Things To Do

Fall Fun For the Family

From pumpkin patches and trick-or-treating to corn mazes and flashlight fun, there’s plenty to do with your kiddos this fall season. Put on your favorite costumes and hop in the car to check out some of our favorite fall events this month.

Angola Prison Rodeo and Craft Show
Angola Prison 
Sundays in October
Gates open at 9 a.m. and the rodeo starts at 2 p.m. Includes food and arts and crafts. 

Barn Hill Preserve Pumpkin Patch
Barn Hill Preserve
Saturdays and Sundays in October
Enjoy hayrides, animals, and navigate your way through the corn maze. Admission is $10-12. 

Blackwater United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Blackwater United Methodist Church
Through October 31
There will be a Family Fun Day on October 27 with carnival games, panning for gold, obstacle course, barrel train ride, hayrides, Touch a Truck for $3, Haunted Mansion for $5, and food.

LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Corn Maze
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
Saturdays in October
Includes a corn maze, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, hayrides, food vendors, and a children’s zipline. Admission is $10 and free for children ages three and younger.

Luckett Farms Fall Family Fun
Rosedown Plantation
Through November
Luckett Farms will offer farm tours, corn mazes, a pumpkin patch, and hayrides. Cost is $12. 

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch
Mrs. Heather’s Farms
Through November 4
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin patch offers fun activities for you and your kiddos.

Steele’s Fall Festival
Steele’s Christmas Tree Farm
Saturdays and Sundays in October
Along with the pumpkin patch, there will be games, attractions, a petting zoo, and hayrides.

Capitol Park Museum
Friday, October 5
In the shadow of the capitol, toast the genius of J.S. Bach and his contemporaries. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for this popular feast for all the senses.

Festival of Friends Fair
St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle School
October 5-7
Features great food, games, rides, a country store and entertainment. Free admission. There will be a Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cook-off on Saturday at 9 a.m. Free admission.

Bloom Music & Arts Festival
Downtown Baton Rouge
Saturday, October 6
A celebration of Louisiana culture and talent with art, music, and food.

Fall Festival
Denham Springs Antique Village
Saturday, October 6 
Includes vendors, games, kiddie rides, food booths, antique stores, art exhibits, Old City Hall Exhibits, pet adoptions, and music at the Old Train Station. 

Livingston Parish Fair
Livingston Parish Fairgrounds
October 6-14
Enjoy a night at the fair with your family complete with carnival rides, music, entertainment, food, and exhibits.

Mini Fall Fest
The Old Cypress House
October 6-7
Browse and meet with various arts and crafts vendors in Gonzales.

NewSong Pumpkin Patch
NewSong United Methodist Church
October 7-31
Find your perfect pumpkin at this patch.

West Baton Rouge Museum 
Sunday, October 7 
This sweet celebration features food, history information, folklife demonstrations, a sweets contest, music, performances, and exhibits.

Trinity Lutheran Church Pumpkin Patch
Trinity Lutheran Church
October 8-31
Includes games, weekend hayrides and face painting, pumpkin bowling, fall scenes for photos, pumpkin decorating, and food and drinks.

BREC’s Greenwood Community Park
October 11-12
BREC’s Forest Community Park
October 26-27
Parents and their kiddos are invited to come dressed in their costume of choice for a spooktacular event. There will be a children’s village for ages eight and under including carnival games, costume contests, character visits, arts and crafts, and karaoke in the amphitheater. 

Festivals Acadiens et Creoles
Girard Park
October 11-14
Music, food, a Louisiana Craft Fair, cooking demonstrations, a sports tent, paddling the Tour Des Atakapas and a La Place des Petits, an area just for children with arts and crafts.

Jefferson United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch
Jefferson United Methodist Church
Starts Thursday, October 11
Pumpkin patch includes a Party in the Patch on Saturday, October 13 with a Picnic in the Patch on Friday, October 28. Also on October 28, there will be three escape rooms.

Boucherie Festival
Lamar Dixon Expo Center
October 12-14
Pageant, live music, jambalaya and cracklin’ competitions, and family activities. 

BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Haunted Hikes 
BREC’s Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center
October 12, 19, and 26
Designed especially for younger children as an alternative to haunted houses, Swamp Haunted Hikes allow you and your children to trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to enjoy carnival games, face painting, and make-and-take crafts.

