The following Halloween events have been announced for Southwest Louisiana:
SWLA events, trick-or-treating:
Trick-or-treating: The City of Lake Charles recommends that trick-or-treat activities end at 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Parents are encouraged to have their children home by 8:30 p.m. unless they are attending a supervised function sponsored by other parents or civic organizations.
Pumpkin Patch: St. Luke Simpson Church, located at 1500 Country Club Road in Lake Charles. An area will be set up for photos to be taken. About 2,000 pumpkins will be for sale.
Haunted Club: Oct. 31 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Center Stage, located at 3426 Ryan St. in Lake Charles. Admission is $8 and is open to all ages.
The Bludd Vessel: Oct. 31. The U.S.S. Orleck will be transformed into a haunted ship. Hatches open at 7 p.m. General admission is $12, and fast passes are $25. The ship is located at 604 N. Enterprise Blvd. in Lake Charles. For more information, call 337-214-7474 or visit http://orleck.org/home0.aspx.
Malloween: Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Prien Lake Mall in Lake Charles. Mall retailers will be handing out candy to children ages 12 and under. Costumes are encouraged, and children will be able to have their picture taken from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the food court. All attendees are asked to refrain from wearing masks, as a safety precaution.
Harvest Fest: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center. This free event will feature a train, games, prizes, face art, music, balloons and "Dracula's Cove." Concessions will be sold on-site. The City of Lake Charles Recreation and Parks Department is hosting the event. For more information, call 491-1280.
Trunk-or-treat: Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, located at 1801 Second Avenue in Lake Charles. The event will feature free hotdogs and lemonade.
Fall Festival 2013: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, located 7515 Gulf Hwy (across from the Lake Charles Airport). There will be trick-or-treating, free concessions, games and bounce houses.
The Lost Hollows: Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 2, in addition to Oct. 31. There will be a family-oriented, "Spooky Timbers," for all ages ($5) and a "Deadly Pines" for ages 13 and up ($20). For details, call 337-415-9159.
Trunk-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lake Charles First Baptist Church's Family Ministry Center Gym.
Haunted Club: Nov. 1 from 8 to 11 p.m. at The Center Stage, located at 3426 Ryan St. in Lake Charles. Admission is $8, and all ages are welcome.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the City of Crowley.
Boo-regard trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Beauregard Parish Library branch located at 205 S Washington St. in DeRidder. For more information, call the library at 337-463-6217.
"Endless Nightmares" haunted house: Oct. 31 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Double Dragon MMA and Fitness Center at 2559 Hwy. 190 in DeRidder. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be for sale. Parental guidance suggested for children 12 and under. For more information, call 337-375-1339.
Halloween in Hargroves: Nov. 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Hargrove Community on Hargrove Loop near DeQuincy. Residents will be handing out candy.
Hallelujah Festival: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bible Baptist Gym, located at 311 Second St in DeQuincy.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. across the City of DeQuincy.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. from S. Second St. to Park Ave. in downtown Eunice. The event will feature trick-or-treating, games, a costume contest, a coloring contest, face painting and more. The City of Eunice is hosting the event.
Haunted house: Oct. 31 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairview Fire Station, located at 4371 Hwy 377 in Grant. This event is free and open to the public. The Allen Parish Fire District 3 is hosting the event. For more information, visit www.apfd3.org.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the Town of Iota.
Pumpkin Patch: Through Oct. 31 at First Baptist Church, located at 1001 Cary Ave. in Jennings. The patch will be open from noon to dusk and will feature pumpkins, games, photo booths, a maze, fun jumps, a hay ride, face painting and story time.
"Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock: Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand Theatre, located at 423 N. Main St. in Jennings. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors or children ages 12 and under. For more information, call 337-821-5509.
"Museum of Fear": Through Oct. 31 at the Lafayette Science Museum, located at 433 Jefferson Street in downtown Lafayette. Admission is $10 at the door, and proceeds will benefit the museum. All ages are welcome, but discretion is advised for children ages 6 and under. For more information, call 337-291-5544 or visit http://museumoffear.org/.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. within the City of Lafayette. The Lafayette Police Department will be patrolling neighborhoods.
Tree Farm Massacre Louisiana Horror Trail: Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2 from 6 p.m. to midnight at 458 Tree Farm Rd in Leesville. Admission is $15 per person, and children under age 15 will not be allowed to enter unless accompanied by and adult. The trail is one-half to three-fourths of a mile long and takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. The trail is handicap accessible, although a 2-day advance notice is requested so that arrangements can be made. For more information, call 337-378-8726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Witch Way to Main: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Third and East Texas streets in Historic Downtown Leesville. The event is free and open to the public and will be hosted by Friends of Leesville Main Street. For more information, call 337-239-2444, Ext 9.
Anderson Farms' educational pumpkin patch: Anderson Farms, located at 400 Slagle Road, is a working farm in Leesville. The farm practices organic methods and includes a host of fun, educational activity stations for young and young-at-heart. Children can plant their own pumpkins, hear stories, complete a maze, see farm animals, take a hayride, get their faces painted and more. Admission applies. Also, various types of pumpkins are available for purchase. There are also several areas where families can capture their fall portraits. For more information, call 238-5527 or click HERE.
"Rocky Horror Picture Show": Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. Hodges Gardens State Park, located at 1000 Hodges Loop in Florien, will host an outdoor screening of the movie "Rocky Horror Picture Show." As the film is rated "R," it is not recommended for guests ages 17 and under. Participants are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Regular entrance fees apply.
Light the Night -- Western Style: Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church Moss Bluff, located at 276 Old Hwy 171. Costumes are optional, and admission will be one bag of wrapped candy per family. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. There will also be games, rock climbing, a photo booth, a hay ride, bounce houses and door prizes. For more information, contact the church at 337-855-9067.
Halloween concert: Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall on the Northwestern State University campus. The Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra will perform. Tickets are $10. Northwestern State University, BPCC@NSU and Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts students are admitted free with a current student I.D.
Haunted House: Oct. 31 at 107 S. 12th St. in Oakdale, across from White Oak's Funeral Home. For more information, call the Oakdale Chamber of Commerce at 318-335-1729.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for the City of Rayne.
Trick-or-treat: Trick-or-treating within the City of Sulphur will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.
Halloween Night at Heritage Square: the "Community Trunk or Treat" scheduled for Oct. 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Henning Cultural Center has been canceled. The movie "Ghostbusters," set to be shown at dusk in Heritage Square is still scheduled to occur but may be moved indoors at First Baptist Church on South Huntington, due to inclement weather. The new art exhibit, "Chaos Theory" will still open to the public at 6 p.m. at the Henning Cultural Center.
Trunk-or-treat: originally scheduled for Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Center Circle Park in Sulphur, this event will be canceled.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, located at 423 Live Oak St. in Sulphur.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Lasalette, located at 602 N. Claiborne St. in Sulphur.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. First Baptist Church of Sulphur, located at 401 S. Huntington St. in Sulphur.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Henning Methodist at Life Center, located at 500 Ruth St. in Sulphur.
Trick-or-treat: Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Celebration Worship Center, located at 3231 Hwy 27 South in Sulphur.
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