Here's a list of events, happennings to mark on your calender as we approach the spookiest night of the year...

Family Events

Bethel Ministries Fall Festival, 15147 La. 102, Jennings. Date: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Cost: Free. Highlights: fun jumps, rock wall, games, costume contest and candy. Note: Food will be sold.

Boo By The Bayou Trunk-or-Treat, at Sportsman Park, 201 S. Elms St., Welsh. Date: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Boo on the Avenue, downtown Lake Arthur. Date: 2-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Cost: Free. Highlights: trick-or-treating, chili cook-off, pumpkin decorating and carving contest, dog costume contest and games. Note: Concessions will be available, tickets must be purchased to play games and there is an entry fee for cook-off.

Boo-regard Trick-or-Treat, at the Beauregard Parish Library, 205 S. Washington St., DeRidder. Date: 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free.

Community Trunk-or-Treat, at Word of Hope Family Worship Center, 3975 E. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles. Date: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat, Oakdale. Date: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Candy and other goodies.

Fall Festival 2013, at Victory Baptist Church, 7515 Gulf Highway, Lake Charles. Date: 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Candy, concessions, games and bounce houses.

Family Fun Night, at Our Lady of Immaculate Catholic Church, 600 Roberts Ave., Jennings. Date: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29. Highlights: Costume contest, games, photo booth, hayride, spook house, snacks and sweet shop.

First United Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat, at First United Methodist Church, 812 Kirkman St., Lake Charles. Date: 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Cost: Free.

Girlie Girls Mentoring Program Trunk-or-Treat, at Ward 3 Recreation Complex, 3210 Power Centre Parkway, Lake Charles. Date: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Cost: Free. Note: Nonperishable food will be collected to help families during Thanksgiving. m

Halloween at Heritage Square, at the Henning Cultural Center, 923 Ruth St., Sulphur. Date: 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Community trunk-or-treat, viewing of “Ghostbusters.”

Hallelujah Festival and Trunk-or-Treat, at DeQuincy Railroad Museum, 400 Lake Charles Ave., DeQuincy. Date: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free.

Halloween in Hargroves, at Hargrove Community Center, DeQuincy. Date: 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free.

Halloween Spook House, at Central School Arts and Humanities Center, 809 Kirby St., Lake Charles. Date: 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Cost: Free. Highlights: Candy, face painting, magicians, surprise performances, ghost stories and bobbing for apples.

Harvest Fest 2013, at the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum, 900 Lakeshore Drive. Date: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Games, prizes, trinkets, train, face painting and balloon art.

Harvest Festival, at Houston River Baptist Church, 110 W. Houston River Road, Sulphur. Date: 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Cost: Free. Highlights: Drawing for two bicycles, petting zoo, hay ride, food, candy and games.

Jennings Methodist Church Trunk-or-Treat, 702 N. Cary Ave., Jennings. Date: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Lake Charles First Baptist Church Fall Festival and Trunk-or-Treat, on Hodges, Bilbo and Pujo streets in downtown Lake Charles. Date: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Candy, games and concessions.

Light The Night — Western Style, at First Baptist Church of Moss Bluff, 276 Old Highway 171, Moss Bluff. Date: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: One bag of wrapped candy per family. Highlights: Concessions, games, climbing wall, photo booth, door prizes, hay ride, bouncers, slide, free cotton candy and popcorn.

Malloween, at the Prien Lake Mall, 496 W. Prien Lake Road, Lake Charles. Date: 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Candy and Halloween fun.

Main Street Trick-or-Treat, on Main Street, Jennings. Date: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Highlights: Candy, goodies, costume contests. Note: For children 12 years old and under. Contact: Michelle Hebert, 337-821-5532 or www.cityofjennings.com.

Maplewood First Baptist Church Trunk-or-Treat, at the Center Circle Recreation Center, 80 Center Circle Drive, Sulphur. Date: 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Candy, food and entertainment.

Trick-or-Treat Safely at Stonebridge Place, at Stonebridge Place Assisted Living, 1511 S. Huntington St., Sulphur. Date: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free.

 

Attractions

Allen Parish Fire District 3 Spook House, at the Fairview Fire Station, 4371 La. 377, Grant. Date: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free.

CM Farms Corn Maze, at CM Farms, 200 John Broussard Road, Dry Creek. Dates: Oct. 25-26, Nov. 2. Cost: $10 for ages 4-64 and $8 for 65 and over.

The Bludd Vessel, at the USS Orleck in Lake Charles. Dates: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25-27 and 30-31. Cost: $12.

The Haunted Hospital, 107 South 12th Street, Oakdale. Date: 6 p.m. Oct. 31-Nov. 2. Cost: $5. Note: Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by adult.

The Lost Hollows, 3413 Derek Drive, Lake Charles. Dates: Oct. 25-26, 30 and Nov. 2. Cost: $5 for Spooky Timbers Haunted Trail, $20 for Deadly Pines Haunted Trail.

Psycho’ movie presentation, at The Strand Theater, 432 N. Main St., Jennings. Date: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: $5 for ages 13-59 and $3 for 60 and over and 13 and under.

 

Pumpkin Patches

First Baptist Church of Jennings, 1001 Cary Ave., Jennings. Dates: Noon-dusk Sunday-Friday through Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Family Fun Day set for 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Oct. 26. Activities include fun jumps, maze, rides, face painting, story time, pumpkin decorating contest, games, food and more.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 1700 Maplewood Drive, Sulphur. Dates: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Cost: Free. Highlights: Games, photo opportunities and baked goods for sale.

Papa K’s Patch, at the First United Pentecostal Church, 411 Sixth Ave., Oakdale. Dates: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through Thursday, Oct. 31. Cost: Free. Highlights: Photo opportunities.

St. Luke Simpson Church, 1500 Country Club Road, Lake Charles. Cost: Free. Highlights: Photo opportunities.