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Spooky night view of pumpkins, fallen leaves and lit white candles

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Image by Katherine Kromberg

Skeleton Spook-tacular!

As you enter downtown Cynthiana from the south, you'll be greeted by two twelve-foot skeletons - just a few of the over 800 you'll find as you explore the town. Everyone gets involved as each fall we open our Skeleton Adoption Agency. Residents and businesses adopt pose-able skeletons and use them in their Halloween décor and shop windows. You'll be delighted by the creativity on display!

 

You can join in the fun by participating in the Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, or simply by finding great photo ops with your favorite fellows!

Skeleton Scavenger Hunt

October 13, 2023

Image by Thomas Stephan
Poster promoting The Spirits of Cynthiana
Rack card promoting the Cynthiana Ghost walk, leaned against a vintage black gas lantern
Shadowy view of the interior or the Rohs Opera House

Ghost Walks

Every weekend in October

beginning 10/4/23.

Happy Hauntings

Cynthiana is considered one of the most haunted cities in Kentucky - a fact we celebrate! Nothing screams fall more than guided tours of the ghostly tales and folklore of Cynthiana itself. Relive the history and hear Cynthiana's past come alive at one of our extremely popular Ghost Walks. Presented by award-winning storytellers, this tour features one of the most haunted buildings in Kentucky, the Rohs Opera House. Ghost Walks sell out so get your tickets early.  

Afterward, continue celebrating the Spirits of Cynthiana! Visit a local haunt each week in October to experience the town's legendary ghost stories and lore in drink form.

Image by Daniel Jensen

We x Zombies

...and if you do too, you'll want to visit Cynthiana, the ultimate destination for fans of The Walking Dead. As home town of creator Robert Kirkman and original artist Tony Moore, Cynthiana was the setting for the first Walking Dead comic book - which in turn was the genesis of a massive cultural zombie phenomenon.  

 

Learn the story behind the iconic franchise with a self-guided tour of key locations from the comic books, see the world’s largest Walking Dead mural, and enjoy our Night of the Walking Dead Pub Crawl. Cynthiana is the perfect place to immerse yourself in The Walking Dead universe!

Night of the Walking Dead Pub Crawl

October 21, 2023

Walking Dead mural covering the entire wall of a building in downtown Cynthiana

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Walking Dead
Tour Guide

Night view of two adults and two children in zombie makeup and costumes on a downtown Cynthiana Street

Zombies are in the spotlight again for the annual Thriller on Main event. Citizens transform themselves into the undead to perform the iconic zombie dance from Michael Jackson's Thriller video - right down Main Street. Don't miss it! 

Thriller On Main

October 28, 2023

HALLOWEEN THEMED WEEKENDS - 2023

WITCHES WEEKEND

SEPTEMBER 28-29

WITCHES' DAY OUT

September 28

ZOMBIES WEEKEND

OCTOBER 20-21

GHOSTS WEEKEND

OCTOBER 4-5

GHOST WALK OPENING WEEKEND

October 4-5, Rohs Opera House

SOLVE IT - The Ultimate Clue Experience

October 4, Rohs Opera House

GALACTIC ALLEY OF TERROR HAUNTED HOUSE OPENING

Every Weekend in October , Galactic Alley Bowling Lanes

HALLOWEEKEND

OCTOBER 25-27

GIANT PUMPKIN CONTEST

October 25, Courthouse Square

JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR

SKELETONS WEEKEND

OCTOBER 13-14

SKELETON SCAVENGER HUNT

October 13

TRICK OR TREAT NIGHT

OCTOBER 31

TREATS ON MAIN

Presented by Cynthiana Main Street

6:00 - 8:00

For up-to-date information about events we have planned, watch our social accounts or

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