Clownfest headed to Lancaster

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 21, 2013 2:07 PM

(Seaside Height, N.J.) The annual clown convention that's called New Jersey home for nearly a quarter of a century is bringing its red noses, floppy shoes and baggy pants to Lancaster County.

Finances have forced Clownfest to move from Seaside Heights to Lancaster, during the third weekend in September.

Organizer Vincent "Vappo the Clown" Pagliano says people are "pinging" him in the head. But, he adds the move dramatically cuts expenses.

Seaside Heights Mayor Bill Akers says Clownfest was second to the Columbus Day Parade in terms of drawing crowds up to 10,000 people.

Pagliano says he decided to make the move before Superstorm Sandy damaged Seaside's boardwalk.

The clowns plan to play baseball in Lancaster instead of holding a parade.

Published in News

Tagged under , , , , ,

back to top

Post a comment

Give Now

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »

Smart Talk

Real Life Real Issues

Flight 93: Devotion to a quiet field

Grave 43: Remembering Pony

National Edward R. Murrow Awards

DuPont Columbia Awards

Support Local Journalism

Latest News from NPR

Support for WITF is provided by:

Become a WITF sponsor today »