Tag Archives: Fair Haven Halloween Parade

Focus: Fair Haven Halloween Parading

It wasn’t the Addams Family, but Sunday’s Fair Haven Halloween parade certainly brought out a lot of creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky friends and neighbors for a little marching and celebrating of the season of the witch, pumpkin, ghost and anything else of a fall haunting ilk.

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The R-FH Area Weekend: Memorializing, Parading & More

The sun is shining on the Rumson-Fair Haven area. The weather forecast is one of toasty, sun-drenched, crisp fall days ahead. The time is right for some celebrating of life, remembrance, meeting and greeting, blood donating, egg hunting and parading.

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Retro Fair Haven Halloween Parading

It’s a longstanding tradition — the Fair Haven Halloween Parade.

I remember it well — from my first parade trek back in the late 1960s to the ’70s, 80s, 90s and now.

It all started at age 7 with a wish to be Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That little dress-up fantasy was foiled when my mother couldn’t get the gingham outfit together, my pigtails were not so poised for the silver screen look and my sister refused to crawl down Hance Road as Toto. I guess it was bad enough that from the age of 3, she was forced by this pint-sized dominatrix 5-year-old Dorothy to crawl on a makeshift Funk and Wagnall’s encyclopedia Yellow Brick Road to Oz in the living room.

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Focus: Fair Haven Halloween Parade Fun

Sunday was a great fall day for a Halloween parade — the Fair Haven Halloween Parade.

The longstanding tradition started many years ago … and continues in the same fashion: Costumed parading from Knollwood down Hance Road to River and the Fair Haven Firehouse for prizes, cider and donuts.

Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect could not be there this year. But, the site’s followers have offered their photos of the day, with a little before and after happenings captured.

Take a look …

Thanks to Susan Sorensen, Bonnie Wiehl and Jenny Costello for the photos!

Fair Haven Fire Chief Michael Wiehl's little blueberry girl Photo/Bonnie Wiehl
Fair Haven Fire Chief Michael Wiehl’s little blueberry girl
Photo/Bonnie Wiehl
Uncle Sam and Miss America Photo/Jenny Costello
Uncle Sam and Miss America
Photo/Jenny Costello
Fair Haven Firehouse round-up Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse round-up
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse round-up Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse round-up
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Mayor Ben Lucarelli and incumbent councilmen Jonathan Peters and Rowland Wilhelm Photo/Susan Sorensen
Mayor Ben Lucarelli and incumbent councilmen Jonathan Peters and Rowland Wilhelm
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse Halloween Parade round-up Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse Halloween Parade round-up
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse Halloween Parade round-up Photo/Susan Sorensen
Fair Haven Firehouse Halloween Parade round-up
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse
Photo/Susan Sorensen

Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse
Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse Photo/Susan Sorensen
Halloween fun at the Fair Haven Firehouse
Photo/Susan Sorensen