Halloween Activities on the Northshore

This list is updated for 2020. Please double check with the venue before heading out–with covid-19 things are in flux and may change after publication. 

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. Pumpkin fest is canceled for 2020. First United Methodist plans to be back in 2021.

Field of Screams. No updates on Field of Screams at this time. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything!

Teen Crafternoon. October 14th. 4:30PM. Zoom event available through the St. Tammany parish library. Grab and go bags are available at the library a week in advance. Register online on the event page.

Monster Mash. October 17th. 10AM-5PM. Bogue Falaya Park. A drive thru event this year due to covid-19. Please visit their facebook page for updates and more information.

Teen Crafternoon. October 22nd. 4:30PM. Zoom event available through the St. Tammany parish library. Grab and go bags are available at the library a week in advance. Register online on the event page.

Halloween Storytime for All Ages. October 23rd. 6-6:45PM. Virtual Halloween-themed storytime through the St. Tammany parish Library. Costumes are welcome! Art and craft supplies are necessary for participation. All art supplies and materials are available to pick-up for free from the Causeway, Covington, Madisonville, Mandeville, Slidell, and South Slidell branches. Please call ahead to ensure supplies remain or to arrange curbside pick-up. **Participants will need to supply their own scissors, glue, and crayons or markers.** Younger children may need some assistance from an adult or responsible older sibling. Register for the event here.

Spooktacular in the Oaks. October 23rd. 5-7PM. Lacombe Recreation complex. Drive thru trunk or treat this year due to covid-19. See the rec page for information on the route.

Boo Fest. No updates on Boo Fest at this time. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything!

Trickin’ and Treatin’ Kids Event. October 24th. 10AM-Noon. Covington Trailhead. Magic show, pumpkin patch, halloween crafts, face painting, and more!

Bayou Jam Halloween Bash. No updates at this time. I will let you know as soon as I hear anything!

Spooky Crafternoon for Ages 6-11. This is a virtual event available through the St. Tammany parish library.  Participants will be instructed how to make an assortment of creepy crafts virtually over Zoom. Supplies for this activity will be available for pick up at the Covington, Mandeville, Causeway, Madisonville, Slidell, and South Slidell branches. Costumes will be encouraged! Register on the event page.

Teen Crafternoon. October 29th. 4:30PM. Zoom event available through the St. Tammany parish library. Grab and go bags are available at the library a week in advance. Register online on the event page.

Storywalk for Families at Northlake Nature Center Featuring Are You Scared, Darth Vader? 8AM-5PM. Held in conjuction with St. Tammany parish library. Storywalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in your community. Families enjoy the story at their own pace as they walk along from one page to the next. Questions and prompts are included at the bottom of each page to encourage participation. This story features a very tough Darth Vader who isn’t afraid of anything…or is he? The library asks that families observe social distancing while completing this activity.

Abita Springs Annual Halloween Party. October 31st. 5-9PM. No word on whether the town celebration will be happening. Residents who are participating in trick or treating will have their lights on! For more information, see the event page.

Fall Fest. No information is available on Fall Fest at First Baptist Ponchatoula at this time. I will let you know as soon as I know anything!

Did we miss anything? Let us know and we’ll add it to the list. Happy October!

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Aimee

Hi, I'm Aimée, the Special Projects Coordinator for Northshore Parent. If there's a fun giveaway, a kids' clothing review, or a special event, there's a good chance that I'm responsible. I'm a lifelong resident of St. Tammany (except for time at LSU for undergrad and law school) and a mom to 3 little ones, ages 6, 6 (yes, they are twins, and no, they are not identical) and 2. Thanks for reading Northshore Parent and being a part of our community.

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Aimee
Hi, I'm Aimée, the Special Projects Coordinator for Northshore Parent. If there's a fun giveaway, a kids' clothing review, or a special event, there's a good chance that I'm responsible. I'm a lifelong resident of St. Tammany (except for time at LSU for undergrad and law school) and a mom to 3 little ones, ages 6, 6 (yes, they are twins, and no, they are not identical) and 2. Thanks for reading Northshore Parent and being a part of our community.

1 Comment on "Halloween Activities on the Northshore"

  1. Hi Aimee! Banting’s Nursery in Lacombe has a great pumpkin patch along with a photo area.

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