TEMECULA ─ Is your yard filled with terrifying tombstones, spooky spiders, or petrifying pumpkins? You should enter Temecula’s free fourth annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest beginning Oct. 1, and show off your Halloween spirit.
The city of Temecula is collaborating with the city of Murrieta to host this year’s Halloween Home Decorating Contest. Residents will enter the contest in their respective cities and homes will be judged based on the category of their choosing. Each city will select a winner in four categories which include Scariest, Most Humorous, Most Original, and Best Theme.
You may enter as an individual residence or as a neighborhood. The public will choose one overall winner from each city, thus declaring the King of Halloween.
“I would like to encourage our residents to enter this year’s contest as we expand our reach in collaboration with our Murrieta neighbors,” Temecula city council member and Temecula Community Services District President, Zak Schwank, said. “This Special Event allows you to safely load up your ghouls and goblins into the family vehicle to check out all the spooktacular homes in our surrounding community. Please have a happy and healthy Halloween, Temecula!”
“The annual Halloween Home Decorating Contest has always been a community favorite,” Temecula Community Services Commission Chairman, Eric Levine, said. “So, what are you waiting for? Start decorating your house today, and give ’em pumpkin to talk about. I can’t wait to see how spooky, creative, and humorous your homes turn out. Your family is sure to have a fang-tastic time.”
Beginning Oct. 1, Temecula residents located within the city limits can register online using Activity #: 9090.201. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 23. Photos of the home decorations must be submitted for judging by Monday, Oct. 26.
Visit TemeculaCA.gov/register to register your home.
All entries will be judged and included on our Halloween Home Decorating Contest map online. The map will include entries from both Temecula and Murrieta.
Please note, front yards only, as decorations in the backyard or inside of the home will not be judged.
For more information, please visit TemeculaCA.gov or call (951) 694-6480.

Submitted by the city of Temecula