Copley/Scherer on Scarefest, Other Weekend Activities, Events

Sep 29, 2017
Pablo Alcala Herald-Leader staff file photo

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring arts and cultural activities with Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader, joined this week by features editor Sally Scherer. This week, they begin with a big annual event, Scarefest.   

John Hingsbergen

Lexington’s annual public celebration of Halloween brought thousands into the city’s downtown Saturday. 

As WEKU’s John Hingsbergen reports, this year marked the 15th annual re-creation of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”  

Wicked Wonders Art Comes to Lexington for Halloween

Oct 28, 2016
Stu Johnson

Halloween-related events continue to grow in downtown Lexington.  New this weekend will be booths to highlight local artists.

The Wicked Wonders Art Market will join the Farmer’s Market Saturday in Cheapside Park.  Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Manager Amber Luallen says 15 visual artists will display their works starting at 11:00 a.m.  She says a lot of artists have work that is very in keeping with the Halloween spirit wither either a “spooky feel or whimsical or magical theme.”

Copley/Hendren on Halloween, Seasonal Events

Oct 14, 2016

It’s time for our weekly chat featuring weekend arts and cultural events with Rich Copley and Harriett Hendren of the Lexington Herald-Leader.  

As the days get cooler and darkness comes sooner, it’s time for the annual Halloween events calendar.

Rich Copley & Harriett Hendren cover arts and culture for the Lexington Herald-Leader and Lexgo dot com. 

Fayette Safe Kids Working to Reduce Halloween Pedestrian Injuries

Oct 30, 2014

The excitement and enjoyment of gathering candy door-to-door can be dashed by tragic neighborhood accidents. 

Scariest Movies, TV on Eastern Standard

Oct 27, 2013

Since this week's show is on the morning of Halloween, let's have some fun!  We invite you to share your list of the scariest movies or TV shows of all time.  It's all about your opinion so there are no right or wrong answers.


While Halloween is the popular holiday most celebrated around this country this week, it's not the only commemoration of the souls of the departed. The Mexican holiday The Day of the Dead is celebrated November 1st and 2nd and can be seen as having similarities with our festival of ghouls and goblins. This weekend, the Bluegrass Youth Ballet Performs their Day of the Dead dance concert, Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead
A Mexican Celebration of Life and Death.