Halloween House Decorating Contest & Annual Monster Mash Event

Posted on October 5, 2021

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Calling all skeletons, werewolves and superheroes: the city’s annual Monster Mash event returns this year. It will be held at Weidner Park next to the Civic Center, 300 E. Central Ave., from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

Hundreds of people typically attend the festivities. Activities include hayrides, pumpkin decorating, carnival games and a costume contest. The costume contest for children will be held at the start of the event and prizes will be awarded in several age groups.

There will be a mini-pumpkin patch with free pumpkins for the first 400 children. The West Carrollton Nazarene Church will provide a ‘decoration station’ and the staff from the West Carrollton Library will also have activities. Popcorn will be available at the concession stand. Admission is free for all activities.

“We’re excited to bring Monster Mash back this year. We missed it as much as the community did and it’ll be great to see all the kids in costume again,” said Christian Mattingly, parks and recreation director.

The city will hold the second annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest for West Carrollton residents. To participate, persons must register their homes (houses, condos, apartments are eligible) by Friday, October 22, to be included in the contest. City Beautiful Commission members will be judging those homes Saturday, October 23, from 8-10 p.m. so, residents should leave any decorative lights on that evening. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.

“We had 22 homes participate last year and I think this year we might have more competition. I saw all the decorations last year and our residents definitely showed their creative side. I can’t wait to see what this year brings,” said Heidi Van Antwerp, public relations director.

To register for the contest, click here.

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