Boo at the Barn
St. Amant High School
Saturday, October 13
Enjoy trick-or-treating and a petting zoo at Boo at the Barn. The cost is $1 or one canned good to enter, with proceeds going to local Thanksgiving baskets. There will be plenty for your kids to enjoy, including farm-themed games, a pumpkin patch, face painting, and inflatable horse races.

Wooden Boat Festival 
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum 
October 13-14
Includes artists and vendors, boat building, and entertainment.

Washington Parish Free Fair
October 17-20
Provides quality family entertainment including exhibits, Old McDonald’s Farm, and activities.

Acadian Festival
Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park
October 19-21
Features arts and crafts, food, a pageant, and cooking contests.

BREC’s Howl-O-Ween Trick and Treat Pawty
BREC’s Forest Community Park 
Friday, October 19 
Bring the dog and the entire family to this dog-friendly Trick-or-Treat event. Local pet organizations will be in attendance distributing valuable information, candy for the kiddos, and treats for the dogs. You can dress up your dog for the Best Costume Contest as well.

Brighton Fall Fair
The Brighton School
Friday, October 19
Enjoy a day with your family indulging in food, great music, fun games, and amusements.

Sunshine Social: Spooktacular Dracula
BREC’s Womack Ballroom 
Friday, October 19
(225) 216-7474
Dance for children ages 16 and up with special needs and their friends and families. 

West Baton Rouge Museum Annual Halloween Event
West Baton Rouge Museum
Friday, October 19 
Trick-or-treat at historic houses, play vintage games, and enjoy hauntingly good live music on this exciting evening.

Boo at the Zoo
BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo
October 20-21 and 27-28
Grab your treat bags and head to the Zoo for this merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza. Wear you best costumes and visit treat stations throughout the Zoo.

Boo Carre
New Orleans French Market
Saturday, October 20
Enjoy this free Halloween festival with your family featuring music, entertainment, food, and children activities. 

Spooky Spectrum
BREC’s Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO)
Saturday, October 20
Delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics, and aeronautics with creepy science demonstrations during HRPO’s annual tribute to the bizarre and freakish. Don’t forget the campfire stories, strange sky phenomena, extra dimensions, and extraterrestrials.

University United Methodist Church Annual Harvest Fest
University United Methodist Church
Sunday, October 21
There will be contests with winners being named for: Best Trunk, Best Costume, and Most Unique Carved Pumpkin. There will also be the UUMC World Famous Chili Cook-Off that will leave your mouth watering, face painting, and “Minute-to-Win-It” games.

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair
BREC’s Airline Highway Park
October 25-November 4
Enjoy rides, drone races, food, and live entertainment.

La Fete Des Bayous
Our Lady of Holy Rosary Catholic Church
October 25-28
Includes trick-or-treating, a fishing tournament, rides, talent & car show, live and silent auctions, St. Amant High’s 5K Color Run, and food.

Pumpkin Paddle Parade 
BREC’s Wampold Park
Thursday, October 25
Get in the Halloween spirit by paddling in the dark along the shoreline of the University Lakes. Dress in a costume and add some lighting to your watercraft to light up the night as you paddle along. Prizes will be awarded for the best decorated boats.

Trick-or-Treat Down Sorority Row 
LSU’s Sorority Row
Thursday, October 25
Children can go door-to-door to all of the sorority houses to receive sweet treats in this fun trick-or-treat event. Houses will also have crafts, face-painting, and photo booths. 

Audubon Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo 
Audubon Zoo
October 26-28
This annual extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12. Featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, a Ghost Train, a haunted house, games, and entertainment.

Halloween Movie Night
BREC’s Farr Park Equestrian Center
Friday, October 26
Relax on the lawn at Farr Park with your family to enjoy a screening of Hocus Pocus. But first, you and your kiddos can take a hayride through the haunted park. Costumes are encouraged.

Halloween Spooktacular on the Plaza
EBR Main Library Plaza 
Friday, October 26
Watch a fun Halloween movie starring a young boy named Miguel. 

Make it a Movie Night: Halloweentown
BREC’s Independence Park Theatre
Friday, October 26
Watch Halloweentown with your kiddos in this unique movie experience. Enjoy indoor seating during BREC’s monthly free film series.

Spook ‘n Rowe
Perkins Rowe
Friday, October 26
Family-friendly event with treats, music, arts and crafts, face painting, a princess meet and greet, and a children’s costume contest.

A Halloween Day at the Museum
Saturday, October 27
Combines Harry Potter with astronomy and art, with themed activities ending with a live presentation of The Astronomical World of Harry Potter at 5 p.m.

