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October events to provide BR locals with Halloween thrills

October events to provide BR locals with Halloween thrills
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POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:40pm

October has arrived, and aside from visible changes in the weather, the month kicks off festivities surrounding the year’s spookiest holiday, Halloween.

While often thought of an ideal holiday for children, there’s something for everyone, whether it involves dressing up in costumes, partying, loading up on candy and watching spooky movies. With a little knowledge, locals can get the most out of the month, living it up with exciting local events that make this time of year truly spooktacular for the Capital City.

Below we highlight some of the most intriguing things going on that you may want to consider attending - that is, if you’re not too frightened…

13th Gate - 832 Saint Phillip Street - Every Thursday-Saturday, also open October 27-31

Baton Rouge’s most popular haunted house makes its annual return, promising to sweep the city with the most chilling of surprises. The venue is loaded with thirteen themed areas including underground tunnels, a bridge constructed over a live pit of snakes, a hearse, crematory and more. General admission passes are available at $25.00 a piece.

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Fear Fête Horror Film Festival - Rave 15, Mall of Louisiana – October 5-7

If you’re a big fan of the horror genre and want to be in for some spooky thrills outside the range of what’s offered in the mainstream movie market, Fear Fête offers a look at some of the most intriguing independent horror shorts and full length features you’ll find globally. Categories at the event cover zombies, terror, vampires, frightful laughs and more. General admission to blocks is affordable at $8.00 a piece. However, attendees can pay slightly more ($13.00) to attend full nights.

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Boo at the Zoo – 3601 Thomas Road - October 20, 21, 27 & 28, 9:30-4:00 p.m.

This kid friendly event is described by BREC as a “a merry-not-scary trick-or-treating extravaganza.” Visitors can dress up in their favorite costumes, visit the animals and explore BREC’s Boo Den and Hay Maze.

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The Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Parade Route include St. Philip Street, N River Road, Laurel, 7th Street & more – October 27, 2 p.m.

Halloween enthusiast club 10/31 Consortium will again hold its annual Halloween Parade in the downtown area with this year’s theme being “Boo on the Bayou: A Red Stick Apocalypse!” And one of state’s biggest celebrities will take the helm as Grand Marshal. It’s none other than former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards. There will be plenty of spookish thrills with Halloween themed floats and costumes. If you attend, you’ll have a chance to contribute to a good cause. Participating in the event will be the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank who will collect non-perishable food donations.

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Haunted Corn Maze – Located in Pinegrove, La - September 29 – November 18, 5 -11 p.m.

Who needs a haunted house for a scare anyway? Starting at dusk dark, the Maize at Cajun Country Corn receives a spooking. Leave your flashlights behind and dare to step into uncharted territory. Other activities include zombie paintball, pumpkin blaster and corn cannons. Admission packages vary.

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Halloween (1978) in Imax – Mall of Louisiana: 9168T Picardy Ave Extension - October 30, 7:30 p.m.

Legendary horror movie Halloween made its debut more than thirty years ago. But to horror genre fanatics, the film remains more prevalent than ever. You now have the chance to experience it in IMAX courtesy of Rave Motion Pictures at the Mall of Louisiana.

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The Myrtles Plantation – 7747 U.S. Highway 61, St. Francisville, La - All month, Friday & Saturday

Tours of one of Louisiana’s most haunted landmarks are sure to be in high demand this Halloween, and there’s no better time to visit the attraction. The plantation guides visitors through the home’s haunted history with Mystery Tours every Friday and Saturday at hours including 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00 PM.

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Halloween Costume Contest at Superior Grill – October 26 & 27

Renown Baton Rouge Mexican restaurant Superior Grill will hold its own Halloween Costume Contest on two separate nights, providing prizes for those placing first, second and third. Friday will feature a live performance from Carbon Copy. Saturday will feature the Chris Leblanc Band.

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Of course there are plenty of other great events happening in the area, but these are just a few to get you started.If you are planning a big Halloween celebration, we want to know about it! Add it to our Community Calendar.

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