North on Hwy 5 from Hwy 515 in Blue Ridge to downtown Copperhill/McCaysville, October 27th., 2012, 4:30 pm.
Ghosts & goblins come out in their best costumes to compete in the annual Halloween Costume Parade. The 2012 parade offers 1st Place Medals for winners in each category. You must register and wear a registration to compete for prizes. Sign up at 4:15 pm on Parade day in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of McCaysville. Prizes will be awarded by ages groups, with other prizes for best group costume, best dressed pet, and best float, among others. All floats must be hand-pulled, no motorized vehicles are allowed in the parade, except for "kiddies" cars. Judging will be conducted beginning at 4:30pm in the First Baptist Parking lot. The parade begins at 5:00pm and proceeds down Toccoa Avenue/Ocoee Street to the BB&T Bank. Winners will be announced at 4:50 pm and lead the Halloween Parade. After the parade, costumed children can collect free treats from downtown merchants during the Trick or treat safe zone from 5:30 to 6:30pm. At 6:00pm, compete for prizes during the annual "scream contest" outside the United Community Bank in McCaysville.