28th Annual Collinsville Halloween Parade
Saturday October 29, 2022
Gather at 6:00 p.m. ~ Parade at 7:00 p.m.
Main Street Collinsville CT
Saturday, October 29, beginning at 6:00 p.m., the main streets in Collinsville will close to traffic and open to all who are brave and daring enough to join in the 28th annual Collinsville Halloween Parade. The idea of a Halloween Parade along the streets of Collinsville was the brainchild of Jon Squier and a few fellow C-villains in 1994.
At 6:00 p.m., as the dusk takes over the village of Collinsville, all ghosts, ghouls and goblins and anyone else who ventures in meet at the foot of the balcony at the Canton Historical Museum. River Bones Collins greets the crowd, the candy flows and the Halloween magic takes over. Each year, the pre-parade antics of various characters on the balcony along with various forms of ghoulish and ghastly entertainment are featured such as an annual screaming procession. You will also witness a cannon shooting off flying ghosts and treats.
At 7:00p.m. the parade ritual begins on Main Street. The Phantom Organist’s haunting pipe organ sounds can be heard and all those who are Halloween-donned follow the fog and music down Main Street. As you walk the parade path, you will find amongst the many horrifying visuals, the Judges of Doom searching for the scariest, most original and funniest costumes of the night. After the parade of fright and fun; ghosts, goblins and goons congregate again at the balcony for the judging of the costumes, led this year by C-ville’s River Bones Collins and his friends and fiends.
So, dear fellow C-VILLAINS, if you find yourself in the vicinity of Collinsville on Saturday night October 30, and can muster up the courage to partake of the madness and mischievousness that is the Collinsville Halloween Parade…dare to stop and gather at the balcony ~ we will be watching for you…