Image copyright Nuit des épouvantails, Morges

A Scary Night in Morges !


For all the little monsters in our household Halloween can never come soon enough. Imagine our delight then when I read about the upcoming Nuit des épouvantails (Night of the Scarecrows), which will be taking place in Morges on Saturday 29th of September.

Here’s the video from the 2010 edition:


Legend has it that long ago, in 1387, the scarecrows in the countryside around Morges came to life and started terrorising the wine-growing families in the region, thus preventing them from picking the grapes which were ripe for harvest. The villagers were only able to break the evil spell when they managed to set fire to the king of the scarecrows.


Image copyright Nuit des épouvantails, Morges


If you’d like to take a look at the full programme, please click here: as you can see it will be a fun (or rather fear…?) packed day, starting in the morning with a village market, followed by the wine-makers parade at 5.15pm, scary story-telling and fireworks from 8.30pm.

Last but not least: remember to dress up in your scariest costumes !

  1. Hello,
    I’m wondering if there is anything organised for Halloween this year for children please? We live in Nyon but am happy to travel, any suggestions would be great please?
    Thanks so much.
    Johanna Martin

    1. Dear Johanna, thank you for your message and sorry for the late reply. Unfortunately, Scary Night won’t take place this year (our article is from 2012), the next one will be in 2014. There are some great Halloween events coming up: Halloween party at C l’Aventure in Annemasse, Halloween event at Parc des Evaux, you can find more in our What’s On

      Thank you again for reading ! Michela

  2. Hello,
    Sorry it’s me again, was the “scary night in Morges” in September or meant to be October please?
    Thanks again

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