Fall Bucket List in Louisiana

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As the warm embrace of summer gives way to the crisp and inviting embrace of autumn, Louisiana reveals its enchanting tapestry of fall experiences. From the aromatic spice of Cajun cuisine to the fanfare of football season, the Pelican State transforms into a captivating playground of seasonal delights. Embrace the cooler temperatures and festive fall activities while making memories with the ones you love.

  1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch: Spend a day at a local pumpkin patch, picking pumpkins, going on hayrides, and engaging in fun fall-themed activities like Papa Simpson’s in Arcadia, for a fun-filled day of autumn activities.
  2. Corn Maze Adventure: Visit a corn maze as a family and work together to find your way out. Many farms offer corn mazes as part of their fall activities like the DixieMaze Farms in Shreveport.
  3. Nature Scavenger Hunt: Create a fall-themed scavenger hunt in a local park or nature reserve. Include items like colored leaves, acorns, and different types of trees. Lincoln Parish Park is the perfect venue for a scavenger-hunting adventure.
  4. Outdoor Movie Night: Set up an outdoor movie screening in your backyard for a family favorite movie and enjoy it under the stars with blankets and popcorn. Hocus Pocus is always a great choice in October.
  5. Fall Crafts: Spend a creative afternoon making fall crafts together. Ideas include leaf rubbings, creating handprint turkeys, and decorating mini pumpkins.
  6. A Day at the Zoo: Take a trip to the zoo in Monroe to Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo to see the animals, enjoy the fall scenery, and partake in any special events they might have for the season.
  7. Fall Leaf Pile Jumping: Rake up a pile of leaves in your yard and let the kids jump in. Just make sure the leaves are clean and free of debris. This activity also makes for fun photos.
  8. Costume Crafting: Encourage kids to start working on their Halloween costumes early. Spend time together crafting and sewing to bring their ideas to life.
  9. Haunted History Tours: Participate in haunted tours in Shreveport or Monroe to learn about the spooky tales and paranormal history of the area.
  10. Football Game Day: Louisiana loves football season! Join the local sports spirit by tailgating or celebrating at home while cheering on your favorite Louisiana team.
  11. Cooking Challenge: Have a family cooking competition using fall ingredients. Each family member can prepare a dish, and then you can all enjoy a delicious feast. Choose a chilly day to stay indoors and bake fall treats together. Make cookies, pies, or try your hand at making homemade caramel apples.
  12. Board Games and Puzzle Day: On a cozy fall day, gather around the table to play board games, do puzzles, and enjoy each other’s company.
  13. Thankful Jar: Start a thankful jar where family members can write down all of the things they are grateful for throughout the fall season. This is a great activity to do throughout the season and share on Thanksgiving Day.