Louisville, KY – We all know Historic Frankfort Avenue is home to the occasional ghost throughout the year, but this October there will be an unusually large number of ghouls and goblins around the neighborhood. Here’s our list of the top 5 upcoming events to get you in the Halloween spirit.
5. America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood with David Domine
Join author David Domine on Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00pm when he reads from his most recent book True Ghost Stories and Eerie Legends from America’s Most Haunted Neighborhood at the Crescent Hill Branch Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Domine’s book tells stories about Old Louisville, which has gained the reputation as being one of the spookiest locations in the country. For more information, call (502) 574-1793.
4. Free Chili Night Out
The Crescent Hill Community Council will host this free, family-friendly event at the Peterson-Dumesnil House, 301 S. Peterson Avenue, on Thursday, October 23 at 6:00pm. Bring a dish to share, or just come and enjoy hot dogs, special “Crescent Hill recipe” chili, s’mores, ghost stories, and mingling with fellow neighbors. Costumes are welcome. For more information, visit www.crescenthill.us.
3. Halloween Mask Workshop at APH
The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Avenue, will host a free Halloween Mask Workshop on Saturday, October 25 from 10:30am-12:30pm. Masks made by the sighted usually depend on the visual for their effects, but textures and shapes can convey emotions as well. Participants of all ages and abilities will make scary or friendly Halloween masks and headdresses using tactile materials. Registration is required by calling502-899-2213 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Halloween on Hillcrest Avenue
This time of year, Hillcrest Avenue becomes a destination where visitors can see up to fifty homes between Brownsboro Road and Frankfort Avenue all decked out for Halloween. Bring canned goods or non-perishable foods to donate to United Crescent Hill Ministries at the designated collection bins on each block.
1. Maker’s Mark Halloween Hop
Frankfort Avenue will host a special Maker’s Mark Halloween Hop on Friday, October 31 from 6:00pm-10:30pm. Extra trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannon’s Lane to River Road, with an added stop at Hillcrest Avenue for this Hop. Bring the whole family for trick or treating along The Avenue- costumes are encouraged! Many restaurants will host Maker’s Mark drink specials. Follow along at #FATFridayHop and #MakersHalloweenHop. For more information visit www.fatfridayhop.org.