Due to Hurricane Sandy, the parade is cancelled. It may be rescheduled, but not definite as of now.
On Wednesday, October 31st at 5:30 PM, the annual Fanwood and Scotch Plains Halloween Parade and Costume Contest kicks off at the Fanwood Memorial Library parking lot (North and Forest Avenues, Fanwood) with Trunk or Treat, where a slew of surprise treats will await trick-or-treaters.
Don’t be late—trunks close by 6 PM! Children and adults who want to march in the Parade should assemble in front of the Library by 6 PM because at 6:15 PM the Parade will depart from there for LaGrande Park.
Once the parade arrives at LaGrande Park, at approximately 6:30 PM, the Costume Contest will begin for children of all ages. Also, anyone who wants to enter a pumpkin in the Jack-o-Lantern Contest should bring his or her carved creation to the park and fill out an entry form by 6:30 PM.
Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and the best jack-o-lanterns! Free cider, donuts and coffee will be available, and a fun evening in the park is promised to all who come! Presented by the Fanwood Recreation Commission and Scotch Plains Recreation Commission.