With spooky season officially here and Fall weather (hopefully) coming soon, I think we’re all looking for fun things to do to get out of the house. Luckily I put together a fun list for you with just that! Here are a few fun fall activities happening in/around the Baton Rouge area.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch : September 24 – November 6
Fall is here and the pumpkins are growing bountifully! Mrs. Heather is inviting everybody to come! Join in the fun and come out to the patch from September 24 – November 6! $9/child CASH ONLY.
13th Gate : September 30 – November 5
From crawling through a crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart! General admission tickets are $30. Not recommended for young children; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.
Corn Maze at Burden : Every Saturday in October; 9:00am-4:30pm
Please stay tuned to their Facebook page for updates! The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Corn Maze is a family friendly day of fall fun with numerous farm related activities. Enjoy some crazy, mazy family fun as you find your way through the maze. The fun continues every Saturday in October.
You **MUST** preregister for tickets. There are a limited number of tickets, so purchase them now! Admission is $15 per person and free for children 3 & under. Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens with a Family Membership receive 4 free admissions.
Harvest Days : October 1 & 2, 8:00am-5:00pm
Visit the LSU Rural Life Museum where living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800’s. Regular admission prices charged.
Barnhill Preserve’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch : Saturdays & Sundays through October 30
Enjoy the fall season at Barn Hill Preserve! Saturdays and Sundays in October and November come down to our annual Pumpkin Patch! $17 a person at the door includes: admission, kangaroo encounters, animal shows, corn pit, wagon rides, archery, 1 pumpkin a person, fall games, and more! Add on animal encounters are an additional price. Social Distancing guidelines are encouraged. Under our covered pavilions masks are required when interacting with our animals.
Swamp Haunted Hikes : October 14, 21, 28 6:00pm
Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight and because this program runs at night, an adult must accompany all children.
Games + Entertainment start at 6 p.m. Trails open at dark. $6 per person / Free for those age 2 and younger. For More Information, contact [email protected]
Cajun Country Corn Maze : October 15 – November 14
Pumpkins will be delivered at the end of September and the pumpkin patch will run through the end of October. Be sure to check their Facebook page for any updates!
Carnevil Haunted Midway : October 7 – October 29
Located across the street from 13th Gate, Carnevil features special acrobatic/aerial performances, roaming characters, live music, food, merch, and costume contests. Check their website for the live music lineup!
Boo at the Zoo : October 22-23, 29-30, 9:30am – 4:00pm
The Zoo invites participants to Boo at the Zoo, Presented by Hancock Whitney! Participants should wear their best costumes and enjoy a fun & festive day a the Zoo! Regular Zoo admission applies. Admission gates open 9:30am – 4:00pm. Grounds close at 5pm.
Fifolet Halloween Ball : October 28, 8:00pm
Dance the night away in costume and celebrate Halloween at this parade ball like no other! This year’s theme is “Monster Mash-Up!” We want to see you take two things and mash them together to make something else or come up with a great pun!
Greater Baton Rouge State Fair : October 27 – November 6
Fifolet Halloween Parade : October 29, 4:00pm
Join us for our signature Flip Flop Parade! Krewes and local businesses or community organizations will have a large area to set up a Halloween themed display or performance. Cars will then drive by the displays and children will receive a candy bag at the end.
Haints Haunts and Halloween : October 30, 2:00-4:30pm
Storytelling, cake walks, games, and trick or treating are some of the events kids will be able to participate in while on the museum’s grounds. Admission: $5.00 per person.