The Suffield Parks & Recreation Department, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield Senior Center & Mini Bus, and Suffield Youth Services have collaborated on a town-wide Halloween harvest themed event which will be held at the Senior Center on Saturday, October 22nd.
First, there is a scarecrow contest for Suffield residents, both young and old; civic groups; and businesses to create a one–of-a-kind scarecrow! There is no fee to enter, just construct your own creative scarecrow.  Scarecrows should fall into one of the following categories:  Most Creative, Funniest, Prettiest, and the most Spirit of Suffield.  In addition, there will be a Youth award (children, ages 12 and younger) and a Teen award (teens 13-18, in school or home-schooled) who create a scarecrow with minimal adult help. Participants must pre-register before Wednesday, October 19 for the scarecrow contest with the Parks & Recreation Department or the Library.   Contest rules & forms may be downloaded at:  or


On Saturday, October 22, the scarecrows will be judged and awarded prizes.  Additional events that day are:

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Halloween and Zombie Make-up by make-up artists. (First come, first served – limited participants.)

12:30 p.m. ‘Halloweeny’ Kid Movie 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. People’s Choice Judging of Scarecrows

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. a Zombie “Thriller” dance lesson (first come, first served, limited participation)

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Goodies and Awards   

In addition, a Halloween-themed scary movie will be shown on Friday night, October 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center to kick off the weekend.  Bring your own blanket to sit on, popcorn will be provided!

Let’s celebrate autumn in New England and bring the community together with this free event for residents of all ages.