Oct 26, 2012 1:52 PM by Melissa Canone

Update: Halloween 2012 Plans

October always brings countless events to enjoy the fall season and the coming Halloween holiday. Here are some of your options to make the most of the season. To have an event added to the list, please email mcanone@katctv.com.



Church Point 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm
Crowley 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm
Esterwood 10/31 6:00 - 7:30pm
Iota 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm
Morse 10/31 5:30 - 7:00pm
Mermentau 10/31 6:00 - 7:30pm
Rayne 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm

Basile 10/30 5:30 - 7:00pm
Mamou 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Pine Prairie 10/31 5:30 - 7:00pm
Turkey Creek 10/31 5:30 - 8:00pm
Ville Platte 10/31 5:00 - 7:00pm

Delcambre 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Jeanerette 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Loreauville 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
New Iberia 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm


Elton 10/30 5:30 - 7:30pm
Fenton 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Jennings 10/30 5:30-7:30, Main Street 5:30 - 6:30pm
Lake Arthur 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Welsh 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm


Broussard 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Carencro 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Duson 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Lafayette 10/31 6:00 -8:00 pm
Scott 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Youngsville 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm


Arnaudville 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Cankton 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm
Eunice 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Grand Coteau 10/31 5:00 - 7:30pm
Krotz Springs 10/31 5:30 - 7:00pm
Opelousas 10/31 5:30 - 7:30pm
Palmetto 10/31 6:00 - 7:30pm
Port Barre 10/31 5:30 - 7:00pm
Sunset 10/31 5:00 - 7:00pm
Washington 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm


Breaux Bridge 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Henderson 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Parks 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
St. Martinville 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Stephensville 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm


Bayou Vista 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Baldwin 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Berwick 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Franklin 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Morgan City 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Patterson 10/31 6:00-8:00pm



Abbeville 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Erath 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Gueydan 10/31 5:00 - 7:00pm
Kaplan 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm
Maurice 10/31 6:00 - 8:00pm



October 26 & 27

Lafayette Optimist Club Tricks and Treats
Lafayette Optimist Club Camp - 202 Optimist Road, Lafayette, LA 70507, Times: 6-10 pm
Trick or treating, Haunted Hayride, Fun Jump and moretricksandtreatsnite@gmail.com / ksparks@archbm.com, more info. 337-380-9936.


October 27

"Halloween in the Park" softball game against Nicholls at Lamson Park

"Halloween in the Park" will take place at the softball game against Nicholls in Lamson Park! The Ragin' Cajuns softball team encourages the community to wear halloween costumes and enjoy the fun. It takes place on Saturday, October 27, 2012.
For more info call: 337 482-6842 Or visit: www.RaginCajuns.com

October 27

Zombie Walk/Flashmob/Costume Contest
Downtown Jefferson and Lee Street
October 27

UL's 3rd Annual Spooktacular is on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. On Fraternity Row Circle. The event is sponsored by the UL Greek Council and will have lots of children's' activities including games, Halloween tables and a Haunted House.

October 27

Trick or Treat in a Historic Village
Fall carnival celebration at Vermilionville

Lafayette, LA - 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 27 from 10 a.m. - 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 & Renaissance Cadienne. See below for a full list of activities.

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. Games
Toss Across, Ladder Ball, Tin Can Knock' Um Down, Trundle & Hoop, Bobbing for Apples with Clothespins, Pumpkin Bowling, Face Painting, Fishing for Pumpkins, Pin the Nose on the Pumpkin, Gourd Toss, Candy Corn Count, Bobbing Boats, the Duck & the Straw, Cookie Decorating, Coloring Station, and Trick-or-Treat Bag Making.

12:00 - 12:30 pm Costume Contest
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 3 years
3 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.

12:30 - 2 p.m. Picture Station
We provide the backdrop, you provide the camera! Take your child's picture on a Vermilionville styled Halloween backdrop and bring home this keepsake from Boo Bayou.

12:30 - 2 p.m. Trick or Treating
Your kids will love trick or treating throughout Vermilionville's historic village and visit with our artisans that will be waiting to trick or treat 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.


