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Scarecrow, Witch Contest

October 5, 2017

Let’s have some fun this fall! Waterville Valley Town Square and Waterville Valley Realty are sponsoring a Scarecrow and Witch Contest.  Get creative and build a silly scarecrow or spooky witch to display at Town Square, at your business, or at your home. 

Beware.  The Golden Eagle Lodge has thrown down the gauntlet and is going all out with Halloween-themed decorations, lights – even a flaming tree?!  Here’s a sneak preview of what Luis Castillo, Brenda Campagna and team are working on at the Golden Eagle Lodge!  Get inspired!

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If you’d like to display your fall/Halloween creation at the Town Square, just drop it off at the Town Square front desk now through Oct. 27 (the earlier the better, so we look festive).  If you’d like to display at your home or business, call Town Square and sign-up because we’ll be picking the best scarecrows and witches and awarding prizes!

An esteemed panel of (secret!) judges will make their way around Town Square and the resort on Friday, Oct. 27 and choose the best, silliest, scariest creations. The winning scarecrow or witch will take home $75 in cash, and gift certificates will be awarded for second and third place.

Winners will be notified on Saturday, Oct. 28.  You do not need to be present to win prizes. 

Sign-up by calling 603-236-8175 or email

Halloween Spooktacular

The Waterville Valley Recreation Department will once again host a spooktacular Halloween party for kids (and their parents) on Saturday, Oct. 28, starting at 4 p.m. There will be a costume contest, spooky snacks, parading costumes and trick-or-treating to candy stops at the inns and lodges and Town Square businesses!  And everybody is invited, whether you live in Plymouth, Campton, Thornton, Holderness, Rumney … and beyond.

The cost to participate is $5 per gremlin. Preregistration is recommended but not required (contact the Recreation Department at 603-236-4695). Check-in and games starting at 4 p.m., followed by a costume contest, then a group trick-or-treating parade to candy stops.

NOTE:  Trick-or-treating will be on foot, but may be changed in the event of inclement weather.

Us grown-ups can participate in the Halloween fun by “trunk or treating” at the Town Square! 

Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, Oct. 28, park your car in the Town Square courtyard, decorate your car, dress up in a costume (or not), and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters who will be arriving by bus and on foot!  Set-up from 5:30-6 p.m. and share sweet treats with the trick-or-treaters until 7 p.m.  

If you’d like to participate as a trunk or treat stop, please preregister by contacting the Town Square at 603-236-8175,

Look at these cool trunk-or-treaters from 2016.


About Jan Stearns

I've been living in and loving New Hampshire's White Mountains for most of my life. I moved to Waterville Valley in 1981 and quickly realized why it was dubbed a Yankee Shangri-la. Once you’ve experienced Waterville Valley, you’ll want to call it yours. The great team of Realtors at Waterville Valley Realty can help you find a Waterville Valley home that fits your lifestyle and budget.

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