Custer State Park in South Dakota

Custer State Park in South Dakota
We saw a LOT of these guys at Custer State Park in South Dakota!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This month

There is a LOT going on in and around the state right now! There are several events I won't be able to attend, but I would like to. In fact, there are a few things this weekend that I was hoping to check out, but I won't be able to.

The Miamitown Ghost Walk guys are doing their Paranormal Convention this Saturday AND they have several other cool events happening. I am sure they will be busy with their tour this season too. I have been to a lot of places and done a lot of "Ghost Walks." This one is more isolated and secluded than most, giving it a very authentic feel. This one gets a 10 on my creep-o-meter.

The Louisville Science Center is hosting an exhibit on the Titanic. I was able to check out the exhibit when it was in Cleveland and Columbus (I hear there are several different traveling exhibits). I can't wait to see it again right here in Kentucky. Almost 100 years later and we are still fascinated about the sinking of this ship, the story of the passengers, and even the rediscovery of it. At one of the exhibit locations, there were even period actors discussing the ship, staying in character!
Louisville should have the exhibit from now until February.

While you are in Louisville this October, I think "Evil Dead the Musical" is a must. A day trip to Louisville to see the Titanic exhibit during the day, and Evil Dead the Musical in the evening sounds perfect. Getting a room for the night and going to the Louisville Zoo and the new Mega Cavern the next day would be a great weekend adventure in Louisville this October.

In Lexington, there is the Downtown Ghost Walk and Creepy Crawl. Kevin Steele is a heck of a story teller. This is a fun event. Many of the locals participate (one haunted fire station seemed happy to let those on the walk take a look inside). This is a fun tour. It was a bit crowded the night I went last year, as this is a popular event. I did go on Halloween though. Anyway, check out Kevin's site.

In Owensboro, David Wolfe is doing his "Haunts of Owensboro" ghost walk. Like the Miamitown guys, his is run all year long on Fridays and Saturdays at 8. I have not been on his tour yet, but I hear he does a great job and he is excited about his tour that he has put together in Owensboro. Plus, the tour meets at one of my new favorite hang outs in the 'Boro, the Creme Coffee House. Owensboro is really lucky to have a great indy coffee shop and a year round ghost tour!

Next month, Frankfort is hosting their book fair again on November 7th. If you love books, especially books with a Kentucky connection, this is the place! Last year, there were around 200 authors signing their works. I love signed books, and I love chatting with authors about their books. This is a very exciting event.

Falling in line with the Halloween Season, but also occurring in November is the HorrorHound Weekend event in Cincinnati. This should be a fun event for horror movie fans.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autumn Festivals

There are plenty of festivals going on at the moment. Apple fests, ghost walks, and haunted houses. I love this time of the year!
Last weekend, there were festivals all over the state. The Chicken Festival, according to the local news, drew hundreds of thousands of visitors! The actors who played Bo and Luke Duke were there. I really need to get down to that festival next year.
Last year I went to the Lebanon Ohio Apple festival. I passed on that one this weekend to hit Ham Days in Lebanon Kentucky.
This was a nice, family oriented event. It was rainy, and the event seemed under attended. I still had a great time.
They had a parade, vendors, and all sorts of carnival type food stands. Their prime rib sandwiches were better than I heard they would be.
This might be a good festival for a family that enjoys the occasional festival event without shoulder to shoulder crowds.
I know Paducah also had a big festival this past weekend. I will try to get some Ham Days pics up soon.