Halloween is coming and with the start of October, many campgrounds will now have special activities to celebrate this event. There will be spooky decorations, hayrides, scary costumes and different games for the kids. If you and your kids love Halloween, its time you go camping with your family.
Here we have listed out some of the events that campgrounds in Kentucky will have for Halloween:
Halloween Campout Celebration, Oct. 30-31
Get spooked in this Halloween event. Take part in costume competition and jack-o’-lantern carving contest. You could win a weekend stay in the Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park by decorating your campsite. You can play haunted mini-golf and take part in other activities. You can even take your pets with you where they can participate in costume competition.
Spookout Weekend, Oct. 16-17
The campground will be taken over by ghosts this Halloween. During the Spookout weekend, you will see spookily decorated campsites to work with the Halloween theme. Different contests like pumpkin roll contest and costume contests will be held for all ages. There will also be other activities like trick-or-treating. If you are visiting this campground during the Spookout weekend, don’t forget to bring candy for trick-or-treating.
Carter Caves Haunted Trail, Oct. 9-10, 16-17, 23
If you are fearless enough, you could visit Carter Caves State Resort Park and walk through their ¼ mile wooded trail. The entire trail contains thrilling scenes which could spook your wits out. You have to pay $8 for every person. At the starting of the trail, you can get concessions. However, it is better to keep young kids away from this trail. The park will provide transportation to and from the trailhead. You can get the tickets every event night at Carter Caves public pool from 7.30 PM to 10 PM.
Carter Caves Halloween Campout Celebration, Oct. 23-24
This is the 11th annual Halloween Campout Celebration for Carter Caves State Resort Park. Some activities which you can participate in this event include pumpkin carving contest, site-to-site trick-or-treating, costume contest, campsite decorating and spooky mini golf contest.
Tour of Terror, Oct. 23, 24, 30, 31
Majority of campers go for a tour of the falls during the day. There are many stories that tell about supernatural and frightening cases around the falls area after dark. As a part of Halloween celebration, you will get a tour of Cumberland Falls that you will always remember. Do not take kids below 10 years of age. The tickets are priced at $10.
Un-BOO-lievable Weekend, Oct. 23-25
You can have an amazing weekend with campsite decorating contest, trick-or-treating, costume contests and a cook-off of chili and dessert. You will get all of these on Saturday. A “Civil War Ghost Ride” will follow all these events.
Halloween Lights Drive Thru, Sept. 25- Oct. 24
Halloween celebrations will last during the entire month. You will be able to enjoy the sounds, sights and scares from your car for more than 1 ½ half miles which will be decorated with numerous lights and displays. You can also play miniature golf accompanied by several lights and Halloween music. You will get concessions and snacks will also be provided.
Halloween Fest, Oct. 13-25
This event is only for registered campers. This is the 21st annual Halloween Party of the campground and by the claims of it the event will also be the biggest ever. The time slots have been scheduled separately for different events like camper decoration contest, pirate putt-putt, ghost walks, pancake breakfast, bean supper, costume contest, crafts, live entertainment, Halloween parade, trick or treating, Pumpkin Express hayrides and many others.
Halloween Family Weekends, Oct. 17-19, 24-26
General public will be able to enjoy evening activities like the Ghoulish 18 Hole Mini Golf and Haunted Train Track of Terror. This year, new event will be added for both weekends named Saturday Hunting for Bigfoot Investigation. If you are staying at the resort, you can also take part in different day activities on Saturdays like trick-or-treating, creepy fingers pottery workshop with Albert Bauman, etc.
7th Annual Halloween in the Park, Oct 16 – Oct 18
This event is only for registered campers. If you are a registered camper and among the first 20 campers, you will get a small Halloween gift. The activities that you can participate when the full moon comes out include free ghost golf and mini golf.
There are different prizes for different competitions like pumpkin decorating contest, campsite decorating contests and costume contest for children, adults and even pets.
Campground Halloween Weekend, Oct 23 – Oct 24
The Halloween fun will start from 7 PM and continue till 8.30 PM. The whole family can enjoy at this event at the Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. Campsite decorating contest, crafts, games and trick-or-treating are some of the fun filled events you can take part in. You do not have to be a registered camper or pay anything to participate in these Halloween activities.
Haunted Hayride, Oct. 16-17, 23-24, starting at dark
Get ready to go for one of the scariest rides of your life as ghosts, specters and ghouls wait for you. This is an annual event and you can enjoy a haunted hayride which will be pulled by a tractor. Spooky creatures like vampires and werewolves are on the prowl, so be careful during the ride!
The Haunted Hayride will start at dark and will be held in the campground. Adults should accompany every kid. You have to pay $5 per person for enjoying the ride.
Trick-or-Trot 5K Glow Run, Oct. 25
The annual Trick-or-Trot 5K Race will be held at the Lake Barkley State Resort Park on 24th October, 2015. The event will start from 4.45PM. This event is a part of the Western Kentucky State Park Series.
Spooky Extravaganza, Oct. 23-25
The weekend from 23rd October to 25th October will be full of Halloween related programs. Trick-or-treating, Halloween crafts, Halloween movies and other contests for the best costume, Jack-o-lantern campsite decorating are some of the events that will be available at the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.
You can take part in these contests for free and you will get prizes if you win them.
Haunted Frontier, Oct. 29, 30, 31
If you come to this campground in Kentucky, you will be able to experience Halloween in its scariest form with a 241 years old haunted house. The haunt begins in the old fort and then you have to move through the wooded area behind the old fort. What makes it scary is the fact that the fort is near the Oldest Cemetery in Kentucky. Majority of the area of the haunt is outside in the darkness of the cemetery. So, it is really spooky and if you are weak hearted, you must avoid this Halloween activity. Kids under 10 are also not allowed.
For campers Halloween can turn out to be even more interesting if they book their places in any of these campgrounds. For campground owners, managing this rush during Halloween can prove to be very difficult. However, with the right kind of campground management and reservation software, this problem can be solved and Halloween will bring joy to both campers and owners.
What do you think about Halloween? Would you like to celebrate it in such campgrounds? We would love to hear your thoughts on this.