Palmyra Halloween Parade

Welcome to Halloween!

Trick-or-treating in Palmyra is on Sun. Oct. 31, 2021 from 4 – 8 PM, but before 10/31, please join us for the events we have this year!

DRIVE-BY HALLOWEEN PARADE | SAT. OCT. 30, 2021 | 6:30 PM

Your Halloween Committee Members are working hard to keep our tradition alive for another year! Show time is approximately 6:30. Our COVID style parade will head through the streets of Palmyra bringing you some eye candy! It will take about 3 hours to get through the town. We are starting on the river side of town hoping to cross the tracks about 8ish. Looking forward to seeing all your friendly faces as we keep our tradition alive! Stay tuned for more details and the route map.

SCARECROW CONTEST | HAPPENING NOW

Everyone will also get a chance to vote for their favorite scarecrow!

If you are interested in serving as a judge, please email us at palmyrahalloween@gmail.com. Judges will visit the scarecrows and give each a score of how original and creative it is. The contest coordinator will average the judges scores. Winners will have the top three highest total average scores. Judges will remain anonymous and must not be related to the contestants or know who built the scarecrows. Submitting an email does not guarantee that you will be selected.

SCARECROW CONTEST RULES (PDF)
registration and scarecrow set-up deadlines have been extended!

1) Click here to complete this entry form by Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 to receive your light pole location on Broad St. and the direction that your scarecrow must face. No limit to # of team members. You can register for more than one pole location.

2) Build your scarecrow by 8 pm on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021 (rain date: 10/18).

You must remove your scarecrow after Halloween and by no later than Sun. 11/ 7.

3) Scarecrow requirements:

  • No taller than 5 feet.
  • No commercial creations, including store-bought masks, tiki torches, liquids, or flammable objects that could endanger public safety.
  • Let’s keep this contest fun and friendly. This is not the appropriate forum to express anyone’s cause, so no political, religious, or controversial/inappropriate/ offensive/violent content. However, educational content that is supported by reliable sources is permitted.
  • Signage is option and may be used to identify or promote your business or organization, or about your scarecrow. Signs must not be larger than 11” x 17”.
  • Do not display personal information.
  • Attach scarecrow and other props to your assigned pole with only twine, string, and/or zip tie.
  • Do not add materials that are of value to you as scarecrows will be in a public area and are exposed to rain/wind, potential theft or vandalism.
  • Scarecrow and props must be durable to last outdoors until Sun. 11/7.
  • You may have more than one scarecrow attached to a pole, and it will be counted as a single contest entry.
  • Scarecrow and props must be contained within a 4×4 foot area of the light pole and not interfere with the public right-of-way.

4) On Sat. 10/30, winners will be announced online at www.palmyrahalloweenparade.com and Facebook @palmyrahalloweenparade

SORRY, NO HOUSE DECORATING CONTEST THIS YEAR.

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT THE PALMYRA IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION:

Source: Palmyra Improvement Association

Contact Maureen Brzycki maureenbrz@yahoo.com if you want to enter a trunk, help, or get more info! All cars must pick a family friendly theme, decorate their trunk accordingly, and hand out candy to all attendees. Ghouls and goblins of your own can trick-or-treat for free! For those without a trunk, there is a $3 per child admission fee to the PIA to help support their activities that benefit the community.
RAIN DATE: OCT. 23, 2021

BUG & CRITTER COUNT CONTEST | HAPPENING NOW

If you can count them up correctly, you’re in for a big prize! Print your sheet or stop in Top Notch Spot or Jeny’s Java to pick a printed copy and get counting! Winner will be announced November 2nd.

Halloween Activities in Palmyra Welcome Your Donations and Support!

About the Palmyra Halloween Parade Committee

The Halloween Parade Committee is a group of volunteers who work together to plan and implement the annual Halloween parade and other activities. We are always open to new ideas and looking for new members to create, plan, coordinate, and implement events (new or old). The group is not responsible for trick-or-treating decisions in Palmyra, NJ.

Questions? Volunteer? Ideas for Next Year? Email palmyrahalloween@gmail.com