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Clifton Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, and Harvest Fest

October 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT


Here are more fun Halloween activities in Clifton, New Jersey.


Halloween Parade, Costume Contest and Harvest Fest

A day of Halloween Fun!


When is the Clifton Halloween Parade, Costume Contest and Harvestfest?

Saturday, October 24, 2021 from 12:00pm – 4:30pm

  • In the event of severe weather, the costume contest will be held at the CLifton High School Gymnasium. There will be limited games available until 3:00pm.


Where is the Clifton Halloween Parade, Costume Contest and Harvestfest?

  • The event will be held at City Hall Munipal Complex.


Halloween Parade, Costume Contest and HarvestFest Activities

The parade, led by the Clifton Marching Band will begin at 12:15 pm sharp and proceed down Van Houten Ave. to the City Hall Municipal Complex – 900 Clifton Ave. 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 between 11:30 am – 12:00 pm 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. – 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. – 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 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 ride token. Call the Recreation Department for additional information at (973) 470-5956.


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October 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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Clifton City Hall
900 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ United States
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