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How to celebrate Halloween in Baton Rouge: Fifolet Halloween Festival 2019

Fifolet Halloween Festival -- October 18-31, 2019

See all things spooky and fall festivities happening in Baton Rouge this season.

The Fifolet Halloween Festival is a festive multi-day event hosted by 10/31 Consortium. The safe and happy Halloween event receives support and assistance from many other Baton Rouge businesses and organizations. Of course, the festival's main event is the Halloween Parade. But, the festival offers Halloween fun for everyone! Here is your rundown of this year's fest:

Photo courtesy of 10/31 Consortium

Zombie Pub Crawl

Friday, October 18, 2019 
6:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Downtown Baton Rouge

Walk like a zombie throughout downtown to find beer and brains! Kick off the Fifolet Halloween Festival and come dressed as a zombie ready to party. Buy your tickets online in advance. All pub crawlers meet at the 10/31 Consortium at Live After Five. Zombies embark on their drinking adventure from there.

Buy your tickets HERE. Prices are $15 for Zombie Pub Crawl tickets and $5 for zombie make up application.

Here is how the night is going to go:

6:00-8:00 pm – Live After Five: Registration & Zombie Face Painting (Kenny Neal’s Birthday Bash)
8:00-9:00 pm – King Bar & Bistro @ Hotel Indigo: Registration Continues
9:00-10:00 pm – Happy’s Irish Pub
10:00-11:00 pm – The Courtyard at Marriott: Costume Contest
11:00 pm-12:00 am – Boudreaux & Thibodeaux’s
12:00 -2:00 am – City Bar

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Halloween Town

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Downtown Baton Rouge

Halloween Town is your one stop location for all things Halloween this fall. The Halloween extravaganza offers vendor booths, food and beverages, live entertainment, contests, character encounters and much more. Stop by for all of the festive goodness on Saturday, Oct. 19. 

If you’d like to register for a tent space in Halloween Town, sing up here.


7:30–9:30 am: Alias Page Band
8:00 am: Pumpkin Pi Race begins
9:30–10:00 am: Race awards and presentations
10:00–10:30 am: Festival Singers – Baton Rouge Magnet High A Cappella Choir
10:30 am–1:00 pm: The BOBS Band
1:00 pm–4:00 pm: Hoppin John Band
4:00 pm: Halloween Parade Rolls

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Pumpkin Pi 3.14 Mile Race

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 am
Downtown Baton Rouge

Are you a tough pumpkin because this is no ordinary 5k?! The Pumpkin Pi is a costumed race that is exactly 200 feet longer than a traditional 5k. And, if you’re really a tough pumpkin, you can take the Tough Pumpkin Challenge by running the Pumpkin Pi race while holding a pumpkin. Finally, there is a one mile Lil’ Pumpkin Fun Run and Walk for kids and adults. 

Sign up for any of the three race options here.

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. After the race is over, stick around Halloween Town for more events. 

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Halloween Parade - the main event!

Saturday, October 19, 2019
4:00 pm (rain or shine)
Downtown Baton Rouge

This Halloween-themed parade rolls throughout downtown Baton Rouge starting at 4:00 pm. Parading krewes, dancers and bands entertain the crowd with incredible costumes and candy throws. 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! The parade route begins at the end of Government Street and finishes on the corner of Laurel Street and River Road.

This year’s theme is “It Came From Outer Space!”  

If you want to participate in this year’s parade as a walker or krewe unit, see more here






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Giloween Halloween Bash

Saturday, October 19, 2019
6:00 pm – 2:00 am
The Station Sports Bar and Grill

10/31 Consortium and The Station are throwing the ultimate Halloween Bash for the KING of Halloween 2019 and Baton Rouge’s biggest party animal, Gil Leachman. Party with the city’s biggest Halloween fanatics immediately following the Fifolet Halloween Parade. You MUST wear a costume to join the party. Admission is free! 

You can expect to see:
– a costume contest
– Halloween Karaoke
– the LSU vs Miss State game playing on the 12′ jumbo screen
– door prizes (receive one entry per non-perishable food item you donate)

All non-perishable food items donated directly to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank!

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Horror Movie Trivia Night

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm  
The Station Sports Bar and Grill

Come dressed as your favorite horror or suspense movie character and show off your horror movie knowledge. Teams of four or less will test their knowledge of horror and suspense movies from all time periods! Winners will receive special prizes. No cover charge to participate. Also, there will be door prizes, too. Bring donations such as child sized costumes and non-perishable food items to receive door prize tickets.

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Ghostly Gala

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00 p.m. – Midnight
Capitol City Event Center, 6955 Florida Boulevard

Every parade should have a ball, right? Well, the Ghostly Gala is the costume ball following the Fifolet Fest Halloween Parade. It is 10/31 Consortium’s main fundraiser and Baton Rouge’s most creative night of wicked fun!

Tickets are sold by the table. There are 10 seats per table. Individual tickets will be sold at the door if space allows. Individual ticket sales are not guaranteed, so the organizers suggest gathering friends and family to get a table before tickets sell out.

Here’s what to expect: 

  • Costume or Creative Attire
  • BYO Food and Beverage, including Alcohol (ice chests ok but no Styrofoam)
  • Black Light Dance Party
  • Costume Contest
  • Table Decorating Contest
  • “Boos” Pull
  • Fork Pull
  • Palm Reader
  • Games
  • Door Prizes (bring non-perishable food donations for tickets)
  • Silent Auction
  • Raffle (prizes include autographed Drew Brees jersey and a 4-night stay in Orange Beach!)
  • Grab Bags
  • Bring cash

Buy your tickets HERE.

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Photo courtesy of Teresa Alvarez Photography / 10/31 Consortium

Brunch with Halloween Royalty

Sunday, October 29, 2019
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mestizo Louisiana Mexican Cuisine

Join the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade Royalty for brunch and to celebrate the Halloween season. Come for the food, fun and parade awards.

The Kids’ Court will present this year’s Fifolet Fest Halloween Parade winners. Award categories include: Best Float Decor, Best Dance Group, Best Theme Representation, Best Throws, Most Fun, Scariest, Best Music and Best Sucking up to the Judges. During the brunch, they will also pull the winning ticket for the Queen’s Jewelry Raffle. 

Of course, non-perishable food donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank are welcome.

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