Oct 24, 2011 6:52 PM by Melissa Canone

Update-Acadia Parish added to Halloween schedule

2011 Acadiana Halloween Schedule

Parish-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Church Point-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Crowley-October 31 5:00-7:00pm
Iota-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Mermentau-October 31 5:30-7:00PM
Morse-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Rayne-October 31 5:30-7:30PM

Parish-October 29 5:00-8:00PM
Basile-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Pine Prairie-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Turkey Creek-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Ville Platte-October 29 5:00-8:00PM

Parish-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Delcambre-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Jeanerette-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
New Iberia-October 31 6:00-8:00PM

Parish-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Elton-October 31 530-730PM
Jennings-October 31 5:30-7:30PM
Lake Arthur-October 30 6:00-8:00PM
Welsh-October 31 530-730

Parish-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Broussard-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Carencro-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Duson- October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Lafayette-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Scott-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Youngsville-October 31 6:00-8:00PM

Arnaudville-October 29 6:00-8:00PM
Eunice-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Krotz Springs-October 31 530-7:00PM
Opelousas-October 31 530 700PM
Port Barre- October 31 530-7:00PM

Parish-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Breaux Bridge-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Catahoula-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Henderson-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Parks-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Stephensville-October 31 6:00-8:00PM

Parish-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Baldwin-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Berwick-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Franklin -October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Morgan City-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Patterson-October 31 6:00-8:00 PM

Abbeville October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Erath-October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Gueydan- October 31 5:00-7:00PM
Kaplan- October 31 6:00-8:00PM
Maurice- October 31 6:00-8:00PM

Not all cities and towns have decided the dates and times for Halloween 2011. This schedule will be updated as the information becomes available.

Send Halloween events to mcanone@katctv.com or fax to 337.232.5282


4 weekends of Halloween At Lakeview Park and Beach in Eunice.

There will have a best decorated RV contest, trick-or-treating, best costume contest, music and dancing in the Barn every weekend.

October 7 & 8 - Horror Movie Madness with a Haunted Hay Ride.
October 14 &15 - Monster Mash Pumpkin Bash.
October 21 & 22 - Masquerade Bike Parade.
October 28 & 29, 2011 - Fang-Tastic weekend!
AND.... our 2nd annual Haunted House...on 15, 22, 28, 29 & 31

Visit the most haunted place in St. Martin Parish on Saturday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. when St. Martin Parish Animal Services hosts its first Haunted Shelter.

For a fee of $5 per person (children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult), visitors can walk through corridors of TERROR, ride through the field of UNDEAD.

St. Martin Animal Services is located at 1004 Industrial Park Road off Main Hwy./La. 31 north of St. Martinville, 337-394-1220.

Proceeds go to help the homeless and abused animals of St. Martin Parish.


Face Off for Halloween at the Mask Workshop October 15th at Your Vermilion Parish Library

Hey kids, want a fresh look for Halloween? Come make a mask for your costume at the Mask Workshop, October 15th at 10 AM at the Abbeville branch of your Vermilion Parish Library. Whether you wanna be a superhero, a scary monster or a beautiful princess, you can make the mask that will be just perfect for your character. We'll papier mache and paint, so be sure to wear some old clothes and be ready to get messy. Masks may not be finished on Saturday, but will be available the next week for painting or other finishing touches in the Children's Department. Put a new face on your Halloween - the Mask Workshop October 15th, 10 AM at your Vermilion Parish Library. This program is free and open to the public, however space is limited so registration is required. Call 893-2674 for more info or to reserve your spot today!

Come Hear Stories of the Paranormal with Deborah LeBlanc October 17th at Your Vermilion Parish Library

Best-selling author, Deborah LeBlanc is coming to the Abbeville branch of your Vermilion Parish Library, October 17th 6-7:30 PM, for an evening of twisted tales of the paranormal. LeBlanc is a business owner, a licensed death scene investigator, and an active paranormal investigator. She served four years as president of the Horror Writers Association, eight years as president of The Writers Guild of Acadiana, and is currently President of the Mystery Writers of America's Southwest Chapter. Deborah is also the creator of the Literacy Challenge, an annual, national literacy campaign and Literacy Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to fight illiteracy in America's teens. Visit www.deborahleblanc.com and www.literacyinc.com. Spend a chilling evening with Deborah LeBlanc October 17th. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 893-2674.


