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Snowman Decorating Contest

The Village of Spring Grove Community Engagement Committee’s First Annual Snowman Decorating Contest is underway! Decorate a Snowman for display at Horse Fair Park and various places around the community! Individuals, families, organizations, and businesses can participate! A five-foot-tall wooden snowman will be supplied to all registrants.

Limited Quantities Available! There are 25 snowmen available to be sold on a first-come, first- served basis; one snowman per family/organization/business. No over the phone or email reservations will be taken, as they only way to reserve your snowman will be to pay the $30.00 non-refundable entry fee.

Registration/Entry Fee: The non-refundable entry fee is $30.00. The fee includes a pre-made five-foot-tall wooden snowman. Registration and payment must be submitted by November 3, 2023 through the village’s website, or at the Village of Spring Grove Municipal Centre.

Snowman: The five-foot tall snowman is cut from plywood and painted white.

Snowman Pick-Up Time and Location: Reserved snowmen can be picked up at the Village Hall on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning November 6, 2023.

Snowman Drop-Off Location and Times: Snowmen are to be dropped off by 2:30 p.m., November 27, 2023. Please bring your decorated snowman to the Village Hall. The snowman will be installed at Horse Fair Park by Village staff prior to December 2, 2023 and then moved to various locations around the community on December 8th. A sign indicating the owner of the snowman will be placed by each snowman. Village staff will determine the placement location and install the snowman.

Voting/Awards Dates: Awards will be given for: most creative, best presentation, and funniest. Winners will be contacted on December 4, 2023.

Snowman Removal: Snowman will be removed by Village staff on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, weather permitting. Registrants will receive an email of when they can be picked up at Village Hall.

For more information please contact the Village at or 815-675-2121.

Guidelines & Entry Rules

Any individual, family, organization, school, or business is welcome to participate. There is a limit of one snowman per family, organization, school, or business.

Snowman must be decorated by the registrant. Three winners will be chosen.

The Village of Spring Grove reserves the right to remove any snowman that deteriorates to an unacceptable level during the month. Please decorate your snowman with weather-proof materials. If any accessory materials are attached to the snowman and interfere with installation, the accessory materials may be removed by Village staff.

The Village of Spring Grove is not responsible for loss or damage to snowmen while on display or in the drop-off/pick-up areas. Please do not use valuable materials/objects as the snowmen will not be monitored.

No phone numbers or websites can be placed on your snowman. A name may be included in the design, but should not be prominent.

The Village of Spring Grove reserves the right to use photographs, organization names, contact names and snowman names for publicity purposes.

Entries must be suited for viewing by small children. Entries that are controversial, religious, political, or graphic (sexual/gory) in nature will not be accepted. The Village of Spring Grove reserves the right to remove any snowman it deems offensive or inappropriate.

Registrants may check on their snowman throughout the month and touch up if needed.

Please write your name and phone number on the back of your snowman in permanent marker.

Please complete the sign up form below.

Snowman Decorating Registration Form

Includes a pre-made five-foot-tall wooden snowman painted white (Limit of one per family/organization/school/business). After clicking submit you will be given payment options.