Halloween Decorating Contest

The Town of Betterton is holding a Halloween Decorating Contest.  Houses/Yards will be judged based on creativity and effort.  Winners can choose a gift certificate to Barbara’s on the Bay or Marzella’s.  Houses will be judged on 10/30 and 10/31.  To participate, please email Elizabeth Greenwell, Town Manager, at egreenwell@townofbetterton.com.

Trick or Treating 2020

The Town of Betterton does not regulate Halloween.  The town does, however, provide recommended hours for Trick-or-Treating so that the Sheriff’s office can provide additional patrols to help ensure everyone’s safety.   Trick-or-treating hours will be October 31st from 5 pm – 7 pm rain or shine.

Due to COVID-19 you may or may not feel comfortable handing out candy or allowing your children to trick-or-treat.   That is a decision for your family to make.  If you do choose to participate, we recommend following the CDC’s guidelines for Halloween including wearing masks and social distancing.  If you are handing out candy, please put candy in bags that are separated on your step so that trick-or-treaters can maintain a six foot distance and candy is not being touched by multiple people.  We hope you have a happy Halloween!


Information on Betterton Beach

 Betterton Beach is owned and supervised by Kent County Department of Parks and Recreation, and any questions regarding the beach should be directed to them.  They can be reached at 410-778-1948 or info@kentparksandrec.org.

Town of Betterton COVID-19 Policy

In accordance with recommendations from the Kent County Health Department and Governor Larry Hogan, the town has enacted the following policy:

The office is closed to the public.  Staff are working and can be contacted by phone at 410-348-5522  or by email:

Sheila Dlugoborski, Town Clerk/Treasurer:     info@townofbetterton.com

Elizabeth Greenwell, Town Manager: egreenwell@townofbetterton.com

Jeff Miller Water/Wastewater Operator:     jmiller@townofbetterton.com

Meetings will be held virtually on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month and can be accessed by clicking the LIVE STREAM tab.

Town of Betterton

100 Main Street

PO Box 339

Betterton, MD 21610

Phone: (410) 348-5522

Fax: (410) 348-5131

Water/Sewer Emergencies: (410) 708-0096