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10 Things You Need to Know About the 2022 Toms River Halloween Parade

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We are excited and Toms River and Ocean County are getting ready. Shawn and I will once again be in the parade this year. It’s something we look forward to every year.

Thousands of people line the streets of Toms River to check out the awesome floats, high school marching bands, and local organizations dressed in their favorite costumes.

As we get ready for another fantastic Toms River Halloween Parade, bigger than ever this year we hear. Here are 10 things you need to know before you go…

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Toms River Halloween Parade

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER, NJ — While many people have been plotting and preparing since early September for the 82nd Toms River Halloween parade, there’s still time to come up with a plan to participate.

The return of the parade after a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic was announced in early September. It has been heralded as the second-largest Halloween parade in the world, with thousands of participants and spectators filling downtown Toms River every year. Before last year, the parade, which started in 1919, was canceled only three other times: in 2012, because of Superstorm Sandy, which slammed Ocean County just two days before Halloween; during the Great Depression due to lack of funds, and again during World War II due to labor shortage and blackout rules.

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Huge N.J. Halloween parade is back after last year’s coronavirus cancellation

in Toms River News

Organizers of Toms River’s frighteningly large and long-running annual Holloween parade will be back this year after last year’s cancellation amid the coronavirus pandemic, the volunteer firefighters who host the event announced.

“The Toms River Fire Company No.1 are happy to announce that the Toms River Halloween Parade is a go for 2021 and is scheduled for Saturday, October 30th,” stated the announcement on the township website.

“The Toms River Halloween Parade, which began in 1937 as a local municipal Halloween event, is now the world’s second largest, according to the Guinness Book of World Records,” the announcement added, referring to an unsuccessful attempt two decades ago to break New York City’s attendance record, when the Toms River event was said to draw 100,000 spectators. “People from all over Ocean County come to the parade route to watch the floats, marching bands, organizations, families and kids dressed up in their costumes.”

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