Holiday Open House at Old Fort Harrod State Park

Holiday celebration at the fort, with free cookies and hot chocolate, discounted merchandise in the gift shop and Santa and Mrs. Claus. 6 to 8 p.m. 859-734-3314 orĀ  parks.ky.gov/harrodsburg/parks/historic/old-fort-harrod-state-park.

Family Pumpkin Fun at Mercer County Extension Office

Free workshop all about pumpkins from their history to their shapes, size and colors. Participants get to carve their own pumpkin. Enrollment limited to first 15 people. Monday, Oct. 18, 6-7:30 p.m. RSVP at 1-859-734-4378.

Candlelight Tours of Shaker Village

Trace the evolution of Christmas celebrations in Shaker communities like Pleasant Hill and compare them to the contemporary interpretations of the holiday season. Weekends through Dec 3,4,10,11,17,18 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Blessings of the Hounds

Join Shaker Village and the Long Run Woodford Hounds fox hunters for this grand, traditional event featuring a blessing of the hounds, riders, horses and the fox, followed by the first meet of the formal hunting season. Saturday, Nov. 27 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Night Hike: Beaver Moon

Join us for an evening at Pleasant Hill and explore the starry sky! Friday, Nov. 19 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Shaker Village Civil War Tours

Take a stroll through the Village and learn about how the Civil War impacted Pleasant Hill in the 1860s. Weekends through November 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Herbs for Home Health

Learn about varieties of herbs and how they can be used to make all natural products for your home and body. Saturday, Oct. 2, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Night Hike: Fall Equinox

Observe constellations while exploring the cultural and scientific importance of the fall equinox. Saturday, Sept. 25 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Harvest Fest

Celebrate all things fall and kick off the harvest season with a down-home celebration for the entire family Saturday & Sunday, Sept 25 & 26 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.