I don't know of any holiday or any other time of the year when people go out of their way to be scared out of their minds. I personally love the costumes, the costume parties, and of course Trick or Treating. However, I am not much for haunted houses, at least not in person.

I will watch stuff about ghosts and haunted attractions on TV all day long. Going in person...nah. Mind you, I'm the Black Sheep in the family when it comes to stuff like that. All the youngsters ( the 20 & 30 somethings) as I like to call them, love that kind of stuff. To each his own, I don't knock them for being thrill seekers.

It's all part of the many fun ways to celebrate Halloween afterall. This time of year is full of great events for adults and kids to enjoy locally and throughout the Bayou State. From traditional Fall Festivals that feature arts & crafts, food, and music, to haunted tours, cornfield mazes, trails and hay rides,  escape rooms, costume parties, and haunted hotels. Louisiana is certainly a good place to be if you are looking for haunted locations! Here are some creepy Halloween events to enjoy around the state this year:

Heidi Klum's 17th Annual Halloween Party sponsored by SVEDKA Vodka at Vandal New York - Inside
(Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Heidi Klum)

The Lost Hollows Haunted Attraction - 3401 Derek Dr. Lake Charles, LA
Sep 29 – Oct 28
Outdoor Trails - Closed-Toed shoes strictly enforced
Not wheelchair assessable
No costumes Allowed
Intense audio, strobe, and scattered lighting in use

Dark Woods - 4343 University Parkway Natchitoches, LA
Sacre Factor - Terrifying
September 29 - October 31
Hours of Operation: Fridays – 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturdays – 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
October 31 Halloween: 7:30 pm – 10 pm
No age restrictions
Details - Outdoor/Indoor
Wheelchair Accessible, Snacks and Refreshments available for purchase

Frightmare On Main Street - 924 E Main St New Iberia, LA, 70560
September 30 - October 28
Outdoor Attraction - Closed-toed shoes highly recommended
Lines Open: 6 pm
First Shuttle: Sunset
Last Shuttle: 11 pm
Trail Closes: When the last victim exits

Rise Haunted House - 10342 Hwy 442, Tickfaw LA
September 30 - October 31 - 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Lights Out Night - November 4 - 7 pm to 9:00 pm
Pre-season Sale -20% off your purchase.
Offer Expires Sept 22nd at Midnight

Lakeview Park & Beach - 1717 Veterans Memorial HWY Eunice, LA 70535
Every Weekend in October 2023: Best Decorated RV, Pumpkin Carving/ Decorating Contest, & Trick-r-Treating -

  • 6 - 7 - Halloween
  • 13-14 - Halloween
  • 20-21 - Halloween
  • 22-26 - Black Pot Music Camp
  • 27-28 - Halloween

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