Large crowds celebrate Halloween Parade’s return

Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland's Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
November 1, 2022

Thousands throng Ashland streets after two year’s without the popular parade

By Bert Etling, Ashland.news

Thousands of people haunted Ashland streets Monday, packing downtown corridors with every manner of creative costume as the Ashland Chamber of Commerce’s Children’s Halloween Celebration returned for the first time since 2019 after cancellations the last two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the parade celebrants flocked to Ashland Plaza, where dance troupes entertained before packed crowds. One attendee estimated the total crowd at at least 5,000, and possibly up to 10,000, the largest gathering seen downtown in years.

Email Ashland.news Executive Editor Bert Etling at betling@ashland.news or call or text him at 541-631-1313.

Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Creatively costumed creatures and critters thronged Ashland’s Main Street on Monday for the Children’s Halloween Parade. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Dancers entertained on Ashland Plaza after the Children’s Halloween Parade on Monday. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling
Dancers entertained on Ashland Plaza after the Children’s Halloween Parade on Monday. Ashland.news photo by Bert Etling

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Bert Etling is the executive editor of Ashland.news. Email him at betling@ashland.news.
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