As pumpkin spice everything hits store shelves, we start turning our attention to "fall" in south Louisiana and all the things that come with it like -- football, hunting season, still cutting our grass, and, oh yeah, Halloween.

The latter is a fun holiday that so many of us look forward to, mostly on account of not having to invite family over.

In the month of October across the state there are lots of great haunted houses, corn mazes, pumpkin patches and the like that draw folks from all over the state to check out.

If you want to take a trip to New Orleans for Halloween, then you may want to go New Orleans City Park for one of two big events being held there. And the cool thing is, both are fundraisers.

Ghosts in the Oaks is happening October 20-23 and features four nights of trick-or-treating, rides, arts & crafts, a pumpkin patch, and treats for all ages.

Then October 28-29 the park will host Brews and Boos, which features adults-only access to the amusement park and a ghastly amount of beer for guys and ghouls 21+.

New Orleans City Park, Facebook
New Orleans City Park, Facebook

Admission to each event comes with unlimited amusement park rides and special themed giveaways.

“Seeing the amusement park decorated for Halloween not only gives our Park guests great joy, but our City Park team members as well – the excitement is palpable,” said Waymon Morris, Director of Recreational Services. “We’ve got some great treats, and tricks, in store for guests this season, and we cannot wait to share with them.”

Tickets for both events are on sale now. All tickets will be sold online and in advance. For more information, visit

Ghosts in the Oaks
• October 20-23 | 5-6 pm Early Admission | 6-9 pm General Admission
• Early Admission - $30 | General Admission - $25 | Friends of City Park Members - $22
• Children under 36 months are admitted free of charge

Brews and Boos 
• October 28-29 | 9pm-Midnight (both nights)
• General Admission - $35 | VIP - $60
• VIP features full open bar, seating and special treats

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