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The Town of Ellington


The Ad Hoc Beautification Committee is responsible for two seasonal contests annually: our Scarecrow Contest and Holiday Lighting Contest.  Residents, Community Groups, Schools and Businesses all find ways to participate in creative and festive ways!  For more information, please contact the First Selectman's Office at 860-870-3100 or send us an email! 

Scarecrow Contest

This year, we're partnering with the Nellie McKnight Museum and Ellington Historical Society in conjunction with the Grand Reopening on October 17th. 

Scarecrows are to be displayed on the Town Green (spots are first-come, first-served!) beginning October 1. In order to be eligible for a prize, you must complete an entry form (submit online below!) and submit a photo to Julia Connor in the First Selectman's Office; feel free to email her with any questions, as well. 

We're also excited to introduce our Inaugural Pumpkin Contest! Entries, including carved and otherwise decorated, will be displayed outside the Nellie McKnight Museum; voting will take place at the Grand Opening. 


Enter Here!

Past Winners

Brownie Scarecrow
Bolles Scarecrow
Trattoria Scarecrow
Johnny Appleseed Scarecrow
Homestead Scarecrow
EHS Sculptures
EVFD Cadets
The Ivy Scarecrow
Holiday Lighting Contest

More news to come for 2020; check back in November! 

Past Winners

Holiday Lighting at 48 Blueberry Circle
Holiday Lighting at 59 Crane Road
Holiday Lighting at Oakridge
Holiday Lighting at 10 Settlers Way
Holiday Lighting at Hoffman Family Farm
Holiday Lighting at 14 Buff Cap Road