Baton Rouge, Louisiana is ready for Halloween! Have you picked your pumpkins, chosen a costume, and planned your Halloween activities yet? If not, don’t worry because we’ve got your Baton Rouge Halloween guide right here. Check out our favorite haunts, corn mazes, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, and Halloween events.
The 13th Gate
The 13th Gate is one of the top haunted houses in the country. It’s been featured on Hauntworld.com, MTV, AOL Cityguide, Yahoo Travel, E! Online, USA Today, Haunted Attraction Magazine, The Travel Channel, and other big media sites. This scary production includes 13 realms of horror, including a real snake-infested Louisiana swamp, nightly voodoo shows, claustrophobic cellars, hidden subterranean passages, and even a prehistoric ice cave — all seamlessly tied together in one event. The set, design, and costumes are put together with an incredible level of detail that makes it hard to tell what’s real and what isn’t. Visit the 13th Gate website for details on hours and tickets.
The Myrtles Plantation
Not an annual production, the Myrtles Plantation is haunted all year long. It’s known to be one of America’s most haunted homes with multiple documented ghost sightings. The legend of Chloe, a former slave girl whose ghost has been spotted and even captured in a photograph, is one of the most famous stories arising from paranormal activity at the Myrtles Plantation. Tours of the plantation are given daily, and the evening mystery tours are just spooky enough to be a great Halloween event. Visit the Myrtles Plantation website for tour information.
LSU AgCenter Corn Maze
The LSU Agricultural Center hosts an annual corn maze along with other Halloween events every year. In addition to a traditional corn maze, they also have games, food, and pumpkin decorating. Toward the end of October they host a Night Maze & Bonfire event where you can make s’mores and play glow-in-the-dark bowling. All the maze and event details can be found on the AgCenter website.
Cajun Country Corn Maze
This corn maze is located just outside of Baton Rouge, in Pine Grove, Louisiana. The Cajun Country Corn Maze covers a giant 7.5 acres! There are two phases of the corn maze, with a third haunted phase at night. Once you’ve accomplished making your way through the maze, you can explore the haunted trail, take a hayride, or play zombie paintball. For information on all the activities at the Cajun Country Corn Maze, visit their website.
NewSong Church Pumpkin Patch
Pick out your perfect pumpkin at NewSong on Perkins Road. They’ve got pumpkins picked right from the patch on their front green. After you get your pumpkin, you can enjoy a tractor-pulled hayride.Get information on hours, dates, and location here.
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch
Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch offers tons of activities in addition to pumpkin picking. At Mrs. Heather’s, you can pick a pumpkin directly from the field. There’s also ziplining, face painting, duck racing, pedal tractors, and more. There are tons of photo opportunities here where the scene is set perfectly for fall. View the schedule and get directions on the Mrs. Heather’s website.
Jefferson United Methodist Church
The pumpkin patch at Jefferson United Methodist Church (JUMC) is the church’s largest mission project. All net proceeds are distributed to local missions and help fund their youth mission trip. More details can be found on the JUMC pumpkin patch page.
Baton Rouge Halloween Parade
On the Saturday before Halloween, there will be a Halloween parade in downtown Baton Rouge starting at 2 p.m. The 10/31 Consortium’s annual parade begins at St. Philip Street and Government Street by the River Center. There are yearly themes and you can visit 1031consortium.com for more information.
Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race
You can race in costume during the Pumpkin Pi Race toward the end of October. This 3.14-mile-long race on the Mississippi River Levee is just slightly longer than a 5K. Take the Tough Pumpkin Challenge and run “the pi” while holding a pumpkin! Or, you can walk or jog the race at your own pace; the goal is to just have fun. All participants will receive a medal, and there will be prizes for the top finishers. Register for the race here.