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October 2015

October 2015

Goodbye, October! Natchitoches Events to Close the Month

The City of Natchitoches, although known for its over-the-top Festival of Lights celebration around Christmastime, does not neglect the other seasons when it comes to events and activities tailored to fit an array of interests. On October 2, Natchitoches witnessed the grand opening of its newest attraction: Dark Woods Haunted House. The Scream Park’s motto, “Fear the Dark,” should be enough of an enticement for thrill-seekers. Dark Woods hosts terrifying, one-mile adventures through the Dead Fall Trail Thursday through Saturday, closing the season on Halloween—how spooky!

Details on our Social Media Contests

The Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights cities are so excited to announce the contest schedule for the holiday season.

For our new readers, the basic concept is this: each of the Trail of Lights cities have compiled a gift basket full of amazing goodies from local businesses to be given away to participants like you through the contests. Each city "sponsors" its own contest, so to speak. The details of each contest have different requirements for eligibility, so here is the run down on how you can become a winner this holiday season!

"Fall" in Love with Nature in Monroe-West Monroe

October in North Louisiana means sunny and 75 most of the time. Although the early fall season doesn’t really allow for the idealistic wardrobe of chunky scarves or cozy sweaters, it does allow us to enjoy the outdoors comfortably. Lucky for us, the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights cities, Monroe and West Monroe, have some great outdoor events happening this month! This week, in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, the Friends of Black Bayou at the Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Monroe collaborate with the U.S.

SNEAK PEEK - Alexandria/Pineville Celebrates While Giving Back

It's only October, yet this stop along the Louisiana Holiday Trail of Lights is already in the holiday spirit. Between the 55th Annual Rapides Parish Fair, Funktober Fest, and a calendar full of other amazing October events, Alexandria/Pineville is going all-out in the entertainment department this month. Aside from the food and fun offerings throughout the city comes an opportunity to give back--which is what the holidays are all about, right?! Alexandria/Pineville will "fall" into the holiday season this month as the Rapides Parish Fair celebrates its 55th year from October 14-18.

October Sneak Peek: Minden Festivities Happening

October is finally here, which means the holidays are right around the corner! With the first events taking place in a little over a month, the cities are bustling with activity.  Take Minden for instance.