For the Adults: 8 Nights of Horror at the Lafayette Science Museum. Brand new theme and twice as long as previous years. Open first 2 Saturdays and last 3 Fridays and Saturdays in October. 7-11 pm.

More Halloween Fun here.

For the Kids: Children's Museum of Fear: Storytelling at the Children's Museum of Acadiana. Children's classic scary stories with a twist. Open second Saturday, and last 3 Friday and Saturdays in October. 7-11 pm.

Admission is $8 or $6 with McDonald's MOF coupon in which one is given with each purchase.

Congress St., Downtown Lafayette.

Downtown Alive Costume Contest: October 28-  plenty of great prizes in 3 categories: Adult, Youth, Children.