This event is being crowdfunded. So…you can help out!
Goal: $2500 by October 29th.
Proceeds pay for the band that leads the parade, our Hartford Police escorts, posters and advertising plus this website!
Every year, 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 Brass Balagan.
This year the parade will start at the Main Street Museum (58 Bridge Street) and parade under the railroad, through the village and end back at the Main Street Museum for a dance party.
In the past the parade has been funded by community businesses and sponsors. This year we are asking the community as well as businesses to 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 29
• 6:00 to 7:45pm: Family Friendly Pre-Parade Gathering and Dance with Western Terrestrials at Main Street Museum.
• 7:45pm Parade Line-up
• 8:00pm Parade Departs
• 9:00pm Gum Ball at the Main Street Museum with DJs Velvet Vamp and Suave Sweat Stain. Admission: $10.
• Pre-Parade, Parade departure and the Gum Ball occur at the Main Street Museum (58 Bridge Street).
• Parking at Town Hall or Downtown
Our beautiful poster (by Coco Fox)
The parade starts and ends at the Main Street Museum, winds its way around town. 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.