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St. James, New York: Winnie the Witch

30 feet tall, a warty construction of metal, canvas, and scrap wood, looms over greenhouses and a garden shop. A Halloween season mainstay since 1977. Badly damaged in 2012 by Superstorm Sandy. Hoped-for makeover in 2021.

Wicks Farm

445 North Country Rd, St. James, NY
Wicks Farm & Garden, North Country Road, Rt. 25A
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Winnie the Witch.

Giant Witch

A 30-foot hag looms over a busy suburban thoroughfare. She's been there year-round since the 1970s! On North Country Road in St. James at Wicks Farm & Garden.

[Megan Brown, 06/03/2013]

Winnie the Witch is a local landmark since 1976, a large scrap wood and metal decoration for the Halloween pumpkin-picking season that never went away (once an old Winnie falls apart, a new one is constructed).

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