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Scarecrow Registrants Sign-In Details:

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  1. A. Placement of scarecrows for families and individuals will be assigned at the Pavilion at Kent Field, 1111 Putnam Pike, on Friday from 5:30-7 and on Saturday from 8:30 am to 10 am.

    B. Placement of scarecrows for Businesses and Organizations will be assigned at the Friendship Lodge, 1167 Putnam Pike, on Friday from 5:30-7 and on Saturday from 8:30 am to 10 am.

    You will pick up your location numbered for judging purposes.  Scarecrows must face the oncoming traffic.  Signs must be no larger than 144 sq. in.  Your name or family QR code on the scarecrow is optional.

  2. Each participant will receive a number and a color code to be placed on the scarecrow, both must be easily visible to be judged

  3. Tools you may need: If you purchased a frame, you may need a step ladder and a hammer to install.

  4. We invite all participants to include solar or battery lighting effects if possible.

  5. Scarecrows will remain on display and MUST be removed by Sunday, October 30th no later than 5 p.m. Scarecrows not removed will be dismantled and destroyed by the Committee and applicants will not be allowed to participate the next year.

  6. Your scarecrow MUST NOT exceed a 6’ by 6’ footprint

  7. Scarecrows must be family-friendly and constructed to withstand adverse weather. Scarecrows do not have to be stuffed – be creative.

  8. For those who have PRE-PURCHASED Frames, they will be available on Friday 13th from 5:30-7 & on October 14th from 8:30-10.

  9. Please maintain your scarecrow throughout the two-week period of display. Scarecrows in disrepair will be removed by the Scarecrow Committee.  Participants who don’t maintain their scarecrow will not be allowed to participate the next year.

  10. If a frame is attached to a lamppost, NO ADHESIVE OF ANY TYPE IS ALLOWED. Only use zip ties, bungee cords, or rope.

  11. Judging will be based on CREATIVITY, QUALITY, and VISIBILITY. There will be three categories:  HUMOROUS, CREATIVE, and SCARIEST.  Each category will be chosen by the judges and will be awarded 1st place ($75), 2nd place ($40), 3rd place ($25), and 4th place honorable mention. 

  12. For those who have yet to pay the Registration Fee. Make checks out to Friendship Lodge #7 on the day of sign-in.

  13. Awards will be posted online at that evening.

  14. Political scarecrows are allowed - Family Appropriate Themed ONLY. Any scarecrow deemed inappropriate WILL BE REMOVED by Scarecrow Festival Volunteers


Friendship Lodge #7: Business & Organization Sign-In

The Pavilion: Individual & Family Sign-In


Friday afternoon from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Saturday morning 9:00am-10:30am

Participants can start setting up their scarecrows on Friday afternoon once you have Signed-in and received your location number.