Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Do you find yourself standing on the sidelines, watching parades go by? Do you think to yourself “I wish I could be IN the parade for once”? Well, what’s holding you back?

We LOVE it when new people catch the Mardi Gras spirit, and decide to come play with us! Get your people together and start your own krewe, and make plans to create an entry in the parade. It’s a great way to beat the winter blues and have fun with your friends! Your krewe may want to build a float, organize a walking, dancing or performance troupe, decorate some cars, have a ball, or just show up to enjoy the festivities together.

This year we are sponsoring a New Entry Contest!

Fayetteville Mardi Gras is sending out a New Entry Challenge to any NEW parade entry for our 30th year celebration! The contest is open to any person, group, club, or organization. Wagons, lawnmowers, recliners, golf carts, bikes, walkers, wagons, cars, trucks, trailers, performance groups:  anything that can move is welcome!!  Put together a Krewe of your own, come out into the parade action, and register online HERE! (You must pre-register to be entered into the contest).

The winning entry will be chosen by independent judges, and a commemorative award will be given to the chosen winner. There will be an after-parade celebration with king cake at the lobby of the Graduate Hotel following the parade, where the winner will be announced, along with the crowning of our new Royalty, and presentation of our charity check to Peace At Home Family Shelter. Everyone is welcome!

In the meantime, here’s some inspiration for YOUR new entry… come join the FUN!!!