The highly anticipated return of Terror on the Teche is here! You are invited on Saturday, October 22 beginning at 7:00 p.m. to "haunt" the Shadows on the Teche as Angela the Yarnspinner shares tales under the historic oaks. Bring a blanket, friends and family and come out to support your Iberia Parish Library and the Shadows on the Teche during this family friendly event. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Main Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia or at the Shadows gift shop, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia. Costumes are highly encouraged and in the event of rain, the performance will be held at the Main Library. For more information on this spooky event, call the Main Library 364-7024.

Vermilionville Living History Museum & Folklife Park invites the public to celebrate Halloween at the village with Boo Bayou, a Fall Carnival for the whole family being held on Saturday, October 29 from 12 - 2 p.m. There will be plenty to keep the kids busy including games, costume contest, trick-or-treating throughout the historic village and entertainment provided by Louisiana Performance Center & Mitch Richard the Strolling Magician. See below for a full list of activities.

Games 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Toss Across, Ladder Ball, Tin Can Knock' Um Down, Trundle & Hoop, Bobbing for Apples with Clothespins, Turkey and the Straw, Face Painting, Fishing for Candy, Coloring Station, Cookie Jack-o-Lanterns, Bobbing Boats, Trick-or-Treat Bag Making and the Gross Grab.

Picture Station 12 - 2 p.m.
Vermilionville provides the backdrop, you provide the camera! Take your child's picture on a Halloween backdrop and bring home a special keepsake from Boo Bayou.

Costume Contest 1 - 1:30 p.m.
Do you think your child's costume has what it takes to win the contest? Just select which category you want to compete in: 0 to 6 years, 7 and up, most original, scariest or funniest. Each category will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner decided by student judges.

Trick or Treating 1:30 - 2 p.m.
Your kids will love trick or treating throughout Vermilionville's historic village and visiting with our artisans at the Maison des Cultures, Boat Shed, Beau Bassin, Schoolhouse, Mouton House, Buller, Chapel, Boucvalt and the Broussard Kitchen.

Admission to Boo Bayou is $6 for adults, $4 for students (3-18) and 3 & under enter free. For more information on Boo Bayou visit the events calendar at vermilionville.org or call (337) 233-4077.

Vermilionville Living History & Folklife Park

The Vermilionville Living History Museum & Park was formed by the Bayou Vermilion District to preserve and demonstrate the cultural resources of the region. Vermilionville portrays the rich cultures of the Cajuns, Creoles and Native Americans. On the banks of the Bayou Vermilion, the historic village contains 19 structures, including seven original homes, which are filled with artifacts reflecting life in the Acadiana area between 1765 and 1890. A detailed interpretive walking brochure guides visitors through the village. In many of the structures, costumed historical interpreters authentically demonstrate traditional crafts or musical styles with a distinctly French accent. Cooking demonstrations, a full-service restaurant and gift shop add to the experience.


LAFAYETTE (LA) - PASA continues to play its role contributing to the educational foundation of Acadiana's youth through the culture and creativity of the performing arts. Throughout the remainder of the 2011-2012 Daytime Student Performance Series, middle and high school students will explore the performing arts in haunted renditions of Poe along with youthful approaches to Shakespeare and classical music.

Right in time for Halloween, six of American literature's most celebrated tales of terror will come to life in Robert Mason's An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, Performances will be held at 10:30 a.m. on October 26, at U.L.'s Burke Hawthorne Hall. PASA partners with the U.L. School of Music and Performing Arts to present this collection of short stories representing Poe at his most horrifying and features favorites such as The Cask of Amontillado and The Tell-Tale Heart, along with lesser-known works, The Oblong Box and The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether. Immediately following, students can interact with the University-composed cast who will lead a Q&A session.

