Medford News

10/21/2016 - Halloween Parade set for next Saturday, Oct. 29th-Police announce traffic & parking details

While we love the enthusiasm and anticipation for the upcoming Halloween Parade next Saturday, please refrain from placing chairs along Main Street until the day of the parade!! They are a hazard to vehicles parked along the street.

Why does the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Club put on this fantastic parade year after year? All you need to do is walk down Main Street and see the hundreds of kids all dressed in costumes and excitedly waiting for the first float to come by. It's a magical night that brings the greater Medford community together and has grown to attract 30,000 spectators and participants. With marching bands and cheerleaders, princesses and fireman, the Medford-Vincentown Rotary Halloween parade is a family friendly event not to be missed.

The Parade starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday, October 29th.  Main Street closes to traffic at 6:00pm. The 1 mile long parade starts at the float staging ground located at St. Mary's of the Lakes School and continues East onto Fire House Lane then turns right onto Main Street and continues south to Maurice and Everett Haines School.

For more information, visit their websites at or  For directions and parking, visit the Special Events page of our website.

Detour Info From the Police Dept:

The Parade will start at 7:00pm on Main Street running from Firehouse Lane to the Haines School. The Police Department will be closing access to Main Street promptly at 6:00pm. If you are planning to go to any residences in the village area please attempt to arrive prior to 6:00pm. Access will be restricted to several areas in the village after 6:00pm. There will be No Parking posted along Main Street, Cherry Street, Cedar Street and parts of Himmelein Road, Stokes Road and Branch Street. Please obey all traffic and parking regulations. 
There will be handicapped parking available as space permits on:
Union Street, N. Main Street, Chapel Ave, Mill Street, and at Cranberry Hall.

Please ask an officer at a traffic post for assistance and have your placard available.

Restrooms will be available at Cranberry Hall, Haines School along with portable toilets at St. Mary’s School, Union Firehouse
Medford Internal Medicine 69 N. Main Street, the Gazebo, Pinelands Library, Harriet’s Oil and S. Main Street at Trimble St.

The Police Department thanks all for their anticipated cooperation during the event and hopes everyone has a great time at this annual Medford tradition.


  • Municipal Center Address: 49 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055-2432
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
  • Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30pm