This month, fall starts to feel legit, thanks to cooler temperatures and the return of seasonal events we anticipate all year long. Here are a few of our favorites.
The 13th Gate
Sept. 29–Nov. 4, Thursdays through Sundays, and Monday through Sunday the week of Halloween
One of the country’s most fabled haunted houses, The 13th Gate is back with endless thrills, chills and jump scares. Visitors come from miles away each year to experience the downtown Baton Rouge attraction’s frightful realism. 13thgate.com
A Taste of the Deep South Music Festival
Oct. 7 + 8
Organized by national musician and Baton Rouge Soul Food Fest founder Henry Turner Jr., the seventh annual Taste of the Deep South is a free event celebrating Southern food and music at Riverfront Plaza. A pre-party takes place on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Henry Turner Jr.
Listening Room. htjday.com
Corn Maze Saturdays at Burden
Oct. 7, 8, 14, 21 + 28
Lose yourself, literally, in this family-friendly ode to the harvest at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens. Along with the corn maze, enjoy a petting farm, pumpkin patch, hayrides and kids’ games. Purchase advance tickets to secure a spot. lsu.edu.botanic-gardens/events/cornmaze.php
Boo at the Zoo
Oct. 21, 22, 28 + 29
Throw on those costumes and head to the Baton Rouge Zoo for a spooktacular, kid-friendly good time. Visit animal friends, and enjoy Halloween activities and fall photo opps along the way. Regular admission applies. brzoo.org
Oct. 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 + 29
Fans of Stephen King’s chilling novel and its memorable film version will enjoy getting thoroughly spooked with the theater adaptation of Misery. Held in Theatre Baton Rouge’s intimate Studio Theatre, this moody show will have you on the edge of your seat. theatrebr.org
This article was originally published in the October 2023 issue of 225 magazine.