I'm sure you've heard by now that the Pittsfield Halloween Parade has been canceled for the second straight year in a row. I know. Bummer. But the City Of Pittsfield just wants to keep things as safe as possible. And some good news! Don't lose that Halloween spirit just yet.

In an effort to keep it a safe but FUN Halloween, Pittsfield residents are invited to enter the City of Pittsfield Free Virtual Halloween Contests. The Virtual Contests are in three separate categories, Costume, Pumpkin Decorating, and Home Decorating.

The contest is open to all ages, you must be a Pittsfield resident, and there will be prizes for the winners of different categories. Submissions for each contest will be accepted beginning Oct. 1 through Sunday, Oct. 24.

Not only will winners receive cash prizes, but your photo will also be featured on the Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Facebook page on Friday, Oct. 29. This contest is sponsored by the great folks at Greylock Federal Credit Union.

Take a picture of your awesome Halloween decoration and email that photo to  halloween@cityofpittsfield.org with the Subject: Halloween Contest. Make sure you include all the pertinent info with your submission. Name, address, phone number, age, and the category you're submitting for.

Additional information and contest rules are available by clicking on the “Halloween 2021” link on the home page of the city’s website. Visit it here. And get those submissions in by October 24. Judging will be the week of October 25 and winners will be announced on October 29.

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