October 27

Here's something special for all of the zombies across Acadiana: 5:00-7:00pm, October 27 will mark the first annual Museum of Fear's ZombieWalk!!! The walk is free to the public, and the only requirement is that all participants must don their best zombie attire, and stay in character through to the end. The walk will begin at the Centre International building (old city hall), and end at Park Sans Souci with DJs from Planet Radio, and 107.9, a costume contest, and adult refreshments. The bigger the horde the better, so plan your costume, and start telling your friends!!!


October 28

OSC Harvest Fest Lafayette Campus
October 28th from 5-8 pm for our OSC Harvest Fest at the Lafayette Campus. It is going to be a night of fun for the entire family. There will be games for all ages, candy, fun jumps, petting zoo for the little ones, a hayride - and it's all free.
For more information please call 337-330-8770 or visit www.oursaviorschurch.com. OSC Lafayette Campus
1201 East Broussard Rd Lafayette, LA 70508


October 28

Boo on the Avenue in Lake Arthur,6pm - 8pm
*Chili Cook-off at 2pm

October 28

Halloween Fun Fest scheduled for Sunday, 10-28-12 from 12:00 noon to 3:00 PM. in Iberia City Park
Community Center in New Iberia at 2:00 PM judging will begin for the costumes at that time.


October 28

Fall Fun Fest

Lafayette Parks and Recreation will hold Fall Fun Fest at Girard Park on Sunday, October 28th from 5:00pm-7:00pm. More info. 291-5561.


October 29

The Sixth Annual Halloween Parade will kick off at 5 p.m. October 29. The parade will line up on Frilot Street and end up at the Fern Street Park where gumbo will be served and entertainment will be provided by Lil Jack.


October 29

Monster Dash
October 29, 2012, in your best Halloween costume, for a one mile walk or 3 mile run starting and finishing at Cochon in Lafayette to support SPC Zach Parker, Army Medic and triple amputee who was wounded in action. Stay after your run for a raffle, featuring items from Red Arrow Workshop, The Lab Coffee and Comforts, Geaux Run, Pelon's Mexican Hot Dogs, and many more. Best Costume, voted on by participants, will receive $100 gift card to Cochon. Don't forget to relax and enjoy the draft beer and sliders prepared by Cochon! Registration starts at 5:45 pm Run/ Walk at 6:30 pm Raffle/ Best Costume Award from 7:45- 8:30 pm

For more information call: 337.277.4768



October 29

Iberia Comprehensive Pediactric Department's Harvest Festival Celebrating National Food Day to be held 806 Jefferson Terrace Blvd, New Iberia, LA 70560 on 10/29/2012 at 5:00 p.m. for more info. 367-3992
or online at www.icchc.org

Iberia Comprehensive Pediatric Department's Harvest Festival Celebrating National Food Day is promoting healthier diets, physical activity and supporting local farmers. Addressing these issues is an attempt to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. Activities include: "Junk Food Hall of Shame" contest, Interactive nutrition education, costume contest, Farmer's Market, Fun Jump, Games and Healthy Snacks.


October 30


Adults and little ones alike will get into the Halloween spirit when the UL-Lafayette Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Blaney presents its Annual Halloween Concert. Tuesday, October 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Angelle Hall Auditorium. Orchestra members will be wearing costumes and the audience is encouraged to show up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Musical highlights of this year's concert include: James Bond, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Danse Macabre and Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet. The orchestra will also present a world premiere performance of Eric Sharp's Renegade Convergence featuring the UL Dance Department. It's a great way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and entertaining way.

Admission is $8 for adults, FREE for 17 and younger, FREE for all UL students, faculty, and staff with I.D. All proceeds benefit the UL-Lafayette Orchestra Program. For more information call the UL School of Music at (337) 482-6012 or visit music.louisiana.edu/ to view information about all upcoming performances.


October 30

Annual Families Helping Families of Acadiana and LARC Treats at the Village. This event, "Treating" around the village, was started to give individuals and families with disabilities a fun and safe environment to experience treating. The event begins at 6:00pm promptly, is free of charge, admission is one canned good per family, which will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Individuals of any age are welcomed to attend, this is an inclusion event. Refreshments will be served and a costume contest will be held at 7:30pm.

