MARLBOROUGH – Mayor Arthur Vigeant today, October 6, announced the return of the Horribles Parade in 2021.
This exciting autumn tradition, which was postponed last year due to the pandemic, is set to return on Thursday, October 28, in full force. Area businesses will have tables set up along Main Street to give out candy between Bolton Street and Rawlins Ave where children can “Trick-or-Treat” in costume between 4:30 to 5;30 p.m.
Following that, the Marlborough High School Marching Band will perform and lead the parade of trick-or-treaters along Main Street starting at the Old Fire Station.
“The Horribles Parade is an event that many families look forward to coming together and celebrating. We have strong community support from both our residents and our Main Street businesses each year. I want to thank all those who continue to make this a fun, community event,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.
In addition to the Horribles Parade, the Marlborough Recreation Department is organizing this year’s “Build-a-Scarecrow” contest. Organizations, groups, schools and individuals alike are invited to pick up the framing for the scarecrow at the Recreation Department (239 Concord Street) and get creative! All submissions must be given to the Recreation Department by October 22and will be featured on the fence of Union Common for the Horribles
Parade. Three winners will be chosen by the Recreation Department and receive a gift certificate to local merchants.
It is recommended that participants take appropriate health safety measures in response to the COVID-19 virus.