A downtown parade will kick off at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 27 on Davis’ Main Street.
Firetrucks will lead the way for the two block parade of costumed kiddos, followed by locally-made floats. Participants simply sign up and take a number for the costume contest and then get in line.
After the parade, costume contest winners will be announced, then everyone will head over to Fullerton Park for carnival fun.
A 50+ year tradition, the parade and carnival was taken up by the Boo Crew five years ago, said member D’Andra Parsons. “We wanted to keep the tradition alive,” Parsons said.
Originally, the event was held annually to raise funds for a local women’s group. The Boo Crew has continued that tradition as well, with all proceeds from the event going to scholarships for Davis senior girls. “Last year we were able to give three scholarships of $500 each,” Parsons said.
“We had an excellent turnout last year,” Parsons said. The event will have everything you’d want from a small town fair: inflatables, a petting zoo, games and maybe best of all — fair food. “We will have a local food truck featuring soul food tacos, queso fries and other things from hot cocoa to funnel cakes,” Parsons said.
In addition to the carnival and the parade, there will also be Bingo at the park’s pavilion. “Local businesses have donated some awesome prizes,” Parsons said. “Bingo will be the last thing that closes down.”
Parsons said spaces are available to businesses and organizations for $20 per table. “All their profits after that are theirs,” Parsons said.
Parking may be a little tricky, but Parsons said many downtown businesses will be closed by the time the parade and fair kick off Saturday. “Pretty much the only place you can’t park for sure is at the Sooner grocery store because they will still be open for business at that time,” Parsons said.