Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events Guide 2020

Disclosure :: this guide is brought to you courtesy of our sponsors The Baton Rouge Clinic and The Dunham School.

Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events Guide 2020

***We make every effort to ensure that our guides are accurate; however unforeseen changes can take place, especially related to COVID-19. We suggest you always call the organization or event venue ahead of time to confirm event information.***

We maintain a full calendar of events here. If you have a great family-friendly event to add to the Red Stick Mom calendar, please do that here.

Special Thank You To Our Guide Title Sponsors ::

The Dunham School is a Christian college preparatory school serving students in PK3-12th grade. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the school is not hosting a traditional open house this fall. However, the admissions office is open everyday, and their staff would be delighted to meet with prospective families—either in person or virtually. A Virtual PK/K Play Day will take place on Friday, October 9, from 8:30-10 am for children entering PK3, PK4, or kindergarten. Families are also invited to take a virtual campus tour at their leisure. Learn more here ::

As the premier multi-specialty clinic in the region, Baton Rouge Clinic offers a comprehensive range of outstanding medical services for every member of your family. As our entire country continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure our patients of our continued commitment to caring for those in our Baton Rouge community. Patient safety is our highest priority, we will continue to very closely monitor this ever-changing situation and we will continue to update our protocols to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of all of our patients and employees. It is critical that your medical conditions are addressed and encourage patients to come in for annual visits and routine check-ups. We are here for you and your family.. . . . caring for generations.

Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events Guide 2020

Clay Pumpkin Hand Building Class :: September 19, 3:30-5:30pm

Want to get your hands dirty with art! Try one of our Clay Hand Building classes at Brushfire Art Studio. We provide all supplies needed.
We will be instructing how to make clay pumpkins. You are welcome to make the pumpkin or make whatever you want.Family friendly fall fun in Baton Rouge

1.5 hour session
– BYOB if you like
– $25 / student / base price (prices goes up with size and glaze upgrades)
– Full instruction and all supplies provided.
– Reservation required at least 24 hours prior to class.

BYOB Painting Class – Autumn Pumpkins :: September 22, 7:00-9:00pm

At our painting classes, you are able to find your inner artist! Classes are great for all skill levels. Bring your favorite adult beverage and your sense of adventure! Our incredible artists will lead you in creating your very own masterpiece. At this class, we will be painting our “Autumn Pumpkins” painting on a 16×20 canvas. All supplies are provided.
Skill Level: Beginner
Price: $35.00

Canvas Class – Pumpkin Kisses :: September 25, 7:00-9:00pm

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind painting experience look no further than Brushfire Art Studio! Our paint parties are designed to be fun and creative experiences that can be enjoyed individually, or with a group of close friends in a cozy inviting environment.

Bring your favorite drinks [BYOB].
Full instruction and all supplies provided. We provide you with your paint, canvas, aprons and brushes, and also a helping hand.

Canvas Painting Art Class “Hilltop Haunt” :: September 26, 6:30-8:30pm

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind painting experience look no further than Brushfire Art Studio! Our paint parties are designed to be fun and creative experiences that can be enjoyed individually, or with a group of close friends in a cozy inviting environment.

Full instruction and all supplies provided. We provide you with your paint, canvas, aprons and brushes, and also a helping hand.
At the end of the evening you’ll proudly walk away with your custom 16″ x 20″ acrylic on canvas masterpiece to take home or give as an amazing gift.

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch :: September 26-November 8

Fall is here and the pumpkins are growing bountifully! Mrs. Heather is inviting everybody to come! Join in the fun and come out to the patch from September 26 – November 8! $8/child CASH ONLY.

Jefferson United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch :: October 1-31

Pumpkins will be delivered at the end of September and the pumpkin patch will run through the end of October. Be sure to check their Facebook page for any updates!

13th Gate :: October 2-November 13

From crawling through a crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart! General admission tickets are $30. Not recommended for young children; children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Barnhill Preserve’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Patch :: Saturdays & Sundays, October-November

Enjoy the fall season at Barn Hill Preserve! Saturdays and Sundays in October and November come down to our annual Pumpkin Patch! $15 a person at the door includes: admission, 1 pumpkin a person, games, archery, hay rides, animal shows and more! Add on animal encounters are an additional price. Social Distancing guidelines are encouraged. Under our covered pavilions masks are required when interacting with our animals.

