Saturday, Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.—RUTLAND—Head downtown for one of Rutland’s signature events of the year – the Halloween parade, celebrating its 59th year. The parade will be held Saturday, Oct. 27. Line up begins at 5:30 p.m. and the parade starts at 6:30 p.m. The theme is Halloween, so it’s sure to be filled with imaginative, spooky floats and walking groups.
The parade route is as follows: Madison St. and Strongs Ave. to Wales St., left onto Merchants Row, ending at the plaza. Parade watchers can line up along the streets for viewing. Candy and treats will not be thrown from the floats, but walkers will be handing it out alongside them, so kids should bring a bag if they plan to set any.
Downtown Rutland will be very busy with a lot of extra pedestrian traffic, and parking will be sparse. Plan accordingly, and arrive early enough to find a spot to watch.
Trophies will be awarded in the following categories: Most Original (Superintendent’s Trophy for Best Costumed Marching Band); Best in Parade (Mayor’s Trophy Best Costumed Marching Unit); Most Creative (Department Trophy Honorable Mention); and the Tom Fagan Award.
For more information, visit rutlandrec.com.
Can’t make the physical event? Watch live on pegtv.com or channel 15.
Photo by Robin Alberti
Over an hour worth of Halloween themed floats will make their way through the streets of downtown Rutland for the annual parade.