Children select pumpkins for decorating at a past Haints, Haunts and Halloween event. Photo courtesy LSUAg Center.

Halloween events for a spooktacular weekend

Don’t be afraid to check out some of these Halloween-themed events in Baton Rouge:

This Saturday, October 29, bring the family and enjoy a Night Maze and Bonfire at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. From 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. people can walk through the corn/hay maze, climb hay mountains, enjoy hayrides and visit farm animals at the petting zoo. As night falls, guests can participate in an evening bonfire with s’mores and music. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. Admission is $10.50 and free for children 3 and under.

The LSU Rural Life Museum is hosting Haints, Haunts and Halloween from 3:30 until 6:30 p.m. this Sunday, October 30. Attendees will experience the sights and activities of an old-fashioned country fair. There will be storytelling, cake walks, pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating. The event is recommended for children ages 2 to 9, and guests are encouraged to wear costumes and bring sacks for trick-or-treating. Admission is $5 per person, and children under 2 years old get in free.

10/31 Consortium is taking advantage of the Halloween season with its Fifolet Halloween Festival and parade. Starting Thursday, October 27, anyone can join in the festivities with a showing of Rocky Horror Show at Theatre Baton Rouge, which will host a few showings over the weekend. On Friday, October 28, there will be a Live After 5 Halloween Party, as well as a Zombie Pub Crawl downtown. On Saturday, October 29, there will be a Pumpkin Pi 3.14-mile race, as well as the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade, which starts at 2 p.m. The festivities continue on Sunday, October 30, with a Sunday in the Park Halloween Party and the Baton Rouge Ballet Theatre’s presentation of Lehrer Dance at the River Center. For a full list of the weekend’s activities, visit

LASM is hosting its second annual A Halloween Night at the Museum October 29 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sport your Halloween costume and enjoy three different showings in the planetarium. The Astronomical World of Harry Potter will begin at 7 p.m. and includes an interactive quiz, butterbeer and a costume contest. The laser light show Fright Light will begin at 8 p.m., and The Pink Floyd eXperience will begin at 9 p.m. Guests must be at least 3 years old. Visit for ticket details.

The Highland Road Park Observatory will host The Spooky Spectrum on October 29 from 6 to 10 p.m. The event will include creepy science demonstrations and scary stories. Admission is free for all ages, and binoculars are recommended. For more on the observatory, check out our story from the July 2016 issue of inRegister.

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo invites you and your family to dress up and attend Boo at the Zoo October 29 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Attendees can trick-or-treat throughout the zoo, ride the Spooky Train and get lost in the merry-not-scary Hay Maze. Visit for admission prices and more details.