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Mysterious Mansion Mayhem Registration

Aug 1, 2019 - Oct 7, 2019


Introduction:  The City of Maricopa is looking for local residents who are interested in participating in a Halloween Decorating contest!


The City of Maricopa invites its residents to a hauntingly good time by recognizing and appreciating all of the efforts put into great holiday home decorating. Participants are encouraged to be original and creative with decorating the exterior of their home with timelessly spooky Halloween characters, scenes, and props. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, along with a Resident’s Choice winner and an award in the Haunted House category. Judging will take place October 23-24 from 6-9 p.m.

Registration deadline is October 7, 2019, at 10 p.m. Late registrations will not be accepted–no exceptions.

Visit the Mysterious Mansion Facebook page here

Click here to register your haunted house! 

All exterior decorations to be considered for the contest must be visible to the public.  All contestants must comply with respective HOA rules.

  • Haunted house is defined as any home that has decorations inside of the home or a built/enclosed structure in your BACKyard.
  • Structures must be build in the backyard and measure no more than 200 sq. ft.
  • Outdoor is defined as any decorations outside of the home. This includes anyone jumping out or dressing up to add to the creativity of their decor.
  • When Halloween is over, the structure(s) must be removed.
  • October 23 – Houses 1-14
  • October 24 – Houses 15-28


You can win the $250 in one of two ways:

1. Community judging – Residents vote online for their favorite home starting at midnight October 25 through midnight on October 27 at 11:59 p.m.  (Community judging does not include the Haunted House category).

2. Parks, Recreation and Library (PRL) Committee judging –  The Committee selects 1st through 3rd place and Best Haunted House (cash prizes). They will judge homes October 23 and 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. Scores are  based on creativity, theme, lighting and overall execution.


  • Best Halloween Spirit (Most Creative, Creepiest and Most Original) $250
  • Resident’s Choice- $250
  • Haunted House – $150
  • Scariest – $75
  • Best DIY (do-it-yourself) $75
  • Best Rookie Entry (entrants who have never participated in the contest only) $100 – Sponsored by K Hovnanian Homes


Thank you to sponsor K. Hovnanian Homes!

We are seeking local restaurants and businesses for gift card donation prizes. If you would like to sponsor, please contact Matthew Reiter at matthew.reiter@maricopa-az.gov.


Aug 1, 2019
Oct 7, 2019


City of Maricopa
(520) 568-9098