HALLOWEEN PARADE & COSTUME CONTEST:
The PARADE, led by the Mustang Marching Band will begin at 12:45 pm sharp and proceed down Van Houten Ave. to the City Hall Municipal Complex-900 Clifton Ave. New There is NO pre-registration or online registration for the costume contest. All individuals wishing to participate in the parade and costume contest must be at their designated corners by 12:15 p.m. to register. Participants must be registered before the parade begins to be eligible for the contest judging. Costumes will be judged in the following categories: Ages 0 – 3, Ages 4 – 5, Ages 6 – 8, Ages 9 – 12, Floats & Families (2 – 6 people), Pets, Teens & Adults. Participants can only be in 1 category per costume, either as an individual by age category or as a family in the family category.
Groups/organizations/mascots that would like to march in the parade should contact the Recreation Department at (973) 470-5956. There are no awards for this category. Groups should line up at Richardson Scale Plaza (Richardson Scale Park) & Van Houten Ave.
Meeting Locations for Costume Contest Participants are as Follows:
Ages 0-3: Corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave. - Charm Cleaners
Ages 4-5: Meet in the Edible Arrangements parking lot on Van Houten Ave.
Ages 6-8: Corner of Sebago St. & Van Houten Ave. - Van Houten Auto Repair
Ages 9-12: Corner of Penobscot St. & Van Houten Ave. - John D. Pogorelec Jr. Law Offices
Floats & Families: Corner of Orono St. & Van Houten Ave. - P&A Auto Parts
Pets: Corner of Monhegan St. & Van Houten Ave. - School #13
Teens & Adults: Corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave. - School #13
The HARVESTFEST will be conducted at the City Hall Municipal Complex from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. While prizes/awards for the Halloween Parade Costume Contest are being distributed, enjoy the fun festivities available for the whole family. Test your baking skills and enter the 19th Annual Apple-Pie Baking Contest, take a journey on our hayride and make a harvest craft as you explore the many carnival booths, rides and food concessions. Enjoy the Spooky Spectacular Science Show starting at 2:30 pm. Games and rides range in price from $.25 – $2.00. You may pre-purchase $5.00 bags of game tokens or individual ride tokens for $1.00 each at the Recreation Department starting October 12th. Black tokens are for games and Green tokens are for rides. There are no refunds on tokens; however, tokens do not expire and can be used the following year. For every $5.00 bag of pre-purchased game tokens, you will receive 1 ride token. Vendors and Non-Profit Organizations are welcome for the festival. Call the Recreation Department for additional information at (973) 470-5956.
SAVE TIME AT THE EVENT! PRE-PURCHASING TOKENS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.