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  • Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum 119 E. Main St. Horse Cave, KY (map)

This year, ARK’s Barktoberfest will be BIGGER and BETTER than ever. Hidden River Cave in Horse Cave is hosting this great Halloween- themed festival. Join us for zip-lining, a pet costume contest, cave tours, storytelling, a HAUNTED ESCAPE ROOM, face-painting, bouncy houses, a movie on the lawn, and more! There will be a pumpkin carving contest -Jack’s Spectacular - so carve your masterpiece and bring it to the fest! Click here for an application to enter the free pumpkin carving contest.

  • All day - Cave Tours and Zipline - $10 for each experience

  • 10:00 AM - Pet Costume Contest - categories: scariest, cutest, most original

  • 11:00 AM - Food and other events begin. $10 for chili, peanut butter sandwich or pimento cheese sandwich, dessert and a drink.

  • 12:00 - Jack’s Spectacular pumpkin carving contest. (4 age categories, judged on creativity, overall appearance and originality) Winners announced at 5:00. Please drop off entries beforehand at Hidden River Cave or bring them no later than 12:00. Judging will take place at 12:30. The jack-o-lanterns will be displayed at the entrance to the cave.

  • 11:00 to 8:00 - Storytelling on lawn by the cave entrance

  • 11:00 to 5:00 - Bounce house, face painting, pumpkin painting (fee)

  • 5:00 PM - Free movie, Hocus Pocus. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the show. Nachos, popcorn, and hot cocoa available for purchase.

  • Haunted Escape Room - Can you escape from the cannibals? October 25 - 31. Tours are given hourly, starting at 11:00 AM until 8:10 PM. Call Hidden River Cave to reserve your spot - (270) 786-1466. $15 per person