Many Fall events abound in Kentucky


Christiana Barlow, Editor

For the 2022-23 school year, Central Office changed Fall Break from two days to a whole week. This change was to give students extra time to have a break before returning to finish off their first semester. The beginning of the school year can be stressful and difficult, so having this break really helps students and teachers relax and unwind. During break, there are many entertaining events you can take part in this fall- from festivals to celebrations of the arts.  

Scare Fest weekend is just around the corner, with activities including ax-throwing, Scream Queen bowling, and a horror drag show. This can be a fun way to hang out with friends, for all the horror fans out there. The price of tickets will be decided by the number of people and ages of participants, which range from $25-$65. This event will be on Saturday, October 22. While this event is not during fall break, it will still be entertaining to participate in this fall.  

Come celebrate Latin American culture and art in downtown Lexington at the Festival Latino de Lexington. The Lexington Parks and Recreation will be hosting this event for everyone to come out and enjoy live music, dancing, food, and visual arts. This is a terrific opportunity to see and experience a culture different from yours. This free event will be hosted Saturday, Oct. 1 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. This event is welcome to anyone wanting to take part and learn more about Latin American culture.  

If you are interested in art, the LEXARTS Hop is the event for you. Every third Friday of every month, museums, galleries, art studios, and other art shops/creative spaces open their doors for anyone to come explore and see all distinct kinds of art. This allows you to go explore downtown Lexington and all the different art within the community. 

Lastly, just a few minutes away from HC, there will be a Chevy Chase Street Fair on Saturday, October 22.  Local vendors will be displaying their creative abilities and art. Specifically, there will be live music and several types of street food. Right next to Chevy Chase is Ashland Park, which would be a great place to walk after you attend the fair. This is an enjoyable event for the community and a memorable event to go to with family and friends.  

While there are many planned events you can go to, just doing things with friends or family can be enjoyable too. Going out to eat, traveling to visit family, walking in the park, and even just taking a long nap are all promising ideas you should consider for this upcoming break and fall overall. The most important thing to do during Fall Break is to recharge before returning to finish out the semester.