Halloween Home Decorating Contest

2021 Halloween contest pictures of homes from 2020

Come join the Northampton Parks & Recreation department for the spookiest time of the year! Residents of Northampton, Florence and Leeds are invited to enter our FREE Halloween Home Decorating Contest. Decorate your porch, house, front yard and enter it in our contest.
Judges, made up of Parks & Rec staff and possibly some local guest judges, will come by to admire and judge your decorating skills!
Homes (that have agreed) will be placed on a map for area residents to enjoy this Halloween treat.
Prizes will be awarded for winners of the different categories.

How do I enter?

Registration has now closed!


  • Do not cover/interfere with any fire safety equipment or walkways
  • Keep everything PG-13
  • Homes must be located within Northampton, Florence, or Leeds
  • Judging will only include the portion of your house/yard that is visible from the driveway or street
  • Does your home not fit this above description but you still want to participate? We will work with you and your family to be apart of this contest! Email recreation@northamptonma.gov


  • Resident of Northampton, Florence, or Leeds
  • Deadline for entry: Thursday, October 21 by 4:30pm
  • Judging will occur: During the week of Monday, October 25
  • Winners will be announced: Friday, October 29


  • Best Overall Theme
  • Most Creative
  • Spooky Scary
  • Most Fun
  • Judge's Favorite

How to participate in this contest after registration has closed?

The map link below shows homes that agreed during registration to show off their decorations to the public.  Feel free to follow along with the map and to check out all the cool Halloween decorations with your family! 

2021 Halloween contest
2021NPRD Rules for Halloween Decorating contest

Winners of our Halloween Decorating Contest

  • Best Overall Theme - Check back on Friday, October 29!
  • Most Fun - Check back on Friday, October 29!
  • Most Creative -  Check back on Friday, October 29!
  • Spooky Scary - Check back on Friday, October 29!
  • Judge's Favorite - Check back on Friday, October 29!

Honorable Mentions!

  • Check back  on Friday, October 29!

You can find photos of all the homes on our Facebook Page