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Krewe of BOO! Goes Local - and Green!
When Brian Kern watched front-loaders scooping up tons of beads from the streets along parade routes in New Orleans, he got an idea. An idea long overdue.

Mardi Gras Beads

The Kern family has been creating Mardi Gras magic since 1947, and Brian is used to carnival innovations. Since taking the reigns of the exciting New Orleans Halloween parade, the Krewe of BOO!, Brian Kern has come up with an innovative solution to the same-old-beads waste problem: Locally-made throws that won’t just be tons of trash to have to clean up after the parade passes by! New Orleans-made food items and local collectible objects parade goers will want to consume or keep as mementos of the exciting new celebration.

Our 2014 parade throws include these exciting items:

  • Eco Friendly cups from Giacona Container Company (Louisiana made)
  • Candy made in the USA
  • Pralinettes from Aunt Sally’s (Made in New Orleans)
  • PJs Coffee Frac Packs (Made in New Orleans)
  • 2014 Collectible Light-up Medallion Beads (Imported)
  • Carmel Corn and Chee Wees from Elmer’s Fine Foods (Made in New Orleans)
  • Candy Corn Necklaces (hand made in New Orleans)
  • Voodoo Doll pins (hand made in New Orleans)
  • Voodoo Doll magnets (hand made in New Orleans)
  • Mixed Children’s Toys Grab Bag from Arc of Greater New Orleans includes stuffed animals, frisbees, cozies, toys and games
  • Doubloons redeemable for consumables at local eateries

This innovation replaces a throws custom that is overdone with a new tradition that is more in keeping with all things New Orleans and practical. Collectible and consumable throws that are highly desired by Halloween parade goers – and better for the environment!


Krewe of BOO! Artistry
​The beautifully horrific props and sculptures start with talented Kern artists, sketching creative images for the unique Krewe of BOO!

​Once approved by Brian Kern’s discerning eye, the images “come to life” as 3-dimensional fiberglass or papier mache props that excite and frighten parade goers with their imaginative artistic style. Kern Studios is the premier float building organization in America, and the Kern quality rolls in celebrations throughout the world.

​The thrill of riding amongst the monsters and eerie creatures in the Krewe of BOO! is an exhilarating experience you’ll always remember.


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Hurry! The countdown is on....38 days 'til the parade. Call (504) 669-7655 to RI...

(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:10:23 +0100)

Hurry! The countdown is on....38 days 'til the parade. Call (504) 669-7655 to RIDE ON A FLOAT!!! http://www.nola.com/festivals/index.ssf/2014/09/the_krewe_of_boo_parade_haunts.html#incart_m-rpt-2


The Krewe of Boo! parade haunts the French Quarter, Oct. 30
www.nola.com
The 15 float parade, with 400 costumed riders starts at 6:30.

See you at the Monster Mash!

(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:52:56 +0100)

See you at the Monster Mash!


Purchase your tickets now to the Krewe of Boo!'s Monster Mash Costume Party on H...

(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:46:36 +0100)

Purchase your tickets now to the Krewe of Boo!'s Monster Mash Costume Party on Halloween Eve featuring Big Sam's Funky Nation. Tickets include an open bar.
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/681051/tfly


Krewe of BOO!'s Monster Mash featuring Big Sam's Funky Nation - Tickets - Mardi Gras World's...
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Get tickets to Krewe of BOO!'s Monster Mash featuring Big Sam's ... at Mardi Gras World's Rive..., New Orleans, LA on 10/30/14

We roll in just 40 days! Check out this amazing Collectible Light-up Medallion B...

(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 19:19:41 +0100)

We roll in just 40 days! Check out this amazing Collectible Light-up Medallion Bead! Come on out and catch one!



Register to win this Halloween Experience from Southwest Airlines, including mem...

(Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:02:22 +0100)

Register to win this Halloween Experience from Southwest Airlines, including membership in the Krewe of Boo! http://www.southwestthemagazine.com/sweepstakes/entry/win_a_new_orleans_halloween_experience/


Southwest: The Magazine / Win a New Orleans Halloween Experience!
www.southwestthemagazine.com
Riding in the parade is a once in a lifetime experience. Winner must be able to fly during Halloween dates listed above to redeem all of the prizes.

Check out what Simon of New Orleans created for the Krewe of Boo! Get ready to...

(Sat, 13 Sep 2014 01:31:48 +0100)

Check out what Simon of New Orleans created for the Krewe of Boo! Get ready to catch throw cups and magnets with Simon's festive artwork in just 47 days! There are still riding memberships available. Visit www.kreweofboo.com/about/membership if you are interested in joining.


Krewe of Boo Created an event!

(Sat, 06 Sep 2014 22:26:52 +0100)



TICKETS will go on sale later today for the Krewe of BOO!'s after party featurin...

(Sat, 06 Sep 2014 15:11:50 +0100)

TICKETS will go on sale later today for the Krewe of BOO!'s after party featuring Big Sam's Funky Nation! The event takes place at Mardi Gras World from 9 p.m. til 2 a.m. in the River City Ballroom. Tickets are $50 and include an open bar.

Who do you Voodoo? Sig Greenebaum, CMO for Live Nation is inviting performers to...

(Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:52:48 +0100)

Who do you Voodoo? Sig Greenebaum, CMO for Live Nation is inviting performers to ride in the parade and join us for the after party.

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Voodoo Experience

Voodoo Cubes are here. Explore all three days and plan your ritual. Single Day credentials are also now available. www.worshipthemusic.com

All of your Krewe of Boo friends will be there! Renew your membership before all...

