October 5, 9-11 a.m.
TGMC Speed Training Facility, Houma
The free event invites elementary aged children and their parents to learn about nutrition and fitness in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. The event will include a variety of activities, including obstacle course, smoothie bikes, corn hole, healthy snacks, hydration receipts, fitness games and more. The first 250 kids to attend will receive a free backpack, and all kids will be entered to win prizes including a Fitbit, bicycle or a scooter.
October 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
H.L. Bourgeois parking lot, Gray
Hosted by the H.L. Bourgeois Student Council, this crafting festival is fun for the whole family. Admission is free; $1 tickets will be sold for 12 unique crafts. Face painting, bounce houses, food and drinks will also be available.
October 5, 5-9 p.m.
Bayou Blue Recreation, Houma
Get ready for a fun family movie night featuring the movie “Hocus Pocus”. Face painting and balloon art by Magical Entertainment will be available starting at 5 p.m. The movie begins at 6 p.m. Bring your blankets or lawn chairs. Admission is $2 and includes popcorn and a drink. Tickets will be sold at the door for face painting, balloon art and concessions.
October 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Bayou Country Children’s Museum, Thibodaux
Come in costume for a ghoulish good time! Experience the magic of the BCCM at this family-friendly Halloween spooktacular with activities for toddlers. Enjoy crafts, face painting, games, treats and more! Admission is $8 or $5 for members.
Mon – Sat: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12-6 p.m.
Living Word Church, Schriever
This amazing and free pumpkin patch is an experience for the whole family! New this year are the Pumpkin Dash 5K on Oct. 19 and the Cajun Cook-off on Oct. 27. Weekend events include hay rides ($5), story time, games, photo spots, live music, family photos ($10) and food (jambalaya and burger combos with drink $5). For more information and details about each weekend’s activity line-up, visit houmapumpkinpatch.com.
October 18, 6-9:30 p.m.
The Settlement at Live Oak, Thibodaux
Gather your friends & family and join us for PoV Pop-Up: Thibodaux Tailgate! Our premiere tailgating event includes food trucks, live music by Kerry Thibodaux and Ben Labat, games, activities for the kids, and a marketplace featuring tailgate essentials for the whole family. For more information, visit
October 18, 6-8 p.m.
Head to downtown Thibodaux to enjoy a great evening filled with tons of Halloween fun! Trick-or-treat at participating businesses along 3rd and 4th Streets in downtown Thibodaux. Let your little ones get in on some extra fun art at Purple Penguin Art Company with supervised pumpkin painting. The cost of painting is $25/per child. Save a spot for pumpkin painting by registering by at purplepenguinartcompany.com.
October 18-30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays, 12-6 p.m.
First United Methodist Church of Thibodaux
The First United Methodist Church of Thibodaux invites you to their 24th annual Pumpkin Patch! Enjoy picking out your perfect pumpkin along with crafts at the Country Store. Playland will be held on October 19 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. with crafts, games and food for the whole family. Proceeds benefit missions across the country.
October 19, 9:30-11 a.m.
The Rendezvous, Thibodaux
Join Team Anna Banana Awesome Sauce for a Dance Party Fundraiser to help raise money for Annabelle’s 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Drive, a Christmas Party Event at Ochsner Hospital for Children. Come out and get a great workout with Dance 2 Fit with Heather Benoit and Shake it Up with Brittany for a great cause! Admission is $10; children 10 and under are free with an adult.
October 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Firemen’s Fair Grounds, Thibodaux
Enjoy trick-or-treating, games, music, food and more at this annual children’s event sponsored by the Bayou Country Children’s Museum, in partnership with the Thibodaux Volunteer Fire Department. Cost is $8 per person in advance and $10 at the gate. Tickets can be purchased at the museum or online at bayoucountrychildrensmuseum.org.
October 25, 7 p.m.
The Settlement at Live Oak, Thibodaux
Join in the fun of Movies in the Park in Live Oak’s Town Square! October’s movie is “The Goonies”. Bring your own snacks, chairs and a friend!
October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Houma Family Dental
Get ready for Family Fun Day presented by Houma Family Dental! Bring the family for food, fun, games, crafts, fall photos and facility tours at the NEW home of Houma Family Dental.
October 31, 5-8 p.m.
1900 East Tunnel Blvd., Houma
Join the First Assembly of God Houma for their 18th annual Hallelujah Harvest Fest. It is a night full of free games, prizes, treats, and more, to provide a safe place for children and families on Halloween night. Enjoy a Trunk-Or-Treat, pumpkin patch, hayride, bounce houses, family fall photos, a maze and more. •