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Photo from the Halloween Costume Contest

SUNDAY OCTOBER 24, 2021

HALLOWEEN PARADE & COSTUME CONTEST:

The parade, led by 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.


HARVESTFEST:
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, ride and food concessions.  Games and rides range in price from $.25 - $2.00.  You may purchase $5.00 bags of game tokens or individual ride tokens for $1.00 each at the Recreation Department starting October 12th. 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. 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.

Please Note: There will not be an Apple-Pie Baking Contest for 2021.

Health & Safety Requirements:
  • While face coverings are not required in an outdoor setting, unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to wear a face covering.
  • If you have tested positive, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19...Stay home and monitor your health!
  • Continue to practice respiratory etiquette for coughing, sneezing and nose blowing will be encouraged at all times. Practice and encourage these health guidelines at home so that your child becomes accustomed to these procedures.
  • If the event switches to indoors due to inclement weather, all participants will have to wear a face covering (a halloween costume mask does not suffice as a face covering in this instance) until further notice.

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
  Corner of Sago & Van Houten
Halloween Parade (Ages 0 – 3) 
0 - 3 N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of Total Garment Cleaners
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of Total Garment Cleaners.
Register at the corner of Sago St. & Van Houten Ave.
 
  Edible Arrangements parkinglot
Halloween Parade (Ages 4 – 5) 
4 - 5 N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Meet in Edible Arrangements parking lot on Van Houten Ave.
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the Edible Arrangements parking lot on Van Houten Ave.
Register at the Edible Arrangements parking lot.
 
  Corner of Sebago & Van Houten
Halloween Parade (Ages 6 – 8) 
6 - 8 N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Corner of Sebago St & Van Houten Ave. in front of Van Houten Auto Repair
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the corner of Sebago St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of Van Houten Auto Repair.
Register at the corner of Sebago St. & Van Houten Ave.
 
  Crnr of Penobscot & Van Houten
Halloween Parade (Ages 9 – 12) 
9 - 12 N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Corner of Penobscot St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of John D. Pogorelec Jr. Law Offices
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the corner of Penobscot St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of the John D. Pogorelec Jr. Law Offices.
Register at the corner of Penobscot St. & Van Houten Ave.
 
  Crnr of Monhegan & Van Houten
Halloween Parade (Pets) 
N/A N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the corner of Monhegan St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13
Register at the corner of Monhegan St. & Van Houten Ave.
 
  Corner of Machias & Van Houten
Halloween Parade (Teens & Adults) 
13 - 99 N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave. in front of School #13.
Register at the corner of Machias St. & Van Houten Ave.
 
  Corner of Orono & Van Houten
Halloween Parade (Floats & Families) 
N/A N/A Su  10/24/2021
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Corner of Orono St. & Van Houten Ave. next to former P&A Auto Parts
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Register at the corner of Orono St. & Van Houten Ave. next to former P&A Auto Parts. For groups of 2 - 6 people.
Register at the corner of Orono St. & Van Houten Ave.
 
  No Registration Required
HarvestFest 
N/A N/A Su  10/24/2021
11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

City Hall
N/A
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