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WANTED: Scarecrows and Witches

October 4, 2018

I don’t need to remind you that it’s October.  Instagram is oozing gorgeous fall décor and clever Halloween-themed vignettes.  It’s time for Waterville Valley to show off its silly and spooky side, too.

Here is an incentive to scroll through Pinterest looking for ideas.  Waterville Valley Town Square and Waterville Valley Realty are sponsoring a Scarecrow and Witch Contest.  Create a scarecrow or witch to display at Town Square or your Waterville Valley business or home.  Prizes will be awarded (and last year everyone that entered was a winner)!  

Of course, I don’t need to remind you that it’s not about who wins.  It’s about having fun and some good-natured competition, camaraderie and community building. Most importantly, it helps Waterville Valley look seasonally festive.  

If you want to display your fall/Halloween creation at the Town Square, just drop it off at the Town Square front desk between NOW and Oct. 25 (the earlier the better, so we look festive).  If you’d like to display your creation at your home or business, call or email Town Square and sign-up so the esteemed panel of top-secret judges will know to stop by during the judging. 

The judges will make their way around Town Square and the resort on Friday, Oct. 26 and pick 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. And if we’re feeling generous like we did last year, everyone will win something!

Winners will be notified on Monday, Oct. 29.  You do not need to be present to win. 

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

Waterville Valley hosts witch and scarecrow contest 2018

Halloween Spooktacular

On Saturday, Oct. 27, Waterville Valley will host its annual Halloween Spooktacular. Festivities kick off at 3:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate. Ages nine and under require adult supervision. Spooky snacks and treats will be served. Admission is $5 per child.

  • 3:30 p.m.   Register/check-in at the Recreation Department, located on Noon Peak Road
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.   Haunted House Open
  • 4:30 p.m.   Costume Contest
  • 5-6 p.m.   Trick-or-Treating on your own to participating resort lodges*
  • 6-7 p.m.   Trunk-or-Treat at Town Square

*Buses will transport trick-or-treaters if inclement weather. Please dress accordingly!

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

Trunk or Treat

On Saturday, Oct. 27, park your car in the Town Square courtyard, decorate your vehicle, dress up in a costume, and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters who will be arriving on foot (or by bus).  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,

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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