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Frightful, festive fun for the entire family

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By Kentucky.gov

The Halloween season is a popular one at Kentucky State Parks. Haunted trails, campground decorations, and trick-or-treating are popular at many parks. Parents of young children should check in advance — some parks have age recommendations for their events.

Note: most campground events are for registered campers only. Here’s the 2017 list of Halloween events:

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Greenup

Camper Halloweens, Oct. 13-14, 20-21, 27-28

Greenbo Lake has a full schedule of events for these three weekends. They include: site decorating contest, costume contests, pumpkin carving contest and cake walk. Fun and games for everyone. Saturday night trick or treating for campers only.

For more information, call (606) 473-7324.

My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown

Shadows of Federal Hill, Oct. 15, 17, 20, 22, 27, 29

My Old Kentucky Home State Park’s very popular “Shadows of Federal Hill” tour is back. Ghosts are roaming the halls of My Old Kentucky Home. If an individual likes the more adventurous and darker side of history My Old Kentucky Home State Park is just the evening a person needs.

Explore My Old Kentucky Home with the ghosts of the mansion’s past, all by candle and lantern light at “Shadows of Federal Hill,” a ghost tour of My Old Kentucky Home. The tour will begin near the cemetery. Individuals will be led by the undertaker into the mansion where they will be greeted by the ghosts of Federal Hill, who will sing as they lead you through the home, sharing stories of hard times and demise. At the end of the tour, ghosts will take individuals to the gardens where a traveling band of Appalachian witches will read fortunes. Victorian-style refreshments will be available in the mansion’s 19th century kitchen. Individuals won’t find this unique experience anywhere else. Reserve tickets in advance by visiting www.mokhshop.com. Great for couples, the whole family and children too.

For more information, call (502) 348-3502.

John James Audubon State Park, Henderson

Campground Halloween, Oct. 14

Individuals can get costumes ready and pull out their spookiest decorations--they won’t want to miss the campground Halloween at John James Audubon State Park. The park’s naturalists will meet individuals at the campground shelter for some preholiday fun. Free activities are planned throughout the day to get individuals in the Halloween spirit, and will begin at 10 a.m. Individuals want to watch the amazing tricks of magician Joe DeVietro, plus a campsite decorating contest should provide lots of friendly competition as campers compete to win prizes for their site. Trick-or-treating will take place from 4-5:15 p.m., so prepare little ghosts and goblins to stop at all the designated trick-or-treat stops around the campground.

For more information, call (270) 826-4424.