"Treats at the Village" "Treats at the Village"
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Acting Unlimited, Inc. peresents DRACULA! This theatrical event will take place at Theatre 810,at 810 Jefferson Street in Lafayette. It will run from October 31th until November 4th, 2012 at varying times. for time and ticket info call: (337) 484-0172
or visit: www.actingunlimitedinc.org



October 31

The City of Opelousas is hosting the 10th Annual Safe Halloween for Kids in Le Vieux Village, 828 E. Landry Street, on Wednesday, October 31, from 5:30 p.m.until 7:00 p.m.

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.



October 31

Ghost & Goodies. Main St., Gueydan. Trick-or-treating, costume contests and fun for all ages. 5-7 p.m. Free. 337-536-9415.


October 31

Scare in the Square. Magdalen Square and downtown, Abbeville. Trick-or-treating, costume contest, storyteller and more. 5-7 p.m. 337-893-3973.


October 31

OSC Harvest Fest Broussard Campus
October 31, 2012 at Our Savior's Church for Harvest Fest. This is a great, alternative event for the whole family! There will be games, rides, candy, fun jumps, a petting zoo, prizes, and a first ever OSC Trunk or Treat - and it's all free! The fun starts at 6 pm and ends at 8:30 pm.
OSC Broussard Campus
655 Highway 96
Broussard LA 70518


October 31

Vermilion Halloween Fun at the library
October 31, 2012

The Vermilion Parish Library System sponsors 3 different costume contests across the parish.

Scare on the Square(18th year) Abbeville - Magadalen Square, 10-31-12, registration starts at 4:30

Boo on the Boulevard, Kaplan - Turnley Park, 10-31-12, registration starts at 4:30

Ghosts & Goodies, Gueydan, 10-31-12, Registration starts at 3:15


October 31

Wednesday, October 31st

The Family Church of Lafayette is hosting its annual Family Fest on Wednesday October 31st. This is a free event open to the entire community.

The Family Church
223 Stone Ave. Lafayette, LA
Free Admission
Bigger Than Ever! Games, Hayrides, Fun Jumps, Food, & More!
Fun For The Whole Family!

October 31

Hope Chapel Church will have a "Kid's Fall Fest" Wednesday, October 31. This a great alternative event for children up to 13 years old. There will be games, rides, candy, fun jumps, prizes (2 Grand Prizes) I-Pods, and food and it's all free! The fun starts at 6 pm and ends at 7:30 pm. Hope Chapel, 1797 Declouet Hwy 341 Breaux Bridge, LA 70517 For more information, contact Pastor Randy at 337-332-0823.



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Lafayette pediatric dentist, Dr. Troy Miller is sponsoring a 'candy buy-back' event in his office after Halloween.
Children can drop off their candy and get $1.00 per pound. The drop off days for the candy is: November 1st between 8am & 5pm, November 2nd between 8am &12pm, and November 5th-8th between 8am & 5pm at 210 Beaullieu Drive. Lafayette, LA 70508.

For more information about this even, call 337.984.4747.


Kool Smiles Office in Lafayette Offering Toys in Exchange for Halloween Candy

‘Operation Troop Treats' lets Lafayette Kids Send their Halloween Candy to Troops in Exchange for a Toy.

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in Louisiana today announced a program designed to give Lafayette kid's teeth a post-Halloween break. Called Operation Troop Treats, the program offers children the opportunity to bring their Halloween candy in to the Lafayette Kool Smiles Dental Office in exchange for a choice of a toy. The candy will then be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude.

In addition to the exchange program, Kool Smiles is donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, and funds to cover shipping costs to Operation Gratitude.

The Lafayette Kool Smiles office is participating from Thursday, November 1st to Saturday, November 3rd during open office hours. Every child that comes in can receive one toy for every 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original intended packaging (individual sticks of gum, for example, will not be accepted). The program is open to everyone, regardless of whether they are a Kool Smiles patient. There is a limit of 3 toys per child and toys will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The Kool Smiles office is located at the following address:

Kool Smiles Lafayette
2001 NE Evangeline Thwy.
Lafayette, LA 70501

For more information on the program, including the nearest Kool Smiles location, please visit http://www.mykoolsmiles.com/trooptreats.





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