Photo provided by Terry Palmer -- Terry Palmer, of Palmer Graphics in Lafayette, refers to the field of 32 artificial gourds in his flower beds as the Palmer Pumpkin Patch. "It's fun listening to the kids come to the front door for Halloween, as you can hear them counting trying to figure out how many there are," Palmer says.

Lafayette Parish will observe trick-or-treating from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

In Vermilion Parish, Abbeville will observe Halloween from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday during “Scare on the Square” at Magdalen Square. In Kaplan, trick-or-treating hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. The unincorporated areas of Vermilion Parish will observe trick-or-treating from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

St. Martin Parish will observe Halloween from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Iberia Parish has set trick-or-treat hours from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. In St. Landry Parish, trick-or-treating will happen from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.