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!!

New Orleans

 Peek-A-Boo at the ZOO

Location:4 Frederich’s Ave, New Orleans (City Park Reunion Shelter)
Dates: October 17th & 18th and October 24th & 25th
Times: 10am-5pm

Event details: Guests are invited to wear costumes and partake in daytime Halloween family fun. The zoo will be festively decorated. Fall treats will be available. Photo spot will be set up to capture memories. Members enjoy complimentary admission. Activities are included in general admission prices. Trick or treat bags are available for purchase for $10 each.

French Quartour Kids Spooky History Tour 

Location: Scheduled when you call for a tour (504) 975-5355 or 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. Groups are limited in size for social distancing purposes.

 

First Presbyterian Church

Location: 5401 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Dates: October 10th and October 24th

Times: 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Instead of hosting a pumpkin patch, two events for children will be held. On October 10th there will be a fall decoration panting party. On October 24th children 12 and under can participate in a costume contest for prizes.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School

Location: 6249 Canal Blvd. (Lakeview)
Dates: October 10th through October 31st
Times: M-Thu 3:30pm – 6:00pm, Friday 3:00 – 6:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Event Details: St. Paul’s provides pumpkins of all sizes, from 3 pounds to over 40 pounds. Photo ops are available. Masks and social distancing are required. No cash. Credit and debit card only.

Please contact Tiffany Tandecki at (504) 488-1319 for more information.

 St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

Location:1031 S. Carrollton Ave. (Uptown)
Dates: October 1st through October 31st
Times: Monday – Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm and Friday – Sunday 9am-8pm

Event details: Kid friendly –  games, crafts, and photo spots. Masks are required. Cash, Venmo, and credit are all accepted.

 Ghosts In The Oaks: A Haunting At Home

Location:4 Frederich’s Ave, New Orleans (City Park Reunion Shelter)
Dates: October 24th – October 25th
Times: Pick up any time between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm both days.

Event details: Preorder your package online and don’t hesitate because only 500 wil be sold. Then you pick up your package the weekend of the event. Each package contains a Halloween baking kit, candy, balloon decorating kit, pumpkin and mask kits, games, paranormal playlist, skeleton craft kit, ghostly guide, and party planning tips. Packages start at $99. Costumes are encouraged for pickup.

NolaWeen at Mardi Gras World

Location: 1380 Port of Orleans Pl
Dates: October 1st – 31st
Times: First tour 9:30am; last tour 4:30pm.

Event details: Take a tour of Mardi Gras World and stop for photo ops at the 10 Halloween themed set ups. Normal tour rates apply for both adults and children. The crowd size is monitored and masks are required.

Sugar Roots Farm

Location: 10701 Willow Dr. New Orleans, LA

Dates: Every Saturday in October by appointment

Times: Time slots are available via SignUp Genius

Event Details: A socially distant ticketed family event. Only 30 individuals are booked per 2 hour time slot. For a $20 entrance fee guests will enjoy bands, pony rides, and art vendors. There is also a pumpkin patch area. Pumpkins are an additional fee.

Metairie

Lafreneire Park and Plum Street Snoballs

Location: 3000 Downs Blvd. inside the splash pad (Metairie, LA)
Dates: Opening 10/3

Times: Monday – Sunday 12pm-dusk

Event Details: Numbers will be limited. Masks are required.

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. On Friday, 10/16 and Sunday, 10/18 Red M studios will be providing free photos for patrons who bring a food items or cash donation for Second Harvest Food Bank.

St. Augustine Church

Location: 3412 Haring Road, Metairie, LA
Dates: October 1st through the 31st.
Times: Open Mon-Fri from 12:00pm until 8:00pm and Sat-Sun from 9:00am-8:00pm

Event Details: A variety of sizes. Masks are required. Schools can order large quantities for pickup or delivery.

Atonement Lutheran Church

Location: 6500 Riverside Dr, Metairie, LA
Dates: October 24th
Times: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Event Details: Drive thru Trunk or Treat. All are welcome. Call (504)887-0225

Westbank

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Location: 3245 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA
Dates: October 12th through October 31st
Times:  Mon-Sat from 10:00am until 6:00pm and Sun from 12:00pm until 6:00pm
Event Details: Pumpkins of varying sizes.

Bantings Nursery

Location: 3425 River Road, Bridge City, LA
Dates: October 3rd – November 1st
Times:  Mon-Sat from 9:00am until 5:00pm and Sun from 9:00am until 4:00pm
Event Details: Banting’s has over 8 varieties of pumpkins available. Make sure to stop by the fall themed photo area to capture some memories of the family.

Northshore {Mandeville, Madisonville, Covington, Lacombe}

St. Anselm Madisonville

Location: 306 St. Mary Street, Madisonville, LA
Dates: October 25th
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.

Pelican Park Fall Festival

Location: 63350 Pelican Dr, Mandeville, LA
Dates: October 25th
Times: 2-5 pm
Event Details: Experience the first annual Fall Festival with your family. There will be a scarecrow building contest, costume stroll, and pie tasting competition. Vendors will be selling crafts. Rules and regulations will apply. Contestants can preregister online.

Boo Bash on the Lawn

Location: 21404 Koop Dr., Mandeville, LA
Dates: October 31st
Times: 10am – 2pm
Event Details: Come dressed in your Halloween costume for games, Trick or Treating, and more!

St. Peter Church

Location: 125 E. 19th Avenue, Covington, LA
Dates: October 11th through October 31st
Times: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, from decor size to small ones for pies. School visits are welcome. Call 985-892-2422 for more information.

Banting’s Nursery

Location: 26300 US 190, Lacombe, LA
Dates: October 1st – November 1st
Times: Monday – Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Event Details: Pumpkins of all sizes, and over 8 varieties. Also, a fall themed photo set up.

Hammond

Mrs. Heather’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: 11215 Lee’s Lane (Hammond, LA)
Dates: September 23rd through November 8th
Times: Monday through Sunday 9:00am until 5:00pm
Event Details: $ 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!

Slidell

St. Luke The Evangelist

Location: 910 Cross Gates Blvd., Slidell, LA
Dates: Opening October 11th; Pumpkin Fest is October 24th
Times: Daily; Monday – Friday (3:30pm – dark) and Saturday-Sunday (9:00am – dark)
Event Details: No cost to enter; pumpkins vary in size. Photo opportunities. Pumpkin Fest is for children in 3rd grade and younger. There will be games, sno-balls, story time, and pumpkin painting.

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!!

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. 

Amanda Blaum
Amanda is her name and sequins are her game. She can never be too extra with fashion or fun. Boymomming keeps her busy. In between playdates and ballpark games, she enjoys dates with her husband of 8 years and girls nights with her mom squad.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Amanda!

    Can you please add Banting’s Nursery to the pumpkin patch list? They offer a huge variety of pumpkins and a fall family photo area!
    They are open 7 days a week. Located in Bridge City and Lacombe.

  2. There are NO pumpkins at Scout Island! I went there based on this. It is not a family friendly event even in the daytime. There were depictions of mutilated bodies, frightening clowns and inappropriate music. Please revise your list so other parents of young children do not make the same mistake .

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