Participants sought for 72nd annual Halloween Parade

The Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program has announced that the Pittsfield Halloween Parade will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 on Tyler Street.  Zombies, ghouls, goblins, superheroes, floats, marchers and more are wanted as planning for the Pittsfield Halloween Parade gets underway for this popular Pittsfield tradition. 

School, community, and civic groups are encouraged to participate. Every ‘unit’ will need to complete a General Entry Form, and those entering a float must also complete the Float Entry Form; for the parade, all float entries must have a theme that is Halloween related.  The deadline for completed forms isFriday, Oct.14.

There will be a seminar on building floats at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21 in Room 203 at City Hall, 70 Allen St. Attendance is mandatory for a representative of each organization/school interested in building a float for the parade.

Also, there will be a meeting for new parade participants at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in Room 203 at City Hall. One representative of each new organization must attend the meeting.

For further information, please call Becky Manship, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 499-9370 or email