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Haunted Houses:

  • The Mortuary: An old funeral home that was converted into a freaky spot for thrill seekers. Open Sept. 14-15, Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29, Oct. 5-7, Oct. 11-14, Oct. 18-21, Oct. 24-31, Nov. 1-2. Doors are open from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. Admission $25. Located at 4800 Canal Street.
  • House of Shock: For almost 20 years this haunted house has creeped out locals and brought those looking for a good scare from far and wide. Inside a warehouse in Jefferson, it is rated one of the most intense haunted houses. Open Oct. 5-6, Oct. 12-13, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 19-20, Oct. 26-28, Oct. 30-31 Tickets go on sale at 7 p.m. Doors are open from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Admission $25. Located at 319 Butterworth St. Jefferson, LA. 70121.
  • The Warehouse of Terror: Slidell's only haunted house; it is not for the faint of heart. Open Friday-Sunday every weekend in October and Monday, Oct. 31. Doores are open from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Admission is $15. Located at 54367 E. Howze Beach Rd, Slidell.


  • Monster Dash: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is hosting a costumed road race and an after party featuring live music, free food, drinks, and a costume contest. It's happening October 12. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the race starts at 7 p.m. Entry fee is $30. It's located at the River Shack and along River Road.
  • The New Orleans Hornets will open the 2012-13 season on Halloween against Southwest Division rival San Antonio at 7:00 p.m. Prior to the game, the Hornets will host a pre-game party in Champions Square with entertainment by Bag of Donuts and activities for the whole family. Fans will have the opportunity to see three Hornets rookies make their NBA debut including No. 1 Draft Pick Anthony Davis, No. 10 Draft Pick Austin Rivers and second-round pick Darius Miller. The Hornets will look to be one of the top defensive teams in the NBA for the third-straight season under the direction of Head Coach Monty Williams. The Hornets figure to be one of the youngest if not the youngest teams in the league this season as only two players on the team have more than four years of NBA experience. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to
  • St. Anselm Knights of Columbus Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser: On weekends there will be cookies and punch for the kids and a variety of pumpkins. It's happening Oct.13-Oct.31 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free and pumpkin pricing is based on size. Located at St. Anselm Church in Madisonville at 306 St. Mary St.
  • Boo at the Zoo: Safe, fun-filled event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train, a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games with prizes and entertainment. It's happening Oct. 19-20 and Oct. 26-27 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $17 and children under 12 months are free. It's located at the Audubon Zoo.
  • Ghosts in the Oaks: Two nights of trick or treating, rides, live performers, music, arts and crafts and more! It's happening Oct. 19-20. Early admission begins at 6 p.m. and the event goes from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $20 for early admission, $15 for regular admission, and $12 for FOCP members. It's located at Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland in City Park.
  • Mid-City Porch Crawl: The weekend before the kids get to have their fun going door-to-door for goodies, the adults will show them how it's done. It's a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration (costumes encouraged). Revelers stroll the neighborhood, visit unique Mid-City porches andat each porch socialize, sip cocktails, beer, and wine from local watering holes and sample culinary delights from classic Mid-City eateries. It's happening Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $35 for MCNO members and $45 for non-members. On the day of the event, tickets are $45 for MCNO members and $55 for non-members.
  • BARKtoberfest: Canine Costume Contest & Trick or Treating (for dogs!), live music, raffle items and appearance from Gumbo, the Saints mascot. It's happening Oct. 22 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is free and costume contest entry fee is $5. It's located at Canine Connection at 4920 Tchoupitoulas St.
  • Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival. Trick-or-treating for kids in costume. All costumed kids get a free Boo Carre trick or treat bag! Live music, pumpkin patches, and pumpkin procession. It's happening Oct.13 from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Located at the 4920 Tchoup
