Breaking News
More () »

Halloween events in the metro area

Here are a few things you can do to celebrate with your friends and family.
Credit: WNEP


Acadia Music Fest

The music lineup includes Ludacris, Dumpstaphunk, Icarus Jones, Little John & The Dirty Clarks, and more.

Proceeds benefit the Ben Meyer Foundation for local charities.

When: Starts at noon Saturday. The last performer starts at 10 p.m.

Where: Percy Brown Road in Thibodaux.

Tickets: $50 apiece at acadiamusicfest.net.

Pastalaya on the Bayou

The Pastalaya on the Bayou Cook-off returns to downtown Houma this weekend. 

Pay $7 to eat all the pastalaya you want. Children 5 and younger are free.

Team registration costs $125. Teams must cook enough food to feed 50 people. For information on team registration, call Joey Vinning at 860-6625, Marvin Vinning at 637-0796, or Ronnie Ledet at 688-6398.

Bring your entry for the pumpkin-carving contest.

When: It Starts 8 a.m. Saturday.

Where: Houma Courthouse Square, Main, and Church streets.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Festival

The Kiwanis Club of Houma will host it's annual Howl-O-Ween and Dog Parade on Saturday. 

Awards categories include best dog costume, best owner-pet look-a-like, and cutest dog. All dogs are required to be leashed and non-aggressive. 

For information, visit kiwanishouma.com or email kiwanisofhouma@gmail.com

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Houma Courthouse Square.

French Food Festival

This weekend festival in Larose features dishes influenced by French and Cajun cuisine, along with live music, dancing, and entertainment.

For information, visit facebook.com/laroseregionalpark.

When: 5 p.m. Friday to 1 a.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Larose Civic Center, 307 E. 5th St.

Monsters on Main

Young goblins and ghouls are invited to trick-or-treat Friday evening in downtown Thibodaux. The event is free at participating businesses.

When: 5-7 p.m. Friday.

Where: Downtown Thibodaux.



October is peak pumpkin patch season and there's enough fruit and enough fun to go around. 

Here are a few local Louisiana patches to explore with friends or family. 


St. Martin's Episcopal Church -- Metairie

Dates: until Oct. 31

Times: Mon. - Fri.: 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Augustine's Episcopal Church -- Metairie

Dates: until Oct. 31

Times: Mon. - Fri.: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Mark's Episcopal Church -- Harvey

Dates: until Oct. 31 

Times: all week: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Bonaventure Catholic Church -- Avondale 

Dates: until Oct. 31

Times: Mon. - Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


First Presbyterian -- Freret

Dates: until Oct. 31 

Times: Mon. - Fri.: 3 p.m. to dusk; Sat. 10 a.m. to dusk; Sun. 1 p.m. to dusk

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church -- E. St. Carrollton 

Dates: until Oct. 30 

Times: Mon - Thurs: 3 to 6:30 p.m.; Fri. 3 to 7 p.m.; Sat. and Sun.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


St. Bernard Catholic Church -- St.  Bernard

Dates: until Oct. 30

Times: Mon - Fri: 4 to 6 p.m.; Sat.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 12 to 6 p.m.


First United Methodist Church -- Slidell

Dates: until Oct. 31

Times: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jim's Trees -- Mandeville 

Times: Sun. - Thurs.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

St. Michael's Episcopal Church -- Mandeville:

Dates: While supplies last

Times: Thurs. and Fri.: 2:30 to  5:30 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch -- Hammond: 

Dates: until Nov. 6 

Times: Thurs and Fri.: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 to 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Brushy Branch Christmas Tree Farm -- Loranger:

Dates: until Nov. 6 

Times: Sat. and Sun.: 9:30 to 5:30 p.m.


 Houma Pumpkin Patch -- Schriever  

Dates: Sat. Oct. 22 and Sun. Oct. 23; Oct. 29 and Oct. 30

Times: Sat. and Sun: 12 to 6 p.m. 

Before You Leave, Check This Out