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Halloween Family Fun Guide

Events, Crafts & Recipes

By Jennifer Ercoli - Publisher Macaroni Kid Lafayette October 5, 2020

Halloween is a fun and exciting time for spooky enthusiast of all ages. And although the event listings are fewer than in previous years due to COVID-19 there is still plenty of fun to be had! And the best part is you can find it all right here   Bake Halloween themed treats, turn ordinary food into creepy fun, decorate the house with new craft projects, make homemade costumes and plan your outings all from information in this guide. And please don't keep this to yourself, share with other local parents. They will thank you, we promise!

When it comes to children's safety we are always on top of all recommendations. Click here to follow our easy tips when costume planning, carving pumpkins, and trick-or-treating! 

*Click on the hyperlinked words for complete details. New additions will be added as they arrive throughout the month. 


Local Halloween Events - 2020

All Month - Boo at the Zoo 2020

All Month (Friday & Saturday nights) - Fright Trail

All Month (Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights) - Atchafalaya Nightmares by McGee's Swamp Tours

October 15th - 31st - Pumpkin Patch at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

October 21st - 25th - Pumpkin Patch in Loreauville

10/6 - To Be Continued - The Worst Witch (story-time)

10/18 - Teen Grab & Go Craft: Candy Catapults (public library take-home crafts)

10/18 - Kids' Grab & Go Craft: Q-Tip Skeletons (public library take-home crafts)

10/20 - Tinker Tuesday: Candy Science (virtual event)

10/22 - Craft Challenge Thursday: DIY Halloween Costumes

10/24 - Halloween Spooktacular Bash!

10/24 - 5th Annual Trunk or Treat at Hub City Ford

10/24 - Pumpkins in the Parc

10/25 - Kids' Grab & Go Craft: Spiderwebs (public library take-home crafts)

10/25, 10/30, & 10/31 - Spooktacular Harvest Fest! At the Children's Museum of Acadiana

10/27 -  To Be Continued - Bunnicula (story-time)

10/27 - Tinker Tuesday: Pumpkin Science (virtual event)

10/28 - Wild Card Wednesday: Haunted Library Tour

10/29 - Craft Challenge Thursday: Spooky Snack Art (virtual)

10/30 - Kid's Trivia: Halloween (virtual)

10/30 - Spooktacular Harvest Fest!

10/30 - Howl-o-ween

10/30 - Trick'N'Treat at Sky Zone

10/31 - Trick'N'Treat at Sky Zone

10/31 - Spooktacular Harvest Fest!

10/31 - Tricks & Treatsdrive throu-Candy, DREAMS Meat pies and Smoothies

10/31 - Howl-O-Ween Pack Walk at the Wurst Biergarten

10/31 - Harvest Fest + MARKET 2020 @ Fightingville Fresh Market

10/31 - Halloween Block Party Featuring Chase and Skye

10/31 - Kid Friendly Halloween SK8 Party

10/31 - Market Eatz Halloween | Kid's Party

10/31 - Trunk or Treat at Giles Nissan Lafayette

10/31 - Fresh Films Outdoor Movie: Halloween Edition


Halloween Recipes & Other Fun Food Ideas


Halloween Books, Costume Ideas, & Fun New Traditions

Halloween Crafts


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