Carve Out Some Fun This Fall In Baton Rouge
Whether you’re looking for family fun or just a way to celebrate the arrival of fall with friends, Baton Rouge has something for everyone. Make Richmond Inn & Suites your home base for LSU tailgating (we’re less than 6 miles from Tiger Stadium) or for any of the fall and Halloween-themed activities listed below. Book your suite now.
FALL AT THE LSU RURAL LIFE MUSEUM (Sept. 26 & 27 & Oct. 28)
Travel back in time at Harvest Days at LSU Rural Life Museum. Enjoy living history demonstrations by 25 artisans who will give you a glimpse into life on Louisiana plantations and farms during harvest time. Learn about plowing, blacksmithing, soap and candle making, timber framing, open hearth cooking, sheep herding, boat making, period music and dancing.
Later in October, come back to the museum for Haints Haunts and Halloween: A Rural Life Fall Fair. Activities at this old-fashioned country fair include: storytelling, face painting, wagon rides, and historic games. Come trick-or-treat for old-fashioned treats! Get the details.
13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE (Select Dates in Sept., Oct. & Nov.)
The gloriously ghoulish 13th Gate (frequently named one of the top haunted houses in the U.S.) is just what you need to get in the spirit of Halloween. Staffed by 160 professional actors, 40 crew members and a battalion of makeup artists, the 40,000-square-foot haunted house is known for its ultra-realism. Venture into a snake-infested Louisiana Swamp. Take in a nightly voodoo shows. Put your bravery to the test in claustrophobic cellars, hidden subterranean passages and even a prehistoric ice cave. Click here for dates and times.
GHOST OF THE CASTLE SHOW (Available Year Round)
Louisiana’s Old State Capitol is one of the most haunted places in Baton Rouge. The 4-D Ghost of the Castle experience features the ghost of Sarah Morgan, author of Sarah Morgan: The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman. With a haunting and fascinating theater performance, she’ll tell you all about the history of this fascinating Caste on the River. Learn more.
GREATER BATON ROUGE STATE FAIR (Oct. 24-Nov. 4 )
There are few things more American than a State Fair and ours is one of the best. Ride more than 40 different amusement park rides, play challenging carnival games, interact with farm animals, catch an exciting pig race, enjoy big-name entertainment and get your fill of cotton candy, corn dogs, turkey legs and more. Get the details.
BOO AT THE ZOO (Oct. 20, 21, 27 & 28)
If your kids aren’t quite ready for the 13th gate, head to BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo for Boo at the Zoo. Activities include a spooky train ride on the Cypress Bayou Railroad, the merry not scary Hay Maze, the Enchanted Swamp and the EdZooCation Station. Learn more.
BATON ROUGE HALLOWEEN PARADE (Oct. 27, 4 p.m.)
Put on a costume and head downtown for the 8th annual Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. This year’s theme is “Things That Go Bump In the Night.” Expect fabulous floats, bands, dance teams and walking groups. Catch candy and bring nonperishable food donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Learn more.
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