Start spinning your webs and carving your pumpkins, Halloween is less than a month away! Whether you’re into the especially frightful haunts or more so just want to attend every harvest festival there is, the Capital Region has something for everyone. 

  • Make your home décor spookier at BR Succulent Co’s Ghoul Garden & Scary-ium Bar. There will be spooky snacks and drinks and if you come in costume, you’ll get 15% off your scary creation. 
  • Want a more thrilling night out? Grab tickets to the 13th Gate to be scared senseless all night long. There’s a reason they’ve been named one of the scariest haunted houses in the nation. If frights really aren’t your thing, wait for the more adventurous friends of the group at Three Roll Estate right next door.  
  • Gather your friends and head out to the corn maze at the LSU Botanic Gardens. You can take a hayride, visit the farm animals, and partake in pumpkin decorating every Saturday in October. 
  • Want to test-drive trick-or-treating with the little ones? Head to Perkins Rowe on October 26 for its first ever Spook N Rowe. There will be trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, and even a costume contest! 

Flavor of the Week: Trick or Treat 

It’s so easy to get into the spooky spirit with all the sweets and treats available in the Capital Region! If you’re looking to branch out past your staple candies, consider a pastry or delicious cup of joe. Pick up a batch of pumpkin spice cookies from Countespace BRpumpkin spice latte donut from District Donutsor an organic pumpkin spice latte from Magpie. If the pumpkin spice craze isn’t your thing you still have a lot of options. Snag an apple pie from ElsiesCaramello cake ball from Brew Ha Haor a biscotti infused bourbon drink at Olive or Twist. 

Take a picture of your favorite fall treat and tag it with #thinkBR for a chance to be featured on the BRAC blog. 

Workin’ It: Senior Manager Government Affairs 

BASF is seeking a senior manager of government affairs to take the lead in promoting BASF’s interests in the state legislative arena in the Gulf Coast and Southeast. Responsibilities include partaking in local advocacy issues, coordinating activities with multiple BASF sites, and identifying strategies for advancing BASF interests on agreed advocacy strategies. A degree from an institution of higher education is required. Experience in working with state governments and strong communication skills is a plus. To apply and learn more, view the job description webpage. 

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 BRAC’s talent development program or to advertise an open position, email talent@brac.org. 

My Baton Rouge: Happy Hollydays 

Support the Junior League of Baton Rouge and get all your holiday shopping done in one swoop at this year’s Hollydays. The market will run from October 16-19 and include vendors, raffles, a silent auction and a preview gala. Proceeds from Hollydays benefit the Junior League’s outreach to programs such as its Diaper Bank, the LSU Agricultural CenterEast Baton Rouge Parish SchoolsBig Buddy and Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Visit the preview gala on October 16 to get a sneak peek of the market while trying out food and cocktails from local restaurants.  

Checking off your holiday to-do list while giving back, 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

  • Wine and RosesOctober 16, support the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens by eating delicious food and drinking decadent wines 
  • Harvest Festival, October 18-20, listen to live music, compete in carnival games, and browse through over 100 arts and crafts vendors at the annual Harvest Festival 

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