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Ghouls & Goblins Will be on the Prowl at Annual Halloween Parade

by on October 27, 2013 12:00 PM

Police are preparing for some scary (maybe even gruesome) sights on State College streets tonight.

You guessed it, the annual State College Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday Oct. 27 starting at 7 p.m.

The parade is sponsored by Centre Region Parks & Recreation and the State College Lions Club.

Costumes will be judged based on the following categories:

  • Halloween Tiny Tots (ages 2 & under)
  • Cartoon Characters
  • Witches & Monsters
  • Fairy Tale Characters
  • Ghosts & Goblins
  • TV / Movie Characters
  • Animals on Parade
  • Halloween Twosome
  • Groups (3 or more)
  • Open Class.

The parade will start on North Burrowes Road. Click HERE to see a map. Participants will gather next to the steam plant on the Penn State campus. The goblins and ghouls will march down West College Avenue, before turning onto South Allen Street. The parade route turns again at West Foster Avenue and concludes at Memorial Field with costume judging by Delta Sigma Phi fraternity.

It promises to be lots of fun, unless you get caught up in the fright night traffic.

You should know that parts of College Avenue, South Allen Street and Foster Avenue will be shut down for approximately one hour, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Traffic on Beaver Avenue will be interrupted at times. Detours will be in effect.

And as you might expect, there may be some traffic delays in areas near the parade route.

By the way, the Official Trick-or-Treat Night for the Borough of State College and College, Ferguson, Harris and Patton Townships is Thursday Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Steve Bauer was the Managing Editor of Steve and his wife Trina are longtime area residents. They reside in State College along with a wacky Golden Retriever named Izzy.
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