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Top Louisville Fall Activities for Families

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A big city with a small town feel like Louisville, Kentucky, can be extra fun in the fall, especially with a variety of fun, family-friendly fall activities to enjoy. For families in the area looking to make some fall memories with your children, here’s The Gardner School’s list of top Louisville-area fall activities you won’t want to miss.

Fall at Sunny Acres Farm

From equine classes, a corn maze, a hay ride, and more, children can experience what it’s like to be a farmer for the day at Sunny Acres Farm. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy while exploring the farm activities.

Fall Festival at Foxhollow Farm

Foxhollow Farm’s Fall Festival has grown from a small party to the premier fall event in Oldham County. Welcoming more than 10,000 friends and neighbors in the fall, Foxhollow Farm uses its proceeds to benefit Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm’s Outreach Program. Families can enjoy hayrides, a corn maze, pony rides, arts and crafts, and so much more.

Pendleton Farms Pumpkin Patch

During the month of October, families who visit the Pendleton Farms Farmers’ Market can experience the fall harvest at Pendleton Farms Pumpkin Patch. Purchase pumpkins, gourds, mums, and watermelons, while enjoying a hayride and visiting with farm animals.

Pumpkinfest at Slow Poke Farm

Located in Shepherdsville, Kentucky, families are sure to make some happy fall memories during October weekends at Pumpkinfest at Slow Poke Farm. Activities are designed for all ages to enjoy, including a corn maze and hay maze. A fun bonus activity involves making your own scarecrow - you bring the clothes!

World’s Largest Halloween Party at Louisville Zoo

Thursdays through Sundays in October, this fall event at Louisville Zoo is coined as “Delightful. Not Frightful.” If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Enjoy your Zoo magically transformed into a living storybook with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under.