WOODSTOCK — The Woodstock Fire Department will host its fifth annual Parade of Lights at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, Town Manager Vern Maxfield said.

The parade coincides with Woodstock Fire Department’s 75th anniversary.

The Parade of Lights started in 2011, after a Woodstock firefighter who previously worked with a fire department in New Hampshire mentioned the New Hampshire department held a similar parade.

Maxfield said the parade will begin at the baseball field on Lakeside Drive and end at the fire station, where a number of refreshments and awards will be presented.

Lineup will begin at 6 p.m. and the parade will be held rain or shine.

“The parade is organized by the Woodstock Fire Department, but a lot of fire departments from out of town bring their trucks and vehicles and participate,” Maxfield said. “We also get some rescue services that participate. It gets pretty loud downtown.”


Woodstock Fire Chief Kyle Hopps said the Parade of Lights typically attracts “somewhere around 30 trucks,” and that they “always get a crowd.

“I send out an invite before the parade, and we take whoever shows up,” he said.

The Oxford County Emergency Management Agency will be set up at the Woodstock Fire Department after the parade to provide preparedness and emergency information.

A variety of free food will be available following the parade, including popcorn, fries, hot dogs, fried dough, pizza and baked goods.


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