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Posted on: November 2, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 2020 Wicked West Fest Contest Winners

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: November 2, 2020

"The response to our Wicked West Fest Costume and Home Decorating Contests was amazing,” said Westmont Special Events Board Member Larry McIntyre.  “This was our first time having online voting and over 6500 votes were cast, which is an incredible response since no one was able to vote more than once for each entry.  We want to thank everyone who participated in the contest.”  

The contests were open to all families who either live in Westmont or are within the service area boundaries of the Westmont Park District, Westmont Public Library, or Westmont-area school districts.


Twenty-four households took part in the Wicked Westmont Home Decorating Contest.  The contestants went all out to create wonderfully spooky Halloween scenes. Following are the top 3 finishers:

1st Place - Schiffer Family - 4113 Williams
2nd Place - Edmeier Family - 4111 N. Adams
3rd Place - Anfuso Family - 49 W. 55th Place


More than 30 people participated in the costume contest.  All of the costumes were wonderful.  Awards were presented to the top 3 vote getters in each category:

Newborns & 1 Year Olds Category
1st Place - Ethan as A Yolky Egg
2nd Place - Greyson as Bam Bam
3rd Place - Madelyn as The Purple Spotted Monster

2-5 Year Olds Category
1st Place - Mari as Amelia Earhart
2nd Place - Rowan as “The Notorious” Ruth Bader Ginsburg
3rd Place (tie) - Addison as An Ear of Corn
3rd Place (tie) - Eleanor as Captain America

6-9 Year Olds Category
1st Place - Charlize and Madelyn as Easy Mac & Cheese and McDonald’s Fries
2nd Place - Lilith and Emrys as The Witch and The Vampire

10-13 Year Olds Category
1st Place - Samyuktha as Mulan
2nd Place - Keshav as Black Panther

Group/Family Category
1st Place - The Engstrom Family as the cast of The Princess Bride
2nd Place - The Gawriluk Family as The Peppa Pigs
3rd Place - The Zaranti Family

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated.  Photos of all the participants can be found on the Westmont Special Events/Stanley Jamburger Facebook page.

Westmont Special Events is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to coordinating and supporting community events.  WSEC coordinates and/or assists with numerous community events such as Westmont Cruisin’ Nights & Street Fair, Taste of Westmont, Wicked West Fest, Holly Days and more.  For more information, visit the WSEC website or email


Also, the Westmont Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau Scarecrow Contest winners have been announced:

Business Category - First Midwest Bank
Family Category - The Santor Crows
Children’s Group - Girl Scout Daisy Troop 56180
Dance Studio Category - Expression Dance Studio


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