With temperatures dropping and decorations going up, there’s no better time than now to begin celebrating the fall season in Baton Rouge. From pumpkin patches to corn mazes to hayrides and more, we’ve compiled a list of activities for you to check off your fall bucket list. They’re only available for a limited time, so make sure you start exploring these activities today!
PUMPKIN PATCHES & CORN MAZES IN BATON ROUGE
BATON ROUGE GENERAL PINK PUMPKIN PATCH
Baton Rouge General – Bluebonnet
8585 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge General’s pink pumpkin patch is always a fun fall surprise! Each October, the pumpkin patch appears seemingly overnight at Baton Rouge General’s Bluebonnet pumpkin, and visitors can take home a pink pumpkin of their very own. Be sure to check their social media for updates, as these pumpkins go quickly at the one-day-only event!
BLACKWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PUMPKIN PATCH
10000 Blackwater Road
Blackwater United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch has been a yearly tradition for over 30 years, when a handshake between a farmer and a minister sealed the deal. With some of the biggest pumpkins you’ll find in Baton Rouge, the proceeds for this seasonal event go towards helping the church and the community.
CORN MAZE AT BURDEN
LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens
4560 Essen Lane
LSU Rural Life Museum
4560 Essen Lane
Have you ever wanted to experience what 19th-century Louisiana was like during harvest? At LSU Rural Life Museum’s Harvest Days held on Oct. 7 and 8, you can do just that! Watch as artisans perform live demonstrations of trade work and activities of the period, such as open-hearth cooking, basket weaving, candle making, wagon rides and more.
JEFFERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PUMPKIN PATCH
10328 Jefferson Highway
(Back of Parking Lot)
Jefferson United Methodist Church’s Pumpkin Patch is a fan favorite every year! As one of the church’s biggest fundraising projects, the pumpkin patch is also known for having a wide selection of pumpkins, and you can see it for yourself starting on Oct. 5 through the month of October.
ENGAGE LOUISIANA’S FALL FEST
14200 River Road
Engage Louisiana’s Fall Fest at Pointe-Marie is an annual celebration of the autumnal season and always promises a line-up of activities for all ages. From the pumpkin patch and carving station to the live music and artisan market, the Fall Fest is sure to be something for the whole family to enjoy.
OTHER FALL ACTIVITIES
THE 13TH GATE HAUNTED HOUSE
832 St. Phillip Street
Open since 2002, Louisiana’s “Ultimate Haunted House,” The 13th Gate, continues to attract both locals and visitors from all over for a night of fright! Rated as one of the top haunted houses in the United States, this attraction is sure to make you scream as you journey through each of the 13 realms and have you walking away with goosebumps. Book a visit or participate in Pedal Pub’s Haunted Halleauxween Party Ride, where you’ll start the evening at The 13th Gate before taking a party bike to 13 Social for a Halloween-themed experience.
BEYOND BATON ROUGE
Ethel, LA 70730
Barn Hill Preserve’s pumpkin patch will be going on every weekend in October! Located in Ethel, guests will be able to participate in fall activities, such as games, face painting and a pumpkin patch, as well as touring the zoological park, petting furry friends at the petting zoo and tractor rides.
18465 Old Perkins Road
Prairieville, LA 70769
Located in Prairieville, and just a hop, skip and a jump from the Baton Rouge city limits, NewSong Church’s pumpkin patch is filled with fun for the whole family, and proceeds benefit missions such as Coats & Socks for Kids and hurricane relief. The patch opens Saturday, Sept. 25, and runs through the month of October. For even more fun, mark your calendars for Oct. 28, where inflatables, food, vendors and games will be available at the pumpkin patch as part of the Fall Fest.
11215 Lee’s Lane
Located just 45 minutes from Baton Rouge, Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin and Strawberry Patch is filled with fun! The kiddos can learn how pumpkins grow, pick out their own pumpkins and participate in activities, such as the tunnel slide, hay maze, merry-go-round and more!
From the more light-hearted attractions to the spooky ones, Baton Rouge and Southeast Louisiana have something for everyone to take part in this season. Start celebrating fall in the Capital City and beyond today, and take us along with you when you use the tag #ExploreBatonRouge!