DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: DeKalb, Illinois

Calling all ghouls and ghosts, witches and warlocks – we want to see your most festive and frightening house decorations in our fourth annual DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest!

We will award prizes for the Best Overall Theme, Best Special Effects, Scariest, and People’s Choice. Staff will judge all displays on October 18 between 4:00 – 10:30 pm. Choose either a daylight or night display option. (Residents do not need to be present for judging). This contest is for DeKalb residents only. Addresses of all entries will be published in local media unless specified otherwise at the time of registration. Winners for all awards, except People’s Choice, will be published on October 19. All displays will be judged online through the District Facebook page for a People’s Choice Award, October 19 – October 26. The image with the most “likes” by 9:00 pm on October 26 wins! The People’s Choice winner will be officially announced on October 27. Prize packages are generously sponsored by Raising Canes.

Fee: $5 per house (contest for DeKalb residents only!)  Registration Deadline: October 17 (or until full)

Register Here