9 Fall Things to do Around Town

There's nothing like a good scare and run through a corn maze!

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean it’s time to hide indoors! Shreveport and Bossier City have lots of fun family fall activities to get you into that seasonal spirit.

Dixie Maze Farms & Corn Maze – Sept. 23 – Oct. 31 at Dixie Maze Farms in Shreveport.

This farm offers fun activities for the whole family.  They feature a pumpkin patch, children’s activities, cornfield maze and pony rides.  For Halloween lovers, Dixie Maze also features a haunted corn maze, a mile-long trail of terror and zombie paintball.

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Dark Woods – Sept. 30 – Oct. 31 in Natchitoches.

Want something a little spookier?  Visit the creepy folks at this ever-changing fun-filled Halloween experience with creatures roaming the woods causing mayhem and fright!  Each season offers new chills and thrills, making your experience unique each time you enter the woods. New this year is the Dark Carnival 3D Blacklight Haunt. Twist and turn through hallways and rooms full of crazed clowns and other denizens of the dark. Complete with state of the art special effects, sounds and lighting, monsters are real and alive!

Winkler Bottoms Haunted Trail – Sept. 29 – Oct. 31 in Stonewall.

This is an all-ages walk through the woods – at your own risk for a trilling experience! Winkler Bottoms is newer to the scene but garnering lots of fans quickly.

Dark Carnival 3D Image
Portrait of a lumberjack with an axe

Looking for more than a good scare? Check out some of these upcoming festivals for more fun fall activities!

Springhill Lumberjack Festival – Oct. 13 – Oct. 14 in Springhill.

The annual Springhill Lumberjack Festival draws thousands of people to experience timber sports competitions inspired by the area’s timber-related heritage. Music and entertainment add to the festivities, which include a parade, the Springhill Main Street Car and Motorcycle Show, along with the Antique Tractor and Engine Show.

HALLOWEEN @ Artspace – Oct. 13 – Nov. 14 at Artspace in Shreveport.

HALLOWEEN @ Artspace will feature two exhibitions: the Collection of “Closet Curiosities” featuring Halloween décor and ephemera from William Joyce, and InGRAVED, an exhibition of Artworks InSPIRED by the tombstones and history of Forest Park Cemetery.  Weekend entertainment will feature a “Fall Street Fest” with apple eating, pumpkin carving, arts and crafts, live bands, a haunted cemetery tour and more with activities to span four week.

LSUS Pioneer Heritage Day – Oct. 14 at Pioneer Heritage Center at LSUS in Shreveport.

Blacksmithing, quilters, woodcarver –  oh my! The Pioneer Heritage Center gives insight into the intimate home life of the settlers and the natural environment in which they struggled to survive.  This is a regional “history laboratory” where you can see how the pioneers built their first homes, clothed and fed their families, how they coped with sickness and hardship, and how their diverse beliefs and customs contributed to the cultural mosaic that is Louisiana.

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State Fair of Louisiana – Oct. 26 – Nov. 12 at Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport.

The State Fair of Louisiana offers the largest livestock shows and carnival in the state.  The Fair also boasts a large midway of rides, free daily circus shows, live entertainment and some of the most unique fair food in the nation.  Entertainment includes the Fair Zoo, a dog show, helicopter rides, an escape artist, a horse show, racing pigs, concerts, high school football showcase and much more!

Featured this year is AgMagic, held at the Agriculture Building Shreveport at the State Fair of Louisiana.  This interactive, visually stimulating environment will link food and fiber products we use every day to the forests, field crops and livestock produced by Louisiana farmers, ranchers and forest landowners.  The importance of interaction between agriculture, the environment and society at large will be highlighted.

Want to add a little culture to your fall festivities? Come celebrate Asia!

6th Annual Autumn “Asian Street Food” Festival – Oct. 28 at the Asian Gardens in downtown Shreveport.

The ASEANA Foundation proudly presents the 6th Annual Autumn Festival featuring the Jazziana Band!  Come celebrate and share the wonderful food of Asia.

Let's learn something while we are at it! Not to Mention its kid-friendly & free!

7th Annual Bugs, Bats & Bones – Oct. 28 at the Walter B. Jacobs Memorial Nature Park in Shreveport.

Enjoy an evening of non-scary, free, family-friendly fun!  With guided night hikes, nocturnal insect hunts, exhibits and presentations, crafts, games, food, story time and much more!

Do you have a favorite family fall activity that you’d like to share?  Leave us a comment below!

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