Fifolet Halloween Festival
The capital area’s favorite Halloween-mongers are back, 10/31 Consortium brings back its beloved slate of hilarious and haunting events.
Kick things off with a streak of dastardly do-gooding, by donating gently used Halloween costumes and (store-bought, individually-wrapped) candy to ensure that all of the little monsters can have their day on the streets. The Fifolet Costume and Candy Drive will be held at the Burbank Soccer Complex on October 2 from 10 am–noon. A week later, on October 9, any child in need of a costume is invited to come and select one free of charge at Costume Giveaway Day, held at the Goodwood Library from 4 pm–7 pm.
The hallowed weekend itself brings its own set of festivities, starting with the Fifolet Hallween Festival Pub Crawl on October 27, a “zombie horde in search of booze and brains”. Shuffle along to the bars on 3rd Street in Downtown Baton Rouge, souvenir cup in hand. Participants will receive special drink discounts, and plenty of opportunities to win prizes along the way. Free zombie makeup will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis one hour before the crawl. 7 pm. $40. Winners of the costume contest, brain toss game, scavenger hunt, and more will be recognized at the Fifolet Awards Brunch on October 30 at the Guru. 10 am–1 pm. General admission tickets to brunch, which include full breakfast and bottomless mimosas, are $40.
The Fifolet Hallween Ball—a full-on Monster Mash—takes place on October 28 at the Lod Cook LSU Alumni Center. This year’s theme is “Fifolet’s Believe it or Not!”—celebrating oddities and unusualities. Live music will be provided by Petty Betty. Costumes, of course, encouraged. 8 pm–11:55 pm. $40; $60 for seating.
Saturday, October 29, brings the height of the celebrations—starting with a 5K (hope you didn’t drink too much of the previous night’s potions). Run it in a costume, or while carrying a pumpkin. 8 am. $18 for Fun Run; $30 for 5K; $40 for Pumpkin 5K. Starts at Riverfront Plaza—where the Arts Market will be well underway, offering plenty of artisan wares and live entertainment for the whole family. Plus, a pumpkin pie eating contest and a pumpkin carving contest. All will conclude with the annual Halloween Parade, featuring local krewes and businesses showcasing their weirdest ideas, and bestowing treats upon all. Starts at 4 pm in downtown Baton Rouge.
Get all the details, and information about all access passes ($375) at 1031consortium.com.
Highlights include a Zombie Pub Crawl; a costumed Ghostly Gala; a Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race; Horror Movie Trivia Night; and the Saturday afternoon Halloween Parade that started it all. All the gory details at 1031consortium.com. Now what will you wear …?