Fifolet Halloween Festival Celebrates a Spooktacular Success for 2023
Baton Rouge, LA – The Fifiolet Halloween Festival concluded on Sunday, October 29, with a fun and quirky Awards Brunch celebrating the festival winners. This year’s festival theme, “13: Fears and Phobias,” captivated all attendees, proving once again why it’s the most anticipated event of the spooky season. In the true spirit of Halloween, Dana Carbo and Nicky Mines, 2023 Festival Co-Captains, hosted the brunch dressed as the twins from the 1980 horror film, The Shining.
“We couldn’t resist,” said Carbo, laughing. The duo entertained the audience with haunting expressions and an innocent charm while announcing the 2023 Fifolet Halloween Festival winners.
“Being a part of bringing so many people so much happiness has been really rewarding,” said Mines. The Fifolet Halloween Festival is just one of the ways 10/31 Consortium brings Halloween joy; the organization also hosts a free costume giveaway. This year over 500 costumes were given to children who otherwise would not have one. The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank also rolls in the Halloween Parade actively taking non-perishable donations from the crowd and reported collecting the equivalent of 965 meals.
In addition to announcing all festival awards, Saundra Lane was surprised to win the 2023 Kelley Stein Supreme Award.
All Fifolet Halloween Festival awards are as follows:
Zombie Pub Crawl:
- John Clancy, funniest
- Matt Winchester, scariest
- Crystal and Sid, best couple
- Chris King & Mallory Thomason, best group
- Bengal Tap Room, best zombie cocktail
- Lori Leblanc, best table decor
- Owen Carmichael, funniest
- Carla Coreil, scariest
- Roaches & Bug Man, best theme representation
- Gia Giavanni & Lance, best couple
- Baton Rouge BeignYAYS, best group
- Sydney Outen, overall standard 5k female
- Amber Schreve, overall pumpkin 5k female
- Justin Abadie, overall standard 5k male
- Ollie Smith, overall pumpkin 5k male
- The largest team was Ignited Force Gym.
- The Artist Kareem, best vendor tent
- King 13 Float, best float decor
- The Flamingeaux’s, best adult dance troupe
- Dazzling Divas 985, best student dance team
- Red Stick Skeleton Krewe, best theme representation
- The Partylons, best throws
- DiamondTime, most fun
- Zombie Wedding, scariest
- Baton Rouge BeignYAYS, best music
- Odgen Park Coven, judge’s brownnose award
Sponsor Favorite Awards:
- Bobbi, Wisekal, iHeart Radio
- Zombie Wedding, WAFB
- Golden Guys, Visit Baton Rouge
- Owen Carmichael, Live on Third.
- Queen 13, Baton Rouge Parent’s Magazine