Harvest Days :: October 3, 8:00am-5:00pm

Visit the LSU Rural Life Museum where living history demonstrations will interpret activities that took place on Louisiana farms and plantations during harvest time in the 1800’s. Regular admission prices charged.

Hayrides and pumpkin patches Baton RougeSpooky Sensation :: October 3, 2:00-10:00pm

Come join us at the Highland Road Park Observatory for a marshmallow roast with eerie true-life STEM stories, a scavenger hunt game to earn wicked prizes, physical science demos that will make you scream and more. Views of the Sun and all five outer planets: Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Activities include the Twilight Deepening, Magnitude Stepdown, Scope-on-a-Rope, and a brief discussion of the mysterious X-37B space plane.

Corn Maze :: October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31; 10:00am-5:00pm

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for updates! This year’s theme is “Harvest Some Happiness”. The LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens Corn Maze is a family friendly day of fall fun with numerous farm related activities.
Enjoy some crazy, mazy family fun as you find your way through the maze. The fun continues every Saturday in October. Due to Covid-19 and state mandate, masks must be worn in line for check in and concessions as well as any area where social distancing is not possible. Children under the age of 8 are exempt.

You **MUST** preregister for tickets. There are a limited number of tickets, so purchase them now! Admission is $15 per person and free for children 3 & under. Friends of the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens with a Family Membership receive 4 free admissions.

NewSong Community Church Pumpkin Patch :: October 5-October 31

The NewSong Community Church pumpkin patch, at the corner of Old Perkins and Bluff Road in Prairieville, will be open starting Monday, October 5 th through Saturday, October 31 st . Hours are 2:00–6:00pm Monday – Friday, 10:00am–6:00pm on Saturdays, and 12:00–6:00pm on Sundays. Pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as various types of gourds from the Navajo Indians in Northern New Mexico will be available for purchase. Additionally, jellies and salsas from the United Methodist Children’s Home will be for sale. There will a photo booth and other picture opportunities around the patch (no paid photography!). Free hayrides are available on the weekends. Morning field trips for area schools include story time, hayrides, crafts, and pie-sized pumpkins. All proceeds go to church missions.

2020 Swamp Pop Music Festival and Jambalaya Cook-Off :: October 10

Our Lady of the Lake Ascension and 100.7 The Tiger’s Swamp Pop Music Fest and Jambalaya Cook-off, Saturday, August 22nd from 3-11pm at Lamar Dixon presented by Darren James and Associates brokered by EXP Realty, Ascension Festival & Cultural Council, and Louisiana Lottery. It’s going to be a poppin’ good time with four of the hottest Swamp Pop Bands in Louisiana- Na Na Sha, Don Rich, The Mojoes, and Mike Broussard & The Night Train. Hosted by Roland Doucet and the Tiger team, this year’s Swamp Pop Music Fest will follow all social distancing policies.

HOWELL-O-Ween Movie in the Park :: October 10, 7:00pm

Come dressed in your favorite costume and join us at BREC’s Howell Community Park for a SPOOKTACULAR evening filled with excitement. This event includes character visits, refreshments, music, a trick-or-treat trail and more. *Please be prepared to observe social distancing regulations for the safety and security of all patrons.

Trick & Treat: Art Unleashed Revamped :: October 16, 5:00-9:00pm

We’re combining your two favorite dog events, Trick & Treat Dog Costume Contest and Art Unleashed! Join BREC Art and BREC Dog Parks at this year’s Trick & Treat: Art Unleashed ReVAMPed! Bring your four-legged friends and families to BREC’s City-Brooks Community Park for some fang-tastic fun, free for all ages and breeds!

Haunted Hootenannies! :: October 16 & 23, 6:00-7:00pm (online); October 17 & 24, 9:00am-8:00pm (in person)

Online AND at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center! Join us at the swamp in-person or online for two exciting weekends of Haunted Hootenannies! Visit us on Saturdays for some wicked daytime fun like exploring our Animal Morgue and the wonderful Wall of Weird display or during the extended evening hours for a walk through the trail when all the nocturnal creatures are just coming out to play. On Fridays, join us via Zoom for exciting animal presentations led by nature experts like Dr. Nathan Lord from the Louisiana State Arthropod Museum talking about creepy crawlies and Leslie Lattimore from Wings of Hope Wildlife Rehabilitation with owls and other birds of prey! We’ll also be giving away treat bags throughout the entire month of October! Although things might look a little differently than our usual Halloween events, we hope to see you all for some spooky but safe fun this Halloween!