Baton Rouge Halloween Parade 
Downtown Baton Rouge
Saturday, October 27 
We all love a great parade in Baton Rouge! This year, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will lead this “parade with a purpose” as they will collect non-perishable food donations straight from the crowd. Parading krewes, dancers, and bands will entertain the crowd with incredible costumes and candy throws, and there’s a special place along the route that is scare free.

Fall Fest
Live Oak United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 27 
There will be activities the entire family can enjoy on this beautiful fall day.

Fall Festival
Broadmoor United Methodist Church
Saturday, October 27
There will be carnival games, Trunk-or-Treat, laser tag, an escape room, balloon animals, inflatables, activities for special needs children and food trucks.

Halloween Ride for St. Jude
Tower Trax ATV Recreation Park
Saturday, October 27
The Southern Mud Riderz annual ATV event includes a meet and greet ride, mud bog races, costume contests, decorating contests, trick-or-treating, poker run, bounty hole challenge, a silent auction, and a bonfire. 

Halloween Town
Levee between USS Kidd and LASM 
Saturday, October 27
Includes acrobats, princesses, puppets, pumpkin painting, games, a children’s costume parade, and a pumpkin pie eating contest.

Livingston Parish Book Festival
Livingston Main Library
Saturday, October 27
Meet local authors, hear sounds from local musicians, check out the books for sale and enjoy free food. 

Mid City Makers Market
541 South Eugene Street 
Saturday, October 27
Makers’ booths, produce, food and music. Children can also participate in booth-to-booth trick-or-treating.

Night Maze and Bonfire at Burden
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden
Saturday, October 27
(225) 763-3990
At this family-friendly event, you won’t find anything spooky or kooky. There will be a bonfire, s’mores, live music, and glow-in-the-dark games. Be sure to wear your costume. Admission is $10 per person. Children ages three and under are admitted free.

Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race
Levee near USS Kidd 
Saturday, October 27
Starts with a a Lil’ Pumpkin one mile fun run followed by the Pumpkin Pi 3.14 mile race and a Tough Pumpkin Challenge.

St. Aloysius School Fair
St. Aloysius Catholic School
October 27-28
Rides, talent show, raffles, store, sweet shop, food, music, and 5K and fun run. 

Yellow Leaf Arts Festival
Parker Park in St. Francisville
October 27-28
Don’t miss out on this annual arts and crafts festival. 

Zepto’s Fall Fest 
Copper Mill Elementary School
Saturday, October 27
Be sure to grab a fish dinner ahead of time before participating in games, jumping on inflatables, and checking out auction items.

Zombie 5K Fun Run
BREC’s Forest Community Park
Saturday, October 27 from 5-6 p.m.
You have to run to stay alive in this adrenaline-pumping race. Runners not only have to make it to the end of the course, but they will also have to avoid the undead as they scurry along. Ages 16 and up.

Feast on the Levee
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Sunday, October 28 
Food, kids’ games, bingo, raffles, sweet shop, auctions and music.

Haints, Haunts and Halloween: A Rural Fall Fair 
LSU Rural Life Museum
Sunday, October 28
With the sights, sounds and activities of an old fashioned country fair, Haints, Haunts and Halloween will include storytelling, face painting, wagon rides, and historic games for all to enjoy. This event concludes with a safe and scenic venue for trick-or-treating with old fashioned treats.

Fall Festival
Zoar Baptist Church
Wednesday, October 31
Enjoy free games, food, inflatables, and trunk or treat. 

Halloween Boo Bash
BREC’s Gus Young Park
Wednesday, October 31
Get dressed up in your costumes for this entertaining Halloween experience. Enjoy the themed recreational games and tour the Haunted House, if you dare. 

Halloween Hullabaloo
BREC’s Central Sports Park
Wednesday, October 31
Food, balloon artists, inflatables, games, face painting, and a haunted house. 

Howell-O-Ween Night
BREC’s Howell Community Park
Wednesday, October 31
Have a hauntingly good time with your friends and family at Howell-O-Ween. Activities will include trick-or-treating, ghoulish games, and a hair-raising haunted trail.

Jefferson Baptist Church Fall Fest
Jefferson Baptist Church 
Wednesday, October 31
Food, games, activities and door prizes. Free. 

Cortana Mall 
Wednesday, October 31
Indoor Halloween activities with vendors, bounce houses, carnival games and an isolated haunted house. 

Tanger Trick-or-Treat
Tanger Outlet
Wednesday, October 31
Dress in fun attire for free candy. 

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