Nov 4, 2020

Halloween 2020 Post Game

 Initially, I wasn't going to do a final Halloween follow up post. This was the first time in 22 years that I was not in Salem on Halloween night and if I'm being honest, it had me pretty down the whole day knowing I wouldn't be there. Now that I've had a few days to think it over, I spent a whole month blogging about the countdown to Halloween so why not post about what I did on Halloween night?

Normally, we great Trick or Treaters every year until about 6:30 when we head into Salem. This year was a little...different. I setup a small table in the driveway and stocked it with the usual treat bags that I make. There was double candy in them this year. I could see the table from my living room and when the kids would go up to it, they could see me in the house and we'd wave at each other. I'd then go out to restock the table and wish the parents Happy Halloween.

We usually get around 30-40 kids by 6:30. I kept the table stocked until no one came between 7:30-8:00 and we ended up getting around 15 kids. I was glad I could do my part to help make a kid's night a little more special this year.

If you follow any of my social feeds, you may have seen that I entered a Salem virtual costume contest. I was not expecting to win the fan favorite costume, there were a lot of great costumes in the running. So as I'm scrolling through my Facebook feed I saw the winners announced by Salem Horror Fest.

They picked me as the scariest costume entry!!

Needless to say, this really made my night. Even though the Salem Creep couldn't be there in...person(?) it still managed to haunt Salem on Halloween. Honestly, I will take scariest costume any day over a popularity vote!

The different categories were: fan favorite, scariest, best Hubie Halloween, and best witch. If you're on Facebook, you can see the winners here. Each category had its own prize pack. Here's what I won:

2 passes to 2021 Salem Horror Fest (super excited!) & swag bag, contents below.

Magnets, stickers, and coasters with a cute contest poster.

Three shirts from previous Salem Horror Fests.

And a mini-prize pack from Horror Pack which I hadn't heard of prior to this. It's a horror movie blind box service that will send you 4 movies a month. As someone struggling with space for physical media, the service itself doesn't appeal to me but it's a fun idea.

So that was my Halloween! I hope everyone else enjoyed it in their own way and hopefully we can get things under control to make up for it next year!


  1. Congratulations! That's a cool costume and decidedly scary. I was worried early on in the evening as no one had shown up at my house by 7, but then we started getting waves of kids and ended up with about 50 to 60 showing up which is only slightly off from our normal count of 70 to 80. Unfortunately, most people in our neighborhood decided not to hand out, but glad I did to reward the kids for the long walk down our street.

    1. Thanks! I didn't even know if anyone would venture out but give how much I love Halloween, I felt it my duty to be prepared to try and give them the best night possible.

  2. Nice job on the costume. Had I seen you walking around on Halloween, I would have freaked out for real. It's awesome.

    1. Thanks :) I do this (almost) every year and go into Salem. I knew it was a winner when it was freaking out guys.

  3. Congrats on winning the costume contest