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Metro Parks Newsroom

Otter Creek Park to host Halloween-themed weekend events

Wednesday October 1, 2008

Families who are interested in all the fun and pageantry of Halloween in a natural setting will have four opportunities to enjoy the holiday during the month of October at Otter Creek Park.

On the weekends of October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 and 24-25, the Halloween Family Fest will transform the campgrounds at Otter Creek into a spooky wonderland with activities for kids of all ages. Activities such as campfire bingo, costume parades, corn hole tournaments, pumpkin and campsite decorating and trick or treating will be offered throughout each weekend sponsored by Meijer. Families will also be able to explore the natural beauty of the scenic park through guided hikes and “haunted” hay rides.

Those who participate in the events at Otter Creek Park are required to pay a minimal family camping fee of $17 or $21 per night, though the individual events the family participates in will be free with the exception of the haunted hayride which is $2 per person. Events will be held on Friday nights and Saturdays.

“In past years, we’ve offered the Halloween Family Fest for three weekends in October. This year, we expanded it to four,” said Dan Young, Otter Creek Park manager. “This is one of our busiest times of the year – but also one of our most fun.”

Otter Creek Park is a 2,600-acre park located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Louisville along the Ohio River in Meade County, Kentucky. It is accessible from Dixie Highway, just 14 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway. For more information, visit