Fall Activities Near Baton Rouge, LA You Need To Know

A new season means new possibilities to explore the surrounding area! The weather is getting colder and the aroma of pumpkin spice is back - hello, fall! Here at Camp Margaritaville Breaux Bridge, we have an abundance of fall events and activities planned right at our Louisiana campground, but there's also plenty of other events your family must try! Only 40 minutes away from our Camp-Resort, Baton Rouge offers an array of fall activities that are great for families! What are you waiting for?! Grab your fall jacket and explore all of the fall events in Baton Rouge!


Fifolet Festival: October 2023

Halloween in Baton Rouge is a month-long celebration and this festival features events including a costume ball, zombie pub crawl, a 5K run, and the family-friendly arts market set up on the Mississippi Riverfront. Plus, one of the best fall things to do in Baton Rouge with kids is the annual Halloween parade on October 28, 2023. Held downtown, the parade features colorful floats cruising down the parade route as riders toss candy and trinkets to folks standing curbside. Check out more information here.


The 13th Gate Haunted House: September 29 - November 4

Widely regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the Country, The 13th Gate, located in Baton Rouge, is the Ultimate Haunted House. Journey through 13 nightmarish realms where your worst fears come true and anything can happen. From exploring an old, abandoned asylum, to being lost in dark underground tunnels or even finding yourself standing on a rickety bridge overlooking hundreds of live snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart. 

*View warning message on website before entering the haunted house. 

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LSU Football Games

Football games are one of the best things to do in Baton Rouge. Here in Louisiana, we are known to have a good time and LSU football is no exception. If you've never experienced a Saturday night in Death Valley or a tailgate on the LSU Parade Grounds, you’re in for a treat! Purchase tickets for LSU football here because fall game days are unlike any other. 


Boo at the Zoo – BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo: October 22, 23, 29, and 30

Calling all ghosts, goblins, little ghouls, and boys! On October 22, 23, 29, and 30, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is thrilled to host its most popular family event in Baton Rouge of the year – Boo at the Zoo! There will be traditional fall-themed photo opportunities & they’ll be providing fun and festive enrichments to their animal friends during the day. Step into a world of enchantment as the Baton Rouge Zoo transforms into a Halloween wonderland. Whether you’re a ghost, goblin, or a little ghoul, this event is tailor-made for family fun. Learn more about this fall family friendly event here.

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Baton Rouge Corn Maze: Every Saturday in October

Embrace the family fall fun as the fields open and the tractors rev up, welcoming the fall season with a safe and exciting outdoor adventure! Each two-hour Corn Maze experience is full of fun activities for all ages. Traverse the maze and meander through the sunflower fields. Ride a hayride and pick satsumas with the ones you love. Climb hay mountain and explore the corncrib. Meet the animals at Goula Paradise Farms petting farm and visit the pumpkin patch where you can pick the best pumpkin to take home! There is so much fall fun at the Baton Rouge Corn Maze. Check out more information here.

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Live After 5 Concert Series: October 13, 20, 27 

Baton Rouge's premier seasonal live music event series, Live After Five, produced by the Downtown Business Association, continues to provide enjoyment and entertainment for the Greater Baton Rouge area each week. Each spring and fall, visitors and locals take in the sights and sounds as musicians come together to perform a free concert in downtown Baton Rouge’s North Boulevard Town Square at Galvez Plaza on Friday nights from 5 pm - 8 pm. Click here for more details on this fall concert series.

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Barn Hill Preserve Pumpkin Patch: Saturday and Sunday in October and November

Fall is in the air, and if your family is ready for some fall activities in Baton Rouge, the Barn Hill Preserve Pumpkin Patch / Prehistoric Pumpkin Patch is one you won’t want to miss. Barn Hill Preserve’s annual Pumpkin Patch has quickly become a fall family tradition. The pumpkin patch is open from 9am-2pm every Saturday and Sunday in October and November. Ticket prices includes one small pumpkin picked from the pumpkin patch in addition to animal encounters, a corn pit, pumpkin painting, trick-or-treating, hayrides, a corn maze, archery, games, kangaroo walkabout, and other activities. Visit their website here for more information.

When you plan a stay at Camp Margaritaville Breaux Bridge, there are always exciting activities and events in Baton Rouge that the whole family will love! Plus, the fall activities in Baton Rouge are a must-try - so be sure to book a fall camping trip to our Louisiana camping resort to see all the events Baton Rouge has to offer. You can browse availability or book your fall stay here.