NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Watch every Thursday morning as and Where Y’at Magazine bring the top picks of great things to do in the beautiful city of New Orleans.

It’s finally starting to feel like autumn, and that means fall festivals have arrived! This weekend features great food and music…as well as the start of Halloween happenings like Boo Carre in the French Market. Here are Where Y’at’s picks:

Some of this weekend’s events include:

  • First, looking for a scary good time for the whole family? NOLA Motorsports Park is hosting Zombie Paintball throughout October. Participants are put onto a bus and driven through an interactive zombie apocalypse landscape, where they can hunt and kill zombies from the battle bus. Tickets begin at $27.
  • Hungry? The Crescent City Blues & BBQs Festival returns this weekend to Lafayette Square Park. There’ll be live music, an Arts Market, and of course delicious BBQ. Musical acts include Little Freddie King and Tab Benoit. Admission is free, and those looking for an elevated experience can purchase VIP tickets.
  • Next, The Old Arabi Sugar Fest will take place on Saturday at the Aycock Barn. With free admission, live music, a dessert competition, and historic tours of Old Arabi, this festival is a fun for the entire family. There’s even a donut eating contest!
  • Finally, get ready to dance the night away, with Adventure Club at the Metropolitan Nightclub this Saturday. This Canadian electronic party duo has been exploring electronica since their start in 2011. They will be joined by performers Sippy, FROSTTOP, and Chassi. Doors open at 10 p.m.

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