SUNDAY OCTOBER 29, 2023
HALLOWEEN PARADE & COSTUME CONTEST:
The parade, featuring the Clifton Mustang Marching Band, will begin at 12:15 p.m. sharp and proceed down Van Houten Ave. to the City Hall Municipal Complex (900 Clifton Avenue). There is NO pre-registration or online registration for the costume contest. All individuals wishing to participate in contest must be at their designated corners between 11:30 - 12:00 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, Teens & Adults, Pets and Floats & Families (2-6 people). Groups/organizations that would like to march in the parade should contact the Recreation Department at (973) 470-5956. Participants can only be in 1 category per costume – either individually, by age category, or as a family in the family category.
Meeting locations for costume contest participants are as follows:
Ages 0-3: Corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave. - Total Garment 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 & Van Houten Ave. – formally 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
In the event of severe weather the costume contest will be held at the Clifton High School gymnasium. Registration will be open from 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Judging will follow performance of the CHS Mustang Marching Band at 12:15 p.m. DJ & limited games will be available until 3 p.m.
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. Take a journey on our hayride and make a harvest craft as you explore the many carnival booths, rides, and food concessions. Games and rides range in price from $.25 - $2.00. Cash Only! There is no ATM on site. You may purchase $5.00 bags of game tokens or individual ride tokens for $1.00 each at the Recreation Department starting October 10th. 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 Free ride token. Volunteers, Vendors, and Non-Profit Organizations are always needed. If interested, call the Clifton Recreation Department at (973) 470 – 5956.
SAVE TIME AT THE EVENT! PRE-PURCHASING TOKENS FOR THE HARVESTFEST IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.