10/31 Consortium is a Baton Rouge-based non-profit organization established in July 2010. The organization is a club for Halloween enthusiasts which hosts several Halloween-themed events throughout the year. These events all lead up to the organization’s largest events, the Fifolet Halloween Festival, Baton Rouge Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race and Tough Pumpkin Challenge! The organization remains dedicated to children and the preservation of this Autumn tradition by raising money for Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, collecting food for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, collecting costumes for children in the Baton Rouge Big Buddy Program and by working with area neighborhoods to promote safe Trick or Treat practices. Baton Rouge Moms is honored to partner with 10/31 Consortium as their media sponsor and we have an amazing giveaway to share with you, see below!
Join us for Halloween Town for family-friendly fun for the whole family, vendor booths, food and beverages, live entertainment, contests, character encounters and much more!
DATE: Saturday, October 27, 2018
TIME: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
LOCATION: Repentance Park next door to the Raising Cane’s River Center
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
7am – Pumpkin Pi Race Late Packet Pickup / Late Registration in the Parties by J. Griffin tent
7:30am – Pumpkin Pick Up for the Tough Pumpkin Challenge in the Painting and Pinot tent; DJ begins on stage in Halloween Town
7:50am – The DJ will announce in Halloween Town that the race is about to begin and for all runners to go to the Start Line on the Levee. Runners MUST go up the stairs by the River Center and walk across the pedestrian overpass of River Road to get to the start line on the levee due to construction.
8am – Race begins – First is the Lil’ Pumpkins 1 Mile Fun Run, the Standard Pi and Tough Pumpkin Challenge will go together with Pumpkin Runners lined up in the back.
9:30am – Race Winners Announced on Stage in Halloween Town
10am – DJ ends; Snow Sisters in the Petite Princess Company tent
10:30am – Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest sponsored by Island Girl Bake Shop on stage
11am – Petite Princess Company presents the Snow Sisters on stage
12pm – School of Rock on stage; Sleeping Beauty and her Evil Queen in the Petite Princess Company tent
12:30pm – BRMHS Magnet High School Choir on stage
1pm – Gary Bello Band on stage until 4pm
2pm – Island Princess in the Petite Princess Company tent
4pm – Halloween Parade rolls by; Halloween Town ends
This is no ordinary 5k. This 3.14 mile long race on the Mississippi River Levee (by the USS Kidd) is exactly 200 feet longer than a 5k. And, it is Baton Rouge’s only Halloween costume race! Take the Tough Pumpkin Challenge and run “the pi” while holding a pumpkin! All participants will receive a finisher’s medal. A special medal will be awarded to those completing the Tough Pumpkin Challenge. Additional prizes will be awarded by age group. REGISTER HERE
Don’t forget to DRESS IN COSTUME and bring nonperishable FOOD DONATIONS for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The food bank truck will lead the parade and actively take donations straight from the crowd!
2018 Theme – Things That Go Bump in the Night
2018 Grand Marshal – Jodi Koontz of Murphy, Sam and Jodi
Walk in the Parade!!
No Krewe? No problem! Individual Walkers must dress according to categories as they will be grouped together with other Individual Walkers to form the semblance of a Walking Unit. This is a great way to make new friends and start your own krewe next year! Members can register as an Individual Walker for $15. Non-members are subject to a 20% fee increase.
GIVEAWAY: 2 Spots on 10/31 Consortium’s Baton Rouge Halloween Float – plus 6 walking spots!