Celebrate Aurora

Halloween/Fall Decorating

Light Pole Contest!



Help give Aurora a PUMPKINFEST hometown feel…

The Celebrate Aurora Committee will hold its

Halloween/Fall Decorating LIGHT POLE CONTEST this

October.


The contest is open to all local

businesses, residents and

organizations.

Lamp posts are available along

Main Street and 3rd Avenue.

Your lamp post will be voted

on by the community and

winner will receive the

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD!

WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

This is a great way to show YOUR community pride and

help everyone get into the PumpkinFest spirit!


For Businesses and Organizations- Your business/organizations gets promoted, people notice, it’s a great way to get the staff involved

and low entry fee. Plus, it makes the area look festive! 


There are plenty of light poles to decorate but, YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!


Pre-Registration & Liability Waivers are required





ENTRY FEE:
$25 for Businesses, Non-Profit Groups, Organizations, etc.


FREE for Residential Entries
 


                     
PRIZES:

BUSINESSES/NON-PROFIT GROUP/ORGANIZATION CATEGORY

  • People’s Choices Traveling Trophy!  (Voting conducted via social media)

  • Winners will be advertised on future Contest Announcements and on Social Media!


RESIDENTIAL 

  • 1st Place $100, 2nd Place $75, and 3rd Place $50.

  • People’s Choice Award – Win a Gift Certificate to Local Businesses!  (Voting conducted via social media)         
  • Winners will be advertised on future Contest Announcements and on Social Media


 
DECORATING GUIDELINES

  • Decorating shall begin October 3, 2017 and must be removed by October 21, 2017.

  • All businesses are encouraged to market their products creatively! 

  • Everyone is encouraged to think outside the box and promote the Pumpkin theme.

  • Theme and decorations must be safe and fun; no graphic or violent depictions allowed

  • Poles may NOT be modified in any way

  • Attachment mechanism must not degrade the mechanical strength of the pole or leave permanent damage

  • All directional, parking, and other signs on poles must remain visible at all times

  • Decorations cannot exceed 8’ in height

  • Do not place any valuable or cherished items on pole or in  decorations

  • Participants understand that items placed on pole are outside and may be subject to vandalism, weather, and other factors beyond the control of the City and/or Celebrate Aurora Committee.


 

RULES AND SAFETY COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES


  • Everyone must pre-register and complete a liability waiver.
  • Decorator accepts liability for any injury and / or damage caused by, or attributable to, the decorations placed and / or the placement of decorations.
  • Pole locations will be assigned by Committee on First Come/First Serve basis.
  • Decorating shall be located only on 3rd Avenue West and Main Street.  No other poles shall be decorated.
  • Any pole with decorations who has not pre-registered shall be subject to removal by City/Committee with no warning. 
  • The City and/or the Committee reserve the right to remove any decorations that become or are deemed a hazard, nuisance or in poor taste.
  • Climbing of any utility pole is strictly forbidden
  • Any / all wires attached to any utility pole should be considered to be energized by a source of electricity of sufficient strength as could cause serious bodily injuries up to and including death.
  • No decorations shall be attached to any wire on the pole.
  • No ladders or step-stools greater than 4 feet tall are to be used to place decorations.
  • Decorations must not block the sidewalk or roadway.
  • City of Aurora shall not be liable for any injury and / or damage caused by, or attributable to, the decorations placed and / or the placement of decorations.
  • All decorations must be removed by the installer by October 21, 2017.
  • Judges decisions are final.


THIS IS GREAT!

HOW DO I REGISTER OR PARTICIPATE?


CLICK HERE FOR A REGISTRATION FORM, MAP, AND RULES & REGULATIONS.


Registration Packets also available at Aurora City Hall, 16 W 2nd Avenue North, Aurora MN 55705



Return all forms and fee, if applicable, to


Celebrate Aurora Committee 

PO Box 294

Aurora MN 55705

OR
Email to celebrateaurora@gmail.com 

OR

Drop off at Aurora City Hall
 











 

The Great Pumpkin 5K,  Linus Loop, Decorating Contest and Cake Walk are sponsored by City of Aurora,  Aurora Chamber of Commerce, Celebrate Aurora Committee, Amptek Electric, Rasmussons Romper Room, Embarrass Vermillion Federal Credit Union, Mesabi Masonry, the Copper Nickel, Rudys Bar & Grill, Bradach Lumber, and Ashley J. Fink Photography.