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Clifton Annual Halloween Parade
And Harvest Fest – Sun. Oct. 25th

CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Recreation Department will hold its Annual Halloween Parade and HarvestFest on Sunday, October 25, 2015 (rain or shine). The parade is led by the famous Mustang Marching Band and will include floats, a wide array of costumes and lots of fun. The parade begins at 12:45 p.m. at the corner of Richardson Scale Park and Van Houten Avenue and proceeds down Van Houten Avenue to the City Hall Municipal Complex where the costume judging will take place. Pre-register at City Hall, Recreation Department, 900 Clifton Ave, 2nd Floor, beginning October 9th and receive a goody bag. There is no online registration available 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. Participants must be registered before the parade begins. Registration will not be accepted at the City Hall Municipal Complex. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Costumes will be judged in the following categories: Ages 0-3, Ages 4-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12, Pets, Teens & Adults, Floats & Families (2-6 people).  Groups/Mascots or organizations that would like to march in the parade must pre-register with the Recreation Department. There is no costume contest/awards for this category. Groups should line up at Richardson Scale Plaza (Scale Park) & Van Houten Ave. Designated Corners for Halloween Parade participants are as follows:

Ages 0-3:  Corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of 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. in front of Van Houten Auto Repair
Ages 9-12:  Corner of Penobscot St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of John D. Pogorelec Jr. Law Offices
Floats & Families:  Corner of Orono & Van Houten Ave. next to P&A Auto Parts
Pets:  Corner of Monhegan St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13
Teens & Adults: Corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13

Following the Halloween Parade, the HarvestFest will be held at the City Hall Municipal Complex from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. As always, this year’s Fest will be bigger and greater than last year. While prizes and awards are being distributed, enjoy the food, fun, games, crafts, rides, animals, vendors and much more. Test your baking skills and enter the 17th 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. There’s plenty to do for everyone. Games and rides will cost between $.25 and $1.00 and will include various game booths with fun prizes, exciting rides and more. Food prices will vary. You may pre-purchase $5.00 bags of tokens at the Recreation Department starting October 9th.   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 tokens you buy, you will receive 2 ride tokens. Volunteers and Vendors are always needed. If interested, call the Clifton Recreation Department at (973) 470 – 5956.