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2022 Scarecrow Contest & FestiFALL

October 7, 2022 - October 31, 2022


Scarecrow Display & Contest Starts October 7th

As is annual tradition, the “Scarecrow Lamppost Presentation” – scarecrows created by Essex, Centerbrook & Ivoryton residents and businesses –  will line the Main Streets of the three villages. Viewers are encouraged to vote for their favorite scarecrow between October 7th – 31st and submit their vote to one of six business locations (J. Alden Clothiers, CT River Museum, Savour Café, Blue Hound Cookery, Ivoryton Library and Elite Nutrition). Winners to be announced Halloween night, 10/31/22 on social media: Instagram – @experienceessex and Facebook – Essex Board of Trade.

2022 Scarecrow FestiFALL

The Scarecrow FestiFALL will take place throughout Essex Village on Saturday, October 8, 2022. This year’s theme is “Hocus Pocus” and the FestiFALL has special guests – the Sanderson Sisters – who will be flying in to make an appearance at Mama’s Gardens, and The Essex Town Park. Be sure to stop by and take a selfie!


Event Schedule and Locations, October 7 – 8 

Friday & Saturday, October 7 & 8, 4:00 – 5:15pm

Twilight Tour of Riverview Cemetery (RVC)

Join Essex Historical Society for a guided tour of the Riverview Cemetery (RVC). We will trace RVC’s history from a simple burial yard to its park-like setting of today.

Cost: $5 per person, free to members of Essex Historical Society. For more info: www.essexhistory.org

Saturday, October 8

CT River Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • FREE Admission for children 12 and under all day to the CT River Museum
  • First 50 kids to arrive will win a take-home scarecrow craft!

Main Street, Essex Village

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Scavenger Hunt – Starting point is Mama’s Gardens. Pick up Scavenger Hunt map including list of participating merchants. Guests who find all of the hidden witches win a prize at the last stop!!!

Main Street Park, Essex Village

3:00 – 5:00 pm

  • “The Sanderson Sisters” will appear at Mama’s Gardens first, and then fly down to the Essex Town Park for SELFIES!!! Which witch will you pick?!
  • Face Painting & Vendors

6:30 pm

  • An evening, outdoor movie presentation – Hocus Pocus, sponsored by the Ivoryton Library (weather permitting). Come dressed as your favorite character!!!


October 7, 2022
October 31, 2022
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Contact Us

    Essex Board of Trade, Inc., P.O. Box 322
    Essex, CT 06426 or email Info@EssexCT.com