  • Halloween's in New Orleans: The weekend features four unique parties Thursday through Sunday each with a completely different feel, but all within walking distance from downtown hotels. It's happening Oct.25-Oct.28. On Oct. 25 there is a black tie optional event with amazing food, music and a silent auction at Ogden Museum . On Oct. 26, Weigh In's: Strip Down and Size Up. for the Monster Brawl at House of Blues with DJ Corey Craig for a casual dance party from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.. On Oct. 27 is the Monster Brawl there is a Costume Ball/Dance featuring two world class DJ's at the Convention Center from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. On Oct. 28, there is brunch ending the weekend New Orleans style on the Natchez Steamboat from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A four day weekend (Oct. 25-Oct. 28) pass is $260. A three day (Oct. 25-Oct. 28) pass is $195. A dance pass (Oct. 25-Oct.26) is $140. A pass for Oct. 25 is $65. A pass for Oct. 26 is $55. A pass for Oct. 29 is $85. A pass for Oct. 30 is $55.
  • Park-a-Boo: Halloween celebration primarily for children under 13-years-old to costume and participate in activities such as trick-or-treating. It's happening on Oct. 26 from 5 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Oct. 27 from 1 p.m-8:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 from 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for children and $7 for adults. Children under 3-years-old are free. Located at Pavilion Island in Lafreniere Park.
  • VooDoo Experience: Music + Art + NOLA. It's happening Oct. 28-Oct. 29 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission for a 1-day general pass is $60, a 3-day weekend pass is $150, a LOA Lounge VIP is $500, and a LOA Lounge VIP plus parking is $550. It is located at City Park.
  • Boo Fest: Ghoulish games, freaky fun and frightening food. It's happening Oct. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. It's located at the Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington.
  • Crawloween: Bring the kids in their Halloween costumes, learn about the myths behind some 'scary' critters, see the spiders, scorpions and roaches, make a bug craft and and enjoy Halloween treats. It's happening Oct. 31. Admission is the entrance price to the Insectarium.
  • Monster Mash Fun Fall Family Festival: This all-day event boasts the popular Trick-or-Treat Village, games, prizes, arts & crafts, a scavenger hunt, inflatables and more! Local area restaurants and vendors will be serving refreshments, snacks and treats for purchase. It's happening Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the gate for kids, $10 for adults. It's located at the Bogue Falaya Park in Covington.
  • Museum Mash: Halloween with no weather worries. Trick-or-treat throughout exhibits, solve 'boo bubbles' mystery, Halloween riddles, play games, make crafts, etc. It's happening Oct. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is $8. It's located at the Louisiana Children's Museum.
  • Pet Costume Contest: Bring your pet in a fun or frightening costume for a chance to win prizes! Pet costumes will be judged on creativity, originality, attention to detail and how well they suit their pet's personality. No pet will leave empty paw! It's happening Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Located at Petco.Find location nearest you.
  • VooDoo on the Bayou: Wear your costume or festive attire to the event that will feature live music by the Treme Brass Band.' Open bar and food from some of New Orleans most beloved restaurants. Also featured will be a wonderful variety of silent auction items. It's happening Oct. 27 from 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Admission is $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Located at the Pitot House at 1440 Moss St. on Bayou St. John.
  • 24th Annual Vampire Lestat Fan Club Ball and Undead Conference A conference and ball to celebrate author Anne Rice and her vampire novels.
  • New Orleans Witches Ball: Sat. Oct. 27, 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at Van Benthuysen Elms Mansion at 3029 St. Charles Avenue. Creative black tie and formal costume masquerade is required. Tickets are $169.
  • Park-A-Boo: Family event in Jefferson Parish. Friday, Oct. 26, 5 pm to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 pm to 5:30 p.m. Lafreniere Park, Pavilion Island. Admission: Adults $7. Children (3 to 12 years old) $5, Babies (aged 2 and under) free. Popular activities include a trick-or-treat lane, a not-too-scary 'Boo House,' an entertainment stage, storytelling, games, mascots, and other activities.

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