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Check Out These October Events Around Acadiana!

10/18/2012 09:48AM ● By ALS Editor

Terror On The Teche! Saturday, Oct. 20 at Shadows-on-the-Teche


International Rice Festival, Children’s Day, begins at 9 a.m., Parade at 1:30 p.m., music starts at 3 p.m. and much more. Visit for complete schedule.

Roddie Romero and the Hub City Allstars at Downtown Alive! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Parc International, Lafayette. Free, concessions sold.


Terror-on-the-Teche, 6:30 p.m., lawn of Shadows-on-the-Teche, 317 East Main Street, New Iberia. Stories become scarier as the night progresses. Family fun in the beginning, and more mature audiences by 7:30 p.m. Tickets available through the Shadows or at the Iberia Parish Library. In case of rain, the event will be inside at 445 East Main Street. Call 364-7024 for information.

Sugar Jam, featuring Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, 6-9 p.m., Sugar Mill Pond Town Center, 120 Waterview Road, Youngsville. Free.

Out of the Darkness 5K, Suicide Prevention Walk, 8 a.m., Girard Park, Lafayette. Visit or call 364-2408.

AARP Drivers’ Class, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Iberia Council on Aging Meal Site, 415 Center Street, New Iberia. Cost for AARP members $12, non-members $14. Must call 367-1556 to register.

Southern Soul Food Showdown, 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Mon Amis, 7304 East Highway 90, Jeanerette, Grand Marais. Food, dancing and southern soul and Zydeco music. Call 365-8185 for information.

Tailgating Cook-off, 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Loreauville Park, 601 Ed Broussard Road, Loreauville. Gate fee $5, benefits St. Joseph Catholic Church. Includes fais-do-do with live music, Co-Ed flag football and more. Call 337-577-3852. Poker Run $30, benefits Special Olympics of Iberia, visit for more information.

Pumpkin Mobiles craft, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Lydia Library, 4800 Freyou Road, Lydia. All ages welcome. Call 364-7808 for information.

Ghostbusters, 5:15 p.m., Parc International, corner of Polk and Garfield, Lafayette. Admission is $2 for “Movies In The Parc.” Concessions sold.

Saints & Sinners Masquerade Bash, 7-11 p.m., Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 West Vermilion Street, Lafayette. Tickets $45, two for $80. Call 233-7060 for information.

7-Mile Garage Sale, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Arnaudville, Grand Coteau and Sunset areas. To participate or for more information, call the Chamber of Arnaudville at 337-315-4275.


Classical Movie Night, 7 p.m., Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call 364-7024 for information.


Archeology Lecture featuring Dr. Rob Mann with LSU, in conjunction with the annual Friends of the Library meeting. Contact the Iberia Parish Library for more information at 364-7024.


Arc of Acadiana Charity Golf Classic, 7 a.m., Wetlands Golf Course, 2129 North University, Lafayette. Second “flight” at noon. Call 364-7215 or email for sponsorship information.

The Revivalists at Downtown Alive! 5:30-8:30 p.m., Parc Sans Souci, Lafayette. Free, concessions sold.

Tricks & Treats Nite, 6-10 p.m., 202 Optimist Road, Lafayette. Admission $5 for adults, children free. Costume contest 7 p.m. Hayride $3. Also Oct. 27. All proceeds benefit the Optimist Club and the youth of Acadiana. 


New Iberia Beneath the Balconies, 2-6 p.m., from Shadows-on-the-Teche (317 East Main Street) to Bouligny Plaza (102 West Main Street), led by the Bunk Johnson Brazz Band. Watch 11 theatrical presentations courtesy of the Iberia Preservation Alliance and the New Iberia Main Street Program. Bring your lawn chairs and visit vendors and restaurants on Main Street. Call 364-1603 for information.

Brudley’s Wild Game Cook-Off, 4-8 p.m., SugArena, 713 Northwest Bypass Highway 3212, New Iberia. Auction, live music, cooking teams and children’s activities. Tickets $20 for all you can eat, children ages 6-12 tickets $10. Call Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana at 268-9555 to have a team or sponsor this event, held in memory of Brudley and Nancy Kibodeaux.

Wine & Food Festival, 1-7 p.m., Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary, Lafayette. Programs, seminars plus Grand Tasting from 4-7 p.m. Tickets $45-65, with discounts for students and members. Purchase tickets online or call 337-482-0817.

Louisiana Book Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., State Capitol, Baton Rouge. Free and open to the public, features authors from across the South. Call 225-219-9503 for information.

Harvest Moon Festival, 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m., downtown Franklin. Chili Cook-Off, live music, and children’s activities. Visit for information and applications.

CHS Halloween Carnival, 3 - 6 p.m. in the Catholic High School Gym in New Iberia. This event is open to the public and elementary-age children are invited to attend. Admission is $1 and a canned good per person!


Halloween Children's Festival and Costume Contest - Costume contest at 2 p.m., games, fun jump, cake walk, concessions. New Iberia City Park, 300 Parkview Dr., 337-367-1580.

Chariot Parade, 6 p.m., St. Martinville on the grounds of St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church, 133 South Main Street. Sponsored by the St. Martinville Creole Farmers Market, it is free to enter a decorated children's-size float in the parade. Concessions sold at 6 p.m. Register for door prizes. Call 337-652-3819 for information.


Photosynthesis art pieces may be submitted now through Nov. 2 at the Main Library, 445 East Main Street, New Iberia. Call 364-7024 for information.

Harvest Festival Celebrating National Food Day at Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center Inc. Pediatric Center, The festival is from 3-7 p.m. and is free and open to the public with music, farmer's market vendors, Halloween costume contest, food demonstrations, face painting, balloon animals and more. This festival will have activities for all ages and families. Come  join in the fun at the ICCHC Parking Lot and Pediatric Center lobby, 806 Jefferson Terrace Boulevard in New Iberia. For more information contact Tyra Olivier-James at 337-365-4945,


Leaders in Philanthropy Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Cajundome, Lafayette. For information, contact the Community Foundation of Acadiana at 337-769-4841.



Lilies of the Field, 7:30 p.m., 126 Iberia Street, New Iberia. Presented by the Iberia Performing Arts League, Friday and Saturdays through Oct. 27, and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Oct. 28. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 364-6114.


Pride & Prejudice, 7 p.m., Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette. Tickets $46.75-$51.85. Call Performing Arts Society of Acadiana at 237-2787.


Les Miserables, Mahalia Jackson Theater, New Orleans. Broadway in New Orleans presents the classic onstage. Tickets $45. Call 1-800-982-2787 or visit Ticketmaster. Through Nov. 4.


Aquarellistes: Louisiana Watercolorists. Exhibit in honor of the state’s bicentennial with paintings created by members of the Louisiana Watercolor Society. Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, 710 East St. Mary, Lafayette. Call 337-482-2278 for information. Closed Sunday and Monday.


Urban Clowns: Evolution of a Species is a new exhibit by artist Andre LaSalle featuring found object metal sculpture and large scale acrylic painting. His work is now being featured at A&E Gallery, 335 West St. Peter Street, New Iberia. For more information call 337-364-2645 or visit

Religious Art Exhibit by Jo Ann Butler, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Cathedral of St. John Museum, 515 Cathedral Street, Lafayette. Special Open House Oct. 20-21. Call 232-1322 for information.


The Fabrique Nationale Browning/Winchester Collection, Lafayette Science Museum, 433 Jefferson Street, Lafayette. For information call 291-5544 or visit Presented as part of the “Louisiana: 200 Years Later” events, contains more than 40 guns on display together for the first time.

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