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Local Halloween and Fall Fun activities

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Published: Oct. 15, 2020 at 9:52 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2020 at 5:55 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - We are working to compile a list of fall activities! Check back for more updates. If you have something you’d like us to add to the list, email news@kalb.com with the information. (Events listed in order by date.)

Trick or Treating Times:

From the City of Alexandria: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating a “high risk” activity. However, that risk drops to “medium” when social distancing efforts are established, including having a one-way flow of traffic and the ability to have individual packets of candy placed in such a way that children don’t touch pieces they don’t take for themselves. Suggestions include creating individual “grab bags” of candy or placing candy on platters or baking sheets rather than in bowls. Anyone who is feeling ill, is currently positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with someone who is positive or is showing signs of COVID-19 infection should not participate nor should those at heightened risk of infection.

Alexandria: October 31 from 5pm - 8pm

Natchitoches: The City of Natchitoches would like to notify and encourage the public to follow the guidelines set forth by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for trick or treating and other Halloween festivities in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. The CDC has also recommended alternate activities for Halloween that can be found at www.cdc.gov.

Residents can make trick-or-treating safer by:

  • Avoiding direct contact with trick-or-treaters
  • Giving out treats outdoors, if possible
  • Setting up a station with individually bagged treats for kids to take
  • Washing hands before handling treats
  • Wearing a mask

Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear a mask (a costume mask is not a substitute for a cloth mask), stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you, and wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer when available.

Trick-or-treaters should follow the following safety tips:

  • Always be accompanied by an adult
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on
  • Never enter a home or car for a treat
  • Look both ways before crossing the street
  • Head home at dusk

While this is an unusual year, we are asking the public to participate in festivities as safely and responsibly. If you may have COVID-19 or you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should not participate in in-person Halloween festivities and should not give out candy to trick-or-treaters.

For more information, please contact the Mayor’s office at (318) 352-2772.

EVENTS:

October 23:

  • YWCA Family Movie Night at Bringhurst Field featuring the movie Hocus Pocus. Trick or treating begins at 6 p.m. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Wear your costumes. Hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks and popcorn for sale. Cash only. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Purchase tickets at ywcaalex.org

October 24:

  • Montgomery Animal Hospital 10:00 to 12:00 for Canines in Costumes! We will host drive-thru trick or treating and a costume contest for CHILDREN and PETS. Cajunman Sneauxballs will also have snowcones available for purchase for people and pets. Please read below for specific details on the costume contest. If you are entering a pet in the costume contest, there will be a $10 entry fee. All proceeds will benefit the Wrigley Speaker Fund. Click here to learn more about the fund. Precautions will be taken between each family to clean and sanitize the photo area. All treats/prizes will be individually wrapped.
  • Louisiana Eye and Laser (Alexandria Location) Trunk or Treat from 5 pm - 7pm. Big Belly’s, LaQuanda’s Sweet Treats, Gourmet Grilled Cheese and DNA snowcones available for purchase. Masks and social distancing required.
  • Calcasieu Baptist Church Fall Festival at 5 pm - food, fun games, hayride and great fellowship

October 25:

  • Steps by Stephanie (6501 Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria) is hosting a trunk or treat from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with games, performances, contests and refreshments following from 6 p.m to 7 p.m.
  • St. Rita Trunk or Treat: In lieu of our annual Halloween carnival, we will be offering trunk-or-treat in the safety of the church parking lot. Social distancing and safety protocols will be put into place. Wear your costumes. All are welcome. 3pm - 5pm

October 27:

  • Glow Golf at Bringhurst Golf starting at 6 p.m. 2-person scramble (9 holes) $55 per player, includes glow kit. Only 36 entries (18 teams) available. CLICK HERE to register.

October 28:

  • Philadelphia Baptist Church invites you to join us for our annual FAMILY FALL FEST with TWO fast-paced, dynamic entertainers! KOLBY KING, Illusionist & Ventriloquist. Shows at 5:30 PM and 7:00 PM for Preschool- 6th Grade.  JARED GREER, American Ninja Warrior Competitor. Show at 7:00 PM for Teens. Door Prize Drawings during each show and every child and teen will leave with candy! Coming to Philadelphia Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 28
  • Fall Fest 2020 at Word of Grace Church from 6pm - 8pm. Trunk or Treat, fun, food and games
  • Community Lighthouse Church (2095 Rockhill Road Dry Prong) will host a fall festival starting at 5 p.m. There will be food, games and fellowship. They ask that your children dress in costumes that are not scary or inappropriate due to this being a church event.

