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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CONTEST INFO 2022 SHENANIGANS AND HOOLIGANS FESTIVAL
THIS YEAR WE HAVE NOT 1, BUT 2, VERY SPECIAL CONTESTS,
FOR FESTIVALGOERS TO ENTER!
1. HOW MUCH ARE YOU LIKE MERIDA?
For kids 10 and under, this contest lets kids, show and tell us,
what qualities of our fav Disney character they possess.
NO costume required!
Sponsored by ---- and Treblemaker Republic
Entry fee: FREE
Time/Place: 2:10 pm at Country Market stage
Awards: Special prizes and ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
(judged and given right after contest on stage)
2. MEN IN KILTS 80S DANCE OFF
Yes, you must be a man, in a kilt, for this one.
No other skill required.
You'll be given a random 80s song to show us your groovy dance skills.
Bring your tribe- audience cheering and heckling allowed
(and might help you get a better score)!
Proceeds go to the KOE Labyrinth building fund.
Entry fee: $5
Time/Place: 12:30 pm at Country Market stage
Sign Up: at Main KOE tent prior to start of contest
1. Sorry, we are a family event, so partial nudity, as shown on above calendar cover, is NOT allowed.
Yes, peeps, we know....
2. Under kilt garment MUST also be worn.
3. Must be MALE and wearing a KILT.
Any violation of these rules, and emcee will remove you from contest.
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