Scare-It-Up-Suffield Casts a Spell

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Suffield is well-known for its annual traditions, but have you made it to Scare-It-Up-Suffield yet?

Barely scary, but dreadfully fun, this third annual event is an opportunity for some good old-fashioned, Fall family excitement. Drop in (with or without costume) anytime October 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m at the Senior Center to enjoy cider and donuts, face painting, crafts and more. And it’s shockingly free!

“We work to put on a Halloween event that brings town residents together for face painting, cider, donuts, and this year we have Animal Embassy showing off some spooky creatures,” said Jackie Hemond, library director. “We could see a snake, a scorpion or an owl.”

The event kicks off October 16 when individuals and groups begin setting up their scarecrow contest entries to decorate the front lawn of the Senior Center on Bridge Street. Suffield youth, adults, civic groups and businesses are invited to create a one–of–a–kind scarecrow.

Prizes from local merchants will be awarded for the: Most Creative, Funniest, Prettiest, Spirit of Suffield and People’s Choice. In addition, there will be a Youth and Teen award. There is no fee to enter but there is a deadline to sign up at

Scare-It-Up-Suffield is sponsored by the Suffield Parks & Recreation Department, Kent Memorial Library, Suffield Senior Center & Mini Bus and Suffield Youth Services.


10 a.m. Welcome everyone for Cider and Donuts, Halloween and Fall Arts & Crafts Stations, Music & Games

10 a.m.-noon.

Fang-tastic Face Painting

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Spooktacular Animals show

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Boo-tiful Balloon Twister

Noon: Scarecrow Contest Winners Announced 

For more information on the scarecrow contest and the Saturday event, contact the Parks & Recreation Department or the library at For contest rules and to register:

Do it, if you dare! 

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