LAFAYETTE — Halloween begins early with several family friendly events beginning this week to celebrate the season of spook.

Below is a schedule of Halloween fun:


• At 7 p.m. “Terror on the Teche,” spooky story time with storyteller Angela the Yarnspinner, will be held under the oaks of the Shadows on the Teche, 317 E. Main St., New Iberia.

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the main library or the Shadows gift shop.

If it rains, the performance will be held at the Iberia Parish Library main branch, 445 E. Main St.


• From Monday through Friday, children of all ages are invited to the Coteau Library from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. to make their own Halloween treat bag.

Call (337) 364-7430 for more information.


• “Treats at the Village,” an inclusive event for families of individuals with disabilities will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Acadian Village.

Admission is one canned good per family with collections donates to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Guests will be able to trick-or-treat from house-to-house within the cultural park.

A costume contest will begin at 7:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Families Helping Families of Acadiana and LARC.

• “Trick or Wii!” event from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for teens between 12 and 17 years at the Iberia Parish Library main branch.

For more information, call (337) 364-7024.


• “Boo Bayou” event at Vermilionville from noon to 2 p.m. featuring games, a picture-taking station, costume contests and trick-or-treating through the historic village.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students ages 3 to 18 years.

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• Spooktacular Children’s Halloween Carnival hosted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette student organizations will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Fraternity Row near the Cajundome.

Children 12 and under are invited to attend the event with a parent or guardian.

The event features free activities such as carnival games, face painting, trick-or-treating, a haunted house, a fun jump and an area to decorate pumpkins.

Drinks and snacks will be provided.

• John Paul the Great Academy’s Fall Fest, 1522 Carmel Drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. featuring live Cajun music, games, costume contests and food.

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