Here is your guide to New Orleans Pumpkin Patches and Fall activities! We’ve done all the research for you to find out who is open this year and what their safety protocols look like. We hope this helps make your fall season filled with family friendly activities whether in person or virtual!!

Important Note:

If you are planning to attend a church Pumpkin Patch be sure to call ahead. Many of the churches we spoke with said the opening dates were contingent on the pumpkins arriving as scheduled and are subject to change. 

New Orleans

Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo!

Location: Audubon Zoo                                                                      Dates: October 20-24
Times: 10am – 5pm

Event details: This family-favorite Halloween tradition is back for another year of socially distant, family-friendly fun. Take advantage of this great opportunity to safely celebrate Halloween with your little ghouls and goblins! Peek-a-Boo at the Zoo is complimentary for Audubon Members and included in general Zoo admission as Halloween lagniappe. Online reservations required.

French Quartour Kids Spooky History Tour 

Location: Scheduled when you book online.
Dates & Times: Varied (check online for available times)
Event Details: This tour is full of tricks, treats, and spells and superstitions. It is for kids 5-10 years old. The tour is not designed to keep kids up at night but just to make them wonder, “What if….”
Cost: $20 per person ages 4 – 18, recommended for children ages 5-10.

 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Location:1031 S. Carrollton Ave. (Uptown)
Dates: September 26 through October 30
Times: Sundays 9:30 am – 8 pm, weekdays 3 – 6:30 pm and Saturdays 9 am -9 pm

Event details: Concerts on Friday nights

 Ghosts In The Oaks: A Haunting At Home

Location: 4 Frederich’s Ave, New Orleans (City Park Reunion Shelter)
Dates: TBD
Times: TBD

Event details: Details will be released soon!

Sugar Roots Farm Fall Fundraiser and Festival

Location: 10701 Willow Dr. New Orleans, LA

Dates: October 23 – 24

Times: Time slots are available via SignUp Genius

Event Details: This year we are hosting our fundraiser on Saturday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 24th! We are so excited to welcome the fall season with you, and share our farm friends with you! We are so fortunate that despite the damages we’ve incurred with hurricane Ida, we will still be able to host this annual fundraiser.


Lafreneire Park and Plum Street Snoballs

Location: 3000 Downs Blvd. inside the splash pad (Metairie, LA)
Dates: TBD

Times: TBD

Malloween at Lakeside Shopping Center

Location: Lakeside Shopping Center
Dates: October 31st

Times: 10am -12pm

St. Martin’s Episcopal Church

Location: 2216 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: Now through October 31st
Times: M-F 3:00pm – 6:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 6:30pm

Event Details: Pumpkins of varying sizes.

St. Augustine Church

Location: 3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: September 30th through the 31st.
Times: TBD

Event Details: A variety of sizes.

Atonement Lutheran Church

Location: 6500 Riverside Dr, Metairie, LA
Dates: October 23rd
Times: 6:30 – 8 pm

Event Details: 50 trunks, candy, music, concessions for sale and more!


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Location: 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA
Dates: TBD
Times:  TBD
Event Details: TBD

Bantings Nursery

Location: 3425 River Road, Bridge City, LA
Dates: TBD
Times:  TBD
Event Details: TBD

Northshore {Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Lacombe}

St. Anselm Madisonville

Location: 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, LA
Dates: October 31st
Times: after 11 am mass
Event Details:  St. Anselm’s Family Fun Day and Pumpkin Patch. No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to compete in the costume contest. There will be games, food, and other fun festivities.

Boo Bash on the Lawn

Location: 21404 Koop Dr., Mandeville, LA
Dates: October 30th
Times: 10am – 12pm
Event Details: Games, Trick-or-Treating, and More!! Be sure to wear your costume. Tickets are $15 per person over the age of 12 months and includes admission to the Museum.

St. Peter Church

Location: 125 E. 19th Avenue, Covington, LA
Dates: October 9th through October 31st
Times: 9 am – 5 pm
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, from decor size to small ones for pies. Sponsored by the St. Peter Knights of Columbus.

Banting’s Nursery

Location: 26300 US 190, Lacombe, LA
Dates: TBD
Times: TBD
Event Details: TBD


Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 11215 Lee’s Lane (Hammond, LA)
Dates: September 23rd through November 8th
Times: Monday through Friday 9:00am until 5:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am until 5:00pm
Event Details: $7 per child, adults are free. Cash only. Pick a pumpkin, zip line, jumping pillow, face painting, farm animals, hay maze, picnic lunch spot, and more. Mrs. Heather’s also schedules field trips and birthday parties!

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Area Fall Family Events

Location: Baton Rouge and surrounding areas
Dates: October 1st through October 31st
Times: Varied
Event Details: Our sister site, Red Stick Mom, put together a comprehensive guide to all the fall fun in Baton Rouge. Click the “website” button to learn more!!

Still looking for more NOLA family fun?

If you are looking for other family friendly activities {and some date night ideas} in and around New Orleans, check out our NOLA Moms Need to Know Guide to the Month of September!!

Moving from Nebraska in middle school, Dana considers herself a New Orleanian 25 years later. She now lives in Belle Chasse with her husband Ryan, 10-year-old Mila, and 6-year-old Rex. As a local Mortgage Lender, there is nothing more satisfying for her than helping people achieve their homeownership goals. You can find her on the weekend doing DIY projects, cheering on LSU or the Saints, and spending time with her family. A lover of all revelry, there is no festival, concert, or event that she won't go to! Catch her with the Krewe of Cleopatra each Mardi Gras. She gets out of town with her kids as much as possible, they enjoy the outdoors, especially the mountains & the beach. Affectionately known as "Dana Dolittle" to her friends, you can expect her to have a random animal she is trying to help at any given time. Dana loves to write & says there are no topics off limits.


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