All things Halloween in the Village of Warwick

Warwick. Get ready for the costume parade, virtual costume contest, an invitation to ‘Scare the Mayor” and yes, there’s a curfew and road closures

| 25 Oct 2021 | 08:04

The following is the list of ways to celebrate Halloween in the Village of Warwick this coming weekend:

Halloween Costume Parade

The Village of Warwick Recreation Department will host a spooktacular Halloween Costume Parade on Sunday, Oct. 31. Lineup will take place at 4:30 p.m. on High Street. The parade will start at 5 p.m. and proceed down Main Street.

The parade will end at the railroad tracks on Main Street where families can then disperse and begin trick-or-treating.

Virtual Halloween costume contest

The Village of Warwick will once again be hosting a virtual Halloween costume contest beginning Thursday, Oct. 28, through Halloween night, Sunday, Oct. 31.

In lieu of the costume contest being cancelled this year due to COVID-19, we ask that you dress up in your spookiest, scariest and most creative costumes and submit your photos, including your name, age and costume category, to

This year’s’ costume contest will include the following categories: Most Original, Scariest, Cutest and Most Warwick Pride.

The contest will be divided into the following age groups: 0-5, 6-9, 10-14, adult and family ensemble.

The winners will be announced just shortly after Halloween and the winning photos will be posted on the Village’s website and Facebook page and local newspapers.

Residents invited to ‘Scare the Mayor’

Village residents are invited to try their best to Scare the Mayor for the village’s fifth annual “Scare the Mayor” Contest. This is a contest for the scariest, most frightful, scream-worthy Halloween decorated house in the Village of Warwick. The contest is free to enter and Village of Warwick residents are eligible to participate. To register your house, please call Village Hall at (845) 986-2031 or email

On Friday, October 29, 2021, starting at 6:00 p.m., all participants will receive a visit from Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard and guest judges who will deem the ghouls and ghosts who scare them the most.

First, second and third prize winners will receive a plaque that brags “I Scared the Mayor.” Winners will be announced on Facebook. So, string those purple and orange lights with care, spread cobwebs as far as they can bear, creepy skulls and candy corn too, anything spooky really will do. The mayor anticipates the delights from all the scary frights, and they look forward to celebrating the best that residents can offer.

Curfew and road closures

There is a Halloween curfew for all persons under the age of 18 unless accompanied by a parent or guardian on all Village streets and parks and other public areas in the Village of Warwick between the hours of 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30, to 6 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, and again on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1.

The Village will close off Oakland Court, Welling Avenue and Orchard Street west of Elm Street on Sunday, Oct. 31, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. High Street will be closed on Oct. 31 from 4 to 5 p.m. for the parade lineup.