Autumn, Halloween events announced in SWLA

Autumn, Halloween events announced in SWLA

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The following events have been announced in Southwest Louisiana for Halloween:


Calcasieu Parish

The Lost Hollows:

Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 in Lake Charles. Trail rides typically start at 6 p.m. and end around 11:30 p.m. Participants will gather in the parking lot of Spirit of Halloween, located at 3413 Derek Drive, where they will be shuttled to the trails. Tickets are $7-35 and group rates are available. To purchase tickets, click

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"Bludd Vessel" Haunted Ship:

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 at the U.S.S. Orleck Naval Museum, located at 604 N. Enterprise Blvd in Lake Charles. Tickets start at $15. For more information, call 337-214-7447 or email

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Bayou des Cris haunted trail:

From 8 p.m. to midnight each day through Saturday, Nov. 1. Tickets are $10-20. There will be a children's area with food, a bounce house, pumpkin painting and more. On Nov. 1, lights will be left off. For more information, visit

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Trunk-or-treat and fall festival:

5-7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Word of Hope Family Worship Center, located at 3975 E. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles. There will be food, games and prizes. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 337-477-1943.

Light the Night:

5-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff, located at 276 Old Hwy 171. There will be carnival games, laser tag, prizes and food. For more information, call 855-9067 or visit

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"Macabaret":

7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Lake Charles Little Theatre, located at 813 Enterprise Blvd. Dracula, Igor, the Bride of Frankenstein and other Halloween ghouls will perform songs and dances with a "macabre" twist. Joseph Frazier will direct the show. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $10 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit

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Hargrove Haunted House:

Starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1022 Fields Hwy near DeQuincy. Participants are asked to make a $3 donation at the door. For more information, visit

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Halloween Chalk Drawings:

3:30-4:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Children's Museum, located at 327 Broad St. in Lake Charles. Admission is $7.50 for children and adults. Participants will create ghoulish drawings in the ArtSpace.

Halloween Harvest Fest 2014:

5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Lake Charles Civic Center, located at 900 Lakeshore Drive. The Exhibition Hall will be reserved for Tiny Tots World, open to children ages 2-6, while the Coliseum will house activities for children ages 7-12, including games, music, a costume contest, face painting, balloon art, tricycle races and a pumpkin patch train ride, featuring Mayor Randy Roach and Parks Director Percy Brown as conductors. Admission is free. For more information, call 337-491-1280.

Fall Festival:

6-8:30 p.m Friday, Oct. 31 at Victory Baptist Church, located at 7515 Gulf Hwy in Lake Charles. There will be trunk-or-treating, face painting, cookie walks, a bounce house, concessions and more. For more information, call the church at 337-480-0801.


30th Annual Gumbo Cook-off and Fall Festival:

6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Friendship Baptist Church, located at 8085 Gulf Hwy in Lake Charles. Activities will include carnival games, trick-or-treating, a hay ride and a cake walk. Admission is free. For more information, call the church at 337-477-3031.

Trick-or-treat:

The City of Lake Charles recommends that trick-or-treat activities end at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. Parents are encouraged to have their children home by 8:30 p.m., unless they are attending a supervised function sponsored by other parents of civic organizations.

Trick-or-treat:

The official trick-or-treating times for the Town of Iowa are 5-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.


Trick-or-treat:

The official trick-or-treating times for the City of Sulphur are 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Trick-or-treat:

The official trick-or-treating times for the City of DeQuincy are 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Trick-or-treat:

The official trick-or-treating times for the Town of Vinton are 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Fall Festival:

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Westwood Baptist Church, located at 2317 Westwood Road in Westlake. Admission is free. There will be ponies, a fun jump, trunk-or-treating, food and more.

Trick-or-treat:

The official trick-or-treating times for the Town of Westlake are 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

Trick-or-treat:

Trick-or-treating will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 in the Hargroves area.

Malloween:

5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Prien Lake Mall, located at 496 W. Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles. Admission is free. Children are welcome to trick-or-treat at participating businesses in the mall.