The critically acclaimed Aquila Theatre will perform a modern depiction of William Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Heymann Performing Arts Center on November 10, at 10:30 a.m. "Fair is foul and foul is fair" as students follow Scottish General, Macbeth, along his journey surrounded by temptation, witchcraft and greed, later descending into murderous action, war and insanity. Shakespeare's words will come to life with modern movement and meaning through this troupe of British and Scottish actors, who The New York Times refers to as "...electrically entertaining..."

A Far Cry will round out the Student Series' final performance, at Lafayette High School on March 8, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. This self-conducted string orchestra comprised of 17 young musicians, dubbed "The Criers," ranks among the latest generation of respected, classical ensembles. These musicians make music according to their own rules through exploration of classical music's traditional boundaries, experimenting with the ways it is prepared and performed, evoking audiences to experience music in a new and exciting way.

The 2011-2012 Daytime Student Performance Series is presented by PASA, sponsored by Chevron and Capital One, with grants funded through LCVC, South Arts, the National Endowment of the Arts and Louisiana Division of Arts. The cost of attendance is $7.00 per student. Those who register classes early will receive 10 tickets for teachers or chaperones at no additional cost. For more information related to registration deadlines or to register a class, teachers and principals should contact PASA at (337) 237-2787ext. 201 or visit www.pasa-online.org.

Rosedown Plantation Funeral Re-enactment

ST. FRANCISVILLE - On Saturday, October 29, Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site will be in mourning as Rosedown Staff re-enacts the wake and funeral service of Daniel Turnbull, the plantation's original owner and builder. Turnbull was laid to rest on October 31, 1861, shortly after the commencement of the Civil War.

Funeral and mourning customs of the 19th century followed strict traditions and formalities, many of which are no longer practiced today. In keeping with the event, the main house will be decorated according to 19th century mourning customs, and re-enactors will be dressed throughout the day in 19th century-style mourning costumes. The funeral service will be held in the Informal Parlor of the Main House at 3 pm.




Among the re-enactors will be Rosedown Curator Polly Luttrull, representing the grieving widow Martha Barrow Turnbull, with Interpretive Ranger Sasha Traña depicting Sarah Turnbull Bowman, the only surviving child of the deceased. Rounding out the cast will be Manager Patricia Aleshire portraying Caroline Butler Turnbull, widow of Turnbull's late son William, and Interpretive Ranger Jessica Dixon taking the role of Grace, a trusted family retainer.

At 4 pm visitors are invited to take a "ghost" tour through the Plantation Main House as living history presenters portray the spirits of family members who have returned from their graves. Each of the "spirits" will speak about their former lives at Rosedown and share reminiscences from their pasts.

Rosedown Plantation SHS is located on LA Highway 10 in St. Francisville, 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge, off U.S. 61. The site is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Guided tours of the main house are provided on the hour beginning at 10 am and concluding with the final tour of the day at 4 pm. Admission prices are $10 for adults (ages 18-61), $8 for seniors (ages 62 and over) and $4 for students (ages 6-17). Children 5 and under are admitted free. Garden only is $5 (ages 18 and over). Special programs and demonstrations offered throughout the year are included with the price of admission.

For more information, call 225-635-3110 in the St. Francisville area, or visit the Office of State Parks web site at www.lastateparks.com.


Local merchants and individuals will once again be handing out Trick or Treat favors and candy in Jennings.

Main Street will be blocked off between Academy and Market Street for the safety of the children. The spaces to hand out candy are free to any merchant or individual interested. Call Polly at 821-5532 for more information or to reserve your space.

Founders Park will be the location of the tenth annual Jennings Daily News Costume Contest. The Canine Costume Contest begins at 5:15 p.m., with the Children's Costume Contest on stage at 5:30 p.m. The entry fee for both divisions is a canned good or non-perishable item or $1 cash for Caring Hands. For contest details call 824-3011.

Both Main St. Trick or Treating and city wide Trick or Treating are limited to youth up to 12 years old.

