no excuse not to get your ghost on! Pumpkin patches and events
Blackwater United Methodist Church, 10000 Blackwater Rd, Baker. Oct. 5-30.
Pumpkin patch, already gathered from the field. All proceeds from the
sale of pumpkins go to missions that transform the Central Community and
the world for Jesus Christ. (Mon.-Fri., 9 am-12 pm & 3-7 pm; Sat. 9
am-5 pm; Sun. 1-5 pm)
First Presbyterian Church, 5401 S. Clairborne Ave. (corner of S. Clairborne and Octavia). Oct. 3-31. Pumpkins grown on Navajo land. Huge selection of sizes, shapes, textures and colors, including ornamental gourds and decorative corn. Benefiting The Program of Hope Homeless & Hungry program. fpcno.org(Mon-Fri, 3 pm-dusk; Sat., 10 am-dusk; Sun., 1 pm-dusk)
First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger Dr., Slidell. Through Oct. 31. (Mon.-Sat., 10 am-7 pm; Sun, 12 pm-7 pm)
Liuzza Produce Farm, 56457 Holden Circle, Amite. Saturdays through mid-Nov: Pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, wagon rides, concessions/refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location. Call ahead for availability. $10 for pumpkin and all activities. (10 am-4 pm Saturdays ONLY)
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch, 11215 Lees Ln., Hammond. This authentic pumpkin patch, where kids can actually pick a pumpkin, is worth the drive. With face painting, a small corn maze and more (Daily, 9 am-5 pm)
New Orleans City Park Pumpkin Patch, Wheel Fun Rentals on the north side of Big Lake in City Park, New Orleans. Oct. 3-25. Rides, games, pumpkins, food and more. Select the perfect pumpkin,
enjoy a hayride, cruise around Big Lake on a pedal boat, try their hand
at carnival style games, or investigate the entire park on a Surrey or
bicycle. (10 am-sunset)
Perrilloux Farms Pumpkin Farm & Hayride, 17834 River Rd., Montz. Oct. 8-31. The $7 admission fee includes the wagon ride (on the hour), a pumpkin,
and washing facilities for children and adults. 985.652.3672.
(Sat.-Sun., 9 am- 4 pm)
Pumpkin Patch on Plum Street in Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie. Throughout Oct. Pumpkins and Plum Street Snowballs! Plus on Oct. 18-19 & 24-25, there will be a pumpkin patch photo session, 2/$10. (Tues.-Fri., 2 pm-6 pm, Sat.-Sun., 11 am-6 pm)
St. Anselm Catholic Church, 306 St. Mary St., Madisonville. Oct. 10 until they sell out. Prices start at $1. (9 am-6 pm daily)
St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, St Martin’s, 2216 Metairie Rd., Metairie. Pumpkins of all sizes are available for purchase, including jumbos, perfect for jack-o’-lantern carving, and minis that even the littlest child can pick up and carry.(Mon.-Fri., 2-6:30 pm, Sat. & Sun., 10 am-6:30 pm)
. Paul’s Episcopal School
, 6249 Canal St., corner of Canal and Harrison, Lakeview.
Oct. 10-30. Group reservations are available; contact knelson@stpauls–lakeview.org or 504.488.1319, ext. 119. (Mon-Sat, 10 am-6 pm, Sun. 10 am-3 pm)
St. Peter Catholic Church Pumpkin Patch, 125 S. Jefferson Avenue, Covington. Oct. 17-31. Large selection of pumpkins of all sizes, even pie pumpkins, swan gourds, Indian corn, cornstalks. Take your picture with a scarecrow on bales of hay. Weekends activities include storytelling, face painting, raffles. (9 am-dark)
Steele’s Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze and Petting Zoo, 56459 Dollar Rd., Angie. Everyone entering the pumpkin patch must purchase an armband for $8.50 plus tax. Children 2 and under get in free. Season passes are available. 985.516.2768. (Saturdays 10 am-6 pm; Sundays 1-6 pm)
Corn Maze Festival Corn Maze Festival, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. Find your way out of the maze and enjoy a family event including petting farm, pumpkin painting, hay mountain, hayride and giant sling shot. Admission $10. Free for children 3 and younger. (10 am-6 pm)
Oct. 3 & 17
Halloween Costume Tea Party, A Spoonful of Sugar, 145 West Harrison Ave., New Orleans.
Costumed cuties will be served tasty treats and have fun creating edible art as well. There will be lots to do to keep your little one entertained while you sip soothing aromatic tea and enjoy the cozy atmosphere and smiles. Reservations required, 504.507.8373. (11 am-1 pm)
Swap for Kid’s Costume Fest!
7722 Maple St, swapforkids.com. Free pumpkin decorating and treats for the kids. Plus a huge costume selection and store-wide sales. (10 am-5 pm)
First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger Dr., Slidell. In the back parking lot. Free admission. Hay dig, clowns, face painting, pony rides, food and fun. (11 am-4 pm)
Oct. 10, 17 & 24
Corn Maze Saturdays, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden. Wind through the maze, test your skill at the giant sling shots and take a hayride. Admission $7 . Free for children 3 and younger. (10 am-6 pm)
Oct. 16-17, 23-24
Boo at the Zoo
, Audubon Zoo. For children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train (which can be scary for children and adults), a haunted house (scary and non-scary), games, entertainment and more. Friday, Oct. 16 is MARVEL Super-Hero Night. $17 per person; under 12 months of age free. (5-9 pm)
Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival
French Market, Dutch Alley
, Bogue Falaya Park, Covington.
The St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center hosts this large festival-style event with lots of unique activities and entertainment for the kids. Plus refreshments, snacks and treats for purchase. Don’t forget to wear your costumes! $15/child, $5/adult; at the gate, $20/child, $10/adult. Members prices are discounted. (10 am-3 pm)
Barktoberfest, Canine Connection, 4920 Tchoupitoulas St. Canine costume contest, kids’ costume parade and activities area, trick or treating for kids and canines. (4-8 pm)
, Canal Place. Surgeons create hand-carved Jack-o-Lanterns with proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital. Trick or treating in the shops, pumpkin decorating, mask making. Plain and carved pumpkins available for purchase. (10 am-1 pm)
, Blackwater United Methodist Church,
10000 Blackwater Rd, Baker. Plus
pumpkin patch, already gathered from the field.
French Quartour Kids’ Halloween Tour: Tricks & Treats.
($20/person, 12 pm only, nearly sold out!)
Trunk or Treat with the Jefferson Parish Library
, East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave, Metairie. Free, A safe environment for children and pediatric patients to participate in Halloween activities. Trick-or-treating at various cars located throughout the parking lot that have candy in the trunks and that are staffed by local businesses. (1-4 pm)
Ghost in the Oaks
, Storyland/Carousel Gardens, City Park. Children of all ages, including the young at heart adults, dress in their Halloween best for unlimited rides, airbrush face painting, live music, arts & crafts, balloon animals, a pumpkin patch, and trick-or-treating. For ticket options and costs, call 504.483.9376 or visit friendsofcitypark.com. (Fri. & Sat., 7-10 pm; Sun. 5-8 pm)
Night Maze and Bonfire, LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Ln.
Bring the family, wear your favorite Halloween costume and enjoy an evening bonfire, corn dogs, s’mores and music. Admission $10. Free for children 3 and younger. 225.763.3990.