Party with the Princesses:

10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at Barbe High School, located at 2200 W. McNeese St., Lake Charles. Admission is $15 per child. The Barbe Bluebells will host a party with makeup, nail painting, glitter tattoos and more. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 337-540-5452.

All Souls Day mass:

6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 in Consolata Cemetery, located at 2300 Country Club Road in Lake Charles. A Blessing of the Graves will follow. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 337-477-5372.

Allen Parish

Haunted Carn-evil:

7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at 107 S. 12th St. in Oakdale. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Tours will go in groups of five. Admission is $5.

Trick-or-treating:

In Kinder, Oberlin and Oakdale was Thursday, Oct. 30.

Acadia Parish

Trick-or-treating:

In Rayne, Crowley and Eunice was Thursday, Oct. 30.

Beauregard Parish

Harvest Pumpkin Patch:

Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays from 2-5:30 p.m. at First United Pentecostal Church, located at 120 Mahlon St. in DeRidder. For more information, call the church at 337-463-7637.

Boo-regard trick-or-treat:

5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at the Beauregard Parish Library branch located at 205 S. Washington St. in DeRidder. For more information, call the library at 337-463-6217.

Trick-or-treat:

The official trick-or-treating times for the City of DeRidder are 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Jefferson Davis Parish

Pumpkin Patch:

Friday, Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church, located at 1001 Cary Ave. in Jennings. Saturdays will be Family Fun Day, featuring free admission, face painting, games, fun jumps, train rides, arts and crafts, story time, a puppet show, a petting zoo and a pumpkin patch. For more information, call 337-356-6334.

Trick-or-treat:

In Jennings, Elton and Welsh was Thursday, July 30.

Trick-or-treating:

The official trick-or-treating times for the Town of Lake Arthur are 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.

Lafayette Parish

Museum of Fear:

7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct, 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1 on the third floor of the Lafayette Science Museum, located at 433 Jefferson St. in Lafayette. Admission is $10. Proceeds will benefit museum exhibits and programs. For more information, call 337-291-5544 or visit

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Fall Fun Fest:

6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Girard Park. Children ages 12 and younger are invited to participate in games, face painting, arts and crafts and a costume contest. Food and drink will be available. For more information, call 337-291-8370 or 337-291-5558.

Fall concert:

6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2 at Angelle Hall on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus. Admission is free. The UL Lafayette Chamber Singers and Chorale will perform. Songs performed will focus on themes of day and night, life and death.

"Little Shop of Horrors:"

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. on Oct. 24-Nov. 9 at Cite des Arts, located at 109 Vine St. in Lafayette. Tickets are $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 337-291-1122.

Orange County

Scarecrow Festival:

Through Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange, Texas. Local businesses, organizations and families will display unique, hand-crafted scarecrows made from recyclable materials. For more information, visit

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Autumn Fair:

Saturday, Nov. 1 at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center in Orange Texas. Activities will include an awards ceremony for  Scarecrow Festival entries, face painting, pumpkin decorating and fall-inspired games. For more information, visit

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Sabine Parish

Outdoor movie: "Monsters Inc.":

7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Hodges Gardens State Park, located at 1000 Hodges Loop in Florien, La. The film  "Monsters Inc." will be shown at the Lakefront stage. Regular park admission fees apply.

Haunted Garden Tours:

7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Hodges Gardens State Park, located at 1000 Hodges Loop in Florien, La. Children under 8 years old will not be allowed to participate. Regular park admission fees apply.

Vernon Parish

Day of the Dead exhibit:

Through Nov. 1 at Gallery One Elleven, located at 111 S. Third St. in Leesville. For more information, contact the gallery at 337-208-1762.

Tree Farm Massacre:

6 p.m. until on Saturday, Nov. 1. The "horror trail" will take place at 458 Tree Farm Road in Leesville. The trail is one-half to three-fourths of a mile long and typically takes 30-35 minutes to complete. Admission is $15 per person. Children under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 337-378-8726 or email

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Witch Way to Main Street:

5-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Trick-or-treaters of all ages are welcome to participate in a variety of games and activities at Main St. businesses. For more information, call 337-378-4038.

Trick-or-treating:

The official trick-or-treating times for the City of Leesville are 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

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