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An estimated crowd of 10,000 spectators enjoyed a mix of sun and clouds, floats, bands and marchers during Sunday’s 2019 Allentown Halloween Parade.

The parade, established in 1905 and believed to be one of the oldest in the nation, was full of pumpkins, scarecrows, and the bounty of the harvest with this year’s theme: “Harvest Fest.”

A panel of judges evaluated participants in two categories: Floats and Marchers. Judging criteria included presentation, creativity, enthusiasm, and fitting the theme.  Winners receive monetary prizes.


Winners in the Floats category are:


1st Place                                   Kory Rabenold Productions

2nd Place                                   Girl Scout Troop 6169

3rd Place                                   Cub Scout Pack 146

3rd Place                                   Teamsters Local 773


Winners in the Marchers category are:


1st Place                                   Boston Terriers & French Bulldogs of the LV

2nd Place                                   Girl Scout Service Unit

3rd Place                                   Allentown A’s


Parade judges were Board of Recreation members Hugh Gallagher, Hamp Smith and Rebecca Kiss.

Dance and performance groups and marching bands receive a stipend for participating.


Information provided to TVL by:
Mike Moore
Communications Manager
Mayor’s Office
435 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101