It’s officially spooky season, and what better way to celebrate that with some scary good movies, food and brews, plus some not-so-scary fall festivities.

Check out “Weird Wednesdays” at Courtyard Brewery in October with screenings of cult horror movies, scary-good ice cream from Rahm Haus Ice Cream, local vendors so you can load up on spooky candles, accessories and more, readings in “Persephone” the tarot hearse, and lots more fun.

It’s also a great time to try some of New Orleans’ local treats, such as Gracious Bakery’s new pumpkin whoopie pies and gingersnap cookies. But be sure not to trick yourself, you’ll want to bring home plenty to share with your friends and family.

Skip Starbucks, and shop local for your PSL with Coffee Science’s Pumpkin Venetian Crème or Pumpkin Espresso Nebula.

If spooky is not your thing, you can celebrate the season with City Park Botanic Gardens’ Fall Fest this Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fest will feature plenty of plants and gardening products for sale, music, arts and crafts, food and more.

“Evenings with Enrique” are also back in the gardens each Wednesday, 5 to 8 p.m. in October. Enjoy the after-hours in the garden while listening to live music, plus food and beverages to purchase from the garden kitchen. The event is free for Louisiana residents, courtesy of The Helis Foundation.

Also be sure to check out New Orleans Magazine’s latest podcast “Beyond the Grave.” Throughout October, we will be diving into some of the city’s most mysterious and terrifying stories, culminating with a very special guest on Halloween. So pour yourself a cup of your favorite poison and take a listen.