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SCARECROW CONTEST 2022

Festive Fall Fun for Anyone!

Who? Come One, Come All!
What? You create a scarecrow of any kind and the community will vote on a favorite. Winner receives Downtown Dollars!

Where? Scarecrows will be displayed throughout Main Street during the month of October. Voting will begin during Fall Sidewalk Sales (Oct 7-8) and continue through Trick or Treat on Main Street (on Halloween).

When? Register here by September 16th.
Scarecrows must be complete and installed in your assigned located between October 3-5.

How? Let's see your creativity! Your scarecrow can be traditional, spooky or fun!

 

RULES & TIPS

  • Scarecrows must be family-friendly. No offensive, controversial, inappropriate, religious, violent or political entries will be accepted.

  • Scarecrows must be built on a PVC pipe which will be provided to you.  You can pick it up at the WB Public Library during business hours from September 16-October 1st.

  • Your scarecrow must be weather-resistant and sturdy.  It will be displayed for a full month. We strongly encourage you to visit your scarecrows periodically to ensure it is holding up to the weather.

  • You will be assigned a location to display your scarecrow (using the flag pole holes along the sidewalk). You must install your scarecrow between Monday Oct 3-Wednesday Oct 5. 


TIPS:

  • A strong idea is key. Sometimes the best entries are the simplest, yet most recognizable.

  • Craftsmanship can make or break the overall look of a project.

  • Stuff your straw into pantyhose to keep it in one place! 

  • Your scarecrows will have prolonged exposure to all kinds of weather. Make sure to seal porous materials, such as papier-mâché, with a water-repellent spray (3M or Scotchguard)

  • Check out Pinterest for some inspiration!

  • Share, share, share information about the contest to encourage friends/family to visit Main Street and VOTE during the month of October. This also helps support our local businesses!