Annual Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween Ghouls, Gremlins, and Goblins

Welcome In Irvington!  

Halloween happenings begin at dusk at this annual event, which brings ghosts, ghouls, goblins, little witches, princesses, and superheroes to the Irvington Commons.  It is one of the most exciting holidays for children because they can dress up as their favorite character and then roam the neighborhood trick or treating.  Children under 13 years of age compete for the best costume in their age category for prizes and treats.  It is a fun-filled family activity for all to enjoy.


The Great Pumpkin welcomes everyone on the Irvington Commons, ready to shine its light on area boys and girls at the Halloween Costume Contest.


The annual event, organized by the Irvington Village Improvement Association (VIA), will award a total of 18 prizes for the best costumes in six different age groups.  Judges will consider entrants below 2 years of age, 3 to 4 years of age, 5 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 10, and 11 to 12.


Children up to the age of 12 and wearing costumes are all welcome. Ghouls, gremlins, goblins, and children wearing all sorts of costumes receive a goody bag of Halloween surprises.  We look for the scariest, most creative, and most original costumes..... and we are never disappointed!  The best three costumes in each category win a prize.


Boys, girls, and their parents or chaperones gather at the gazebo at the witching hour of 6:00 pm to line up with their age group.  Judging begins at 6:15 pm.


All children under the age of 13 must be with a chaperone.


Reminders for a safe Halloween: Make sure costumes, masks, and footwear fit properly.  Check the eyeholes in masks to ensure they are large enough for full vision.  Check for loose clothing and capes that could easily brush up against jack-o-lanterns.  Choose fabrics that are flame resistant. Test props for safety and non-toxic materials. Use reflective tape for dark costumes. Ensure children carry a flashlight and cell phone.

All children under the age 13 must be with a chaperone.

Sponsored by: Village Improvement Association
Contact: Town of Irvington (804) 438-6230