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Fall Into Some Fun!

Fall into some fun throughout the month of October all across Kentucky’s Western Waterlands region. From parades and festivals, to spooky encounters and all the fixings at the Country Ham Festival, visitors are sure to find something for the whole family to enjoy! Keep reading to find out more about what’s going on in our area!

First weekend in October


As we begin to notice the fall foliage make it’s appearance throughout the region, it also provides some the best weather for shoreline kayaking along Kentucky Lake and boy, do we have the perfect event for you! The Kentucky Lake Paddle Up with the Tennessee RiverLine! Kayak along the river’s edge from Kentucky Dam to Haddock’s Ferry in Calvert City! More

information can be found online, at under the events tab or by clicking

the event link above!

After the Paddle Up event that morning, head over to Memorial Park in Calvert City for the CC River Folk Fest. With an incredible amount of artisan and craft vendors, food trucks, kids activities, and a fantastic line up of bluegrass music, headlined by The Grascals! More information for this event can be found online by visiting the Calvert City Facebook page!

Mayfield, Kentucky turns into one spooky town for the entire month of October offering unique Halloween inspired events! You can catch a demolition derby, Cemetery tours, Cartwright Grove’s Haunted Festival, the Purchase Players and more each weekend throughout the city! Please visit their website for dates, times, and locations!

Second weekend in October


The middle of October in Western Kentucky is turning out to be one of the busiest months of the year! The fall colors are showing, the temperature is perfect for campfires, and pumpkin spice abounds, but what to do?! Check out this variety!!

Trigg County’s Country Ham Festival is happening on October 13th & 14th. This two day festival comes complete with all the flavor, ham, bbq, and the fixings, live entertainment, arts

and craft vendors and more! For more information, click here!

Grand Rivers’ Hunters Moon Festival taking place on October 14th is another very family

friendly festival for you to enjoy! This event features a parade, street vendors, live music and

more! Click this link to find more information!

Arts Lovers should head to the downtown Paducah area, for a variety arts entertainment

options including a showing of Annie at the Carson Center, June B. Jones at Markethouse

Theatre, or the Taylor Swift Eras Concert film at Maiden Alley Cinema.

Third weekend in October


The third weekend October is going to be another full weekend, complete with a haunted

parade Mayfield and another haunted festival weekend at Cartwright’s Grove!

You can also head over to Aurora, Kentucky for a two day chainsaw carving competition

featuring carvers from all over the country and a variety of competitions, categories, and works of art to bid on!

But are you In the mood for a laugh? Make plans to attend the inaugural Kentucky Comedy

Festival at Murray State University or watch the world’s longest running play “The Mousetrap” by Playhouse in the Park!

A just little further over, get your exercise on by running in Christian County at the Hoptown Half-marathon & 5k!

If you’re wanting a slower more social scene, try another popular option, Maiden Alley Cinema’s Oktoberfest in Paducah!

4th weekend in October


The end of October is always a busy time for every community as the Halloween holiday takes precedent and the Western Kentucky region is no exception! Be sure to check local community social calendars for a variety of Trunk or Treat events including Halloween on Jefferson street, and regional favorite for sure!

If you are looking for some unique options however, we might suggest Booze & Boos at Casey Jones Distillery for our 21 & over crowd in Hopkinsville!

To start exploring Kentucky’s Western Waterlines online, visit us at


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