St. Charles Park District • 101 South Second St. • St. Charles, IL 60174 • 630.584.1055 • 

St. Charles Park District

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Coming Soon

Halloween House Decorating Contest

Get your neighborhood psyched for a little competition! Participate in the annual "Best in St. Charles" Halloween House Decorating Contest.
Preview Night
Friday, October 20

Judging Night
Saturday, October 21

Winners will receive bragging rights and a "Best In St. Charles" award. All contest entries will be included in the Gallery of Ghoulish Homes Tour.

All participants will receive a photo of their house by mail following the event. Click here for judging guidelines.

Award Categories
Best Rookie
Big Scare - Low Budget
Best Actors (1-6 ghouls)
Best Actors (7+ ghouls)
Judges' Favorite
Family Fun
Best Youth Actors (Age 18 & under)
Eeriest Haunt
People's Choice (Click here for more details.)

Important Information
Participants can expect many drive-bys throughout the tour dates - maybe even a bus or two - and especially on Judging Night.

More than 2,000 tour guides are downloaded from the Park District's website each year by families from all over Chicago. Last year, several homeowners provided visitors with a full haunt production on numerous nights.

Eligibity Requirements
This contest is open to all residents with a St. Charles address or living within the St. Charles Park District's boundaries.

FREE homeowner registrations. Please register early. Entry forms must be completed and returned in order to be qualified. Registration deadline is Oct. 18 at 5pm. Registration forms may be submitted three different ways:

Mail: Halloween House Decorating Contest, St. Charles Park District, 8 North Avenue, St. Charles, Illinois 60174

Drop Off: Pottawatomie Community Center, 8 North Avenue, in St. Charles

Email: Jeff Greenwald

For more information, comments or suggestions, call 630-513-4335.


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