October 29:

  • LSUA Trick or Treat Street from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. To register for attendance, CLICK HERE. Tickets ONLY sold online (not at the door). $5

October 30:

  • Halloween Candy Stop (City of Alexandria) from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Downtown Mini Park (Family-friendly drive-thru experience)
  • Drive-thru Trick or Treating at Keller Williams Real Estate (3600 Jackson Street) from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. They will have pre-made candy bags for kids and raffle tickets for the adults for a date night basket.
  • Fright Trail 2020 at 44 Yancy Road in Glenmora at 7pm. Completely outdoor event with plenty of space for social distancing.
  • Sonic on Jackson Street will host a trunk or treat from 4pm - 6pm
  • Tales Along the Bayou (Rapides Parish Library) CLICK HERE TO WATCH from 6 pm - 7 pm. Have a ghoulishly good time listening to scary tales brought to you from the bayou and beyond! We will kick-off this virtual storytelling event debuting on the Libraries YouTube channel with musical entertainment from Judy Caplan Ginsburgh. A younger crowd will then enjoy spooky stories by master storyteller Sylvia Yancy Davis. After a short intermission, get ready to be scared right out of your socks by scary storyteller Mike Anderson.

October 31:

  • Pine Grove Baptist Church in Ruby is having a trunk or treat from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. with juggler Matthew Geisel as entertainment!
  • Ol' Mel’s Farm Day: 12pm - 6pm. Come out to the farm for an afternoon of farm animals, face painting, photo ops and lots of local vendors selling arts/crafts/food etc. Candy available for trick or treaters!! Face painting and animal photo ops are free.
  • New Bethel presents: Drive-Thru Community Treating (Walk-ups also welcome). Social distancing will be observed. Candy, hot dogs, prizes from 2pm - 5pm at 1807 Community Lane in Alexandria.
  • Christian Love Baptist Church (3515 Hudson Blvd. Alexandria, La. 71302) will have its 5yrs. Truck and Treat Festival from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Alexandria Country Day School is hosting a 5K and one-mile fun run/walk as well as a trunk or treat event from 9 a.m. - noon. Click here for more.
  • Trunk or Treat at Crossroads New Life Tabernacle in Deville (1001 Hwy 1207) from 6pm - 8pm.
  • New Prospect Baptist Church in Dry Prong Harvest Fest from 2pm - 4pm at the park. Burgers, hot dogs, popcorn, cake walk, games and walking trail.
  • Good Ol' Boys Car Show from 9am - 2pm at 705 Hwy 165 South in Oakdale. Cars, candy, costumes. No entry fee. Participants are asked to have candy or small prizes for children to trick or treat. Benefits Louisiana Lions Club/Eye Foundation.
  • Centerpoint Pentecostal Church Fall Carnival at 5pm
  • Philadelphia Baptist Church - Horseshoe Drive Trunk or Treat with 3-time Ninja Warrior competitor Jared Greer from 5:30 - 8 pm
  • Moreauville Fire Department hosting a drive-thru trick or treat at 328 Main Street in Moreauville from 5:30 pm - 7 pm. A treat bag will be given to each child. CDC guidelines will be in place. Everyone must remain in their vehicle or trailer. Please follow flashing lights whenever coming through the line. Workers will be wearing masks and gloves. Message or call for more details: Erica Coco at 318-305-5778
  • Drive-through trunk or treat at Landmark Tabernacle near Holloway on Highway 28 East starting at 5pm
  • Explore Cane River: A Spooktacular Open Paddle: Check-in begins at 7 a.m. and we’ll start launching at 8:30 a.m. Drop your kayak off at the North ramp of the downtown riverbank area for easy access to Cane River. Parking is available within walking distance throughout the downtown area. For kayak rental information call Cane River Paddle & Pedal Sports at (318) 527-0066.
  • The Natchitoches Farmers Market will be set up on the downtown riverbank from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and offers local produce and handmade items. The Farmers Market’s Kids Club will be handing out $5 worth of veggies FREE to children ages 3-13. There will also be a pumpkin carving and painting contest put on by Natchitoches Parish 4-H. Check your entry into the competition at the Farmers Market by 10:30 a.m.
  • Natchitoches: The City’s trick-or-treat event, “Witch Way to Main Street,” will be held on the downtown riverbank from 9-11 a.m. This event is FREE and open to the public. Children must be in costume and accompanied by an adult to participate. Candy and prizes will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Natchitoches police officers will be on duty to ensure children’s safety.

November 1:

  • Annual Trunk r Treat Event at Glenmora UPC. Free food, candy, games and jumpers. Trunk R Treat from 3 - 4:30 p.m. and food and games from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

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