Halloween Parades in South Dakota

Toddler Outlaws

Halloween parades in South Dakota have a rich state history to draw upon for costume ideas. This is the state of the Badlands - Badlands National Park encompasses over 240,000 acres of land comprised of eroded buttes, spires and protected mixed-grass prairie - where the cowboy outlaws all seemed to run to and hide from posses. The famous Mount Rushmore is in the state with its huge carving of presidents to inspire costume choices. Harry Potter, Famous Death Inspire Halloween Costumes South … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in Iowa 2012

Clear Lake Halloween parade

Halloween Parades in Iowa get a lot of attention given the fact that though set in Nebraska, Children of the Corn was filmed in the state. The list of Iowa slogans makes for another interesting possible Halloween tie in - Life Changing, Fields of Opportunities are the current ones, while the older "You make me smile" and "Is this heaven?" could be used during Halloween events in the state. At any time except Halloween, Iowa's nickname of the "American Heartland" has a normal meaning, but during … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in New Hampshire 2012

Samhain Festival

"You're Going To Love It Here" is a great state slogan and should be shown at every Halloween parade in New Hampshire. There is a major push for New Hampshire community involvement at most of the parades and a large number of merchants gathering for trick or treats - a long list can be found at the bottom of the parade list. Portsmouth Throws Grassroots Halloween Parade Keeping in the "love it here" motif, Portsmouth leads the way with their Halloween Parade. Marching into its 17th year, … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in Tennessee

Elvis Halloween costume

The state is famous for many musical styles - the country music of Nashville and the Blues of Memphis - and the Halloween parades in Tennessee are a combination of both styles. There are haunted country hayrides and spooky blues, and the Halloween parades in the state aptly reflect its slogan: America at its best. Parades in Tennessee DNA The original state slogan creates a parade if properly followed - "Follow Me To Tennessee." Beyond Halloween, parades are part of many celebrations in … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in Mississippi

Harry Potter trumps Mark Twain

Halloween parades in Mississippi should be massive events like the mighty river the state shares its name with. Sadly, generations have missed the great works of Mark Twain and the adventures he told of along that river. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, great Halloween characters in their day, have been replaced with Harry Potter and the vampires of Twilight and True Blood. Did Harry Potter Wizard Away Mississippi Halloween Themes? The state slogan "It Feels Like Coming Home" may have eluded to the … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in Kentucky 2012

Halloween's Michael Myers

Getting dressed up is a Kentucky tradition, so it is not surprising that Halloween parades in Kentucky are popular. The hats and fashions worn during the Kentucky Derby each year may not be the scary costumes worn during the October holiday, but the creativity used during the Derby must carry over. The state has a rich history in the horse racing industry, but it seems that the love of animals also holds true for their dogs. A horse therapy group in the state has found dressing up the horses in … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in Vermont – 2012

Pumpkins popular in Vermont

This small state has a passion for pumpkins. Apart from the numerous Halloween parades, they host a lot of pumpkin related events during the Halloween period. Pumpkin carving is a big one, and each year the festival in Manchester attempts to break the Guinness Record for the most pumpkins being carved simultaneously. In other parts of the state, you can see Halloween-costumed people throwing pumpkins, painting them, and even playing golf with pumpkins. Teddy Bears and Ice Cream Good Vermont … [Read more...]

Halloween Parades in Wyoming 2012

wyoming halloween

Wyoming is the cowboy state - more so than others that have deep roots to the cowboy lifestyle. Wyoming's  iconic silhouette image of a Bucking Horse and Rider is a federal and state registered trademark.  Wyoming is where the deer and the buffalo roam, and the state slogans of "Forever West" and "Like No Place on Earth" capture the ruggedness of the state. The University of Wyoming's mascot is the cowboy. Interestingly, Cheyenne, the state capital, is the biggest city in the state, yet has a … [Read more...]

US Halloween Parades in Connecticut 2012

Connecticut toddlers parade

We have the information on statewide Halloween Parades in Connecticut!! There is much excitement for this year's Halloween Parades in Connecticut! With the 2011 winter storm that cancelled most of the outdoor Halloween parades last year, the children and parents will be ready to do double duty this year. No doubt that residents of Connecticut will have more then one plan to enjoy the holiday celebrations from zombie walks, costume parades, BBW (Big Beautiful Women) Halloween Bash, or maybe a … [Read more...]

US Halloween Parades in Washington DC 2012

Watson Adventures

We have the low down on Halloween Parades in Washington DC! Halloween parades in the Washington District of Columbia (DC), while the number of events may be small, they tend to draw the crowds.  Halloween provides a number of interesting social events and their political opportunities. Washington D.C. offers trick-or-treating and parading on Embassy Row, spooktacular children's events, and haunting adventures for young and old. There is always something during the day to grab the attention of … [Read more...]