Carteret celebrates season & Washington Avenue revitalization with 7th annual Fall Festival

Carteret, NJ – On Saturday October 25th Mayor Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc. will join with Carteret residents to celebrate the Borough’s 7th annual Halloween Parade and Fall Festival. The event, which first began as a Halloween celebration has since been expanded into a street festival and Oktoberfest for residents and visitors of all ages, featuring delicious foods, games, and live music along the town’s recently revitalized Washington Avenue Redevelopment District.

Mayor Reiman said, “The Council and I have remained committed to the restoration of aesthetic integrity and vitality within our commercial districts. We have been pleased to see the influx of new businesses that are helping to redefine our neighborhoods. There’s a lot to be celebrated here, including the growing appeal of Washington Avenue to residents and businesses.”

Lineup for the traditional parade will begin at 11:00 a.m. by Carteret Park along Cypress Street, and will begin at noon along a new route, down Washington Avenue, Pershing Ave., Irving St., and Cooke Ave. to its terminus at the street festival itself. Halloween activities and attractions for youngsters will include:

  • Pumpkin patch / pumpkin painting
  • Inflatable rides
  • Petting zoo
  • Kids DJ
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Cookies and cider
  • “Guess the weight of the giant pumpkin”
  • Contests & prizes

The street festival will begin at 12:00 noon, featuring a variety of foods and crafts from local vendors, and live music.

“There won’t be any shortage of fun for visitors of any age,” Councilman and Parks Commissioner Vinnie Bellino added. “Our Halloween parade is always a popular and colorful spectacle, and the Washington Avenue Street Festival is an attraction in itself with its variety of sights, smells, and the sounds of seasonal festivities.”

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