Halloween 2020

Vote on Best Halloween Window HERE

For Grass Valley and Nevada City

The Great Halloween Window Contest 2020


WHO: Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce & Grass Valley Downtown Association present The Great Halloween Window Contest

WHAT: Decorating Contest with a $500 in cash prizes

WHEN: Voting October 23-30th

WHERE: Downtown Nevada City and Grass Valley

INFO: www.nevadacitychamber.com or www.downtowngrassvalley.com

It’s The Great Halloween Window Contest of 2020!

Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce & Grass Valley Downtown Association have teamed up to promote our downtown shops and merchants with a fun and festive window contest to celebrate Halloween.

Local shops are encouraged to get into the holiday spirit by decorating their windows.  Between October 23rd-30th folks can vote for their favorite local merchant’s window display. On October 31st a winner for Nevada City and Grass Valley will be announced and awarded $250/each.

People can vote for their favorite shop windows by going to www.nevadacitychamber.com or www.downtowngrassvalley.com.

This year’s contest is generously sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames. The family-owned and operated shop reminds us that creativity knows no boundaries.


We will not have the traditional safe trick or treat for pre-schoolers.  See below.

please contact COVID19Recovery@co.nevada.ca.us  with any questions regarding Public Health

Halloween/Fall activities

Pre-school trick or treat is not allowed  this year because of Covid19 state and local mandates.

Downtown will be open to shop and take photos with all the Halloween decorations and 

Downtown murals

Shop in costume!  Check with Native Wren regarding costume contest

Local Restaurants featuring seasonal goodies

If you post photos on social media tag:

#grassvalley #shoplocalgrassvalley #shoplocalsafely #millarounddowntown


Below is important safety information & ideas for Fall and Halloween

Covid Halloween guidance FAQ Halloween Covid Safety 

Halloween Safety poster 

State Guidance Halloween/ Day of the Dead

FAQ entertainment 

Merchant window contest

-Scavenger hunt for most skeletons found, more details to come on the GVDA website (gathering prizes): take photos of all the skeletons, post on social media one or more photos #grassvalley and guess how many skeletons there are in all of downtown.  Those that list the most will be entered into a raffle to win a prize.

Art in storefronts

NCM online Halloween

Twin Cities Church

Del Oro Halloween and other Movies

Library online activities

-Ghost Photography sessions to be announced

Halloween Drive-In with TFC/NEO up at Litton Hill 

-Lyman Gilmore School  Oct 31 Rotary Club of Grass Valley  Tri Tip Dinner

-Grass Valley Farmers Market

-Costume & Clothing Sale Sunchild’s Parlour Oct 22nd

NEO Virtual Pumpkin Carving


Find a Grave



Child Abuse Prevention Council and Community Support Network  

Curbside book give away: Nevada County Madelyn Helling Library give away for all age kids on October 30th at 3 to 5 pm, after school