Halloween

Hair-raising haunts, hocus pocus and horrible hexes – it’s time to dive into the Halloween festivities! With so many horrifyingly entertaining events in the Baton Rouge Area, you’ll have something to do every night leading up to the spookiest night of them all! Check out our favorites: 

  • Searching for a wicked fun time? Then Baton Rouge’s 6th Annual Ghostly Gala is the event for you. With an open bar, delectable buffet, door prizes, silent auction, costume contest, dancing, live entertainment, and more, this is event is so good, you might just call it scary good. Don’t miss it on October 19! 
  • Is it even Halloween in Baton Rouge if you don’t spend a night touring through the 13th Gate?! Consistently named one of the scariest haunted houses in the country, the 13th Gate is a Halloween must for locals and tourists. Put on your big kid pants, grab a friend (or two) and be prepared to be scared.  
  • If spooky haunts aren’t your thing, take a trip to Boo at the Zoo, a family-friendly trick-or-treat experience at the Baton Rouge Zoo. Come dressed in your Halloween best and enjoy the Enchanted Swamp, merry-not-so-scary hay maze, and the EdZooCation Station. 
  • We all know one thing that Louisiana does best – parades! And a Halloween parade is no exception. On October 27, head to downtown Baton Rouge for the 8th Annual Baton Rouge Halloween Parade. Buckets full of candy are promised for all.

Flavor of the Week: Let’s Do Lunch

Holed up in the office and just need a break? Take some time away from the desk and experience great food with these staple lunch spots right here in Baton Rouge: 

  • What’s a fast, low-cost and oh-so-good lunch? PIZZA. We recommend City Slice. Owners of the popular eatery City Pork expanded into the pizza biz, and we think it was one of their best ideas yet. Located off W. Chimes St., City Slice is already a hit in the LSU area. Want to know the best part? A five-dollar bill will get you two slices of pizza, making it one of the most affordable lunches in town.
  • Want a healthier option? Then look no further than Southfin Southern Poké, Baton Rouge’s very own one-stop shop for Hawaiian street food. Dine on a Southfin Original bowl like the Wasabi Gras or the Tiki Combo or build your own bowl. Don’t be afraid to treat yo’self to some mochi, an ice cream wrapped up in portable rice paper – it’s the perfect afternoon treat to eat on your way back to the office.  
  • Looking for a go-to lunch classic? Swing underneath the interstate and into The Overpass Merchant for a variety of delectable delights, including $10 plate lunch specials every day of the week. You can splurge on your diet with a Billy Ray Cyrus (fried chicken with buttermilk slaw) or stick to the healthy side of things with a Kale Caesar Salad.  

Taking your lunch break right now? Tag your eats with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on our blog.

Workin’ It: Advertising and Special Projects Coordinator

Country Roads Magazine is seeking an advertising and special projects coordinator for a full-time position within the sales and special projects department. The coordinator will report to the Associate Publisher and work to support the entire sales team. Responsibilities include assisting the sales department with administrative tasks, distribution, monitoring ad performance, among other duties. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in advertising, public relations, marketing or a related field, excellent verbal/written communication skills, and excellent critical thinking/problem-solving skills.  

Resumes will be accepted only via email at ashley@countryroadsmag.com with the subject line “Advertising and Special Projects Coordinator.” Any questions should be directed to this address.  

In the “Workin’ It” section of the newsletter we feature exciting job opportunities and/or professional organizations in the Baton Rouge Area. The positions featured are from companies who are BRAC investors and not necessarily positions at BRAC. For more information about the talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org.

My Baton Rouge: Fall, Fun and the Fair

There is nothing that screams fall fun more than the state fair. Well, we are in luck because the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair is putting up tents from October 25 to November 4. Claiming ground off Airline Highway, the fair is jam-packed with live music, topsy-turvy rides, magic shows, racing pigs, daredevil motorcycle shows, and more. Want to know the best part? All proceeds from the fair go back into the Baton Rouge community through scholarships and grants aimed at helping local students and community members.  

Tickets to enter are only $5. Add on ride coupons for $1 each or purchase a wristband for $25 for UNLIMITED rides. 

Fair fun all in the name of a good cause, that’s my Baton Rouge.  

In the “My Baton Rouge” section of the newsletter, we feature people or events that help tell the story of Baton Rouge. To submit an idea, email talent@brac.org.

Out on the Town

  • “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”, October 12 – 14, enjoy a night at the theatre as Red Magnolia Theatre Company presents its latest production 
  • Green Up Red Stick, October 19, paint the town green while shopping at the Mid City Makers Market and listening to local band Captain Green 
  • Mystery at the Masquerade, October 20, use your detective skills to solve a mystery at this local dinner show fundraiser 
  • Cap City Beer Fest, October 21, taste a multitude of beers – all for a good cause – at this fun festival 

For more local events, visit the Life in BR Events Page.