The Oldest Halloween Parade In America Is Right Here In Kansas And It’s Amazing

While some people will be enjoying haunted houses or corn mazes this Halloween, have you ever heard of the oldest Halloween parade in the country? This parade has been going on for more than a century now, and we’d love to share it with every last Kansan. Let’s make this year’s parade the best they’ve ever seen!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

You’ll find Hiawatha just northwest of Atchison, in the northeast corner of Kansas. Stop by, have something to eat, and if you want to join the parade this year, call the Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce at (785) 742-7136 or visit this link here to get the needed forms.

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