(Thu, 04 Sep 2014 01:47:48 +0100)

All of your Krewe of Boo friends will be there! Renew your membership before all of the FREE #VooDoo passes are gone!

http://www.nola.com/voodoofest/index.ssf/2014/09/voodoo_fest_2014_full_lineup_a.html#incart_m-rpt-2


Voodoo Fest 2014 full lineup and schedule: What do you think? Chat live on Sept. 4 at noon
www.nola.com
The full roster and stage-by-stage schedule with set times will be released the morning of Thurs., Sept. 4. We'll be here to chat at noon - let us know your thoughts.

Company is coming for our parade! Read Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, featu...

(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:55:30 +0100)

Company is coming for our parade! Read Southwest Airlines Spirit Magazine, featuring Krewe of Boo! Hurry, membership is limited and you get a FREE 3 day weekend pass to #VoodooFest (first come first served).
briankern@kreweofboo.com
Phone: (504) 669-7655

http://www.southwestthemagazine.com/your_adventure_in/article/your_adventure_in_new_orleans2/


Southwest: The Magazine / Your Adventure in New Orleans
www.southwestthemagazine.com
New Orleans’ intoxicating charm can be credited to its soulful music, incredible food, and just the right amount of grit. Before setting you loose on this magical city, we’d like to get to know you better. So, are you a foodie, a shopaholic, a history buff, or an urban explorer?

Members get a FREE 3-day weekend pass to Voodoo Fest! Email: briankern@kreweofbo...

(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:42:18 +0100)

Members get a FREE 3-day weekend pass to Voodoo Fest! Email: briankern@kreweofboo.com
Phone: (504) 669-7655


Timeline Photos
The banner is up in City Park. Technically, this means Voodoo is next month.

THANK YOU to all of our members and sponsors who have joined in our early years...

(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:45:16 +0100)

THANK YOU to all of our members and sponsors who have joined in our early years to make HALLOWEEN the next MARDI GRAS!!! Don't miss a chance to ride this year - space is limited and you get a FREE VOODOO EXPERIENCE weekend pass!

Brian Kern showed us the new light up, collectible bead which will be sought after along with popular New Orleans food items and hand made crafts.

Sig Greenbaum, CMO for Voodoo Experience expressed his enthusiasm for the sponsorship with Krewe of Boo. Some of our favorite bands from #voodoofest are invited to ride in the parade with us!

Sig said the Voodoo Experience makes New Orleans a big part of their marketing campaign and they expect to generate over 1 Billion impressions leading up the to festival this year! By selecting Halloween for the fest, it's helped to place New Orleans in the Top 3 destinations with nearly 100% hotel occupancy & $100M in economic impact.

Live Nation will be promoting a contest on Entercom radio stations to win a trip to New Orleans, Voodoo Fest and a ride in the Krewe of Boo. Hurry, to renew your membership before the secret gets out!


Please renew your membership asap. We have a limited number of FREE Voodoo Exper...

(Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:33:51 +0100)

Please renew your membership asap. We have a limited number of FREE Voodoo Experience weekend passes with membership!


Timeline Photos
Brian Kern of @[139239782761:274:Krewe of Boo] discuses the partnerships created with other #FrenchQuarter businesses for NOLA's only #Halloween parade | #FQBA

Krewe of Boo Created an event!

(Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:51:29 +0100)



You are invited to a Krewe of Boo! Reception with Guest Speaker, Sig Greenebaum...

(Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:09:42 +0100)

You are invited to a Krewe of Boo! Reception with Guest Speaker, Sig Greenebaum (Voodoo Fest) CMO - Festivals North America at Live Nation. Please join us and learn all about the Krewe of BOO!'s exciting plans for 2014. Complimentary beverages will be served. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Deuce McAllister's Ole Saint Kitchen and Tap, 132 Royal Street, New Orleans, LA (504)309-4797


Meet Sig from Live Nation to learn more about Voodoo Experience and Join the Kre...

(Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:25:07 +0100)

Meet Sig from Live Nation to learn more about Voodoo Experience and Join the Krewe of Boo! Sign up for membership before September 15th to get a FREE 3 day Pass to #VoodooFest!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 reception at Ole Saint.


Krewe of Boo Reception

Meet Sig from Live Nation to learn more about Voodoo Experience and Join the Kre...

(Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:20:34 +0100)

Meet Sig from Live Nation to learn more about Voodoo Experience and Join the Krewe of Boo! Sign up for membership before September 15th to get a FREE 3 day Pass to #VoodooFest!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 reception at Ole Saint.


If this was the most fun you had all year, we need your support! Please renew yo...

(Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:03:28 +0100)

If this was the most fun you had all year, we need your support! Please renew your membership today and recruit a friend. COUNTDOWN: 80 days 'til the parade! #recyclablethrows

Krewe of Boo: Why I chose it: To my eye, Carnival is the Crescent City’s greatest folk art tradition. This year, parade producer Brian Kern and artist Katrina Brees teamed up to try to transform Carnival into a locally sourced event by throwing mostly Louisiana-made baubles and edibles from their Halloween parade floats. Throw me some activism, mister.

http://www.nola.com/arts/index.ssf/2013/12/doug_maccashs_ten_favorite_art.html


Doug MacCash's top 10 New Orleans art exhibits and events of 2013
www.nola.com
The best of the bunch was, without doubt, Brandan Odums' 'Project Be.'

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