Happy fall, Louisiana! We know that autumn in the Deep South doesn’t always mean a cool breeze and piles of leaves, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun celebrating! WGNO is here to bring you some of the best fall-themed activities from pumpkin patches, to fairs, to even a fishing rodeo! See the full list below.

Celebrating fall in New Orleans

  • Zombie Paintball
    • October 1 at NOLA Motorsports Park
  • Oktoberfest
    • 11AM-8PM on Sept. 24-25 and October 1-2
    • Located at Faubourg Brewing Co.  
  • National Fried Chicken Festival
    • October 1st-2nd
    • Located on New Orleans Lakefront
  • Creole Death and Mourning Tours
    • October 5-November 14
    • Located at the Hermann-Grima House (1132 Royal St.)
  • Halloween Hidden Treasures Courtyard Tour and Wine Tasting
    • October 8 from 3-7pm
    • Located at New Orleans Spring Fiesta (826 St. Ann St.)
  • Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics
    • October 13, October 27 at 6:30 pm
    • Located at Livaudais Hall (2205 Second St.)
  • Boo Carré Halloween Haunt
    • October 15 from 10am-4pm
    • Located at the French Market
  • Howl-O-Weenie: THE Dog Costume Contest of the Season
    • October 15 from 3-5pm
    • Located at Dat Dog on Magazine Street
  • Swampus Returns
    • October 15 from 7-9pm
    • Located at Horseshoe Drive at NORD
  • Ghost in the Oaks
    • October 20-23 from 5-9pm
    • Located at New Orleans City Park
  • Boo at the Zoo
    • October 21-23 from 10am-5pm
    • Located at Audubon Zoo
  • Fresh Mint Fest
    • October 21-22 from 9am-2pm
    • Located at One Eyed Jacks and Midnight Revival (1104 Decatur Street)
  • Krewe of BOO!
    • Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on October 22
    • French Quarter, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral
  • Treme Fall Festival
    • October 22-23
    • Starts at St. Augustine Catholic Church
  • New Orleans Zombie Run
    • October 22 from 9am-1pm
    • Located at Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant
  • Brujeria Carnaval
    • October 27-31 from 8pm-5am daily
    • Located at the New Orleans Sheraton (500 Canal St)
  • Brews and Boos
    • October 28-29 from 9pm-Midnight
    • Located at New Orleans City Park
  • LGBT Halloween New Orleans (HNO)
    • October 28-30
    • Located in the French Quarter
  • Halloween Balcony Party
    • October 29-31 from 11pm-2am
    • Located at Cornet Restaurant (700 Bourbon St.)
  • Longue Vue Fall Fest
    • October 29 from 3-5pm
    • Located at Longue Vue House & Gardens (7 Bamboo Rd.)
  • Cosmos & Cauldrons Halloween Drag Cabaret
    • October 30 from 10-11pm
    • Located at the Jazz Playhouse (300 Bourbon St.)
  • Dark Gift Alliance
    • October 30 from 8pm-Midnight
    • Located at the River Room (600 Decatur St., Level 4)
  • Devil’s Night: The Vivacious Burlesque Experience
    • October 30 from 9-11pm
    • Located at the Joy Theater (1200 Canal St.)

Fall events in St. Charles Parish

  • 50th annual Fall Festival
    • Saturday, Nov 12 -Sunday, Nov 13
    • 9:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Located at 13034 River Road in Destrehan, LA

Fall events in Jefferson Parish

  • Gretna Fest
    • Friday, October 7, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Located at 327 Huey P Long Ave, Gretna, LA
  • New Orleans Nightmare Haunted House
    • Sept. 23-Oct. 31st
    • 7 pm-Midnight
  • Que Pasa Festival
    • Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Located at Lafreniere Park 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA
  • Top Taco Festival
    • Thursday, October 27, 6 p.m.to 11p.m.
    • Located at Lafreniere Park 3000 Downs Blvd, Metairie, LA

Fall events in St. John the Baptist Parish

  • Visit Montz Pumpkin Farm
    • Located at 17834 River Rd., LaPlace, LA
  • Andouille Festival
    • October 14-16
    • Located at Thomas F. Daley Memorial Park in LaPlace

Fall events in Lafourche Parish

  • Louisiana Gumbo Festival of Chackbay
    • Friday, October 21-Sunday October 23
    • Located 326 Highway 304, Chackbay, LA, United States, LA
  • French Food Festival
    • Fri, Oct 28 – Sun, Oct 30
    • Friday 5:30p.m.-10p.m., Saturday 12:00p.m.-1p.m., Sunday
    • Located 307 E 5th St, Larose, LA
  • Thibodeaxville Fall Festival
    • Saturday, November 12
    • 8:30 a.m-5p.m.
    • Downtown Thibodaux, LA 70301

Fall events in Orleans Parish

  • The Mortuary Haunted House
    • Located 4800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119
    • Open Friday from 6 p.m.to 11:30 p.m. Saturday- Sunday 5p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • Bernie Baxter’s Traveling Sideshow
    • Located 44 Vivian Ct, New Orleans, LA 70131
    • October 28 (Friday), 29 (Saturday), and 31 (Monday, Halloween).
    • Doors open at 7 PM and stay open until 10 PM or until the last visitor leaves.

Fall events in Plaquemines Parish

  • Jean Laffite Seafood Festival
    • Friday, November 11, 11 a.m. to Sunday 9 p.m.
    • Located at Jean Lafitte Auditorium, 4953 City Park, Jean Lafitte, LA

Fall events in St.Tammany Parish

  • Bluesberry Festival
    • Saturday, October 8, 11:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
    • Located at Bogue Falaya Wayside Park 213 Park Dr, Covington, LA
  • Louisiana Food Truck Festival
    • Saturday, October 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • The Harbor Center 100 Harbor Center Blvd, Slidell, LA 70461
  • Octoberfest 2022 in Olde Towne
    • Saturday, October 8,4 p.m.-10p.m.
    • Old Town Slidell Soda Shop 301 Cousin St, Slidell, LA
  • Annual Dachshund Race & Fall Festival
    • Sun, Oct 16, 12 – 4 PM
    • Located at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church 57210 Allen Rd, Slidell, LA
  • Monster Mash
    • Saturday, October 22, 10 am. to 2 p.m.
    • Bogue Falaya Wayside Park 213 Park Dr, Covington, LA
  • Elvis Louisiana Bayou King Fest
    • November 17-20 (Recurring Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
    • Located at the Fuhrman Auditorium, Covington LA 128 W 23rd Avenue 70433
  • 41st Annual Olde Towne Slidell Fall Street Fair
    • October 29-October 30 (reoccurring)
    • 10 AM-5 PM each day
    • Located at Olde Town Slidell 333 Erlanger Ave. Slidell LA

Fall events in Tangipahoa Parish

  • Louisiana Renaissance Festival
    • November 5-6,12-13,10,25-27 and December 3-4, and 10-11
    • Located at 46468 River Rd. Hammond

Fall events in Terrebonne Parish

  • Terrebonne 200 Bicentennial Festival and Parade
    • Saturday, October 15, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Terrebonne 200 Bicentennial Festival and Parade

Fall events in Hancock County

  • Coleman Avenue Fall Fest
    • Sat, Oct 15 – Sun, Oct 16
    • Located at Coleman Ave, Waveland, MS

Fall events in Pearl River

  • Honey Island Swamp fest
    • Fri, Nov 18 – Sat, Nov 19
    • located at Pearl River Town Hall 39460 Willis Alley, Pearl River, LA

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