The King Arthur Grail

Stacks Image 88

In late 2016, Kelly Trainor and Stephanie Canepa, members of the Title Float, began the process of looking for a signature throw for the Krewe.

This "signature" throw needed to not only be able to fit our krewe's lore but also able to be decorated. After much discussion (over several glasses of wine), we came up with a chalice that later became the King Arthur Grail.

In 2017's parade, only the title float had these little "works of art" but now the grails are being decorated and handed out by the entire Krewe.

Each Krewe Members is only allowed to bring a limited number of the float to be handed out during the parade!

If you are lucky enough, you might be able to get one!

We have also posted a page on facebook where we asked those lucky folks to post a picture of themselves and their grail on
Stacks Image 10

The Grail of Grails

Stacks Image 18
Introducing the 2019 Grail of Grails, Mardi Gras' most coveted throw!

This stunning one-off creation will go to someone in the crowd on parade day, Sunday February 24, who makes us smile.

It's about a foot high, crafted from silverplated copper and studded with over 150 glittering Swarovski crystals. We commissioned it from local husband-and-wife artist duo Alison Ford and Cliff Pitre.

So how do you make us smile? Well, in the past two years since we launched the Grail of Grails, people have tried everything from elaborate stunts to witticisms scrawled on bits of cardboard. You just have to be in the right place at the right time!

The Custodian of the 2019 Grail of Grails, ie the person who gives it away, will be a randomly selected krewe member whose identity will be a closely guarded secret.

And if you're not lucky enough to catch* the Grail of Grails, you still have a good chance of netting a grail with a small G! We'll be handing out thousands of these elaborately hand-decorated six-inch creations, now as coveted as Muses shoes, Nyx purses, or Zulu coconuts.

*Don't worry, we'll be handing it delicately over the side of the float, not throwing it. We don't want you ending up in the hospital.

Thanks to our Grailmaster Phil Goddard for all his efforts with the grail of grails!

Stacks Image 64
Stacks Image 70
Stacks Image 72
Stacks Image 74
Stacks Image 84