NewSong Community Church Fall Fest :: October 17, 4:00-6:30pm

NewSong will also host a FREE Fall Festival on October 17 th from 4:00–6:30pm. Live music, hayrides, delicious food, face painting, inflatables, games, crafts, and more.

Boo at the Zoo :: October 17, 18, 24, 25

Due to COVID-19 safeguards, we will be pre-packaging treat bags for all children ages 12 and under to collect upon exiting their adventure at the Zoo. We encourage costumes, as always and protective face masks for guests. While, this year’s event will be a little bit different, we promise to keep this family tradition special. There will be traditional photo ops throughout the Zoo with Fall and Halloween themed structures. As well, we will be providing fun and festive enrichments to our animal friends throughout the day. It’s sure to be a good time for all ages!

Cajun Country Corn Maze in Amite :: October 17-November 29

The Cajun Country Corn Maze is constructed from a cornfield comprised of 7.5 acres
This years design depicts the unity in standing together to combat Covid. Haunted and non-haunted maze options, animal petting area, slides, corn crib,
pirate ship, playground area, duck races and more!

Hours of Operation beginning October 17th – November 8th:
Friday 5:00-11:00pm (with haunting beginning at dusk dark)
Saturday 9:00am-11:00pm (with haunting beginning at dusk dark)
Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

After November 8th our hours of operation will be:
Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
​Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm

Halloween Cake Decorating :: October 22, 5:00-8:00pm

Instructor: Chef Jeanne Mancuso, Price: $125 Per Person
In this class you will learn to properly mask a 6”, 3 layer cake in butter cream, create a pumpkin carved cake, create a fault eyeball cake, and create the popular zombie unicorn cake. The class also includes painting with edible gold and various piping techniques. Be prepared to wow your friends and family with your Halloween creations. This class is suitable for beginner and intermediate students.
*A temperature check and mask will be required to enter the building. Anyone registering 100.4 degrees and above will not be admitted into the building. The mask must be worn during the entire time in the building.

Haints Haunts and Halloween :: October 25, 3:00-6:00pm

Storytelling, cake walks, games, and trick or treating are some of the events kids will be able to participate in while on the museum’s grounds. Admission: $5.00 per person.

Jack-Eaux-Lanterns :: October 28, 5:00-7:00pm

Bring the whole family over to BREC’s Zachary Community Park and join us for a special pumpkin carving and painting event. Registration Fee includes pumpkin. Ages: 6+ (Parents/Guardians must be present). Cost: EBR Residents $10; Out-of-parish residents $12.

Pumpkin Paddle Parade :: October 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Get into the Halloween spirit with our Pumpkin Paddle Parade, an exciting competition of “float” decorating! You design and decorate a canoe, kayak or paddleboard in Halloween décor, and then parade in front of our judges for the chance to win fabulous prizes! Ages: 12+ Cost: $10/kayak or SUP, For more information, please email [email protected]

Fifolet Cabaret :: October 29-31

No need for parade withdrawals! We’ve got you covered!
Our most wicked parade krewes are working up some video entertainment for you to enjoy this Halloween. Ticket holders will receive a link to view the show at any time between October 29 at noon and October 31 at midnight.
But wait, there’s more! How can you watch a show without dinner? Dinner from a local restaurant will be delivered by a costumed (and masked) character right to your door. This is included in the ticket price! **We are still finalizing details on the dinner menu. Check back September 1 for details and how to purchase your tickets.

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Happy Fall Y’all!

Jenny is originally from Kenner, LA, and considers herself a New Orleans girl at heart. She moved to Pineville in 2004 to attend college where she met her funny and always entertaining husband Brandon. Together they relocated to Baton Rouge almost 10 years ago and married in 2008. They added their joyful daughter Salem to the crew in April 2014, blue-eyed son Declan in July 2015, and baby Liesel in 2019 and now live in Zachary. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from LSU and has previously done some freelance writing. She now works full-time for the State of Louisiana. She and her family enjoy spending time together, making each other laugh and being a part of their church community. She loves wandering around Target, drinking coffee, watching HGTV, having people over and making any kind of craft.