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Submit an Application to Join the Krewe Ga Rou Parade by Friday, Oct. 11
Monday October 07, 2019 12:11 pm - 390 Views - Posted By Items of Interest
The Rougarou can't march the streets of Houma alone! He's on the prowl for other ghouls to participate in this year's annual Krewe Ga Rou Parade to be held on Saturday,October 26, 2019. The deadline to submit an application to join the Krewe Ga Rou is by 4 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019.
The mile-long parade will roll through downtown Houma at 7 p.m. starting at Town Hall and ending at the corner of Grinage Street and Main Street. Attendees can expect to see thrilling zombies, giant puppets, and witches dancing through the streets.
The Krewe features four groups including the Rougarou Witches, the Time Warp Dancers, the Thriller Zombies, and the Giant Puppets. Everyone is encouraged to join and try their hand at flying on a broom or dancing on their zombie legs. To join a Facebook rougarou group, click the link, join the group, and start planning your costume.
Outside of the four main groups, Krewe Ga Rou also encourages boat floats and other specialty walking groups to participate. The participation fee is $50 for a specialty vehicle or $50 for a group of up to 20 people. Groups of more than 20 are required to pay a $75 participation fee. Adults over 18 with a driver’s license may drive decorated specialty vehicles including 4-wheelers, go-carts, lawn mowers or other small vehicles. The festival also invites decorated boats to be pulled as floats in the parade.
A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place award will be presented to the best decorated vehicles and best decorated boats.
To get more information about the Krewe Ga Rou Parade or to download a registration form from our website, please visit rougaroufest.org or call 985-580-7289.