The Cover Kid Event and Shopping Extravaganza is a free, community event designed with families in mind. From vendors showcasing their products & services to interactive activities and fun-family entertainment, this event is sure to be a hit with everyone!
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Belle of Baton Rouge Atrium
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
So what is The Cover Kid Event? The Cover Kid Event is the annual event where children are selected from the community who, for the next 12 months, will either appear on the cover or within the pages of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. It is not a beauty contest, a talent show or a model casting. We strive to make the children very comfortable with a relaxed conversation and environment. We believe that Cover Kids come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities. Children with special needs are encouraged to participate, and accommodations will be in place. Children should wear whatever they want! It is best for children to wear comfortable clothing. Cover Kids may also appear in advertisements, e-newsletters, or special event promotional items.
Who can be a Cover Kid? All children ages of 2-17 years are eligible. PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. This will guarantee your time. Walk-in registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. There will be limited time slots available for walk-ins. No phone registrations are accepted. Register online at www.geauxgettickets.com. You will need to present your ticket at check-in on the day of the event.
What happens at the event? After checking in, there will be time available to experience the FREE Shopping Extravaganza. Starting at 10 a.m., time slots will be announced every 15 minutes. When your child’s time is called, proceed to the stage. Your child will walk across the stage and be briefly interviewed. NO PARENTS ARE ALLOWED ON STAGE. A staff member of BRPM will take your child on stage. Approximately 15–20 other children are assigned to the same time slot. Each child will receive a card on stage indicating if they are to return that afternoon for final call. Approximately 150 children will receive a call-back card. Call-backs will begin around 3 p.m. and will take about an hour. 40+ children will be announced as the 2018–2019 Cover Kids. Paperwork and pictures of the finalists will be completed at that time.
Sponsors and Vendors
With over 70 sponsor, vendor, and exhibitor booths, we are sure to have something for everyone.
We extend a special "Thank You!" to our sponsors. They help to make this an amazing event for our community to enjoy! If you would like more information on booths or sponsorship, please contact us below.
Swag, Tote Bags, and Prizes
The first 100 shoppers through the doors at opening will snag a pretty sweet tote bag filled with swag from local companies. Baton Rouge Parents Magazine will also be handing out 500 tote bags filled with samples, coupons, and promotions.
While at the event, don't forget to register for door prizes. You don't want to miss out on your chance to win some really great giveaways.
Performances and Children's Activities
We will have many activities for your littles. This includes character meet and greets, games, a magician, balloon art, face painting, photo booth and so much more! Please visit the schedule for all times. We will continue to update as they are scheduled, so please keep checking back.
Located in a private area, dads and families too, will have a quiet place to sit back and relax on some comfy seating to watch TV.