Follow the signs for the “Halloween house” on Snowball Hill Road and then take the long, slow drive down Cushing Farm Road in New Harbor for a kid-friendly, ghoulish experience.
Terri and Steven Sylvester have opened up their front lawn, at 58 Cushing Farm Road, to the public for the couple’s first Halloween in the area.
There are witches, ghosts, gravestones, and a few startling surprises spread across the front lawn of 58 Cushing Farm Road.
The Sylvesters want to share their love for the holiday with as many people as possible and invite spectators to enjoy their extensive Halloween display any evening between 6 and 9 p.m., when the lights are on and the display is active.
Terri Sylvester said she began setting up the display in mid-September and will leave it up through Saturday, Nov. 2. The couple has already had 20-25 visitors and they hope for many more.
Terri Sylvester said the neighborhood children have always loved her and her husband’s intricate Halloween displays at their previous homes. The two have always lived in suburban areas – in El Paso, Texas, Annapolis, Md., Rutherford, N.J., and Silver Spring, Md., where there were many more kids nearby. So this year they have had to advertise a little bit.
Steven Sylvester said they put up signs on the road directing people to their house and have put up flyers around town notifying neighbors of the local attraction.
The couple will also spread the word at the free trunk-or-treat event in the back parking lot of Great Salt Bay Community School from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31. The event is being hosted by the Damariscotta Police Department, the Central Lincoln County YMCA, and GSB.
The Sylvesters will hustle home after the trunk-or-treat to open their display for Halloween revelers.
Steven Sylvester said he hopes their house will become known in the area as the place to go for kids and adults alike to enjoy an elaborate Halloween display.
The Sylvesters retired to Maine last December and they both love it so far, especially being able to hear the waves crashing on the nearby coast from their house.
The couple said they will be here for the long haul, decorating their home every year for their favorite holiday and opening it up for fellow Halloween lovers to experience.