COVID-19 Friendly Things to Do in Bourbon County During the Fall


Fall foliage

Morgan Turpin, Staff Writer

During COVID-19, it can be hard to find activities for your whole family to do. There are many fall activities that we can actually do during the pandemic. There are more activities in Bourbon County than you think.

Football Games

Bourbon County has an amazing high school football team. There’s usually home games every other Friday night. The marching band and dance team usually perform at halftime. Overall, this is a fun fall activity that supports BCHS athletics. The next home game is on October 8, 2021. Here is the link to their schedule:,ky)/football/schedule.htm.

Bourbon County Drive-in

Bourbon County is known for its drive-in that plays 2 movies every weekend, Friday through Sunday. There hasn’t been a full schedule released, but they normally put what movie is playing the next weekend on their website: It’s a great event that the whole family can enjoy. 

Bonfires and Camping

A fun activity at home is to have a bonfire. Make sure to abide by the law to keep yourself and the people around you safe. 

Camping is a fun backyard activity you can do with the whole family. There are campsites in Paris along with lakes you can fish at. Bonfires and camping are fun, COVID-friendly activities that many partake in. 

Reed Valley Orchard: 

Reed Valley Orchard is a really fun place to visit during the fall. You can buy fresh fruit, explore the nature trail, and even have a picnic with your family. You would be supporting a local business by buying their fresh, locally grown fruit and other products. They are closed Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, but are open the rest of the week. They also have a store and bakery where you can buy their other products. 

The beautiful fall foliage and scenery make any outdoor activity worth participating in. Whether you’re watching a movie at the drive-in, roasting marshmallows by a bonfire, or supporting our football team on a Friday night, Bourbon County is the place to be. Have fun and stay safe this fall season!