UPDATE: Wiscasset Halloween event outside

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 2:45pm

    UPDATE: At 10:58 a.m. Thursday, interim Parks and Recreation Director Duane Goud issued this update on plans:

    “Looks like we are going to get a window in the weather, maybe some light stuff but warm, so we are going to hold Nightmare on Federal Street as planned with the parade line-up starting at 4 p.m. and the parade starting at 4:30 sharp, followed by the block party and costume contest.”
    Goud added, “ If the forecast changes drastically over the next four hours we will adjust at that point if needed and relocate to the WCC! Fingers are crossed that we can continue as originally planned!”

    Original post: Depending on when and how much it’s raining Thursday, Wiscasset’s Nightmare on Federal Street celebration may instead be inside Wiscasset Community Center on Gardiner Road, interim Parks and Recreation Director Duane Goud said Wednesday.

    The event would still include the costume contest, music and other activities, Goud said in a phone interview. As of Wednesday, the event was still set for Federal Street, starting with the parade lineup at Wiscasset Elementary School at 4 p.m. and continuing with other festivities until 6:30 p.m. Goud expected to know by mid-morning Thursday if the event will be on Federal Street or at WCC instead. 

    A forecast for either a rain-free window or just drizzle during the event would make it OK to keep the outdoor plans, he said.

    The event was held inside WCC in 2017, the week of the windstorm.

    Wiscasset Newspaper will publish online any new word from Goud about Thursday’s event.