Scare In The Square 

Downtown Brantford Scare In The Square

Save the Date! Friday, October 6 & Saturday, October 7, 2017

Click to view large event poster (PDF Format), or see below for complete details.


Join us for 2 days of fun!  Full schedule and exciting new details to be published Fall 2017!

Friday & Saturday

  • Hayrides
  • Ghost Hunting
  • Haunted House
  • Photo Booth
  • Costume Contest
  • Dog Costume Contest
  • Live Music
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Zombie Walk 
  • Stay tuned for details! 

Pumpkin & Scarecrow Competitions

To register a Scarecrow or Pumpkin, please email


Winner will be announced at 5pm on the Bell Stage.  A representative is expected to be present at judging.  Entries will be voted on by the public. All votes will be tallied Friday and Saturday and announced at 5pm.

Location: Harmony Square, Downtown Brantford


  • 1 Scarecrow BASE per participant will be provided
  • All entries must be delivered to Harmony Square on Friday October 6th
  • Entrants are responsible for bringing and installing their fully assembled scarecrows
  • All entries will receive a 4’X4’ display area
  • Scarecrows must NOT exceed 8’ in height 
  • Only 1 scarecrow per display area
  • BIA members MAY have multiple entries – however only 1 base will be provided 
  • Brantford Parks & Recreation and the Downtown Brantford BIA are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged scarecrows
  • Entries MUST be removed by 5pm on October 7th, 2016.  Bases are the Property of Brantford Parks & Recreation and must be left at Harmony Square.  Any entries left after the removal date will be disposed of.


  • Scarecrows MAY promote your business in a creative fashion
  • Each scarecrow must be free standing on base provided.  
  • Scarecrows can NOT be driven into the ground
  • Scarecrows can NOT lean up against trees
  • No tiki torches, gas-powered generators or any other flammable objects allowed as props
  • No sharp objects allowed as props ex. Pitch forks
  • Human scarecrows NOT allowed
  • Store bought masks NOT allowed
  • All scarecrows will be provided a name plate by Parks & Recreation and turned over at the base 
  • Scarecrows must be constructed to withstand weather such as wind & rain and be in good taste.  Brantford Parks & Recreation reserves the right to remove any entrant deemed inappropriate
  • No religious or political statements

Winning Scarecrow entry will receive a circulating PLAQUE to display at their workplace!!


Pumpkins can be decorated in any manner you choose: Carved, painted, dressed up, or anything else you can come up with! Participants must provide their own pumpkin.  The contest is open to individuals, organizations, clubs and businesses.

  • Location: Harmony Square, Downtown Brantford
  • Participants will be provided a large sign with the entry name clearly marked (for judging purposes).
  • All entries must be delivered to Harmony Square on Friday October 6th between 10am-3pm
  • Entries MUST be removed by 5pm on October 7th, 2016. Any entries left after the removal date will be disposed of.

Thanks to all our Sponsors

  • Downtown Brantford BIA
  • The Fright Club
  • BMO
  • Brantwood Farms
  • Brantford Toyota
  • West Brant Window World
  • Brant News
  • ICHTHYS Theatre
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • J.P Graci and Associates
  • Advanced Machine Tool Services Inc.
  • Laurier Student Union
  • The Brantford Paranormal Society
  • Halloween Alley 
  • Michael's - The Arts and Crafts Store
  • Your Neighborhood Credit Union
  • BScene
  • Our Place Eatery