Maricopa neighbors compete for best Halloween house décor

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A Maricopa home is decorated for Halloween. 27 Oct. 2017 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News) A Maricopa home is decorated for Halloween. 27 Oct. 2017 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 News)
MARICOPA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

The City of Maricopa is holding its annual Halloween home decorating contest and you and your family can enjoy it for free starting today through Oct. 31.

A total of 25 homes are participating in the Mysterious Mansion Mayhem this year, the most participants in the event’s 11-year-history, according to Niesha Whitman, the city’s special event and marketing manager.

The Halloween themed homes are not all in one street.  All are located within a few square mile area and it only a short drive from one to another. The city's website has an interactive map for exact locations. 

Most of the homes are decorated on the outside only and do not include a walk-through haunted house.

The homes are judged based on creativity, theme, lighting, and overall execution. The last day community members can vote Sunday, October 29.

The grand prize is $250. First place is picked by the Parks and Recreation, and Library committee. The community members get a chance to vote on their favorite as well for a second homeowner to win $250.

For more information about the contest check out the city's website

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