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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 2015 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)
  • Collectible Light-up Medallion Beads (Imported)
  • 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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Face-Painting, The Pre-Ride, The Parade and the Monster Mash Extravaganza Afterp...

(Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:51:32 +0000)

Face-Painting, The Pre-Ride, The Parade and the Monster Mash Extravaganza Afterparty featuring BIG SAM & DESTRUCTO


Krewe of BOO! - 2014
Face-Painting, The Pre-Ride, The Parade and the Monster Mash Extravaganza Afterparty featuring BIG SAM & DESTRUCTO

Krewe of Boo Created an event!

(Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:38:12 +0000)



Krewe of Boo Created an event!

(Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:21:46 +0000)


Did you see these floats? Watch this en route look at the #artbikes of the Krewe...

(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:33:18 +0000)

Did you see these floats? Watch this en route look at the #artbikes of the Krewe of Kolossos. #parade #halloween




#kreweofkolossos in the #kreweofboo #halloween #parade.

The MuffALottas looking #delicious at our 2014 #halloween #parade

(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:11:06 +0000)

The MuffALottas looking #delicious at our 2014 #halloween #parade




The MuffALottas in the #kreweofboo #halloween #parade.

Check out this close-up look at the Krewe of Kolossos floats! Such a beautiful c...

(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:42:50 +0000)

Check out this close-up look at the Krewe of Kolossos floats! Such a beautiful collection of #artbikes!




Krewe of Kolossos bicycle floats ready to roll in the #kreweofboo #halloween #parade #artbikes

This is great! Thank you 610 Stompers for bringing the moves!

(Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:37:44 +0000)

This is great! Thank you 610 Stompers for bringing the moves!




610 Stompers in the #kreweofboo #halloween #parade.

http://www.wwltv.com/videos/news/2014/10/31/15993784/

(Sat, 01 Nov 2014 13:23:26 +0000)

http://www.wwltv.com/videos/news/2014/10/31/15993784/


Halloween continues to boost New Orleans local economy

Halloween continues to draw big crowds to New Orleans along with a laundry list of events. Tourism experts say the extra foot traffic is a boost to the local economy.

More great pics from NewOrleansLocal

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:15:02 +0000)

More great pics from NewOrleansLocal


Krewe of Boo Parade & Monster Mash After Party 2014

This spooktacular Halloween event is unlike any other parade in the world and parades through the “BOO CARRÉ”. It became the official Halloween Parade in New Orleans in 2007. Krewe of Boo's Monster Mash featured DESTRUCTO and New Orleans' own Big Sam's Funky Nation...

Photos by T.Payne Zydeco Media

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:29:50 +0000)

Photos by T.Payne Zydeco Media


Krewe of Boo 2014
Photos by T.Payne @[222455061106076:274:Zydeco Media]

The weather was beautiful. We had a great ride and the Saints won! What a night!...

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:31:32 +0000)

The weather was beautiful. We had a great ride and the Saints won! What a night! The party is just getting started at Mardi Gras World. Tickets at the door. http://www.nola.com/haunted/index.ssf/2014/10/krewe_of_boo_parade_gets_a_jum.html#incart_m-rpt-2


Krewe of Boo! Parade gets a jump on Halloween in rolling through French Quarter Thursday
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The celebrity guest for this year's parade was former New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister, while Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser reigned as the 2014 king.

We just turned the band loose given the Saints lead. Come party with us. All you...

(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:15:32 +0000)

We just turned the band loose given the Saints lead. Come party with us. All your friends are! #kreweofboo


The engines are starting and the parade is about to commence #maddash #kreweofbo...

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:20:28 +0000)

The engines are starting and the parade is about to commence #maddash #kreweofboo #sleepyholloween


We had a convo with the future and the Saints are going to win tonight. Hit the...

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:27:00 +0000)

We had a convo with the future and the Saints are going to win tonight. Hit the parade route and party with us at the Monster Mash party. #kreweofboo #sleepyholloween


Who are you going to be this Halloween? #kreweofboo #sleepyholloween

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:01:04 +0000)

Who are you going to be this Halloween? #kreweofboo #sleepyholloween


Parade riders unite! #kreweofboo

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:18:13 +0000)

Parade riders unite! #kreweofboo


Early preparations for the parade and Monster Mash party later this evening. We'...

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:07:53 +0000)

Early preparations for the parade and Monster Mash party later this evening. We'll have some guests here from the hit FOX TV program Sleepy Hollow. #kreweofboo #sleepyholloween


WE ARE READY TO ROLL!!!! PARADE..SAINTS GAME...PARTY at the Krewe of Boo! Monste...

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:27 +0000)

WE ARE READY TO ROLL!!!! PARADE..SAINTS GAME...PARTY at the Krewe of Boo! Monster Mash Costume After-Party! Where will we see YOU tonight?


Great photos from last year! Are you ready to march or ride and party with us?

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:35:37 +0000)

Great photos from last year! Are you ready to march or ride and party with us?


Krewe of Boo and more things to do in New Orleans Thursday
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Krewe of Boo rolls through the Marigny, French Quarter, CBD and Warehouse District on Thursday (Oct. 30).

Great suggestion! After the parade and the Saints game....we party! Meet us at t...

(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:33:24 +0000)

Great suggestion! After the parade and the Saints game....we party! Meet us at the Monster Mash Costume Ball! http://www.kreweofboo.com/parade-party/


Krewe of Boo! parade route map might help you take in the parade and the Saints game
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Watch the Saints at a CBD bar and catch the Krewe of Boo, too

Thanks everyone for signing up for the contest! We have selected winners and hav...

(Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:37:19 +0000)

Thanks everyone for signing up for the contest! We have selected winners and have made contact with each one. We hope to see you out at the parade and the party...it's going to be awesome!

THE CONTEST HAS ENDED! THANK YOU! Free ticket giveaway contest to the Krewe of B...

(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:39:29 +0000)

THE CONTEST HAS ENDED! THANK YOU!
Free ticket giveaway contest to the Krewe of BOO! Monster Mash party and an opportunity to win a ride in the parade for you and a guest. You have to sign up though! Good Luck!


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Watch Brian Kern, Captain of the Krewe of BOO!, on October's Chet Chat!

(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:36:21 +0000)

Watch Brian Kern, Captain of the Krewe of BOO!, on October's Chet Chat!


Chet Chat October 2014

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