Is your fall calendar is full as ours? It seems like once the temperature drops just a little bit, everyone comes out to play and there are so many fun, family friendly fall and Halloween activities. Here is a sampling of what’s in store around the Northshore.
Olde Towne Pumpkin Fest. September 8th. 11AM-4PM. Campus of First United Methodist Church in Slidell. Reasonably priced activities including pumpkin decorating, A Rock Wall, Face Painting, Football Toss, Haydig, Hayrides, Pony Rides, Bounce House & a Chalk Walk to name a few.
Monster Mash. October 15th. 10AM-3PM. Bogue Falaya Park, Covington. Children’s tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, Adults are $5 in advance, $10 at the gate. Activities include games, children’s entertainers and refreshments from local restaurants are available for purchase. For more information, see: http://www.sthfoundation.org/foundation/MonsterMash.htm
Halloween Storytime. October 22nd 11AM. Barnes and Noble, Mandeville. Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is back and picking up his animal friends for a costume party. And in I Need My Monster, a unique under-the-bed story, Ethan checks under his bed for his monster Gabe and finds a note from him instead: “Gone fishing. Back in a week.”
Halloween Crafternoon. October 26th. 3-4:30PM. Slidell Branch of the St. Tamm Library. Make your own haunted house out of a paper bag. Use it to collect candy on Halloween or for a spooky decoration! No registration required. No food will be served. Stop by anytime between 3-4:30
Spooktacular Halloween for Ages 5-11. October 27th. 6-7PM. Madisonville Branch of the St. Tammany parish library. Come as you ‘Aren’t.’ Dress or not in costume, listen to spooky stories, and do a Halloween craft to take home. Registration required. Halloween candies and Rice Krispie Treats will be served. Please call the branch for details. Please inform the librarian of any food allergies at least one week in advance. We are happy to make accommodations for you.
Frankenstein Friday. October 28th. 3:30-4:30PM. Causeway Branch of the Library. Monster Tales and a craft. No registration required. No food will be served.
Trickin’ and Treatin’ Kids Event. October 29th. 10AM-Noon. Covington Trailhead. Come by the trailhead and enjoy free games and play with a Halloween theme!
Halloween at the Trailhead. October 29th. 4-9PM. Mandeville Trailhead. Car show, trick or treating, BBQ cook off, kids tent with costume contest and pumpkin carving, live music from 6:30-8:30PM.
Boo Fest. October 29th. 10AM-3PM. Lakeview Regional Hospital, Covington. Come Trick or Treat at over 60 haunted houses at Lakeview Regional Medical Center, on the Green; gates open at 9AM for special needs families. Open to the general public at 10AM. All proceeds benefit children with disabilities and their families. Admission is $2.
Trunk or Treat from Bridge Church. October 30th. 5-7PM. Madisonville Ball Field. Free hot dogs, nachos, popcorn. No scary costumes please.
Bayou Jam Halloween Bash. October 30th. 5:30-7:30PM. Heritage Park. Vince Vance and the Valiants will be playing. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes! Admission is free! Concert‐goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Abita Springs Annual Halloween Party. October 31st. 5-9PM. Abita Springs Town Hall/Downtown Abita Springs. The entire town of Abita Springs will be celebrating Halloween at the town hall and around downtown with music, games, trick or treating, and food.
Did we miss anything? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list. Happy October!