October Need to Know Guide :: Your Guide for Things to do in Lafayette October 2020

It’s October and fall is no longer just a distant desire. Pumpkins grace our front porches with some added spooky decor – ghosts, witches, goblins, and ghouls to name a few. Fall activities might look a little different this year, but we are ever so ready to celebrate any cool air that may blow our way. Don’t get tricked this Halloween, but treat yourself to some fun, family friendly activities and events with the help of this handy guide. Find out about all the fun that Lafayette and Acadiana has to offer this October.

Disclaimer :: there are in person events included in this guide that may or may not  conform to your personal level of social distancing standards or what you are comfortable with at this time. Lafayette Mom is not an organizer of these events, but we share these community events (both in person and virtual) that may be an outlet for you and your family. Lafayette Mom cannot speak to any safety standards or guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 for these individual events. Please contact individual event organizers for questions or concerns.

Family friendly activities and events in Lafayette for October 2020\

Boo at the Zoo
Zoosiana – Zoo of Acadiana
9:00 am
Zoosiana’s Boo at the Zoo is all month long this October!That’s right! You can celebrate fall at Zoosiana with Boo at the Zoo, any day in October! Boo at the Zoo has always been special at...
Nightmare on Jefferson Street – a Pop Up Bar
5:00 pm
“Nightmare on Jefferson Street” will run for 3 weeks leading up to Halloween Night. “Nightmare” will feature new specially designed Halloween Cocktails created by our bar staff...
The Pumpkin Patch St. Barnabas
St. Barnabas
9:00 am
St. Barnabas will be selling pumpkins and gourds of all shapes, sizes, and colors! We will have multiple photo op areas set up for families each day that the patch is open. We will have concessions, f...
Pumpkin Patch in Loreauville
Loreauville Park
4:00 pm
Loreauville Community Project will host our very first indoor pumpkin patch! Follow this event for more details! We will be launching a site to schedule times for families to come soon!
Atchafalaya Nightmares with McGee’s Swamp Tours
McGee’s Swamp Tours
7:00 pm
Someone is lost in the swamp…. It is your mission to join a search party and venture deep in the wilderness to find them. But this is NO dream.Combining a boat ride followed by a 1/2 mile scare ...
Virtual Downtown Alive!: Daiquiri Queens
6:00 pm
Are you ready to DTA!…virtually? In the interest of public safety and accordance with governmental guidelines, Downtown Alive! is going virtual for the Fall 2020 season! The 37th season of DTA! ...
Run Love Adopt
River Ranch Town Square
8:00 am
5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Benefitting Foster the Love Louisiana and promoting adoption through foster care in Louisiana. Come join us Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 8:00 am in the square at River Ranch for...
Ghosts on the Bayou Halloween Party
7:00 pm
Ghosts on the Bayou Halloween Party at Vermillionville! We’re going to have a frighteningly good time this Halloween! Music, Food and Beverage for sale, Costume Contest for Most Original Costume...

Other Fall Ideas and Activities in Lafayette and Worth the Drive::

The Little Gym of Lafayette is doing privately scheduled play dates throughout October to celebrate Halloween. Find out more here.

Take a drive to Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch in Hammond. Open daily from 9-5. Find out more here.

Brec in Baton Rouge hosts Boo at the Zoo for four days this October. Don’t miss the fun – costumes encouraged. Check out the details here.

Corn Maze at Burden in Baton Rouge hosted by the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens is operating multiple dates throughout October with new social distancing and sanitizing measures in place. Visit here for more information.

Outdoor activities for you to explore around Acadiana: Acadiana Park and Nature Station, Lake Martin, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, McGee’s Swamp Tours, Kayaking Adventures with Pack and Paddle, Cypress Lake’s alligators on ULL’s campus with a snow ball from Old Tyme Grocery,  and Prehistoric Park in Henderson.

Anne Elise Doise
Anne Elise, a Lafayette native, is enjoying the joys of motherhood while balancing her career as a real estate agent for a local company and working for the Lafayette Mom. Between the day to day household affairs and keeping up with her little blue eyed boy, she also enjoys anything to work up a sweat, Broadway musicals, cooking classes, and football! She and her husband, Michael, met in high school, but thought it would be easier to start a relationship while she attended graduate school in Dallas and while he pursued his MBA in New Orleans (just a bit of sarcasm). A few short months after they married, they took off again to Houston where Anne Elise became a law school career counselor for the University of Houston Law Center. She and her husband have finally made their way home again to Cajun Country.


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