A couple of pop stars and a walking pumpkin made cameos at the 2011 edition of the Red Bank Halloween Parade. (Click to enlarge)


Get your costumes ready for Red Bank’s annual Halloween Parade, now in its sixty-fifth year. Set for this Sunday, the parade, hosted by the borough Parks and Rec department, will include costume- and float-judging, with prizes to be awarded.

Last year, the folks from the Red Bank Charter School built a barn and silo for  float. That will be hard to top.

As is the custom, parade participants will assemble at 1 p.m., at the corner of East Bergen Place and South Street, for contestant lineup and judging.

The parade, led by a phalanx of fire trucks and bagpipers, begins promptly at 2 p.m. and treks north on Broad Street before turning onto White Street and into the municipal parking lot for activities, goodie bags, and more Halloween fun.

Costumes of all types are encouraged – from scary to funny and everything in between. To see which costumes top the charts this year, join in on the fun or just come by to cheer on the costumed kids of all ages.

In case of inclement weather, a rain date is set for October 28. For more information, email or call the Parks and Rec office at 732-530-2782.