Friends of 10/31 Consortium

Halloween is not a holiday. It is a way of life.

10/31 Consortium is a diverse group of people who share a love for Halloween and the Baton Rouge Community.


“I was raised by a single mother and could only dream of being raised poor; my conditions were much worse. There were times my family was homeless and hungry, often my meals came from food banks. In those days, Big Buddy didn’t exist but the Big Brother/Sister program did. I was considered high risk youth and was in the program as a little sister. Halloween naturally became my favorite holiday because on that one day I could be anything. Anything I could dream of as long as I made it myself with found or donated items.


Fast forward to adulthood; I found a group that allows me to be the big sister, feed a hungry little girl and create anything I can dream of with the added bonus of having fun along the way.”


Lauren Collins, 2015 Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Queen






10/31 Consortium is a 501c3 non-profit charity that supports the Baton Rouge Community through its Trick or Treat Assistance Program and Costume and Candy Drive. The organization also benefits Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Big Buddy Program. These charitable initiatives are supported and funded by various events, such as the Fifolet Halloween Festival, and donations from Friends of 10/31 Consortium. Donations at the Full or Harvest Moon level receive a 20% discount on event fees (including Halloween Parade registration) and other perks, like royalty points which could earn you the title of Baton Rouge Halloween Parade King or Queen. Halloween Parade krewes are separate organizations and are not managed by 10/31 Consortium. 


PLEASE NOTE: Per IRS regulations, all charitable organizations must provide a written disclosure statement concerning quid pro quo contributions over $75.00. Our good faith estimate of fair market value of this membership is equal to or greater than the cost of the membership. Therefore, no part of the membership is tax deductible. Please contact your tax advisor for further guidance. Memberships are non refundable and non transferable.