As we move closer to Halloween, Harlan County offers a variety of ways to celebrate Spooky Season ranging from family friendly experiences to blood-chilling thrills.
Kingdom Come State Park Haunted Mini-Golf- Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday of October, you can play Kingdom Come’s mini-golf course but with a haunted twist as the entire course is themed for Halloween. The cost is $3.50 per person. With ghosts and ghouls decorating the course, the scares are minimal and the activity is welcoming to mini-golfers of all ages. Find more information here.
Butcher Holler Spook House- Open every weekend in October, this haunted house is designed to get your adrenaline pumping! This activity is best suited for visitors who don’t mind a good fright! Find more information here.
Kingdom Come State Park Pumpkin Patch & Hayrides- On October 8th, guests at Kingdom Come State Park can enjoy a hayride to a pumpkin patch where they can select a pumpkin of their choice and also receive a treat bag. The cost is $10 per person. This is an all ages event with a Halloween theme but no scares. Find more information here.
Evarts Hometown Pumpkin Patch- On October 8th, Evarts Tourism will transform the Burl Fee Memorial Park in North Evarts into a pumpkin patch with hayrides, a crazy maze, free apple cider, games, and photo opportunities! Pumpkins are $5 each. Bring Halloween fans of all ages for this event. Find more information here.
Kingdom Come State Park Fright Nights- Visit Kingdom Come State Park on Fridays or Saturdays beginning October 14 for Fright Nights Haunted House & Trail. The cost is $5 per person. The fright factor is so high that organizers ask that no one under the age of 8 participate in Fright Nights. Find more information here.
Appalachian Haints- Hosted by the Harlan County Arts Council, this event on October 27th offers visitors a homemade chili supper to enjoy as you hear guest speakers talk about everything from Harlan County legends, ghosts, vampires, and cryptids like Bigfoot and Dogman. The evening culminates with a demonstration of ghost hunting equipment. Go home with the kind of stories that linger in your head and inspire your fear long after the event has ended! You can find more information here.
Monster Dash 5K- Run for your life with this night time Halloween 5K on October 28! Participants take off from the Harlan Center and route their way through downtown Harlan. Costumes aren’t required but they are encouraged! Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to participate and enjoy the Halloween theme! You can find more information and a downloadable registration form here.
These are just a few of the exciting events taking place around Harlan County. For the latest events, follow Visit Harlan County on social media or visit the events page.