West Mechanic Street between South Main and New streets will be closed from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the event, said the chamber.
Local New Hope celebrity Miss Pumpkin will hosting the race, which will benefit the Animal Alliance of New Jersey.
Racer registration is free of charge, and begins at 4:30 p.m. in front of the New Hope Visitor Center, say organizers, and racers must be dressed in “Halloween attire with heels to match.”
Additionally, the chamber will be hosting a “pet costume contest” at 5 p.m., which will feature a “red carpet photo shoot with costumed animals and drag queens.” Registration for the pet costume contest will take place from 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in front of the New Hope Visitor’s Center. There’s a $10 entry fee, along with a $10 “photo fee” for four snapshots, with proceeds benefiting Animal Alliance and the New Hope Chamber of Commerce, says the chamber.
The High Heel Drag Race will be the official kick-off to “Halloween Week”, which will consist of five participating bars and nightclubs hosting costume contests. Find out more online or by calling (215) 862-9990.