Welcome to the website for the Krewe of Erin, Northshore's oldest Celtic Organization, founded in 1984. KOE hosts an annual St Patrick's Day walking parade in March and the Shenanigans & Hooligans Celtic Festival in September, both in downtown Ponchatoula LA.
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SUMMER SPECIAL- LOW COST MEMBERSHIP!
As many of you know, our annual membership for 2021 year is $75.00
During the months of May and June, if you submit membership,
you will ONLY PAY $35.00!!!
This is for NEW members, and those returning, who had membership PRIOR to Jan 2021!
(it is NOT for returning members to pay for next year's membership!)
Family membership includes all children under 18 and those living with you. Adult children in their own homes,with their own families, would pay their OWN membership fee.
ALL Queens of Erin have membership for life, extras (ie parade buggy/vegetables) are NOT included
Perks of membership for the rest of 2021 include:
- discount for Shenanigans & Hooligans Whisky Tasting in Stpember
-special seating area for Shenanigans & Hooligans Festival in September
-able to purchase special membership Festival Tshirt
- admission to Krewe events, before/after festival
- early notice of next year's Royal Court/Queen contest theme,
and extra time to start working on Court projects!
We plan on having oru PARADE next year,
so become a member now,
and you'll be set for special membership rate for next year too!
Our annual St Patrick's Day is held the FIRST Saturday of March, held the morning of Antique Trade Days, in downtown Ponchatoula. MARCH 5, 2022, 1030 am Courtesy of Lori Egnew Hess What makes OUR parade unique, is that we have kept it to a walking parade! No floats here! Courtesy of Lori Egnew Hess Our Krewe members participate in a 'Cart Raid' the night before the parade, absconding with shopping carts, that get filled with cabbage and all sorts of veggies, likes potatoes, carrots and onions, as well as green themed parade throws. Courtesy of Lori Egnew Hess Our parade is led off by the Kilt of Many Colors pipers and the Ponchatoula High School ROTC Color Guard. Courtesy of Lori Egnew Hess Each year we pick a new Grand Marshal to lead off our parade! This year's Grand Marshal is actually a group of people very dear to us! Courtesy of Lori Egnew Hess Our lovely Queen and her annaul Royal Court, make their debut with their family carts. Courtesy of Lori Egnew Hess
We are SO SO SO excited to be offer this unique INAUGURAL event, as part of our also inaugural Shenanigans and Hooligan s Celtic Festival! Join us as we learn about what makes Irish and Scottish whiskies unique, from an expert from SGWS Distributing, then sample some high-end distillations, comparing quality Irish and Scottish whiskies, in an amazing outdoor setting! Afterwards partake of an amazing menu by Mike Whitlow. Tickets go on sale for Krewe of Members 7/26/21, for $40 ($2 for Designated Drivers)- KOE membership has it's privileges! Public tickets go on sale on 8/9/21, for $45 ($5 for Designated Drivers). All tickets include food plate. MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD TO ATTEND! Designated drivers are suggested, and Designated Driver tickets cover non-alcoholic beverages, and food plates, for them. A separate, but nearby area, will be available for them, as well, in case they aren't interested in learning about whiskey (yes, there are some, LOL)! Please click the button bel