Irvington Halloween Festival Contests

The Historic Irvington Halloween Festival invites you to participate in one of the many contests throughout the year and specifically in the month of October.

All unclaimed prizes can be picked up at the Irvington Branch Library.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – Sponsored by Waterman’s Family Farm

Saturday, Oct 18th | 10am-2pm | Ellenberger Park Skating Rink| FREE

Come out to the Ellenberger Park Skating Rink for a free pumpkin carving contest! Pumpkins and tools will be provided. Food trucks & prizes for K-12 and adult categories!

Download the registration form here >>

Window Painting Contest

If you grew up as a kid in Irvington, then chances are you at some point painted windows for the Halloween Festival. Now that some of us are older, we have the same opportunity to pass along this tradition to our children. And for those adults who still enjoy painting the windows, don’t worry, we’ve got an adult category too. Click the link above for details and how to enter.

Haunted House Decorating Contest

Does your house scream Halloween more than any other in Irvington? Do you spend more time and money decorating your house for Halloween than any other holiday? This is the one time of the year it’s socially acceptable to make your house look frightening and unapproachable.  Click the link above for entry form and how to enter.

Categories include:

Best rookie entry, scariest, funniest, judge’s favorite and best use of pumpkins.

Costume Contest

If you would like to enter your child (or adult) in our costume contest, judging is to take place just inside the Irvington United Methodist Church on the North Audubon Circle from 11am- 2pm on Saturday, October 25th during the Halloween Festival Street Fair. Click the link above for entry form and how to enter.

Categories:

Ages 0-5, Ages 6-9, Ages 10-13, Ages 14-18, Ages 19+, Most Original, Best Make-up, Best Group, & Best Pet + Person.

Pet Costume Contest

We’re opening up the costume contest to our four-legged friends (pets of all shapes and sizes welcome)!   Judging to take place outside the Irvington United Methodist Church on the North Audubon Circle from 11am-1pm on Saturday, October 25th during the Halloween Festival Street Fair. Click the link above for entry form and how to enter.

Categories:

Large Breed, Small Breed, Most Original, Cutest, Scariest

Writing Contest

This is an annual contest in which participants submit original pieces of poetry and essays about Halloween. This contest is open to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade students. Winners are invited to read their work at the Spooky Stories event at the Irving Theater on Thursday, October 23rd at 7pm. Click the link above for entry form and directions on how to enter.