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