This event is for the first time being crowdfunded. So…you can help out!
Goal: $2500 by October 26th
Rasied: $910! (as of Oct 17, updated every day or so–sorry we’re very low tech, but almost overhead free!)
Proceeds pay for the fabulous Celebration Brass Band, our Hartford Police escorts, posters and advertising plus this website!
Every year, on the Saturday on or before Halloween, White River Junction and friends from all over the Upper Valley join together in a home-made costume parade through the village led by the Celebration Brass Band.
This year the parade will start at the Hartford Town Hall (171 Bridge Street) and parade across the river, under the railroad, through the village and end at Briggs Park, in the center of town.
In the past the parade has been funded by community businesses and sponsors. This year we are asking the community directly to support the parade via online donation. It costs about $2,500 to put on the parade. Donate here.
The parade started as a fun thing to do amongst a few friends but quickly grew to a large event once word spread. One especially warm year over 1,000 paraders showed up. We’ve included below a video and some photos of past parades to give you a taste of the event.
Costumes are encouraged and the more home grown the better! Hand pushed floats are also welcomed. The parade is great for kids and adults alike.
Header Photo: Ted Jerome
Saturday, October 26, 7 PM, 2019
Parade departs Hartford Town Hall, 7 PM
Arrive any time after 6:30 PM
Parking at Town Hall or Downtown
The parade starts at Town Hall and ends at Briggs Park. The parade usually takes about 45 minutes.
The Valley News covered the parade and took some great photos.
Read the article here.
Filmmaker Ben Silberfarb made a beautiful video of the parade a few years ago.