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Halloween Parade Rules & Regulations



  1. All units must have a designated Krewe Captain.

  2. Krewe Captains must be a member of 10/31 Consortium at the Full Moon or Harvest Moon level. (This rule does not apply to Individual Walkers, Sponsors, Hired Entertainment, and Safety / Public Service Organizations.)

  3. Krewe Captains must attend the Safety Meeting.

  4. Krewe Captains must sign the Waiver of Liability on behalf of their krewe.

  5. Krewe Captains are responsible for informing their Krewe members/parade participants/volunteers about the safety regulations provided at the Safety Meeting. By participating in the parade, all Krewe members/parade participants/volunteers agree to abide by such safety regulations.

  6. Krewe Captains must bring the following to the Safety Meeting as required by unity type: a) photocopy of your pulling / support vehicle’s insurance; b) photocopy of the driver’s license of the person driving; c) any registration balance owed; d) signed Waiver of Liability.

  7. Krewe Captains must check in with a parade official upon arrival in the Staging Area on parade day.



  1. Float and group line-up begins at 12:00 p.m. in the designated staging area.

  2. All units must enter the staging area from South Boulevard.

  3. Line-up is on a first-come, first-served basis, with motorized units on the right and walking or dancing groups (with their support vehicles) on the left.

  4. Parade unit signs distributed at the Safety Meeting must displayed in order to enter the staging area.

  5. All throws and riders must be loaded prior to arriving at the staging area.

  6. All units must be decorated prior to arriving at the staging area.

  7. Dispose of all trash prior to line-up. Any trash acquired after lineup must be disposed of properly in the staging area or after the parade. Littering will not be tolerated and may result in immediate removal from the parade.



  1. Minors age 5 (five) and under are not allowed on floats or in truck/trailer units. They can, however, be pulled in wagons by a parent or guardian or walk/dance in a walking or dancing group.

  2. For every 5 (five) minors between the ages of 6 (six) and 12 (twelve) in any unit type, there must be 1 (one) adult chaperone.

  3. Children age 2 (two) and under must be pulled in wagons or pushed in strollers by a parent or legal guardian.

  4. Every child age 5 (five) and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 

  5. Minors of all ages are allowed in pulling or support vehicles, however all standard car seat laws must be obeyed.



  1. The participation of any animals in the parade must be separately approved by the 10/31 Consortium Board of Directors. Submit your request by sending an email to, ATTN: Parade Captain.

  2. All owners / handlers of approved animals must provide their own insurance covering the animals and list 10/31 Consortium as an additional insured. 



  1. There must be 1 (one) other adult with a valid driver’s license in the front passenger seat of the pulling / support vehicle in addition to the driver.

  2. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is strictly forbidden. Violators of this law will be reported and arrested.

  3. Four (4) walkers are mandatory for all floats. Float walkers must be at least 18 years of age.

  4. Two (2) walkers are mandatory for all truck and trailer units. Trailer walkers must be at least 18 years of age.

  5. No handing throws off the side of the float, trailer or vehicle. All throws must be tossed to the side, not in front or behind. This is to keep people from getting to close to the moving vehicles.

  6. No inflatable devices allowed.

  7. No sharp or overly heavy throws. Miniature pumpkins or gourds are ok and encouraged.



  1. No profanity in music or written on floats – there’s lots of kids in the crowd.

  2. No vulgar costumes, decorations or dance movements – again, please think of the kids.

  3. All units must be decorated in a Halloween theme or according to the parade theme.

  4. All participants must be in costume or uniform.



  1.  Advertising is defined as having a company or organization name / logo with contact information displayed to be seen by the crowd AND as throwing promotional items to the crowd. 

  2.  Advertising is strictly forbidden by Standard Krewes and Hired Entertainment. 



  1. Local celebrity judges will watch the Halloween Parade in Halloween Town, located on the Levee Green between the USS Kidd and the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum.

  2. Judges will inform parade officials of the winners immediately following the parade.

  3. Winners will receive awards at the Royalty Brunch on Sunday, October 29, 2017. Location TBD. At minimum, Krewe Captains are encouraged to attend.

  4. Categories: Best Float Decor, Best Dance Group (includes teams, students and troupes), Best Theme Representation (any unit type) , Best Throws (any unit type), Scariest (any unit type) and Most Fun (any unit type).



  1. No refunds will be issued for any reason.

  2. In the event that the Halloween Parade is canceled or rescheduled by the City of Baton Rouge, or if you can no longer fulfill your obligation to participate, all funds will be considered a donation to 10/31 Consortium, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization and therefore all donations are tax deductible.



  1.  Anyone not in compliance with these rules is subject to immediate removal from the parade and may be prohibited from future participation with no registration fees returned.

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