Virtual Costume and House Decorating Contest

At home

Whether or not you choose to trick-or-treat this year, Dover Main Street is here to help you celebrate at home! Submit this year's best costumes and front yards online to win prizes in the form of Dover Dollars or gift cards! 

Best Dressed House - $50 Dover Dollars

Show us your spookiest and most creative Halloween displays! Nominate your own home or your favorite house in the neighborhood. See submission details below.

Best Kid's Costume from Nature - $25 Gift Card

Can you make your own costume without going to the store? See what you can find on a walk down the Community Trail, exploring the beach, or in your own backyard. Feathers, leaves, sticks, bones...sea shells, driftwood, flowers...hmmm.

Most Creative Kid's Costume - $25 Gift Card

2020 has given us plenty of inspiration--show us your unique ideas!

Best Kid's Costume Overall - $20 Gift Card for each age group

Age 0-3

Age 4-7

Age 8-12

Age 13-17

Best Adult Costume - $25 Gift Card

How to Submit

1. Tag your public photos or videos on Facebook or Instagram with #doverhalloweenathome and @DoverMainStreet.


2. Keep an eye out for a Facebook post starting October 30th and share in the comments!

Please note the address or street name for Best Dressed House submissions!

We'll choose a winner Sunday, November 1st.

Winners will be contacted to receive their prizes--open only to Dover residents, please. A Dover mailing address will be required to receive your prize.

Gift Card winners will receive a randomly selected gift card from the Noggin Factory, Lickee's & Chewy's, the Woodman Museum, or the Children's Museum of New Hampshire. Dover Dollars winners can use their prize at any participating retailer--just about anywhere in Dover! For more details on Dover Dollars, click here.

Please contact with any questions.

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