2021 Creepy Doll Contest

What began as an innocent perusal by a volunteer in search of interesting artifacts to post on social media became a media sensation in 2019. Nine doll "contestants" were selected from the History Center's collection of artifacts, and the Facebook and Instagram Communities were invited to 'like' the doll they found creepiest. By All Hallow's Eve, staff were fielding messages from around the globe. We are so excited that the dolls have decided to come out again and try to see which one of them will be the Creepiest of them All!!

This year's nine contestant dolls will run on Facebook and Instagram throughout October 2021. Motivated fans can see them "live" at the History Center and cast an in-person vote or vote online beginning October 1, 2021 on our Facebook or Instagram page. 

Creepy Doll Cocktail Party

We are thrilled to be hosting our annual Creepy Doll Cocktail Party this year at the Castle! Come on down on October 23rd to meet all of this year's contestants in person!! See the dolls up close, listen to some great music and get a look at last year's winners. Don't forget that we will have an artist doing a live painting of last year's winner and we will have knowledgeable staff on hand to answer your doll related questions!

Cameo will be catering the evening, while you get to listen to the creeptakular music of John Penny and his band. Come in your best Halloween costume to hear all that is happening and finally learn who is the creepiest of them all.

Our exclusive, VIP ticket also includes a commemorative glass and a special program that will give you all that we know about these dolls. The party kicks off at 6:00 PM and we hope to see you there!

Get your tickets here

We will be requiring either proof of a full series of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours in order to attend the Creepy Doll Cocktail Party. Check out our full policy here.

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T-REX

1900-1940
Baby Doll

LADY CORN HUSK

1970s
Corn Husk Doll

PROF. MORIARTY

1890s
Porcelain Figurine

PRINCESS AOUDA

1860-1870
China Doll

CLOUDY EYE

1880-1920
Bisque Doll

MISS HAVISHAM

1880s
Bisque Doll

LIZZIE BORDEN

1880-1920
Bisque Doll

MISS ABYSS

1850-1900
Bisque Doll

GAGOOL

1860-1930
Cloth Doll