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Annual High Heel Drag Race dashes through New Hope Oct. 27

New Hope Celebrates (NHC) will hold its annual High Heel Drag Race on Sunday, Oct. 27, on West Mechanic Street in New Hope.

During the popular event, now in its 16th year, racers in Halloween costumes don high heels and sprint up the hill on West Mechanic Street carrying a pumpkin. At the top of the hill, they decorate the pumpkin, then dash back downhill to the finish line.

Directly after the race, the festivities continue with a fall-themed after party hosted by Havana starting at 6:30 p.m. The event features an awards ceremony, live DJ, light bites and a cash bar, with a $5 suggested donation at the door. Miss NHC 2019 Sapphira Cristal and all the fabulous drag kings and queens will attend, and the winners of the race will be announced and prizes awarded at 7:30 p.m.

Miss Summer Clearance was among the guests of honor at last year’s race.

Advance online registration for the race ($25) is required, and is limited to the first 15 people. All proceeds from the race benefit New Hope Celebrates.

Race participants should arrive at 4:15 p.m. to check in, and the event begins at 4:30 p.m. and takes place rain or shine.

Learn more about the race and its history online.

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