Countdown To Oct 21st

High Heel Drag Race In New Hope

Keeping A New Hope Tradition Alive Over the past 15 years, the annual High Heel Drag Race has been the highlight of the October fall season in New Hope. Originally hosted by the local Chamber of Commerce, the event was passed to NHC in 2015. It seemed to be a perfect fit, “We are grateful to keep this long-standing tradition alive” said Matt Hanson, NHC President.

The High Heel Race is an all-inclusive event, which represents our communities’ diverse and accepting culture. Everyone in the race, male and female participants alike, will wear high heels as they each carry a pumpkin up the hill where they will decorate it and return down Mechanic Street in New Hope.

This year the NHC team has really stepped up to continue one of New Hope’s most popular and fun-filled fall events, which heralds in the OUT in October Fall events celebration. Thanks to the efforts of Elisa Fusco, Event Director, Gordon Pulaski, and the entire NHC Board, for their support and hard work. Whether you participate or are a cheerleader in the crowd, it’s always a great time.

If you’re interested in running/participating in the High Heel Drag Race, please complete this form. Entries will be limited and it will be on a first come basis. We will be in touch as the race gets closer.


So sorry, but we have reached the limited number of participants, but we still want to see you at the event!

2018 High Heel Drag Race & After Party


This year’s race is all about drag glam! Join us Sunday, October 21st at 4:30 for registration and all the pre-race festivities, 50/50 raffle, drag race designer T-Shirts on sale, live performances by Miss Pumpkin, Thunder Showers, Summer Clearance and many more.

A special thanks to all the businesses on Mechanic St. Please visit these merchants as they will be open for business during the event.

Cafe Blue Moose | Surender | Nina’s Waffles | Great Barn Taproom | Karla’s | Nektar Wine Bar | Zubi Restaurant & Bar | God Save The Queens


Directly after the race, follow the Queens over to The Logan Inn for our Fabulous and most glamorous after party. Cash bar, drink specials, lite fare, and the race winners will be announced around 7:30pm ish! Don’t miss this one of a kind fall event in New Hope.

We would like to thank Landmark Hospitality and The Logan Inn for once again hosting this years High Heel Drag Race After Party. Special thanks to Elisa Fusco for managing the event and designing our fabulous T-shirts. A shout to out the New Hope Borough and our Police and Fire departments for their service.

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