashlight Night (Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.): Spend the day enjoying the farm activities and stay through the evening for after-dark fun. The nighttime entertainment offers an interactive corn maze and glow-in-the-dark pumpkin hunt. Private campfire sites are available.
Harvest Fest (Oct. 18, Noon-6 p.m.): Live music and farm fun for the entire family. Pumpkin Princess Story Time, wagon rides, scarecrow making and pumpkin activities.
Halloween Bash (Oct. 31, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Nov. 1, Noon-6 p.m.): Have brunch with a witch and costumed characters, take a wagon ride through the pumpkin patch and wear trick-or-treat costumes in the Halloween Parade.
Find out more about Owensboro and Daviess County at visitowensboro.com or call (270) 926-1100. Stay informed of Owensboro events and happenings through Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/VisitOwensboro.