Prize Fest, the Revel and State Fair of Louisiana … and we haven’t mentioned any of the Halloween events, art and music festivals, and beer tasting. Check out the Calendar to find the best October happenings, along with a few must-see theater and music events.


DIXIE MAZE FARMS CORN MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH

Sept. 22 to Oct. 31

Dixie Maze Farms has a number of attractions for any brave soul willing to stumble through the darkness and endure a multitude of scares. It’s fun for the whole family featuring a pumpkin patch, children’s activities, cornfield maze and pony rides. 

www.dixiemaze.com

PRIZE FEST 2018: SHREVEPORT’S FILM, MUSIC, AND FOOD FESTIVAL

Oct. 3-7

Prize Fest is an unparalleled street festival experience in Shreveport-Bossier City featuring film, music, food and community. It’s a festival where you can cut loose and enjoy unique experiences with friends old and new. Prize Fest occupies many venues and streets throughout downtown Shreveport’s growing West Edge Arts District, which is home to a growing number of organizations and locally owned businesses, as well as Bossier City’s newly renovated East Bank District.  

www.lafilmprize.com

THE TEMPTATIONS

Oct. 6

The Temptations is one of the most iconic bands in the history of American music. Indeed, they are an institution noted for their precise choreography and blend of R&B vocal sensibilities. A continuous lineup of five highly talented male singers working together as a vocal powerhouse has propelled the Temptations through out its 50-year history. Come see them perform live at Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City in Paradise Theater at 8 p.m. 

www.margaritavillebossiercity.com

PAW PATROL LIVE

Oct. 12-14

Paw Patrol Live: Race to the Rescue brings everybody’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy musical adventure. Paw Patrol Live will take place at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City from Friday-Sunday. Using their unique skills and teamwork, the pups show that “no job is too big, no pup is too small,” and share lessons for all ages about citizenship, social skills and problem-solving as they make several heroic rescues on their race to the finish line.

www.ticketmaster.com

JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY

Oct. 19

Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Vocalist in the 90s, John Michael Montgomery will perform at DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City at 8 p.m. He has more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which seven have reached No.1: I Love the Way You Love Me, I Swear, Be My Baby Tonight, If You’ve Got Love, I Can Love You Like That, Sold, and The Little Girl.  

www.ticketmaster.com

RBRM: RONNIE, BOBBY, RICKY & MIKE

Oct. 20

Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky & Mike, now known as RBRM, have joined forces to combine their extensive catalogue of high-energy mega-hits and dynamic stage presence. See them perform chart topping smash hit records like My Prerogative, Every Little Step, Rock Wit’cha, Roni, Poison, Thought It Was Me and Smile Again at CenturyLink Center. These timeless tracks have stood the test and continue to audibly paint the soundtrack of millions of lives around the globe.  

www.ticketmaster.com

BOSSIER CITY MAKERS FAIR

Oct. 20

The Bossier City Makers Fair is a celebration of handcrafted goods, crafts, arts and foods. Featuring over 100 makers and artisans, with free admission and free parking. The Fair is located throughout the Louisiana Boardwalk, with artists showcasing everything from pottery, stained glass, knitting, art, upcycled furniture, soap, jewelry, clothing and so much more. Meet the makers and shop by buying local, one-of-a-kind creations. Live music and fun activities for the whole family.

www.bossiercitymakersfair.com

BREW

Oct. 20

If you’re a beer lover and feel intrigued on experiencing an afternoon sampling of internationally acclaimed and domestically micro-brewed ales, pilsners, stouts and everything in between, then the 10th Annual BREW: A Premier Beer Tasting is a beer-tasting event you don’t want to miss. In addition to more than 150 beers to sample, BREW patrons will experience live music, college football games on big-screen TVs and samples of signature dishes from some of the area’s most popular restaurants. 

shreveportbrew.com

JERSEY BOYS

Oct. 21

Jersey Boys is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide — all before they were 30. The show features the legendary top 10 hits Sherry, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Rag Doll, Walk Like a Man, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.  Come see what the new Your Post raves as “too Good to be true” live at Shreveport’s historic Strand Theatre.

www.thestrandtheatre.com

26TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN SHINE ON LINE

Oct. 23

Stroll through Betty Virginia Park for this annual Shreveport tradition on Tuesday starting at 4:30 p.m. Families and friends will enjoy the great variety of pumpkins carved by schools, families, local businesses and other pumpkin artists. Area school bands and choirs will provide entertainment and food, soft drinks and other concessions. Proceeds from this event support beautification projects at Betty Virginia Park.

TRACE ADKINS

Oct. 26

With his trademark baritone, Trace Adkins has countless hits and has sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. Head to Horseshoe’s Riverdome where he will perform favorites like You’re Gonna Miss This, Ladies Love Country Boys, Songs About Me and more. 

www.caesars.com/horseshoe-bossier-city

Submit your upcoming local events six weeks in advance to Adam Bailey
at events@sbmag.net.