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Rougarou Festival, a Unique and Fun Fall Celebration

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The family-friendly Rougarou Festival celebrates the Louisiana legend of the Rougarou, a werewolf-like creature that roams the bayou. As a nod to this beloved bedtime story, the community of Houma gathers for this one-day event held on Halloween weekend.

The event begins with a zombie fun run, where participants wear ribbons and try to evade the ghouls and zombies that haunt the route trying to steal the ribbons. The goal is to make it to the finish line with ribbons intact.

The Rougarou Festival includes live music, children’s activities like face painting and a treasure hunt, a parade and a costume contest open to all ages.

Photo Credit: Rougarou Fest; South LA Discovery Center