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scarecrow Contest

This year's theme: Star Trek

Saturday, October 15, 2016

This year's registration has closed, but there's still a strawful lot of fun to be had at the festival. Come join us!



Scarecrows will be judged for creativity and originality, with the top-three creations receiving cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively. PLUS, get reimbursed $100 just for building your scarecrow! Read the full contest rules.

Building a scarecrow is easy! 
  • To create the frame, nail two 2" X 4" or 1"x2" wooden boards together into a cross so that the shorter board is around 8" from the top of the longer board. The longer board should be anywhere between 4' and 9'.
  • Dress your scarecrow with a shirt of your choice, using the horizontal part of your frame for his arms, then stuff the shirt with hay or any other stuffing of your choice. 
  • If your scarecrow needs legs, stuff a pair of pants, tie them off at the bottom, and pin the waistband to the bottom of the shirt.
  • If you want hands for your scarecrow, stuff a pair of gloves and attach them to the sleeves of your scarecrow's shirt.
  • For feet, simply tuck the bottom of the scarecrow's pants into a pair of shoes or boots of your choice and secure them using string or hot glue.
  • Feel free to add accessories such as hats, scarves, and anything else to make your scarecrow as unique as possible and have fun with your theme!