There's nothing like Halloween weekend to enjoy time with the family.  So the kids have a costume in mind, how about you?  If you're still on the fence as to dress up or not, make your kids happy and do it.  Now might be a good time to look in your closet or visit one of the many costume shops or department stores that have costumes, you'll even find many at reduced prices right now.

In my opinion, if the kids dress up, then so should the adults.  And if you are looking to get more mileage out of this year's costume, a good old fashioned Halloween parade should be on your list of things to do this weekend.  It just so happens there are quite a few:

  • Binghamton - The Eastside Halloween Parade takes place Saturday morning (October 29) between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. between Robinson Street from Louisa Street to Calvin Coolidge School. There will be music, games, and treats for the community at the parades conclusion.
  • Montrose - A visit to beautiful Montrose can be fun this weekend. Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., is a Halloween Party and Parade starting at Andre & Son, 17150 State Route 706.  Families will love this because there is a costume contest for kids up to age 8, with prizes in 5 different categories: cutest, scariest, most original, house favorite and best family costume.
  • Norwich - The annual Norwich Family YMCA Halloween Parade and Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday (October 29) starting at 11 a.m. in downtown Norwich. The parade lineup will be published in Thursday's edition of The Evening Sun. The Awards Ceremony will take place in East Side Park following the parade. Those wishing to participate in the costume judging contest must get a number from the YMCA before the parade. Join us for this fun annual event.