6:00-10:00PM each night

Lafayette Optimist Club presents 1st Annual Tricks & Treats Event at the Optimist Youth Camp located at 202 Optimist Rd. which is right off of Gloria Switch. This Halloween event will be like NONE other!!! Focused primarily on the youth in Acadiana, we will have safe Trick or Treating for kids, numerous fun activities, and with participation from local sponsors--a Haunted Hayride sure to scare the bravest!!!

Costume contest 7:00PM

Admission for ages 18 & under is free

Adult admission is $5

Hayride $3

for more information tricksandtreatsnite@gmail.com


Spooky Village. Eunice. Chapelle Country Store at Le Village. Scavenger hunt, games and a party for ages 4-12. Tickets: 337-457-3573.


It's That Time of the Year Again - Your Vermilion Parish Library Hosts Scare on the Square Monday, October 31

(ABBEVILLE -September 29, 2011) Halloween brings out the best family fun ever - with Scare on the Square, Monday, October 31, 2010 in Magdalen Square, Downtown Abbeville. Join the Vermilion Parish Library and local businesses as we celebrate with magic, music, costume contests, trick or treating and more.

For kids of all ages, enjoy the music and stories of KinderSongs at 5 PM in the gazebo in the square, and the hip-hop dance philosophy of Rhythm and Soul, 6 PM at the courthouse. The costume contest will be held for kids 12 and under, with registration 4:30 - 5:30, judging 5:30 - 5:45, and winners announced 5:45 - 6:15. Trick or treating in the square will start at 6 PM.

Scare on the Square, Monday October 31 promises to be a ghoulishly good time for families, brought to you by your Vermilion Parish Library and local businesses.

WHO: Mall of Acadiana

WHAT: Free family fun with trick or treating at participating mall stores.

WHEN: 6 - 8 pm (while supplies last)
Monday, October 31

WHERE: Mall of Acadiana
5725 Johnston St.
Lafayette, LA 70503

WHY: No matter what the weather, there will be spooktacular fun at the mall!
Come enjoy the celebration!

This event is for children ages 12 and under only. Please, no costumes for adults. No masts for adults or anyone over 12 years of age. Additional information on event specifics can be found on the mall websites at MallofAcadiana.com.

9th Annual Safe Halloween for Kids at Le Vieux Village

(Opelousas, LA) - The City of Opelousas Tourism is proud to host the annual Safe Halloween for Kids in Le Vieux Village on Monday, October 31, 2011. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7:00 p.m.

Each year the City of Opelousas Tourism Department, with support from area businesses and organizations, host a fun filled evening of Halloween activities for the community to enjoy. Safe Halloween for Kids at Le Vieux Village offers a safe environment for the children in Opelousas and surrounding areas to not only enjoy trick or treating but also provide them with an opportunity to visit each of the homes in the village in search of more treats. In addition to these activities face painting, fun jumps and a children's costume contest is scheduled for the evening.

Opelousas Mayor Donald Cravins Sr. and the City Council Members are dedicated to providing family-oriented events to residents by offering citizens a fun way to spend time in their own community.

The Safe Halloween for Kids event is made possible with the support of local businesses and organizations that adopt and decorate the houses in Le Vieux Village and hand out treats to the little ghosts and goblins. This year's sponsors include: Wal-MartDC 6048, Ardoin's Exterminating Company, Opelousas Kiwanis Club, Nell's Cake & Catering, Super 1 Foods, Williams Progressive Life & Accident Ins. Co., City of Opelousas Tourism/Museum & Interpretive Center, Mayor Donald Cravins Sr., Acadiana Bottling Company, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Renaud, St. Landry Parish Queens and Sneaky Riderz.

For more information, contact Angela Doomes at 337-948-6263.


Harvest Fest Information:
Date: Monday, Oct 31st
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Place: Hope Alive Freedom Church
Cost: Free, we just ask that one bag of individually wrapped candy be brought per child
What to expect:
Pony Rides, Hay Rides, Games, Cake Walk, Costume Contest (please no scary or offensive costumes) and Candy! (concessions will be available)




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