Annual Halloween Parade Returns to Acushnet for a Beloved Family Tradition
A beloved tradition returns to Acushnet on Halloween night for the annual Halloween Parade, hosted by the Acushnet Fire & EMS Department.
Thomas Farland, the chief of the Acushnet Fire Department, is excited to continue the tradition that attracts over a thousand families every Halloween night.
“I think people love that it’s a tradition,” he said. “The adults look forward to it because it’s something they did as a child and now they get to bring their kids.”
While Paul Freisinger, the president of the Firefighters Association, has been coordinating the parade for the past six years, the parade has been a staple in the community for over thirty years.
“I love getting to see the excitement from all of the kids,” said Farland. “It’s fun with all of the fire trucks and cars around, they really enjoy it.”
This Halloween Parade only has a few requirements: wear a costume, take some candy, and enjoy an Acushnet apple from the department.
“We’re Acushnet, we have to pass out apples,” joked Farland.
The annual Halloween Parade in Acushnet will take place, rain or shine, on Monday, October 31st at 6 pm. The parade will start at Fire Station #1 at 24 Russell Street in Acushnet. The path will go up from John Street to Garfield Street, to James Street, and to Wing Road, then loop back around to the fire station. Every child that attends will receive a bag of candy and an apple.
Not from Acushnet? No problem. All families are welcome to this family-friendly event.