The Costume Parade for the 24th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival kicks off at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26. The parade will be led by the Sea Witch Clipper Ship and 2012 Business of the Year, Delaware Beach Life magazine.
The Woodland String Band mummers will accompany thousands of costumed participants, local bands, and decorated floats and cars proceeding east on Rehoboth Avenue from the convention center toward the Bandstand. The parade will then continue westward on the Avenue, finishing at Village by the Sea mall.
The top 25 walking, top 10 rolling/motorized entries and best band as chosen by designated parade judges will be awarded prizes at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand immediately following the conclusion of the parade.
All motorized entries, bands and walking groups larger than 20 people must preregister and submit an application for review. No more than 50 decorated, motorized entries and up to six education-affiliated bands will be accepted (floats, antique cars, etc.). Space is still available to register a motorized entry. Registration forms can be found at www.beach-fun.com.
In the event of inclement weather, the parade may be postponed until 11 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 13. In the event of postponement only walking participants who can meet the requirements of the Boardwalk size, etc. may participate in the costumed walking parade on the Rehoboth Boardwalk. There is no scheduled rain date for floats or motorized vehicles.
Any cancellation or postponement will be announced on the radio station WGMD 92.7 or obtained through the chamber Visitor’s Center hotline at 302-227-2233, Ext. 12 for inclement weather updates.
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center wishes to thank the following businesses which sponsored trophies: Atlantic Oceanside Motel; Bad Hair Day; Big Fish Grill & Seafood Market; Candy Kitchen Shoppes; Comfort Inn & Suites - Georgetown; Delaware Today; Del-Coast Design & Build LLC; Great Scott Broadcasting; Kilwins Rehoboth Beach; Lighthouse Inn Bed & Breakfast; M&T Bank; Rehoboth Toy & Kite Co.; Summer House Restaurant; TD Bank; WBOC; and Williams Insurance Agency.
Go to www.beach-fun.com for complete program information. For more festival or area information, contact the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at 800-441-1329, Ext. 0; 302-227-2233, Ext. 0, 02 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.